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Prokosch, Frederic
The Ghost City
Antwerp, 1959. 12mo, unpag. chapbook on yellow paper in marbled wrappers with printed foil label on front, saddle-stitched; Copy G out of a total edition of forty-four copies, with those numbered A-J being bound in "blueish" paper. One of Prokosch's famous "Butterfly Books" that he printed himself on handpress for private distribution. Inscribed by Prokosch at the front: "For Josephine with my love and gratitude! Frederic, Christmas 1960". Josephine Crane was a prominent New York socialite, a co-founder of the Museum of Modern Art, and the hostess of a regular literary salon at her Fifth Avenue apartment , where Prokosch was a frequent guest. Foil label shows a few tiny nicks and wrinkles; just about fine. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books (ABAA, ILAB) [Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.]
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