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MacDiarmid, Hugh
A DRUNK MAN LOOKS AT A THISTLE
Kulgin Duval & Colin H. Hamilton, Falkland, 1969. Quarter vellum, gilt titling and rule, with paper-covered boards patterned in blue, t.e.g.; 4to. 145 pp. Number 106 of 160 copies signed by MacDiarmid, Frans Masereel, and Giovanni Mardersteig. Illustrated with eight full-page woodcuts by Frans Masereel, printed on Amalfi paper specially made for this edition. The finest 20th C Scottish poet's most important work and one of the greatest efforts by Officina Bodoni in Verona. Bottom edges worn at tips, else fine; lacking the scarce plain paper slipcase. (In removable archival mylar covers.) Masereel, the great Flemish graphic artist was known for his wordless novels using woodcuts. The eight woodcuts in this volume were among his last, he died in 1972, after a career of over 50 years. Hardcover (issued without a dust jacket) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Alexander Rare Books [Hillsborough, NC, U.S.A.]
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