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White, Diana
The Descent Of Ishtar
London: Eragny Press, 1903. First edition thus. Hardcover. Orig. patterned gray/green boards, front cover paper label printed in red. Fine. 29 pages. 18.5 x 11 cm. Limited edition, one of 226 copies, printed in red and black in Brook type. Double page floral border, over woodcut illustrated frontispiece and title page, initials and printer's device by or after Lucien Pissarro. Roderick Cave in "The Private Press" notes, "But though Pissarro had learned much of typography from Ricketts they were no means imitations of the Vale manner, Eragny books had a charm and freshness quite unlike anything found in the work of any other private press,....." This legend from fragments in the library of Ashurbaipal at Nineveh dates from some two thousand years before Christ survived to the Greeks, through Phoenicia, in the form of the Adonis Myth. Initial prospectus/order form laid-in. Bright, clean copy.
Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.
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