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Duino Elegies
New York: The Petrarch Press, 1987. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition Thus. Limitted Edition of 260 copies; 10 copies were printed on sheepskin parchment and issued with black cloth-covered slipcase; 50 copies on handmade Wookey Hole paper, and 200 copies on Rives Lightweight; this being copy #3 (of 10 on sheepskin parchment) in publisher's slipcase. 8vo. (xii), 74 pp. Bilingual edition with German and English on facing pages; English translation by Stephen Garmey and Jay Wilson. With a previously unpublished translation of a letter from Rilke to Witold von Hulewicz replying to his questions on the Elegies; translated by Stephen Garmey. Book design by Joel Friedlander. Illustration of Duino Castle by Liza Casey. Handset in Van Dijck and Lutetia types. A fine copy in slightly rubbed slipcase. Peter Bishop founded The Petrarch Press in 1985 with the goal of publishing important classical literature in fine, hand-printed editions produced to the very highest standards. He retired from printing about ten years later and it is now uncommon to find publications of The Petrarch Press from the Peter Bishop era.
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