THE CENTAUR. Maurice De Guérin.

THE CENTAUR. A Translation by George B. Ives from the French.

[Montague], 1915. 8 x 12. 8 pages, tipped in errata slip. Original green paper boards, printed wrap-around label, original green paper dustwrapper. Protected by a cloth chemise & slip case with leather label. Missing small piece at both spine ends, whic have small repairs; faint shadow at gutter from something previously laid in; foxing (common with this book) in fore margin of title page. Book plate of Carl W. Jones. A very good copy, inscribed by BR to Laurence Gomme. Item #18069

One of 135 copies printed at Rollins' Dyke Mill in Montague. The first book appearance of BR's famed Centaur type, with his mark on title page, decorative headpiece and opening initial. "...a spare book... depending for its effect on the beauty of its type, impeccable spacing, even color, balanced proportion between text and margins, choice of paper, and excellent presswork." --James Wells in BR Today.
Laurence Gomme's antiquarian bookshop in Manhattan (“Little Bookshop Around the Corner”) was a meeting place for the literati of the day. "Many an author, publisher, celebrated book person, photographer, thespian, and typographer frequented Gomme's little shop."--The Colophon N. S. II, 4. Carl Waring Jones, son of Herschel V. Jones, formed a fine collection of magic book, now at Princeton. His ankh bookplate symbolizes the entrance to a library of magic. Inscribed copies are very uncommon.

Price: $4,500.00

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