Number 553 of a limited edition of 1500 copies and signed on volume two's rear limitation page by book designer Giovanni Mardersteig. Printed by Mardersteig at the Stamperia Valdonega in Verona, Italy. In full rust buckram-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling on black spine blocks and gilt-stamped fleurs-de-lis on covers. In grey, printed dust jackets and housed in red/green/cream marbled paper-covered shared slipcase. Quarto volumes, about 12 inches tall.With previous owner's bookplates affixed to front paste-downs, else bright, clean and unmarked. Jackets with yellowed spines, one with a one-inch tape-repaired tear.
Slipcase with scratches and some rubbing, is structurally sound. CONDITION : Books: Very Good+ Dust Jackets: Good Slipcase: Very Good. CITY, PUBLISHER, YEAR : Verona, Italy: The Limited Editions Club, 1966 SIZE and PAGINATION : 4to 11 - 13 in. Tall xvii, 344, 386 pages.
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