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Limited Editions Club The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche

Limited Editions Club The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche
Limited Editions Club The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche
Limited Editions Club The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche
Limited Editions Club The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche
Limited Editions Club The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche
Limited Editions Club The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche
Limited Editions Club The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche
Limited Editions Club The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche
Limited Editions Club The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche
Limited Editions Club The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche

Limited Editions Club The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche
For sale is the "re-telling" by Walter Pater of The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche from his novel Marius the Epicurean. The story was first published in The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius. In the tenth grade, I read Lady Chatterley's Lover, and was disappointed. Reading Latin, and feeling bold, I read The Golden Ass. My, did I learn a thing or two!

Illustrating our edition of The Marriage, Edmund Dulac was sort of a Renaissance man. He was a painter of portraits; had a gift for caricature and cartoon; did a classic wood engraving of Bernard Shaw; was a sculptor in wax; was an "industrial designer, " designing a smoking room for a luxury ocean liner; he designed playing cards, coins, medals, bank notes, and many stamps for England; he designed for the theater, both scenery and costumes; he composed music; and he even worked in cinema!

For us, he made incomparably lovely and quite erotic water colors. Those water colors were reproduced by Arthur Jaffe in New York by the collotype process, in many colors. In this act, prints are made from glass plates covered with gelatine; and, because the gelatine hardens rapidly, it is suited only to the production of prints in highly limited quantities, like ours. For our edition's design, we are indebted to Warren Chappell. The text was completely set by hand in Mr. Chappell's new Trajanus type, which proffers a calligraphically-inspired alphabet. All of the composition, and all of the printing, were done on a small press at the Huxley House in New York: the type in a rich black ink, and the headings and page folios in a rich russet-red. For the paper, Chappell turned to the Curtis Paper Company in Newark, Delaware, for a thick and creamy rag. Interesting to note, I think, is that the printing was done slowly, two pages at a time, and each page in two colors. For the binding, the sheets were folded and gathered and bound by Frank Fortney in a pure and full vellum, which came from sheepskins in England. The slipcase, too, was constructed of heavy boards covered with vellum, with the title on the spine stamped in gold leaf. This is copy 216 of 1500, and is signed by Edmund Dulac. Included in the offer are both the essential four page Limited Editions Club Monthly Letter and the pre-publication announcement. This offer should appeal to LEC collectors as well as to students/scholars/teachers of classical myths and folklore. No less a personage than W. Yeats called Pater's work the only great prose in the English language. Thank you for reading this presentation, and good luck in your searches. Feel free to contact me with any questions. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "629north61ststreet" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay, Russian Federation, Montserrat, Ukraine.
  • Year Printed: 1951
  • Topic: Classics
  • Binding: full vellum
  • Region: ancient Greece
  • Illustrator: Edmund Dulac
  • Author: Walter Pater (a re-telling)
  • Subject: folk tale
  • Publisher: Limited Editions Club
  • Place of Publication: Huxley House/NY
  • Special Attributes: Collector's Edition, Illustrated, Inscribed, Limited Edition, Numbered

Limited Editions Club The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche