Large, thick 4to, illustrated with relief etchings and pochoir prints by Claire Van Vliet, vellum-backed decorated cloth, in publisher's folding cloth box. A very fine copy, accompanied by an 8 x 12 inch original signed paperwork by Van Vliet and two brief handwritten notes from her to the subscriber. A very fine copy, accompanied by an 8 x 12 inch original signed paperwork by Van Vliet and two brief handwritten notes from her to the subscriber First limited signed edition of Finney's first book, a classic of fantasy literature which was originally published in 1935. Limited to 150 copies printed letterpress on handmade Barcham Green paper and signed by Finney and the printer, Claire Van Vliet, this copy an unnumbered ad personam copy. Grolier Club, A Century For The Century: Fine Printed Books From 1900 To 1999, 93. Claire Van Vliet's masterpiece, The Circus of Dr. Lao is a sumptuous work of art and one of the preeminent modern American private press books. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: The Circus of Dr. Lao. With Relief Etchings ...
Verlag: Janus Press
Illustrator: VAN VLIET, Claire
Buchbeschreibung The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1982. 123p, illustrations. 31cm. Designed by Claire Van Vliet at the Janus Press. Set in Monotype Platin Printed at the Stinehour Press on deep ivory Mohawk smooth paper. Bound by the Stinehour Press in full Lee/Jofa cotton in the multicolor Thebes pattern designed by Susan Thatcher. Slipcase of orange cloth sides, title in black on the back panel. In an edition of 2000 copies, this is copy 446/2000 signed by Claire Van Vliet. With an original woodcut by Claire Van Vliet of the Hound of the Hedges (one of the mythical beasts in the Circus of Dr. Lao) printed in an edition of 2000 copies for the Season's Greetings to Friends of the Club card, tipped in on the front free endpaper. Monthly newsletter laid in. Bookplate on front cover pastedown. Few spots, slight soiling of slipcase. A fine copy in a very good slipcase. LEC 528. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 17593