Title: Five Prose Pieces
Publisher: Cummington Press, Cummington, Ma.,
Publication Date: 1947
Illustrator: Wrightman, William.
Book Condition: Good
Edition: Limited / Numbered
23 pp. 11 original monochrome woodcuts by William Wrightman. Translations of four short prose pieces by Rainer Maria Rilke, 'Gym Period', 'An Encounter', 'Dolls, 'An Experience', 'Primal Sound', by Carl Niemeyer. Type face designed by Harry Duncan. #31/271 copies printed on Van Gelder Oxhead paper. Brown, tan and black marbled paper covered boards with calf covered backstrip with gilt stamped titles and decoration. Internally the spine is broken between the colophon page and free end papers although all signatures are intact and tight. There is a manufacturing flaw to the paper on page 14 (piece of thread encased in the paper) and a manufacturing crease to the head corner of page 19. The paper on the boards is rubbed along the edges through shelving. The calf backstrip is brittle and has chipped slightly at the tail and chipped and split (3 cm) at the head. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003520
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