San Francisco & Cagnes-Sur-Mer: Printed for The Book Club of California by the L-D Allen Press, 1952. Paperback. 60p., 5.75x8 inches, frontispiece of les Armoiries de la Maison de la Malétroit, decorations on title page and chapter head, illustrated with four gilt-added plates in color + frontispiece: "the first Club book to be produced outside the United States." Untrimmed textblock in classic French-fold wraps printed red and black on buff with glassine sur-wrapper. First issue thus in an edition of 300 copies, hand-set in Garamond types, French hand-presswork on spongey hand-made paper from the medieval mill of Richard de Bas. Original three-color prospectus is laid in (..same plate as bound into the book has a fourth color). This softbound book is enclosed in hinged spine-titled boards and further enclosed in a slipcase with faux-leather design. Book and inner folding boards are immaculate, the outermost casing (the slipcase) is lightly dust-soiled and is slightly dished when not holding the book.
Very attractive separate fine press printing of the story from New Arabian Nights. The only book published by the Allen Press while in France; their letterpresswork here is especially luscious and contrasts (not unpleasantly) with the severe French fashion in fastenings.
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