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Octavo. Original sage cloth, device to upper board and titles to spine in red, top edge red, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Excellent copy in the dust jacket. Illustrations in the text throughout. First edition, first impression, advance review copy (with a typed note from the publisher tipped in giving notice of misprints etc.), of White's charming mediaeval bestiary. White's chosen epigraphs for the book are wonderfully characteristic in application to the present text, the first from T. H. Huxley (Victorian biologist, grandfather of Aldous), "Ancient traditions, when tested by the severe processes of modern investigation, commonly enough fade away into mere dreams: but it is singular how often the dream turns out to have been a half-waking one, presaging a reality", and the second from the final sentence of 17th-century author Alexander Ross's Arcana Microcosmi: "And as dutiful Children let us cover the Nakednesse of our Fathers with the Cloke of a favourable Interpretation". N° de ref. de la librería
Título: The Book of Beasts. Being a translation from...
Editorial: London: Jonathan Cape, 1954
Descripción Capricorn Books; G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1960. Soft Cover. Estado de conservación: Good. Later Impression. Good reading copy. Light shelfwear, creasing on wraps. Nº de ref. de la librería 100701275
Descripción New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. First Edition, 1954. A Fine hardcover copy in jet-black cloth stamped in gilt with bird motif cameo on front cover, in a Very Good cherry colored price-clipped dustwrapper, somewhat toned along spine and along extremities, with one tiny chip and on e short tear. 296pp, illustrated with many line drawings. By the Author of The Once and Future King. Nº de ref. de la librería Q01677
Descripción London: Jonathan Cape, (1954). First edition., 1954. Octavo, beige cloth blocked in red and gilt, pp. 296; illustrated. Top page edge stained red. "PROOF ONLY" rubber-stamped on pictorial endpapers. Near fine in very good or better dust jacket with modest wear to extremities. Nº de ref. de la librería 20159