Wagner's music drama of the ring
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Wagner's music drama of the ring - L. Archier Leroy - First edition 1925
It's 1925 and art deco was all the rage. Perhaps this was why celebrated artist Paul Nash was commissioned to do 4 wood engravings for the book as well as design the deco outside covers. The book itself famously has all the hallmarks of this particular first edition. It has a notice tipped in after the introduction and several uncut pages. Some of the other pages are slightly offset but this appears to be a genuine manufacturing error. It also has a paper titling label on the spine.
Title: Wagner's Music Drama of the
Author(s): L. Archier Leroy
Publication date: 1925
Place published: London
Publisher(s): Noel Douglas
Other remarks: Wood-cut illustrations by Paul Nash
Content : 196 pages plus 4 engravings. The book is in fair condition with some spots on the first few pages as seen in the pics and some yellowing of the pages. The pics also show the notice insertion and one uncut page. In general the book seems tight but the outer hard covers are dinged in the corners. I don't think that the book has actually ever been read! It also has an inscription hand written inside the front cover that says 'Rene, much love and all good wishes for Christmas 1933. DY'
A great first edition art deco book for the collector.
This book is sold (sold on 2007-04-14)
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