Anna Livia Plurabelle. New York, 1928. One of 50 Copies.
Book ID: 51273
Anna Livia Plurabelle. Preface by Padraic Colum. New York: Princeton University for Crosby Gaige, 1928. Printed on green paper watermarked ‘Alexander Japan Made in USA.’ Original black cloth, front cover blind stamped with border of three rules in centre, gilt-stamped, inverted triangle of three rules. Spines ends lightly rubbed, boards lightly damp stained and bowed, upper margins of leaves lightly water stained. Rudimentary sketch in ink to front free endpaper.
Crosby Gaige’s papers at Princeton suggest fifty copies of this edition may have been printed.
Of the fifty copies probably only six were offered for sale by the publisher. The remaining 44 copies were presumable given away by Gaige with the exception of a few which were remaindered to the Chaucer Head Book Shop, New York in 1938 by Random House. [Slocum/Cahoon A32]