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DUNNING, Ralph Cheever

Rococo

Paris: Black Manikin Press, 1926

Tall 8vo, pp. 22. Original blue-grey three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt to cream spine. Title label to front panel. Edges uncut. Some sunning to upper portion of boards, offsetting to endpapers. A very good copy.

First edition. No. 418 of 500 copies. The first book published by Edward Titus at the Black Manikin Press.

All copies of this book were supposed to have been signed by both author and artist. Dunning was frail, tubercular, and in any case entirely uninterested in whether or not he was published. The result is that a small number of copies of this title are signed by both poet and illustrator, a few more by either one or the other, and many (like this copy) by neither of them.

A tightly bound and probably unread copy. Which wouldn't have bothered Dunning at all.

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