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THE BIRTHDAY OF THE INFANTA by  Oscar Alastair [Hans Henning Voight].-  Wilde - Numbered, Limited Edition - 1928 - from Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB and Biblio.com

THE BIRTHDAY OF THE INFANTA

by Alastair [Hans Henning Voight].- Wilde, Oscar

Condition: Fine/Slipcase


Paris: The Black Sun Press, Editions Narcisse, 1928. No. 5 of 100 copies on Hollande Van Gelder Zonen. Pp. 31, Illustrated by Alastair [Hans Henning Voight] a self-taught artist. "His black and white work is very sensuous and derivative from the work of Beardsley..." (Houfe p. 486), frontispiece and tailpiece + 7 black & tan illustrations and 1 eerie black & red, all tissue guards present. Fine copy in original wraps. With original fine, glassine dust jacket. Housed in original folder of silver boards, rubbed with 1/2" chip at the head of spine, else quite good with the scarce original silver slipcase. Foreword by Harry Crosby to whom this edition was printed, sold exclusively at Harry F. Marks in New York.. Numbered, Limited Edition. Soft Cover w/ folder & slipcas. Fine/Slipcase. Quarto.


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