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The Equilibriad : With The Scarce Printed Glassine Wrapper by  Lucian (Illus.)  William & Freud - First UK Edition - 1948 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 2222322244914)

The Equilibriad : With The Scarce Printed Glassine Wrapper

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The Equilibriad : With The Scarce Printed Glassine Wrapper

by Sansom, William & Freud, Lucian (Illus.)

  • Used
  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Near Fine/Near Fine
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Market Harborough, Leicestershire
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About This Item

The sole UK printing published by the Hogarth Press in 1948. The book is in near Fine condition with mild toning and spotting to the end papers and text block. The pages are clean. 750 numbered copies issued, this being marked 'Out of Series' to the limitation page. Five full page B/W plates by Lucian Freud which are all in wonderful clean condition. The buckram-backed marbled boards and leather spine are very sharp. The gilt titling remains bright. A hint of pushing at the spine ends. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The elusive printed Glassine WRAPPER is present, intact and complete. The front flap has the printed title and price present as called for. The wrapper is extremely scarce and fragile, and few have survived. The book and wrapper are protected in the removable Mylar archival cover and presents very well. 'William Sansom was once described as London's closest equivalent to Franz Kafka. He wrote in hallucinatory detail, bringing every image into pin-sharp focus.He fell from favour, but now there is a movement to rediscover his finest works.' (The Independent). As nice a copy as you are likely to find. Scarce with such attributes. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.


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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
The Equilibriad : With The Scarce Printed Glassine Wrapper
Sansom, William & Freud, Lucian (Illus.)
Freud, Lucian
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
First UK Edition
The Hogarth Press, London
Place of Publication
Date published
Equilibriad, Freud, Lucian, Sansom

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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since: 2015
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.


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text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book.  More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a...[more]
Marbled boards
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
Erasures indicates marks where someone has removed bits of text or content from a book. In Book Arts, erasures can also mean a...[more]
glassine wrapper
A thin, partially transparent or translucent paper covering often used ...[more]

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