Song of Demeter and Persephone 1902 Donnelley small press Ralph Seymour 1/400 edBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Poetry, Gift Bindings, Limited Series).
The Song of Demeter and Persephone, Ralph Fletcher Seymour.
Published 1902, Chicago by R.R. Donnelley & Co.
c. 50 pages. Text in English.
Limited Edition, one of 400 copies only. Evidently quite a scarce/ rare early 20th century small press book.
Beautiful little book, nicely printed in two colors with gold gilt illuminated initials on fine heavy hand made paper with deckled edges.
Period cloth binding, elaborate gilt cover decorations. Binding is rubbed, gilt dulled, but overall remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents remain clean and largely free of age spotting.
Limited print run of 400 copies.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 4 1 /2" H x 3 1/2" W.