Very scarce limited edition
McAlmon, Robert ~ Distinguished Air (Grim Fairy Tales)
For Contact Editions At The Three Mountains Press, Paris : 1925
Printed for Contact Editions at The Three Mountains Press, Paris, 1925. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Number 55 of only one hundred numbered copies on Arches Paper (total edition was 115 copies). Quarter roan with marbled boards with only very lightly rubbing to the edges. Light rubbing and pushing at the spine ends. A little dustiness to the upper text-block. The gilt titling and decorations to the spine remain bright. Mild toning to the board edges. Free from inscriptions and erasures. Internally very clean and bright with the publisher's Errata Slip and the blue silk ribbon marker still present. Protected in a loose archival Mylar cover. 'Most notably, in Distinguished Air: Grim Fairy Tales (1925) McAlmon recorded life in the gay subculture of Berlin with a frankness that was unequaled in the era. Compared to his stories, Christopher Isherwood's later and more famous tales of the city seem almost tame' - Richard G. Mann, GLBTQ (online). YOUNG 1755. McAlmon also typed and edited the handwritten manuscript of Ulysses by James Joyce, with whom he had a friendship. A very sharp copy of a scarce collectible title.
CONDITION: Near Fine