One of only 750 copies issued
Sansom, William & Freud, Lucian (Illus.) ~ The Equilibriad : With The Scarce Printed Glassine Wrapper
The Hogarth Press : 1948
The sole UK printing published by the Hogarth Press in 1948. The book is in Very Good++ or better condition with moderate toning and spotting to the end papers and text block. The pages are clean. Number '11' of only 750 copies issued. Numbered and signed by the author to the limitation page as called for. 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 with light rubbing to the edges and corners. The gilt titling remains bright. Slight pushing at the spine ends. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The elusive printed Glassine WRAPPER is present and is lacking the spine section. There are some losses to the spine area to the rear panel. It has some edge wear, chipping and creasing in places - see images. The front flap with the printed title and price is present. 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). Scarce with such attributes.
CONDITION: Very Good++