- N.P. Printed for the Commission, 1928 (but 1930).
- thick folio
- original full dark red morocco, four raised bands, blind tooled cover, top edge gilt, other edges uncut.
- xli, 611+(1) pages.
- ISBN: none
Price: $3,500.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 44425
Printed in an edition limited to 500 copies printed on Kelmscott Hammer and Anvil paper by Daniel Berkely Updike at the Merrymount Press. (Smith no.713; A Century for a Century 25). Printed with the financial backing of J. Pierpont Morgan. Printed in red and black with initials by Dwiggins. Publisher's burgundy pigskin, title in blind-stamp on front and spine, spine bands with strapwork extending onto both covers, top edge gilt on the rough, remainder untrimmed. Part of spine expertly and invisibly restored by Richard Sharp, usual browning to front and back endpaper due to contact with leather turn-ins. A wonderfully clean copy of the defining work by the Merrymount Press and often considered one of the most beautiful of all American press books.
Blumenthal writes "The high point of Updike's career as a designer and printer...a superb example of American craftsmanship and an abiding tribute to all concerned in its production." (The Printed Book in America p.61). In all, a magnificent typographic production.