ALL FOR LOVE, ANTONY, CLEOPATRA.
- Kentfield: The Allen Press, 1976.
- cloth with a cloth slipcase, with a cloth spine label.
Price: $1,100.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 57729
Printed in an edition limited to 140 copies. (Allen 42) A fine copy in fine slipcase. Prospectus loosely inserted. The historical drama of the romance of Antony and Cleopatra. The full page portrait of Cleopatra on the frontispiece was hand-painted in seven colors and gold on papyrus. For this project, several of Cairo's finest artist-craftsmen were employed to furnish 140 paintings of Cleopatra. Each of the five Acts opens with a drawing colored by Dorothy Allen. Act I pictures Antony's cartouche with a 24 carat gold border with the motif in red. The other Acts open with illustrations of Egyptian gods. The right-hand margins of every text page are decorated with Egyptian hieroglyphs and symbols in a sequence of four colors and black. The paper was printed damp on a Columbia handpress, model 1846.