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CROSBY, Harry. Mad Queen: Tirades. Paris: Roger Lescaret for The Black Sun Press/Éditions Narcisse, 1929.
8° (243 x 160mm). Title printed in red and black. Colour-printed frontispiece after Caresse Crosby. (Very light browning, small marginal ink-mark on one page.) Original half red crushed morocco over patterned boards, spine lettered in gilt, original printed wrappers bound in (extremities lightly rubbed and bumped, upper wrapper lightly marked). Provenance: William Reese, catalogue 100, item 8 (loosely-inserted bookseller's description, dated in manuscript December 1991).
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED TO 141 COPIES, THIS ONE OF 20 COPIES ON JAPAN PAPER SIGNED BY HARRY AND CARESSE CROSBY, Harry's signature embellished with a Black Sun device. Minkoff notes that the edition was issued at $10.00 or $35.00 for copies bound in three-quarter morocco. Minkoff A18; Published in Paris p.408.
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