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25 October 2007
PRIVATE PRESS -- OFFICINA BODONI: Nikolai Vasil'evich GOGOL (1809-1852). The Overcoat, English translation by Constance Garnett. Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1975. 2°. Text in English and Russian, 6 etched plates by Pietro Annigoni, advertisement leaf loosely inserted. Original vellum-backed boards, top edges gilt, others uncut, original clear dustwrapper and slipcase.
ONE OF TEN 'AD PERSONAM' COPIES OF AN EDITION OF 160 COPIES, THIS ONE FOR BRIAN DEAKIN (identified on a printed leaf before the half-title), the colophon signed by Pietro Annigoni. In the 'Postscript' Brian Deakin is thanked 'for the reading of the proofs' (p.). Mardersteig 193.
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