The Vigil of Venus: Pervigilium Veneris. F. L. Lucas.
The Vigil of Venus: Pervigilium Veneris.
The Vigil of Venus: Pervigilium Veneris.
The Vigil of Venus: Pervigilium Veneris.
(Golden Cockerel Press)

The Vigil of Venus: Pervigilium Veneris.

Buckland-Wright, John (illus.)

London: Golden Cockerel Press, (1939). Small quarto. 28pp. One of 100 copies printed on handmade paper and bound in full blind-stamped mustard morocco. The eighteen copper-engravings by John Buckland-Wright took two years to produce, and were inspired by the Roman sarcophagi in the Louvre. These were produced using a sugar aquatint wash over copper engravings, and this was the first time Buckland Wright employed this technique. The original Latin text is printed facing its translation into English by F.L. Lucas. Considered one of the finest productions of the Press, this book was issued without a deluxe edition. Spine very lightly toned, else a fine copy with original buckram slipcase, which shows some edgewear and waterstaining. Item #28776

(Pertelote 141).

Price: $3,750.00

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