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    The First Limited Illustrated Edition of Crock of Gold, Signed by the Author in a Special Binding

    James Stephens. The Crock of Gold. With twelve illustrations in colour and decorative headings and tailpieces by Thomas Mackenzie. London: Macmillan and Co., 1926. First illustrated edition, one of 525 copies printed on hand-made paper and signed by Stephens (this copy unnumbered). Large octavo. [viii], [228] pages. With inserted signed limitation page and twelve mounted full-color plates. Bound for the publisher by Cuneo in contemporary half green crushed levant morocco over yellow moiré silk boards, gilt, spine with brown morocco geometric onlays, and ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments, four raised bands, gilt lettering on front cover, top edge gilt, others uncut, yellow moiré silk doublures and liners. Spine and edges of boards sunned and somewhat worn. Overall, very good. A handsome version of this well-known fairy tale.

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