London: The Fleuron, 1926. First edition. 7 1/2" x 4 3/4", (19cm x 12cm), x,39,(20)pp. A small book, but it encompasses the 12 pages of the monthly almanac for 1926, with headings drawn by Randolph Schwabe, an amusing article on the well-dressed book by Harold Child, a catalogue raisonné of books printed at the Curwen Press from 1924 to 1925, a tipped-in bookplate by Gordon Craig, the titlepage of de la Mare's Ding Dong Bell, a wood engraving by Paul Nash, and quite a lot more in the same genre, all well printed at the Curwen Press, Plaistow. Slight foxing to endpapers else very good in green paper on boards, slightly edgeworn, and a claret cloth spine, without a dustjacket. This is #285 of 425 copies.
Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1927. First edition thus. Large octavo, 286pp. #508 of 760 copies, and the first book printed in the Procopius type face, designed by Douglas McMurtrie. The book has a color frontispiece (signed only ND), and is signed by Richard Atwater and Douglas McMurtrie. Two-inch paper break at the inner front hinge else about fine in heavily gilt-stamped blue cloth, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed.