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[Centaur Press- In Original Glassine and Printed Box, Signed by Artist Esherick] Song of Solomon

New York: Printed for The Centaur Press by the Pynson Printers, 1927.

First edition. Original three-quarter bright orange cloth with smooth glossy paper covered boards and stunning circular cover insert impressed and colored in red, green, light pink and highlighted in gold. Signed by the artist, Wharton Esherick, in the colophon. IN ORIGINAL GLASSINE AND TWO PART CARD BOX WITH PRINTED PICTORIAL INSERT IN TWO COLORS. A fine copy of an extremely beautiful and scarce book, with stunning full-page illustrations throughout by Esherick. Harold Trump Mason (1893-1983) the Philadelphia proprietor of the Centaur Book Shop and later, the Centaur Press set up his shop as an exclusive meeting place for men of the area, where they drank and smoked and held thematic parties. Mason published limited edition fine press volumes, beginning in 1924 with Walt Whitmanís Song of the BroadAxe with woodcuts by Wharton Harris Esherick (1887-1970). A perfectly fine copy, with near fine glassine wrapper (heavier than most glassine wrappers); the box is weakened and split at joints, but mainly in tact. A wonderful and scarce production. No copies located in the trade at time of printing.

Price: $1,500.00 Item #4522
[Centaur Press- In Original Glassine and Printed Box, Signed by Artist Esherick] Song of Solomon
[Centaur Press- In Original Glassine and Printed Box, Signed by Artist Esherick] Song of Solomon
[Centaur Press- In Original Glassine and Printed Box, Signed by Artist Esherick] Song of Solomon
[Centaur Press- In Original Glassine and Printed Box, Signed by Artist Esherick] Song of Solomon
[Centaur Press- In Original Glassine and Printed Box, Signed by Artist Esherick] Song of Solomon
[Centaur Press- In Original Glassine and Printed Box, Signed by Artist Esherick] Song of Solomon
[Centaur Press- In Original Glassine and Printed Box, Signed by Artist Esherick] Song of Solomon
[Centaur Press- In Original Glassine and Printed Box, Signed by Artist Esherick] Song of Solomon
[Centaur Press- In Original Glassine and Printed Box, Signed by Artist Esherick] Song of Solomon
[Centaur Press- In Original Glassine and Printed Box, Signed by Artist Esherick] Song of Solomon
[Centaur Press- In Original Glassine and Printed Box, Signed by Artist Esherick] Song of Solomon
[Centaur Press- In Original Glassine and Printed Box, Signed by Artist Esherick] Song of Solomon
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