East Aurora: Roycroft Press, 1907.
First Edition. 8vo, (8 x 6 inches). Full suede with pressed suede title space, gilt lettering, brown silk, moire silk pastedowns. One of only two copies, with limitation page: ìOf this edition only two copies were printed of which this is ìNo. oneî (in red ink). Title page border, decorative initial and tailpiece on final page hand-illumined. With Presentation Inscription: ìTo Margaret, with all our love, John-- March 27, 1907.î The book contains an unrhymed Christmas poem with a Viking theme. ìThe tiny print run of ìA Myth,î as well as the obvious pseudonym used by its author, establish this a perhaps the most enigmatic title in the history of Roycroft publishing. This is the only known copy, and its provenance, as well as its ìsister companion, ìThe Bibliomaniacî which is also limited to two copies can both be traced to the Stone City art colony in Iowa, founded by the famous midwestern painter, Grant, Woodî [who painted the universally renowned ìAmerican Gothic.î] -Ogle, David, ìOn a High Shelf,î OB-127-07. Fine Condition.
Price: $3,250.00 Item #6531