London: The Haymarket Press, 1928. Flint, W. Russell. Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 79 of 100, quarto size, 66 pp., signed by W. Russell Flint. Fine. Item #18041714
The famous story of the headhunting heroine whose bold act has inspired painters, poets, sculptors and writers for centuries. This version was finely printed by The Haymarket Press and accompanied with illustrations by Scottish artist and illustrator William Russell Flint (1880-1969). Flint is best known for his female figures, exemplified here in the character of Judith, whose mercurial allure is captured in these four colour drawings.
___DESCRIPTION: Original limp vellum with fore-edges yapped, original cloth ties, title in gilt to upper board and backstrip, top-edge gilt, other edges uncut, title-page in black and green, four colour plates tipped-in, running headlines in green, text in black with green initials within a single ruled green border; handset Goudy type, Millbourn handmade all rag paper, quarto size (10" by 7.75"), pagination: [i-x] xi-xvii 1-49, one of 100 copies, this number 79, signed by William Russell Flint on the colophon. In the original publisher's slipcase covered with ivory paper.
___CONDITION: A fine copy, the vellum binding clean and smooth, the original ribbon ties wrinkled but entire and firmly attached, a strong text block with solid hinges, internally bright and free of prior owner marks; overall a fine copy, absolutely lovely. The slipcase near fine, strong and sturdy, with some toning/light soiling and a few minor chips to the paper covering the box.
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