[North Pomfret, Vermont]: Elysium Press, (1993). Le-Tan, Pierre. Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 119 of 170 copies, octavo size,  pp. Fine. Item #19052010
"A Lunch Appointment" tells of Denton Welch's (1915-1948) conversation with the poet Edith Sitwell, who often encouraged young writers in their craft, including poets such as Dylan Thomas and Welch; in this essay Welch brings his delicate style of observation to a realm of subjects encompassed in the conversation between two literary figures.
This volume was printed by Elysium Press, which began in 1980 and often prints writings that are out of print or out of fashion, with a focus on the works of gay writers which "has been neglected or overlooked by the commercial trade" (per the Elysium Press website). Included in the book are line drawings by Pierre Le-Tan (b. 1950), a French illustrator who provided artwork for the "New Yorker" during the 1960s and 1970s and whose work is inspired by his love of collecting art, both visual and sculptural, antiques, and books.
___DESCRIPTION: Full black Japanese silk, white paper spine label with blue lettering, all edges uncut, title page with blue ruled border, full-page line drawings in black by Pierre Le-Tan throughout; Spiral type, Arches paper, octavo size (8 1/8" by 6.5"), 49 unnumbered pages, one of 170 copies, this number 119.
___CONDITION: A fine copy; the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, as new. Lacks glassine wrapper.
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