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Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The House of Song

Author:
Kissam, Edward, trans.

Place:
Northampton

Publisher:
The Apiary Press

Date:
[No date, c. 1965]

Description:
Translated by Edward Kissam. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts after ancient Mesoamerican designs. 7¼x9, saddle-sewn wrappers with thin stock board covers, original copper colored jacket with a terra cotta woodcut design and black lettering on the front panel. One of 25 copies printed by Ronald Gordon. Signed by the translator and the printer on a post-liminary page following the colophon. Songs from a culture preoccupied entirely with death. Poetry full of mythology, worship to the sun, legends of creation, gods of all natures, and blood sacrifice rituals.

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Condition:
Chipping and tears to jacket, front joint all but split through with a tape repair to verso, creasing and soiling; darkening and a few stains to boards; binding somewhat shaken, original pasted inside covers detaching from pastedowns; still a very good copy with a fair to good jacket - a scarce fine press item.


 
Item number:
127199
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