Lot 14 of 302:
Rare decadent and nihilistic verse!  

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The Book of Jade

[Barnitz, David]

New York

Doxey's at the Sign of the Lark



131 pp. Title page vignette. 18x13 cm (7x5") original black cloth pictorially decorated in red and yellow, silk ribbon bookmark. No. 433 of 600 copies. 

No author listed in the volume, as Barnitz insisted on remaining anonymous. The young Harvard grad killed himself shortly after publication. Considered a masterpiece of decadent and nihilistic verse in a similar vein as Baudelaire, to whom the book is dedicated. Scarce. 

Lot Amendments

Light wear to cloth with mild rubbing to extremities; light toning to interior with just a few instances of faint spotting; very good.

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