The Complete Poetry.

(Fanfrolico Press.) CATULLUS (Gaius)

The Complete Poetry.

Translated by Jack Lindsay with decorations engraved on wood by Lionel Ellis and an essay by the translator about Catullus Clodia and their circle including a full version of Cicero's speech for Caelius and numerous contemporary verses.

Description: 128/325 COPIES signed by the translator, 30 wood-engraved illustrations, occasional spots to page-borders, pp. [152], 8vo, original brick-red morocco, the boards with blind-stamped border, backstrip lettered in gilt and a shade darkened, a few pressure-marks to upper board, a couple of light marks and rubbed to extremities, t.e.g., others untrimmed, a little foxing to endpapers, armorial bookplate of Carville Plummer to front pastedown offset to flyleaf, good

Publication Details: [1929]

Notes: With a later note from Jack Lindsay laid in, offering his signature with an original verse for the occasion: 'To Wendy Jan Schofield: On a typewriter now/ I tap by day and night/ my signature is thus/ the only thing I write' - this signed and dated to August 1971. A typed subscription adds, 'Dear Mr Schofield, I trust this will suit your daughter', signed 'Thanks, JL'. In a letter tipped in to another copy seen, Lindsay writes: 'The Catullus must be quite rare. Less were printed than the colophon states, and there were more spoils than expected - and not enough extra sheets to make allowances ...more

Bibliography: (Chaplin p. 62)

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Price: £150

Subject: Private Press

Published Date: [1929]

Stock Number: 66374

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