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The Digressions of V: Written for His Own Fun and that of his Friends

By: Vedder, Elihu

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Boston and NY, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1910

Edition: First Edition Thus. Second Printing

Seller ID: 2226

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Publisher's full light brown cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, elaborate gilt decoration and borders on cover, all designed by Vedder, t.e.g. Illustrated with 108 B&W etchings, engravings, gravures, drawings, and photographs by Elihu Vedder. Elihu Vedder (1836-1923) was an American symbolist painter, book illustrator, and poet, born in New York City. He is best known for his fifty-five illustrations for Edward FitzGerald's translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (deluxe edition, 1884, published by Houghton Mifflin). Vedder had a home in Rome and - after the financial success... View more info

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The Digressions of V: Written for His Own Fun and that of his Friends (Two Volumes)

By: Vedder, Elihu

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Boston and NY, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1910

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7467

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


First, limited edition, signed and numbered by Vedder. This is Number 333 of only 525. Bound in publisher's full vellum, gilt lettering on spine, intricate embossed blue and gilt decoration and borders on covers, t.e.g., fore-edge deckle. Profusely illustrated with over a hundred etchings, engravings, gravures, drawings and photographs, all beautifully reproduced and printed on Japan vellum, some tissue-protected, some tipped-in, and a special original drawing made especially by Vedder for this edition, of which only 525 were printed and then the plate destroyed. In addition to Vedder's si... View more info