ALLEN PRESS. STEVENSON, Robert Louis. ~ La Porte de Malétroit.
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France printed for the Book Club of California by the L-D Allen Press. 1952
One of 300 copies. Decorations and full page illustrations by Ray Bethers printed in red and blue and gilt. Printed in blue and black in Garamond type on Richard de Bas handmade paper. 8vo., original French style printed wrappers, protected in glacine, housed in the original patterned chemise and slipcase, fore and lower edges uncut. Some slight browning and wear to slipcase, otherwise very good.
Rather charmingly Robert Grabhorn and his wife joined the Allens in France and helped see this, their first book printed there, through the press. The Allens were not satisfied with it but it looks very well now. The illustrations are very French and a charming way to present Stevenson's 15th century-based story of the Malétroits in English. Booklabel.
Allen Press Bibliography, 10
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