Candide. by KENT, Rockwell. VOLTAIRE, Jean Francois Marie Arouet de.

Candide. by KENT, Rockwell. VOLTAIRE, Jean Francois Marie Arouet de. < >
‘The most important illustrated book to have been made in America’ – Stanley Morison

~ Candide.

New York Random House 1928

No. 1026 of 1470 copies signed by the artist on the colophon, there were also 95 coloured copies. 81 illustrations, decorative initials and paragraph designs by Rockwell Kent and signed by him on the limitation page. Hand set in type designed by Lucian Bernhard and printed on rag French paper by the Pynson Printers. Pp. 112. 4to., original gilt-embossed maize buckram, publisher’s patterned endpapers, fore and lower edges uncut. Darkening to the spine, small contemporary presentation inscription to front endpaper, otherwise an attractive copy. Without the slipcase.

The landmark debut publication for Random House profusely illustrated with Rockwell Kent’s wonderful fresh and beautiful images.

Stock ref: 8195
Keywords: Book, Illustrated
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