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