PELICAN PRESS. POSTGATE, R.W. ~ Pervigilium Veneris incerti auctoris carmen de vere / The Eve of Venus in Latin and English.
No. 240 of 270 copies. Edited, translated and with a commentary by R.W. Postgate, signed by him on the limitation page. Printed in red and black at the Pelican Press. 8vo., original decorative paper wrappers, printed title label to upper cover. A very good copy.
The great Latin poem supposedly written for the Festival of Venus: ‘Cras amet qui numquam amavit; quique amavit cas amet’ - in Postgate’s translation ‘Tomorrow love comes to the loveless, tomorrow lovers love again’.