First edition, first printing, limited to 200 copies. Signed presentation copy. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine and a gorgeous pochoir print of a vase of flowers on an ornate windowsill by Nicolai Remisoff onlaid on the upper board. With two further decorations by Remisoff to the title page and limitation page. A near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the corners sharp. The contents are bright and clean throughout.
Inscribed in black ink by the author on the front free endpaper. The illustrator, Remisoff, was a Russian painter, illustrator, and production designer with a distinctive art deco style who designed covers for Vanity Fair and Vogue and and worked on 31 films, including Of Mice and Men and Ocean's Eleven. Provenance: from the Library of Martin Stone.
Stock code: 17231