First edition, first printing. Number 175 of 250 special limited copies signed by Willy Pogany and containing an extra plate, "The Witches' Revel". Publisher's original vellum covered boards with gilt titles and monkey design to the spine, and a gilt and blue design to the upper board. Gilt top edge. With 31 beautiful colour illustration plates by Pogany with the original tissue guards, as well as several black and white head and tail peices. A lovely very good copy, the binding square and firm, the velum a little dusty, much of the blue chipped off of the front design, a small closed tear to the upper spine tip, the board corners slightly bumped. The contents, very lightly toned to the margins and some of the tissue guards come loose but still present, are clean throughout and free of stamps or inscriptions.

Signed by the illustrator in black in on the limitation page. Goethe's celebrated play is brought to life by Pogany's enchanting illustrations in this gorgeous volume. Provenance: from the library of Martin Stone.

Stock code: 16973


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London: Hutchinson.


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