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LAYTON, IRVING. THE LOVE POEMS OF IRVING LAYTON. With Five Original Lithographs by Graham Coughtry
Toronto, Canadian Fine Editions 1978, . Ill.: lithographs. Large 4to, p. 101.
Printed in 1978 in three editions: an unremarkable trade edition, a limited edition of two hundred copies, signed by author and artist, and bound in quarter suede and brown cloth, and this extraordinary - very special - edition, limited to thirty copies of which this is copy number 23, signed by both Layton and Coughtry at the colophon. Bound in full brown suede, with the title stamped in gilt to the front board, over and under a smaller reproduction of one of the artist's lithographs, which has been tabbed to the board. All edges gilt. Each page of the text printed on an uncut quarto sheet. Each of the five tipped-in lithographs are hand-numbered and signed by the artist. Spine shows a bit of sunning. Small (one inch) "ghost" of tape (?) to lower left of rear board, causing darkening to the suede. Pastedown to front board shows a touch of soiling. Binding otherwise tight and in very good condition. Contents pristine. A magnificent copy.