The Sorrows of Priapus.

DAHLBERG, Edward. Shahn (illustrator)

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Publisher: New Directions
Date Published: 1957

Description: Illustrated with 41 drawings by Ben Shahn, printed in brown ink. 119pp. Short slim 4to, gilt-lettered parchment boards; uncut edges, t.e.g. (boards are just a bit darkened, otherwise fine in a very good+ slipcase). N.Y.: New Directions, (1957).

Comments: Limited first edition - number 30 of only 150 copies signed by Dahlberg and Shahn, and containing the elusive extra lithograph laid-in.

Signed: Y
Edition: Limited
Binding: hardcover
Condition: near fine
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 171870


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