The Story of Phaethon, Son of Apollo. Told for the Young.

GAVORSE, Joseph. Fiene, Ernest (illustrator)

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Society of American Bibliophiles
Date Published: 1932

Description: Illustrated title page, color plates and b/w figures by Ernest Fiene. 35pp. Thin 4to, blue gilt-stamped pictorial cloth, uncut edges (spine faded, otherwise a near fine copy). New York: Society of American Bibliophiles, 1932.

Comments: Number 15 of only 300 copies printed on Waterleaf paper. Signed by Gavorse and Fiene on the limitation page.

Edition: Limited
Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good(+)
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 224479

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