1924. 2 pages (75 lines), folded in quarters. Jeakes House, Rye, Sussex, Dec. 3, 1924 Aiken replies at length to a Mr. Emery, who has asked him to defend himself against the charge of introducing immoral or smutty episodes to his poems, specifically "Punch". "...The request staggers me! It's very much as if you reproached me for not believing in the devil......If it offends you then it must be that parts of life itself offend you......I suggest that the person.....
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London: Fanfrolico, 1929. Translated into English verse by Jack Lindsay. Magnificently illustrated by Norman Lindsay (4 full-page & 13 in-text illustrations including the title and limitation pages). xiv, , 59,  pages. Slim, folio, 3/4 blue morocco over gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (leather faded in spots); uncut edges, t.e.g. London: Fanfrolico Press, (1929). A very good(+) copy. Limited edition. Number 372 of 500 copies. Privately printed for subscribers only.
Vienna: Artur Wolf, 1913. Frontispiece self portrait and other plates with lettered tissue guards; black endpapers stamped with a decorative green & gold pattern. 71p., leather backed glazed boards, with elaborate art-nouveau decorations on the spine. Wien: Artur Wolf, (1913). Limited Edition. The corners of the boards are variously bumped and worn, but otherwise a fine copy, # 381 of 1000 copies.
4 volumes bound in 3. With full page black & white illustrations and several in color by Aubrey Beardsley, Marcus Behmer and others. Texts by Oscar Wilde, Max Brod , Paul Claudel and others. Small thick 4tos, original gray printed wrappers, slightly rubbed. Leipzig: Julius Zeitler, 1907. Very good. Limited Edition for Subscribers.
London: J. Wright, 1804. Translated from the Italian. Illustrated with black and white frontispiece and title vignettes. 2 volumes. 8vos, full tan calf, ornately gilt stamped spines with red and green leather labels, gilt stamped dentelles, marbled endpapers (Head of spine of vol 2 rubbed, crazing to front cover of vol 2 and slightly affecting back cover of volume 1. Two red pen lines on verso of the half title page. Some very light foxing confined to a handful of.....
Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1900. Done into English Prose and Verse by John Payne. 2 volumes, illustrations in 2 states by Leopold Flameng, tissue guards. 8vo, blue cloth, paper spine labels. Philadelphia: George Barrie, N.d. ca. 1900. Near Fine. Number 68 of 100 numbered copies printed on Japan Vellum.
Westminster: Folio Society, 2007. Translated by Richard Aldington and illustrated with aquatints by Buckland-Wright. 710 pages. Thick tall 8vo, handsomely bound in publisher's full red leather with gilt and black-stamped pictorial designs, t.e.g. Westminster: Folio Society, (2007). Limited edition -- one of 1750 numbered copies. A fine copy, preserved in a green cloth clamshell case along with a slim pamphlet "The Happy Art of Narration: Readings of Boccaccio and the Decameron"
Kingston: Biscuit City, 1980. Preface by Roger Thompson. Illustrated with 3 hand-colored engraved plates by Gerard Charriere, protected with tissue. Unpaginated. Thin short 8vo, bound in purple silk with gilt-lettered spine, plain mylar wrapper; uncut edges. (Kingston, RI): Biscuit City Press, 1980. A fine copy. Limited edition. Number 32 of only 88 copies printed and signed in pencil by the artist on the limitation page. This copy has an addition signed pencil inscription on the title page.