MELVILLE, Herman; Benito Cereno

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From newsletter 18:

8. BLAKE, William The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. (Maastricht), The Halcyon Press, 1928. Original vellum. (2), 38 p. Printed in red and black on Pannekoek Antique Wove-paper. 1e druk. Fine copy.

€ 350

* According to A.A.M. Stols, P.N. van Eyck, who had edited the text, wanted to have a say on the typograpy of the book. This brought J. van Krimpen to his famous complaint about sparing typography: 'Adieu aesthetica en mooie pagina's! Adieu kleuren! Adieu titels en initialen! Adieu de heele bliksemse boel!' ('Farewell to esthetics and beautiful pages! Farewell to colors! Farewells to titles and initials! Farewell to the whole darned mess!') In the Marriage of Heaven and Hell Lutetia roman and cursive was used plus a lot of swash capitals, resulting in splendid, conspicuous typography.

One of an unknown number of copies in full vellum. Van Dijk 128.

From newsletter 12:

3. BLAKE, William Selected Poems. Amsterdam, A.A. Balkema, 1945. 19 x 11 cm. Original wrappers. 64 p. Uncut. Printed on mould made Van Gelder paper (Ossekop). Slightly browned along upper edge. Bookplate.

€ 20

* 25 poems selected by Dutch poet J.C. Bloem. High quality paper with a unobtrusive, beautiful typography by J. van Krimpen. Edition not limited, but probably about 150 copies.