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Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron; Francis Cyril Rose, illus.  Childe Harold's pilgrimage. A romaunt by Lord Byron. New York / Paris: Minton, Balch & Co. / Harrison of Paris, [1931]. 8vo (27 cm, 10.62"). 236, [4] pp.; col. illus.
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Designed by Monroe Wheeler and printed by Ducros & Colas, this limited edition of Byron's melancholy narrative marks => the first book-form appearance of eccentric artist and man-about-town Francis Cyril Rose, who supplied 28 delicately tinted wash drawings printed in collotype by Daniel Jacomet. This is numbered copy 322 of 660 printed.
        The common "eccentric" and "man-about-town" labels applied to Rose are suitably "period" but also euphemistic or just timid; he was, it is clear from a variety of sources, a "noted homosexual" — as, in fact, was Wheeler. Rose had notably close ties with the Stein/Toklas set.

Publisher's rose-colored cloth–covered boards with beveled edges, front cover with black-stamped vignette and spine with black-stamped title, spine sunned and binding otherwise pristine; original slipcase with printed label present although with top and bottom edges gone so that the book resides, effectively, in a portfolio. All guard leaves present; some pages with very faint offsetting from guard leaf edges, otherwise everything clean and crisp.  (41684)   Please RESHELVE This.


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