The Book of Songs courtesy of Dick Blacher

Picture courtesy of Dick Blacher. Description by Paul Jackson

The Book of Songs

by Heinrich Heine, 1903

 #46 of 100

The book  measures 7 5/8" x 5 3/4" and has 116 pages. The body of the text is set in Old Style Antiqua. The limited edition of 100 depicted above was printed on Japan Vellum and  bound in 3/4 leather. Some of the limited edition were bound 3/4 in German marbled calf. The regular edition was bound in suede and printed in two colors on Boxmoor paper. There is also an edition that was bound in paper over boards with a suede spine and printed in two colors on Boxmoor paper which is a variant not listed in McKenna.
This  book in a 3/4 Levant binding printed on Japan vellum was listed in the 1903 catalog and sold for $10.00

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