The Book of Songs

Book courtesy of Dan and Hollidae. Pictures and description by Paul Jackson

The Book of Songs

by Heinrich Heine, 1903

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 regular edition was bound in suede and printed in two colors on Boxmoor paper. The edition above was bound in paper over boards with a suede spine and was also printed in two colors on Boxmoor paper. This is a variant not listed in McKenna. The books introduction is by Theopile Gautier. The limited edition of 100 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 book in a limited edition 3/4 Levant binding printed on Japan vellum was listed in the 1903 catalog and sold for $10.00

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