The Book of Songs

Book courtesy of Stephen Modiano. 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, seen above, was bound in suede and printed in two colors on Boxmoor paper. The 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. 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.
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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