Publisher New York, New York, U.S.A. Press of the Woolly Whale 1929
Seller ID 006519
Of a total edition of 200 copies, this is one of 50 only on watermarked Whitechurch paper. 9.75 x 6.25 inches. Eggshell-colored vellum spine, with brown marbled paper hardboards. Crisp gilt titling to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with lightly bumped corners. Just a touch of shelf life. 35 numbered pages. It was handset in Eve, a typeface designed in 1922 by Rudolf Koch in the famous Schriftgiesserei Gebrüder Klingspor in Offenbach am Main, Germany. The book is exceptionally clean, inside and out. Gently read. The text block is soldily attached to the binding. No DJ [as issued?]. A Very Good copy. Scarce in any condition. A copy of this book resides in the Yale University archives for the Woolly Whale. The Press of the Woolly Whale was founded in 1928 by Melbert B. Cary, Jr. The Vision of Sir Launfal is the first book, and the third publication, of the press. It was also the first in the series of Christmas books that Cary presented to his friends.