First edition. The first of the Dolmen Press Christmas booklets, limited to 500 copies. Illustrated with wood engravings by Elizabeth Rivers. Tan card covers, lettered and with small woodcut on front printed in black and framed by vertical red rules. In dust jacket printed in red and black and featuring a different woodcut by Rivers. 8 pages plus endpapers; unopened. Fine in near fine dust jacket--scarce to rare in dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 52526
Title: INITIUM S. EVANGELII SECUNDUM S. JOANNEM.
Publisher: Dolmen Press, (1953).
Publication Date: 1953
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1953, 1953. Octavo. Original black and white patterned boards, title label printed in black and orange to front board, set in 16 point Poliphilus type. With the dust jacket. Very faint dampstain to front pastedown, free endpapers lightly tanned. An excellent, fresh copy in a mildly dust-soiled jacket With three woodcuts by Elizabeth Rivers. Text in Latin. First edition illustrated by Elizabeth Rivers, first impression, from a limited edition of 500 copies. The Beginning of the Holy Gospel According to St John was the first Dolmen Press collaboration with Elizabeth Rivers. Miller 10. Seller Inventory # 94533