Number 1258 of 1500 copies signed in the back by the illustrator. With illustrations by Malcolm Cameron. 8vo, original white calflskin, gilt-lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt with two penguins, over elegant silk covered boards in ice blue and white, housed in the original brown publisher's slipcase. XVI, 324 pp. A handsome copy with only slight mellowing to the spine. FIRST OF THE EDITION AND TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH BY A W EVANS AND WITH HAUNTING ILLUSTRATIONS BY MALCOLM CAMERON. "Penguin Island is a satire on society, drawn in the form of a fable, with a delightful minuteness of detail and with an abundant wit.It is a comic history of our civilization, from its beginnings to what Anatole France considered will be its frayed-out end. To make his history comic, the creatures of his stories are not human beings, but penguins." - editor. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: PENGUIN ISLAND.
Publisher: New York The George Macy Companies, Inc for the Limited Editions Club 1947
Book Description The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1947. Limited Editions Club (illustrator). tall 8vo. cloth-backed decorated paper-covered boards, slipcase. xvi, 324, (2) pages. Translated from the French by A.W. Evans; with an Introduction by Carl Van Doren, a Preface by the Author, and Drawings by Malcolm Cameron. Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by Cameron (LEC 181). Printed at the Aldus Printers with design by Joseph Blumenthal. Slipcase shows minor rubbing along edges. Spine of book shows light darkening in places. cloth-backed decorated paper-covered boards, slipcase. Seller Inventory # 25212