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the book of jade

barnitz, david park

Published by doxey's at the sign of the lark, new york, 1901
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Chiefly Books (Cheyenne, WY, U.S.A.)

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the original extremely rare first edition done in 600 copies of which this is number 124. Each copy hand numbered. Beautiful black cloth boards with woman holding sword in multi color art deco cover. Wear to spine ends and corners and light edge and surface wear. Back cover is a bit bowed and there is a vintage (1902) " compliments of" note on front end page in nice script. Contents are in excellent shape but the inside hinges are starting to split. 131 pages the last page is printed with ITE MISSA EST and there is no blank page at the back if there ever was one. Top page edges gilt and rest untrimmed. Photos available on request. No author listed as Barnitz insisted on remaining anonymous. The young harvard grad then killed himself shortly after the publication. Considered a masterpiece of decadent and nihilistic verse. Bookseller Inventory # 012407

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Title: the book of jade

Publisher: doxey's at the sign of the lark, new york

Publication Date: 1901

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Chiefly Books is located in Cheyenne Wyoming and is operated by Don and Dee Patterson. Sales are by mail. Specialties are Western Americana and military history. We seldom are available by phone as we conduct the book business out of our home and being retired we like to wander about a lot.

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