The Rose & the Ring. William Makepeace THACKERAY.
The Rose & the Ring.

The Rose & the Ring.

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1942. Hardcover. Marginal glosses by Michael Angelo Titmarsh. Illustrations by Fritz Kredel. 4to. Green cloth with silver lettering and rules and silver, yellow, red and green pictorial stamping. xiii, 119pp. Color frontispiece, numerous small engravings, full-page color plates, pictorial endpapers. Fine. Lacks slipcase. Item #47440

George Macy introduces this satirical fantasy first published in 1854, subtitled (on half-title page, strangely) "or the History of Prince Giglio and Prince Bulbo -- A Fire-Side Pantomime for Great and Small Children." Colophon at rear notes unspecified limitation of numbered copies (this #474). Inner flyleaf bears large custom bookplate of James David Zellerbach (1892-1963), American business executive and U.S. Ambassador to Italy (1957-60). Handsome copy, with full-page plates watercolored by hand. NEWMAN 142.

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