1899. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1899.
8vo, 96 pp. Gray paper. Original pictorial gray boards. Slight darkening to backstrip, fine.
§ First edition of this classic of 1890s book design and illustration, printed by Will Bradley, hard to find in such good condition. The Turn of the Century #137: “this beautifully designed book, unlike most of Bradley’s work, has more than a tinge of the exotic, as if admitting to a certain pictorial decadence parallel to the sophisticated disillusion of Crane’s verses.”. BAL 4083. Item #122608