The Tower of Babel. Woodcuts by Gerhard Marcks.

The Tower of Babel. Woodcuts by Gerhard Marcks.
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[New York: James Laughlin, New Directions, 1957]. Tall slim folio, 34pp. including blanks. With four full-page woodcuts and a title-page printed with woodcut lettering. Original boards, vellum backstrip, slipcase (split but holding), a fine copy. “Two hundred and fifty copies of this edition ... have been printed for James Laughlin in the summer of 1957 on the hand press by Richard von Sichowsky, Hamburg. The type used is Garamont-Antiqua from the Lettergieterij foundry, Amsterdam; the paper was handmade by J.W. Zanders, Düren and the binding is done by Theophil Zwang, Hamburg"--Colophon. Signed by Merton and Marcks. A beautiful example of fine German printing on gorgeous paper in a very elegant simple binding. (Item Id: 107727)

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