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(MOSHER, THOMAS B.) Schwob, Marcel. Mimes. Translated into English by A. Lenalie. Dedicated to Alphonse Daudet. Frontispiece portrait of Schwob. Printed on vellum, in black with red initials. 8vo, publisher's boards with printed gilt-pictorial dust jacket by Earl Stetson Crawford, slightly toned, spine ends chipped and panel fragile, with a few short clean tears; preliminaries shaken, partially unopened. Portland, Maine, 1901
scarce first limited edition. number 10 of only fifty copies printed on vellum and signed by mosher. Of the more than four hundred Mosher books issued, Mimes is one of only forty five titles with copies printed on pure vellum. After printing, the text was distributed. An elegant little edition offering 21 prose poems by Schwob, imitating the Greek of Herondas, and a work that influenced Robert Louis Stevenson, among many. From the collection of bibliophile Joseph Manuel Andreini.