(Verona, Italy): Plain Wrapper Press, (1974). First edition of the magnum opus of Richard-Gabriel Rummonds' Plain Wrapper Press. Limited to 120 press-numbered copies printed on Cream Richard de Bas handmade wove paper, the engravings printed by Fabio Ambrosi, the ornaments stamped by Renzo Pavanello and bound by Marcello Fornaro, signed by Borges and Pomodoro. Smyth, Plain Wrapper Press, 1966-1988, #14. Hutner and Kelly, Grolier Club, A Century For The Century: Fine Printed Books From 1900 to 1999, 79. A fine copy, almost entirely free of the occasional light pinpoint spotting that seems to affect all copies of the edition, in the box the bottom of which shows some shelf wear to the edges at the corners and a damp stain at the upper corner, about 4 inches long, 1/2 inch wide, of this masterpiece of modern fine printing which is far rarer than its limitation would suggest. Folio, illustrated with engravings, original vellum with plated bronze bas-relief plates by Pomodoro mounted on the front cover, in publisher's wooden box with relief-etched brass panel.
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