EARNEST BENKARD - UNDYING FACES : A COLLECTION OF DEATH MASKS

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EARNEST BENKARD - UNDYING FACES : A COLLECTION OF DEATH MASKS

130.00

Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf, Hogarth Press, 1929

Translated from the German by Margaret M.Green.

A macabre gothic book of death masks published by the Woolfs. Illustrations include Flaubert, Goethe, Lenin, Coleridge, Wagner, Dostoevsky, Napoleon etc. The images have a timeless quality in their manner of presenting the inevitability of death. Ideal for browsing on autumn nights. 

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Condition: Very good plus condition. Slight yellowing and damp stains in the first few pages. A little bending on the corners. Original linen-backed burgundy boards, slight sticker residue to front board, gilt titles to spine.