MANY “MARCHED UNDER STERNE’S BANNER”: BLACK SUN PRESS LIMITED EDITION
STERNE, Laurence. A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. Paris: Black Sun Press, 1929. Quarto, original three-quarter red morocco, patterned boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. $600.
Black Sun Press limited edition, number 255 of 335 on fine Arches paper with five full-page etchings by Polia Chentoff. Many “travelers of literary genius…marched under Sterne’s banner” (DNB). Finely bound.
The “most eminent novelist of the period,” Sterne’s classic journey returns to life through the artistry of Black Sun Press (Baugh, 1022). This press “is one of those happy combinations of husband and wife working together which always lend added charm to a private press and they make a point of providing interesting illustrations” (Ransom, Private Presses and Their Books, 178). Minkoff A-22.
Very minor rubbing to spine. Fine condition.