Limited edition, signed by the illustrator, of Lamb's diverting and digressive essay on the Pig, for whom he has much appetitive affection but no pity whatever.
Very good plus in very good slipcase.
A DISSERTATION UPON ROAST PIG
"Pineapple is great. She is indeed almost too transcendent–a delight, if not sinful, yet so like to sinning, that really a tender-conscienced person would do well to pause."
A deluxe and colorful production, with illustrations mimicking Lamb's pseudo-historical account of the ancient Chinese invention of the titular culinary technique, developed and refined "I forget in whose dynasty."
Rochester: Leo Hart, 1932. 8'' x 6''. Original decorative yellow, orange and gilt paper boards, in matching slipcase. Edition of 950 copies printed on Okawara paper, with illustrations by Wilfred Jones, typography by Will Ransom, and Chinese characters by Sang Ho. This copy numbered 767 and signed by Jones at colophon. 35 pages. Light edgewear and mild scuffing to boards; spine lightly sunned with touches of soil. Slipcase scuffed.
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