HAMBURGER, Michael

HAMBURGER, Michael. The Take Over

London, Enitharmon Press, 2000.

£150

FIRST EDITION (on recto of rear endpaper: “the text has been hand-set in Monotype (hot metal) Caslon (128) by Gloucester Typesetting Services. Letterpress printed and hand-bound at The Stonehouse Fine Press, on 125 gsm Canaletto paper. The edition is limited to ninety copies numbered 1-90, and twenty hors commerce copies numbered i-xx. Each copy has been numbered and signed by Michael Hamburger. This is number vi”, thus signed by the author in pen). Large 8vo, pp. 20. Printer’s device on title-page. Author’s presentation copy dedicated to his friend John Symonds, novelist and biographer of Aleister Crowley, inscribed on half-title: “For my old friend John Symonds / this only took extension into prose-fiction / Michael Hamburger”. Bound in paper wrappers and decorated dust jacket with title label on front cover. A fine copy.