The booksellers of San Serriffe. Theodore Bachaus, i e. Henry Morris.
The booksellers of San Serriffe
The booksellers of San Serriffe
The booksellers of San Serriffe
The booksellers of San Serriffe

With the required inserts

The booksellers of San Serriffe

[Newtown]: San Serriffe Pub. Co. [i.e. Bird & Bull Press], 2001. Edition limited to 200 copies (this, like all copies, no. 9), 8vo, pp. 30, [4], 50-58, [5], 64-89, [1]; large folding broadside bound in which may or may not be part of the loopy pagination; numerous tip-ins, facsimiles, illustrations, many in color; original maroon oasis-backed green cloth, gilt stamped on upper cover, morocco label on spine, publisher's slipcase; fine. "Two hundred copies printed at the Foolscap Press in Garamondo ... Wesley W. Bates, second only in reputation to Mischa Goss, has made the wood engravings for this book." This copy contains the separate air-mail letter, not laid in as issued (see below), from Theodore Bacchus, the Department of State, Republic of San Serriffe, as well as the pane of 4 San Serriffe stamps, and the original prospectus. Forty-Four A65. Says Sid Berger of the separate envelope and letter: "The bound book came in a slipcase which was then wrapped in white paper (still around my copy). The envelope with the extra pane of stamps came through the U.S. post! On a phone call with Henry, I learned that he wanted to know if his San Seriffe stamps would work in the U.S. post. He said that at worst the envelopes he sent would be trashed. He mailed them to himself (as the address on the envelope indicates: "To: An American friend / c/o Bird & Bull Press / 2 Jericho Mountain Road / Newtown Pa., USA 18940."  When he got it, he was delighted to have skunked the feds, and he sent that envelope to his subscribers in the same box as he mailed the slip-cased book. The envelope with the letter and extra pane of stamps was not meant to be part of the boxed volume. It was a separate thing altogether. They came as a package, but clearly the envelope was not meant to fit into the box." Item #50400

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