Bypaths in Arcady: A Book of Love Songs.
Brothers of the Book
Banning, Kendall; Lejaren A. Hiller.
1/75. Folio. 61pp. Original vellum with title in gold on cover and spine. Some age wear and staining on binding, Minor closed tears along head and tail of spine. Boards bowed. Pages unopened as published. Minor age toning to outer edges of interior pages. Frontispiece. Illustrated with 25 plates (incl. frontis) in photogravure from photographs by Lejaren A. Hiller with poetry on opposite page of each plate. Foreword by John W. Alexander. In 5 sections: The Pipes o' Pan, The Garden of Punchinello, The Sun Dial, Measures, Vale. "Some of the verses contained herein have appeared in Poetry, The New York Evening Sun, The Dartmouth Magazine, and The Dartmouth Literary Monthly. The Sun Dial has been set to music by Gena Branscombe, and published as a song cycle by Arthur P. Schmidt, Boston and New York. The lines Beyond are taken from Songs of the Love Unending (Chicago: Brothers of the Book: 1912). The other verses now appear in print for the first time."Binding in good-, interior in overall very good condition. Rare.
"The poems and images describe many of the Greek myths favored by classical and European pastoral writers, as well as early-twentieth-century aesthetes. In Hiller's photographs, partly clad nymphs and gods pursue one another with poetic abandon, their shimmering limbs stretched in graceful spontaneity. Hiller worked in darkness, illuminating the models by flashlight just at the moment when the sought-after expression and attitude has been achieved." (Elspeth H. Brown)
Edition: Limited edition
Book ID: 20286