Croton Falls, NY: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club by the Spiral Press, 1933. Simon, Howard. First edition thus. Hardcover. Quarto (11-3/4" x 8"). (8), 103, (1)pp. Brown linen with leather spine label. T.e.g. Housed in a brown cardboard slipcase with cloth top & bottom edges and a paper spine label. Illustrated with 26 monochrome woodcuts by Howard Simon, plus 2 additional woodcuts not called for. One is a laid-in gray toned woodcut (5" x 3-1/2") on tissue paper, limited to 1/30 and signed in pencil by Howard Simon. The second woodcut, also laid-in, is on a folded sheet of special paper. that accompanies "Ballad to His Mistress" and differs from the image that is bound into the book. This edition of "The Lyrics of Francois Villon" is limited to 1500 numbered copies (this is #380), signed on the limitation leaf by Howard Simon. Spine of book is somewhat darkened and the bottom surface of the slipcase has a 1-1/2" tear to the cloth and is missing a small chip.
#43 of The Limited Editions Club Bibliography. Very good. Item #51347