ASHBEE, C. R. Kingfisher Out of Egypt. A Dialogue in an English Garden. [Campden, Alcuin Press] for OUP and Humphrey Milford in London, 1934.
8vo. Original art vellum-backed patterened boards, spine lettered in gilt; pp. 51, full-page photogravure illustrations in the text; binding lightly rubbed, initially and at the end a few minor spots; a good copy.
Number 2 of a printrun limited to 750 of the first edition. This little book contains the most unlikely conversation between Akhnaton, Aspasia, Flavius Josephus, King Louis IX, of France (a Saint), Saadi, Beatrice d'Este, and Pierpont Morgan. Each orator is introduced with a biographical essay and illustrated (Flavius Josephus with an image of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, Pierpont Morgan with a stunning photo of the Empire State Building).