Cupid and Psyche
Cupid and Psyche
Cupid and Psyche

LE CAIN, Errol (illustrator). Walter PATER (author). Cupid and Psyche.

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SIGNED BY ERROL LE CAIN

LE CAIN, Errol (illustrator). Walter PATER (author). Cupid and Psyche. London; Faber And Faber. 1977.

Small folio. Original glazed pictorial boards; pp. [48]; with 23 beautiful and stylised full-page monochrome plates by Le Cain; a fine, fresh copy with none of the frequently seen bruising to corners or foxing to endpapers, with the printed price of £3.95 to lower board blocked out by the publisher with the price of £4.50 printed alongside; elusive in this condition.
First edition, issued without a dustwrapper. A presentation copy from the author, inscribed "For Leon and Vivien, with best wishes" and signed "Errol" in ink to the front free endpaper. A very striking, and attractive, adaptation of Walter Pater's story of Cupid and Psyche, taken from Marius the Epicurean.

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