The Man Who Died. A Story by David Herbert Lawrence, with woodblock illustrations by Leonard Baskin, and a commentary by John Fowles. (Signed by Baskin & Fowles).

By: LAWRENCE, D. H.

Price: $2,500.00

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From a total edition of 135, this copy one of 85 copies that were bound in a cover of Japanese cotton over boards and housed in a linen slipcase; of these copies numbered 31-90 were offered for sale; this copy not numbered but reserved for the press and lettered K, signed by Baskin and Fowles on the colophon. 101 pp.; folio; both the Lawrence text and the Fowles commentary are composed in the Bembo types and printed, with the nine Baskin blocks, by letterpress on mould-formed English Somerset paper. Includes prospectus, also The Making of the Book, with photographs of printer Aaron Johnson, binder Rene Menge, Baskin, Fowles, and Michael Gidron working on the box.

In his final novel, published less than a year before his death, Lawrence takes up the theme of Christ's resurrection and his final days on earth. The origins of this last novel had no fewer than eight versions of the manuscript in existence, some incomplete. A portion of the text was originally published in story form, later revised, then revised again in its several volume additions. The Yolla Bolly Press made use of the valuable commentary and list of variants by Gerald Lacy in the Black Sparrow Press edition of The Escaped Cock, in order to correct some errors in the Knopf version, forming the basis of this limited edition.

Title: The Man Who Died. A Story by David Herbert Lawrence, with woodblock illustrations by Leonard Baskin, and a commentary by John Fowles. (Signed by Baskin & Fowles).

Author Name: LAWRENCE, D. H.

Categories: The Yolla Bolly Press,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: Covelo, California, The Yolla Bolly Press: [1992]

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine condition

Seller ID: 8647

Keywords: Art Fine Press Illustrated Books Literature Typography Printing The Yolla Bolly Press