Goethe's Iphigeneia in Tauris. In Nederlandsche verzen overgezet door P.C. Boutens.
[Den Haag, self published], (1911). Original longstitch paper binding. (2), 92 p. Set from the Caslon and printed in red and black on Pannekoek by Ed. Verbeke in Brugues in 50 copies. Second edition, but first in this form. Spine browned, some foxing, but in good order. Heraldic bookplate (with a unicorn and three stingrays) on the inside upper cover ('D.P.M. Graswinckel Nemo Ignavia factus immortalis', No cowardice has been made immortal). Signed by the translator on the first flyleaf and dated by him 'Sept. 1911'. From a series of self-published translations, all printed elegantly in tiny print runs, by Pieter Cornelis Boutens (1870-1943), one of the foremost Dutch poets and translators of his age. Longstitch bindings, a deceptively simple way of bookbinding with two visible strings and a knot on the spine, in the 20th century were only used for solemn deluxe books. Rijkse 2.28.
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