THE HILL OF DIONYSUS. A Selection. One of 20 copies. Clark Ashton SMITH.

THE HILL OF DIONYSUS. A Selection. One of 20 copies.

Pacific Grove, CA: Roy Squires and Clyde Beck, 1962. First Edition. First Edition. Octavo, original light brown wrappers printed in green on upper cover. 390 copies printed, of which this is one of only 20 copies issued in "chestnut paper printed in green". 175 copies were issued in boards with black cloth spine. 175 were paperbound in printed wrappers - 135 in chestnut wrappers printed in brown, 20 copies in chestnut paper printed in green, and 20 copies in grey paper printed in green. There were also an additional 15 special copies issued in smooth green cloth with a numbered limitation notice and a manuscript page laid in, plus 25 others in 2 states of green cloth with no inserts. Printed entirely by letterpress with hand-set type. Slight browning to page edges; a near fine copy. Item #310796

¶ The colophon in this volume states: "This selection from the poem cycle, The Hill of Dionysus, has been hand set and printed by Roy A. Squires and Clyde Beck, who assumed the task out of friendship with the author but have completed it in memorium". Jack Chalker, in his work THE SCIENCE-FANTASY PUBLISHERS (Mirage Press, 1991), says of this title: "The book they did was a gem; all hand-set letterpress, all designed and produced with a mania for perfection.... You can hold the pages up to the light on this book and find that the print blocks on each and every page exactly line up. It's a gorgeous piece of bookmaking... superb."

Price: $200.00