London: Durtro. At The Sign of the Sigh. 1998. First British Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Original black cloth blocked in yellow and red, a very art-nouveau style binding design reproducing the cover design of the original edition (San Francisco: Doxey, 1901); hand-marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, silk ribbon bookmark bound in. 173 pp. Issued in an edition limited to 300 hand-numbered copies, this copy being No. 14. This is one of the rare Deluxe Copies; a small number (50 or less) were issued with hand-marbled endpapers and gilt to the top page edges; the regular limited edition had plain green endpapers and no gilt on the top page edges. These Deluxe Copies were reserved for Friends of the Press. A small, unused notecard from Richard Dalby is loosely laid in; this copy came from his estate shortly after his death in 2017. Published by David Tibet, this is a nice association; as Tibet and Dalby collaborated as publishers under Durtro's sister imprint GHOST STORY PRESS. A fine copy without dust wrapper as issued. Fine. Item #311355
¶ The author's only book, a collection of decadent poetry; the book was dedicated "To the Memory of Charles Baudelaire." This expanded Durtro edition contains an additional poem and an essay ('The Art of the Future') by Barnitz, an introduction by Mark Valentine, and an afterword ('Thoughts Concerning a Decadent Universe') by Thomas Ligotti.