Two Stories

With Five Woodcuts and Three Linocuts by Bhuphen Khakhar.

RUSHDIE, Salman

ONE OF TWELVE COPIES - AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY

RUSHDIE, Salman Two Stories With Five Woodcuts and Three Linocuts by Bhuphen Khakhar.

Privately printed by Sebastian Carter, 1989.

First edition. Number VII of twelve copies (from an entire edition of just seventy two), with an extra suite of signed prints by Bhupen Khakhar and bound in full morocco by Romilly Saumarez Smith, with a block of 9 square grey-silver morocco onlays each decorated with a gilt oval to the upper cover, and a single like square onlay to the lower cover. Large quarto. Signed by Rushdie on the limitation page and additionally inscribed by him to Olwyn Hughes on the half-title, "To Olwyn, Best wishes & well met after many years - Salman Rushdie, 18 Dec. 1990". Housed in the original cloth clamshell box, lettered in gilt to a morocco label on the spine. Five woodcuts and three linocuts by Khakhar illustrate the stories and additionally are included as a suite separate prints on Arches Velin, housed in a custom chemise. A fine copy.

Olwyn Hughes was a literary agent who looked after the literary affairs of her brother Ted, his wife Sylvia Plath and a handful of other clients including Jean Rhys. She also specialised in producing privately printed limited editions of poetry by Hughes and Plath at the Rainbow Press. Having herself commissioned Sebastian Carter of the Rampant Lions Press in Cambridge to print just over half of the books published by the Rainbow Press, it is conceivable that she advised Rushdie do the same for the present production.

PROVENANCE: From the estate of Olwyn Hughes, thence by descent.

Stock ID: 37913

£7,500.00

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