Category: Modern First Editions

LUCRETIA BORGIA Stock code: 10451

Author / Artist:

Stein, Gertrude


New York: Albondocani Press 1968


First seperate and first complete edition. One of 26 copies lettered A-Z (this one V), hardbound and printed on Japon vellum. From an overall edition of 176 copies. Original navy paper backed boards, patterned paper sides decorated in blue, red and gilt, with titles in gilt to spine. A superb very near fine copy with only slight rubbing to the binding extremities, the contents clean and bright throughout.




Originally published in highly edited form in the October 1939 issue of Creative Writing, this short play is here published "exactly as the author wrote it" (publisher's preface), with the text taken from Stein's original manuscript in the Gertrude Stein Collection at the Yale Library. The second Albondocani Press publication.