FAUST From the German by John Anster, LL.D. With an introduction by Burdett Mason. Edition de Grand Luxe. Illustrated with Ten Aquarelles and Many Monocromes by Frank M. Gregory of the Salmagundi Club and Art Students' League, New York. London and New York: John C. Yorston & Co., Importers, n.d. . Folio (approximately 22.5 x 16.5 inches), pp. [1-6] [i] ii-iv  2-71 [72: blank], ten matted aquarelles and eighteen mounted monochrome illustrations throughout the text by Frank M. Gregory, title page printed in red and black, plates and text hinged at the gutter on cloth and bound in the Japanese style with silk cord at spine, printed stiff card wrappers, all edges gilt. First printing of this edition. "Signed Artist's-Proof Edition Limited to 75 copies ... this is copy no. 27," signed by Frank M Gregory on each Aquarelle plate mat. When this copy was auctioned in 1903 it was enclosed in a half morocco portfolio which was added to this copy (it was not so issued). The portfolio is missing and the book has been through a fire or flood. The silk cord is missing, the card covers are quite rubbed and tanned, the last third of the text is spotted and stained, and several mats are spotted. However, there is no damage of any kind to any of the aquarelles (which are brilliant and fine) or the monochromes. Provenance: Library of Mr. David Levy of New York, sold at auction Tuesday evening, March 31st, 1903, by John Anderson, Jr. Seven copies of the Artist's-Proof Edition, including this one, have been sold at public auction, six between 1897 and 1925, and one in 2006. No longer a great copy, but the superb plates are worthy of preservation and display. (#159337).
"SIGNED ARTIST'S PROOF EDITION / Limited to 75 copies, consequently numbered 1 to 75 / THIS IS COPY No. 27" on limitation page.