Condition Report: Black covers with shelf-wear, having numerous minor scuffs, and (white) marks; Binding sound; Inside front cover with a faint reddish mark; First and last pages with scattered foxing; Lower edge of Introductory page with small closed tear (approx 10mm) and associated creases; Main text and illustrations are clean though with some light off-setting noted.
Limited Edition of 553 – this being one of the ‘ordinary’ 500 copies. ‘The Lapis is an interpretation of a dream of a Lapis Lazuli stone monument with a figure incised in the stone.’ Coloured Illustrated. Half–title page with author’s gift inscription in red ink – ‘For Richard and Jean:- with the fondest memories and the most beautiful Blessings - Love and all the most from out of the infinity of time – Irene. I Rice Pereira 4/5/58.’
Author Irene Rice Pereira
Date First Edition 1957
Publisher I. Rice Pereira (Distributed by George Wittenborn Inc., New York)
Illustrator Irene Rice Pereira
Condition Very Good
Pages pp(incl blanks) + hand laid paper 'covers'