The Book of Jade
David Park Barnitz. New York, Doxey’s, 1901. First US Edition. Limited edition of 600 copies, this being number 55. Orig black decorative cloth. Orange spine titles. 129pp, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, ribbon page marker.
An anonymously published collection of decadent, macabre poems, representing the author’s only work prior to his suicide at the age of 23. In terms of rariety, this book is almost on a par with the works of Count Eric Stenbock.