A collector's edition published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Peter Owen Ltd., an independent London based publishing company. Owen has published a glittering array of writers, many of international fame. Some of those are represented here, with short stories and selected excerpts are Paul and Jane Bowles, Chagall, Colette, Giorgio de Chirico, Jean Cocteau, Shusaku Endo, Anna Kavan, Anais Nin, Cesare Pavese, Octavio Paz, and James Purdy. Copiously illustrated by (among others) Chagall, Dali, Paul Klee, Gerald Scarfe, Topor, John Lennon, and Stevie Smith. 1991, Fore.