Book Description
This is a lovely item for the Brother Cadfael collector, this is the First Edition of the 16th Brother Cadfael novel, 'The Heretic's Apprentice", this copy is a unique presentation copy specially commissioned by Edith Pargeter for her editor George Hardinge, the book has been beautifully bound in a hand crafted hardcover binding with hand painted decoration to both boards and spine, page edges gilded all-round, internally the book is fitted with marbled endpapers with two very colourful original paintings bound in at front and rear of the book, the book is housed in a handmade carved wooden box with elaborate carved top with an inset in lighter coloured wood depicting Brother Cadfael. The box has a lock and comes with two brass coloured keys, the book is housed in a velvet bag within the box. Also included is a handwritten Signed note from Edith Pargeter stating the Box was designed and carved by Frank Triggs, of Woodforms, from Gwen-y-Brenin, Oswestry, Shropshire in 1990, and that the book was bound by David Harding of Cathay's Cardiff, Commissioned by Edith Pargeter in gratitude for many years co-operation and friendship for George Hardinge, her editior.. Also included in the box is the eight page booklet produced for Edith Pargeter's Memorial Service held at The Abbey Church Shrewsbury on Sunday February 18th 1996, which included a reading by Derek Jacobi, this is accompanied by three page letter written on 22nd February 1996 from Edith Pargeter's Neice to George Hardinge describing the memorial service in detail. Also included are two papers which cover the Cadfael novels, "Mysterium and Mystery, The Clerical Crime Novel by William David Spencer, and Medievalism in England edited by Leslie J Workman 1992. The ornately carved box measures 12 inches by 8 inches by 4 inches approx., the binding has some indentations to rear cover which happened while in possession of the Hardinge family, else in good condition, . A lovely unique item
Author ELLIS PETERS Edith Pargeter
Date 1989
Binding Hand Crafted Painted Binding
Publisher Headline Book Publishing PLC

Price: £845.00

Offered by Andrew Cox

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