Book Description

This Edition on large paper is limited to three hundred and fifty signed copies. This is Number 111. [Colophon:] The Patriot’s Progress which was cut in lino by William Kermode at Kew Gardens in Surrey in MCMXXIX Written by Henry Williamson in the Village of Ham in Devon in the same year...Published... MCMXXX. Signed by author and illustrator below limited edition statement
Dealer Notes
The signed limited edition of Williamson’s novel of the Western Front. Illustrated by the linocuts of Australian born artist, William Kermode (1895-1959), who had originally requested Williamson to provide captions for his war illustrations; instead, the author wrote a whole book around them: ‘The result’ however, was a most effective combination with Williamson’s raw evocation of the soldier’s lot perfectly complemented by the rough style and subtle humour of Kermode’s images’ (Matthews, p.68). A fine copy of this edition. (Matthews, Henry Williamson A Bibliography, A13, 1930ai).Large 8vo. 9.75 x 6.5 inches.
# 28308
Date 1930
Binding Bound in original white vellum, gilt, over maroon buckram. Top edge gilt, others rough cut. Some pages uncut.
Publisher London, Geoffrey Bles. 22 Suffolk Street Pall Mall S.W.1. Printed by the Euston Press at Four Euston Buildings, London, N.W.
Illustrator Illustrated throughout by linocuts by William Kermode, including vignettes. Decorated by owl colophon.
Condition Flyleaves browned, but otherwise a fine copy.
Pages 194 + [2] pp

Price: £300.00

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