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Book Description

first edition thus 4to. [8], 133, [1 (blank)], [1 (colophon)], [1 (blank)]pp. set in 14-point Caslon and printed on Velin Arches 160 gm. paper, 12 wood-engravings by Lawrence printed from the original blocks on Japanese hand-made paper and mounted to precede the verses for each month, tissue guard to each page with a woodcut, quarter bound in green buckram with pale green boards, edges untrimmed, pictorial endpapers by Lawrence, top edge gilt. Separate Glossary on a bifolium on the same paper loosely inset at the rear. Fine copy in the similarly fine publisher's slipcase covered with the same green paper and with a Lawrence woodcut mounted on its front side. This no 179 of 400 cloth-bound, signed on the colophon by Lawrence and by John Randle, the printer. (There were also 100 further de-luxe copies in two different states)
Author CLARE, John
Date 1978
Publisher London [Whittington, Gloucestershire printed]: Paradine [Printed at the Whittington Press]
Illustrator John Lawrence

Price: £300.00

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