Chelsea: 1903. Sm. slim 4to, 46, (1, colophon)pp. Printed in red and black, with one initial illuminated in gold and the other initials supplied in red and blue, all by Graily Hewitt. Original stiff vellum lettered in gilt, as new. Limited to 150 copies on Japan vellum (and 25 copies on Roman vellum). This is one of the most appealing of the baby Ashendenes and is (with its companion Carmina Alcaica) Hiornby’s first foray into the classics although he had already printed the small version of Dante’s Commedia. “Beautiful and successful books” (Franklin, The Private Presses). (Inventory #: 107789)
Bibles, theology and religion, Bindings, Early & Fine Printing, Illustrated Books, William Blake & His Circle, Illuminated Manuscripts, Private Press Books, T.F. Dibdin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Children's Books 1600-1950
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