1936 · Fair Oak, near Kingsclere, Hants.
Water Cherubs. A Book of Original Drawings and Poetry by Ralph N. Chubb Maker of the "Book of Loves" &cHand-Printed & Published by the Author:
Fair Oak, Kingsclere Woodlands, Hants.: By the Author, 1936.
Illustrated with lithographic designs throughout.
Folio,  ff. printed on one side of hand-made paper; three-quarter dark green Niger morocco with black cloth boards (spine darkened, leather corners lightly rubbed). One of 24 copies (Number 7) of a total edition of 30 (the first 6 of which have several hand-colored illustrations).
Together with 2pp. pictorial Prospectus and Order Form laid in front.
Ralph Chubb was a pioneering spirit in promoting these uniquely conceived hand-made private press books mixing prose and poetic heroic and pseudo-religious texts combined with free-spirit illustrations, highly influenced by William Blake, and homoerotic overtones. A landmark in LGBTQ+ literature, generally considered the best designed and illustrated work of the author's oeuvre. (Inventory #: BB_88103)