Old Carnations and Pinks. With an Introduction by Sacheverell Sitwell and Eight Colour Plates by Rory McEwen.
by Moreton, C. Oscar.
4to. London: George Rainbird, 1955. 4to, pictorial endpapers, 3/4 morocco & pictorial boards, t.e.g., publisher’s cloth slipcase. First edition. One of 100 numbered copies printed on tub-sized rag wove paper & signed by Moreton & McEwen (out of a total edition of 3100 copies printed). A beautifully printed and illustrated work on carnations, similar to McEwen’s later book on tulips from 1977. (Inventory #: 107258)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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