1934 · Bloomsbury
Nonesuch Press commemoration of the tercentenary of the death of poet and dramatist George Chapman. The volume was designed by Meynell, set in Centaur and Arrighi, and printed by the Cambridge University Press on Van Gelder paper watermarked "Nonesuch"; the title-page bears a vignette in bistre and brown, and the chapter numbers are embraced by typographical ornaments. This is => numbered copy 227 of 700 printed.
Binding: Boards fetchingly covered with red-brown Curwen patterned paper by Enid Marx with a gray paper cover label, all edges untrimmed; housed in red-brown paper–covered chemise with patterned doublures matching the binding and a gray printed spine label — all in a gray paper–covered slipcase.
Provenance: Front pastedown with calligraphic bookplate of Norman J. Sondheim, American collector of fine press books.
Dreyfus, History of the Nonesuch Press, 93. Bound as above, offsetting to fly-leaves from pastedowns, slipcase lightly dust-soiled and rubbed at corners with title and author pencilled on spine. Volume with a few light marginal spots (possibly from paper manufacture), otherwise clean. (Inventory #: 37125)