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Hermia And Some Other Poems : Number 1 Of Only 240 Copies Printed : With The Full Page Wood-Engraving The Bride By David Jones

Shewring, W.H. & Jones, David (Illus.)

  • Publisher: St. Dominic's Press, Ditchling
  • Published: 1930 , UK
  • Condition: near fine
The sole UK printing published by St. Dominic's Press, Ditchling in 1930. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. This is number '1' of a total edition size of only 240 copies. Light pushing at the spine ends and some tiny rubs to the rear panel and upper edge spine cloth. Tiny amount of spotting to the text-block. Free from inscriptions and erasures. Publisher's errata page present. Batchlor & Sons hand made paper printed on the Stanhope Press. Full page wood-engraving 'The Bride' and title page decoration by David Jones. In 'A Survey of the Engravings of David Jones' page 19, Cleverdon wrote ' To the end of his life, David was particularly fond of this engraving'. It was a remaking of a failed first illustration for 'The Ancient Mariner' in which he had wanted to evoke a nun taking the veil. He set off whites and greys against 'very small areas of solid black'. In one Romanesque window, apparently echoing the curves of the bride's breasts, appears the hart of Psalm 42. Dilworth also points out that her high forehead is Petra's but her groom is the Saviour with whom Jones identified. (Cleverdon E200: Taylor and Sewell A201 : Dilworth, David Jones pp1178). Protected in a loose Mylar archival cover. Very scarce.

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