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    Sale 5316

    Children's & Illustrated Books & Original Illustrations

    18 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 13

    GREGYNOG PRESS -- DAVIES, William Henry (1871-1940). The Lover's Song Book. Newtown: Gregynog Press, 1931. 8° (232 x 153mm). Half title, Poliphilus type, printed on Japanese vellum, sepia-coloured wood-engraved frontispiece, illustration on title, initials and tailpieces, each text page with double rules down the gutter and along tail, all illustrations by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Contemporary blue cloth.

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    GREGYNOG PRESS -- DAVIES, William Henry (1871-1940). The Lover's Song Book. Newtown: Gregynog Press, 1931. 8° (232 x 153mm). Half title, Poliphilus type, printed on Japanese vellum, sepia-coloured wood-engraved frontispiece, illustration on title, initials and tailpieces, each text page with double rules down the gutter and along tail, all illustrations by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Contemporary blue cloth.

    "9 COPIES PRINTED BY WILLIAM MACANCE AT THE GREGYNOG PRESS ... Japonese Vellum paper. Engravings and initials by Blair Hughes-Stanton", manuscript inscription on rear blank. Harrop in A History of the Gregynog Press (p.83) describes the work but does not mention a limitation nor does he list this edition in the bibliography.


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