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    Sale 7590

    Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books

    4 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 367

    WHITTINGTON PRESS -- The Song of Songs, translated with an introduction and notes by Keith Bosley. Illustrated by Richard Kennedy. [Andoversford, Gloucestershire]: Whittington Press, 1976.

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    WHITTINGTON PRESS -- The Song of Songs, translated with an introduction and notes by Keith Bosley. Illustrated by Richard Kennedy. [Andoversford, Gloucestershire]: Whittington Press, 1976.

    Large 4° (327 x 245mm). Lithographic illustrations by Kennedy printed by Adrian Lack at the Senecio Press. Original niger morocco gilt by Arthur Johnson, front cover with coloured onlays forming a single large stylised flower and with surrounding petals outlined in gilt, flat gilt-lettered spine, top edge gilt, others uncut, original red cloth box with morocco label.

    NUMBER 1 OF 6 COPIES printed on Richard le Bas hand-made paper containing pieces of pressed flowers, and bound by Arthur Johnson, of a total limitation of 206. The floral binding is the perfect complement to the uniquely colourful form of hand-made paper used for six copies alone. The same copies also contains an original double-page watercolour signed by Kennedy. Whittington Press Bibliography 22.


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