London, South Kensington
30 November 2005
THE DROPMORE PRESS -- Sir George SITWELL and John PIPER (artist). On the Making of Gardens, introduction by Osbert Sitwell. London: The Dropmore Press, 1949. 8° (227 x 142mm). Lithographic frontispiece printed in colours and 5 lithographic plates printed in colours by and after Piper, 3 double-page [Levinson Piper 72-77]. (Light offsetting onto title.) Original crushed green morocco gilt, upper board with design after Piper, lower with gilt press device, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, partially unopened (spine slightly darkened).
LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES, THIS NO. 12 OF 100 SPECIALLY-BOUND COPIES SIGNED BY PIPER AND OSBERT SITWELL. Ridler 'Dropmore' 16.
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