Boston: The Craftsman's Guild, 1901.
First edition thus. 4to Original vellum backed, gray pictorial paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. Limited to 150 copies bound in half vellum and printed on Japan vellum, of which this is #20. Printed without typeñeach letter, initial, and border was drawn by Herbert Gregson. Signed by Gregson and the illuminator, Adele Riggles. All pages masterfully illuminated with watercolors, with title page illuminated in gilt and color. Some wear to corners and light browning to vellum, small spot of wear to colophon page at the limitation number, near fine. A very scarce book, but when seen, almost never in this condition. ìThe decorative designs consist of thirty-two initials, seventeen half borders, an appropriate title-page, and cover design. Two stanzas of the poem are given place on each page. The size of the sheets is based upon a stately quarto printed Aldus Manutius in Venice in 1496, which measures 9 Ω x 12. Ö [T]he editionÖought to go into the hands of all those who love and can afford to buy fine examples of book making, even if it is modernî (ìThe Independentî, 1901). An exquisitely attractive Arts & Crafts rendering, in every way.
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