Long Crendon: Seven Acres Press, 1930.
First printing. 6 x 8 inches. Beautifully bound by Loyd Haberly in rich salmon morocco with two central geometric inlays outlined in bold gilt, and surrounded by gilt pointille circular border with the Latin words,"Vera Sequor (I follow the truth) as well as the initials "NHR." Border in lace work pointille near the edges, and with stylized blossoms at each corner, also int pointille. Spine with five thick bands, as characteristic of Haberly bindings, and four compartments bordered in gilt, three with lettering. TEG. A wonderful Presentation Copy, written in bold black fountain pen on free inside fly: "I wonder oft, yet cannot see/ Why there is only one of me:/ So much to do.' So many to woo,/ And I so very very few./ Loyd Haberly/ 3 July '38." And written below that in another hand: "Love to Adele and Frank for a Merry Christmas. Mother- 1938." Limited Edition: No. 103 of only 120 Copies Printed. Loyd Haberly, American poet, illustrator, letterpress printer, binder and educator, set up a printing house at Long Crendon, which he built by himself. There he printed and bound 16 books in the stone printing house under his own private imprint, The Seven Acres Press, and produced only 35 limited editions during his lifetime. A fine copy of a gorgeous Haberly bound and produced book, with a nice presentation poem.
Price: $2,250.00 Item #5065