ASHENDENE PRESS. HORACE. ~ Carmina Sapphica.
One of 150 copies on Japanese vellum, (a further 25 copies were printed on vellum). Initial letters hand-drawn in gold, red and blue by Graily Hewitt. Printed in Subiaco type with a red colophon. 8vo.,, original limp vellum, spine lettered in gilt. An exceptionally crisp and fresh copy.
Like the Ashendene Carmina Alcaica, a fine book illuminated by Hewitt's simple and beautiful initials.
With the booklabel of James Curle of Priorwood, Melrose on the front pastedown. Curle was an archaeologist and solicitor whose grandfather had been Walter Scott’s business manager. Curle contributed a great deal to the excavation of several sites in Scotland but is best known for his work at Trimontium Fort, the Roman site at Newstead in the Scottish Borders, which he discovered in 1904, the year after this book was printed. He was also a Trustee of the National Library of Scotland.