ASHENDENE PRESS. ~ A Book of Songs and Poems from the Old Testament and The Apocrypha.
Chelsea Ashendene Press 1904
One of 150 copies on a thinner Batchelor 'hammer and anvil' paper, (a further 25 copies were printed on vellum). Printed in Subiaco type in red and black. Blue initials hand-drawn by Graily Hewitt. 8vo., original limp vellum with gilt lettering on the spine. An extremely good, fresh copy, label of Philip Duschesnes Rare Books, New York on the lower pastedown.
Of the 150 paper copies, 25 were kept by the printer for presentation, including this which he inscribed in ink to his sister-in-law, and sometime collaborator, Cassandra Barclay: “C.C. Barclay from C.H. StJ. Hornby, May 1904.
A very beautiful piece of printing with four- and five-line initials by Graily Hewitt.
Ashendene Bibliography XVIII; Franklin, The Ashendene Press, p.74-75, 237
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