HUGHES-STANTON, Blair, designer and illustrator. SELLARS, David, binder. ~ Epithalamion. A poem by Ida Graves.
One of 25 special copies on japanese vellum signed by Blair Hughes-Stanton and specially bound. 23 full page wood engravings by Blair Hughest Stanton. Printed in Blado italic. Tall folio, bound by David Sellars to Hughes-Stanton’s design in 1979 in full blue morocco, white and black spherical calf onlays with gilt tooled lines on both covers and two triangles one in gilt the other in carbon, top edge gilt. An extremely fine copy in the original black clamshell box. Included in the box is teh accompanying 12 pp. folio pamphlet in blue wrappers published by the Basilisk Press in 1980 “Background to the Ida Graves poems Epithalamion”.
This book was printed by the Gemini Press in 1934 to celebrate the love between Ida Graves and Blair Hughes-Station who had left his wife Gertrude Hermes to join her. But Ida Graves’ husband denied her a divorce. This book is a celebration of the star-crossed lovers.