GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. BLANCHE, Leslie. JONES, Gwyn. ~ Songs and Poems of John Dryden.
Chosen by Gwyn Jones. 8 full page colour illustrations and reproductions of 10 drawings by Leslie Blanche as Lavinia Blythe. No. 30 of 100 special copies with an extra set of 8 colour illustrations and 8 of the drawings in a separate slipcase. Printed in Gill's Golden Cockerel type at The Chiswick Press. Folio, in a special binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe of full brown and green morocco with different illustrations designed by Blythe, blocked in gilt on each cover, top edge gilt, housed with the slipcase of prints in the original green cloth slipcase. Very slight marking to the brown morocco, slipcase rubbed at extremities, otherwise a very good, attractive copy.
The artist Leslie Blanche hid her true identity by using the name Lavinia Blythe because these images were done 20 years before they were published and in the style of Rex Whistler with whom she had been a fellow student at the Royal College of Art.
Booklabel of Clarence B. Hanson.