CAYME PRESS. OGILVIE, Alexina. ~ Profitable Proverbs.
London printed by hand by Philip Sainsbury at the Cayme Press number xxxvi Queen’s Gate Mews Kensington 1923
No. 52 of 75 special copies printed on hand made paper and signed by the artist. 25 woodcuts illustrating 25 proverbs. by Alexina Ogilvie. Sm. 4to., original black cloth backed paper covered boards with printed paper label on upper cover and spine lettered in gilt. Boards and endpapers darkened, headcaps chipped, otherwise a good clean copy internally.
The total edition was of 275 copies. The primitive style woodcuts are actually rather effective and the proverbs chosen often unusual: “I am black but I am not the devil”, “When thou seest thine house in flames approach and warm thyself at it” & “By the vicar’s skirts the devil climbs into the belfry”.
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