NONESUCH PRESS. LAVER, James. ~ A Stitch in Time; or, Pride Prevents a Fall.
No. 138 of 1525 copies. Set in Caslon and printed on Arches cream laid paper by Richard Clay & Sons. Pp. 27. Tall thin 4to., original stiff marbled paper covered boards with printed paper label on upper cover. A largely unopened copy. Some fading to extremities, slight wear to edges of marbled paper.
Laver’s pastiche of Pope’s ‘Rape of the Lock’, ‘transposed into modern times’.
James Laver (1899-1975) was the Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the V & A but also a very talented writer. He later published a sequel to this edition, entitled ‘Love’s Progress, or the Education of Araminta’.