CIRCLE PRESS. DAVISON, Nigel. ~ Pagina Tertia de Deluvio Noe [Noah’s Flood]. The Waterleaders & Drawers in Dee.
No. 39 of 60 copies. Pp.38 with lithographs in colour and black and white by Nigel Davison on every page, printed by Andrew Purches at the Senefelder Press. Text printed in Plantin with the letterpress printing, boxing and design by Ron King at the Circle Press. 4to., gatherings loose as issued in the original printed wrappers and thick paper portfolio with tie and lithograph pasted onto the upper cover. Fine.
Using the text of the Chester Play of ‘Noah’s Flood’, Davison has ‘captured the rough but devotional spirit of the live performance characteristic of the Medieval Miracle Plays...a continuous process of graphic humour...a joyful celebration of life....[which] express his feelings of optimism for humanity as a whole” (Ron King in his introduction).