SAINT NICOLAS PRESS. CORNFORD, Frances. BARKER, Nicolas. ~ On a Calm Shore.
No. 61 of 150 copies. 33 colour illustrations by the artist’s son Christopher Cornford. 8vo, bound in full pink vellum with decoration by Christopher Cornford blocked in gilt on the upper cover, spine lettered in gilt. An extremely good copy.
Inserted loose is a letter from the publisher, Nicolas Barker, presenting the book to ‘with some nervousness about reviews. Also inserted is the glowing review from the TLS of January 1961.
Frances Cornford (1886-1960) was the granddaughter of Charles Darwin and an accomplished poet, publishing several books of verse. This, a posthumous publication, includes several excellent small poems, beautifully produced and presented.