LAWRENCE, John. CLARE, John. ~ The Shepherd's Calendar.
No.10 of 25 special copies, with a numbered portofolio of a complete set of artist’s proofs, signed by the artist and the printer, John Randle (the total edition was of 500 copies). 13 wood engravings by John Lawrence on Japanese Handmade paper, with an extra set of 14 artist’s proofs of these engravings plus one of the engraving used for the patterned paper on the book, portfolio and slipcase, all signed and numbered by the artist. 4to., original quarter dark green morocco with patterned paper sides by Lawrence, the portfolio is similarly bound and they are both housed in a green cloth and paper covered slipcase with a printed label using the patterned paper and gilt lettering. A superb, handsome set with an extra loose glossary of terms.
The set of prints are number 9 of 25 whilst the book is number 10 which implies some sort of mix up somewhere along the line but they have obviously been together in the slipcase for some time.