GREGYNOG PRESS. ~ The Autobiography of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury.
Wood engraved shield ornament coloured in blue, grey and red on title page, 9 wood engravings by H.W. Bray, several initials printed in red. No. 27 of 300 copies. Printed in Poliphilus and Blado italic on Batchelor handmade paper. Folio, original full brown buckram with Herbert arms blocked in gilt on upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Headcaps slightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy.
Reviews of this book were lyrical when it was published in 1928. Maynard’s typography is outstanding and looks particularly good on the luxurious Batchelor handmade paper. It was with this book that Gregynog began to shine as a fine press of great importance.