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The Waternymph and the Boy [DESIGNER BINDING - Noel, Roden; Pitts, J. Martin (Ar - 1997. [1274393]
[The Old Stile Press, 1997], [Monmouthshire] - Produced in an edition of 225 copies, this number 206. The Old Stile Press invited Paul Delrue to bind ten copies in his style, known as Lacunose; this is no. IX of those X specially bound copies (with another six copies subsequently bound by Paul for his own use). Per Paul, each of the ten copies bound for the Old Stile Press were a little different, while the design was very much in keeping with the text. ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in the lacunose style (which involves layering pieces of leather, sanding them down to reveal the layers underneath, then pressing the panel which imparts a sheen to the leather; when pressed, the surface is very smooth to the touch, with interesting pits and furrows below the surface [N.B., from Paul Delrue]) with leathers used in colours of different blues, grey, greens, brown and tan; with swirls of lighter colour reminiscent of water pooling, and white featherstrokes. The volume was printed french-fold, with the lovely linocuts by J. Martin Pitts on each page in colours of brown, blue and white; most full-page (or nearly so), some spilling onto two pages, they lovingly echo the ethereal text of Roden Noel (1834-1894). Volume signed by both J. Martin Pitts and by Paul Delrue; folio size (approximately 12.5¿ tall), unpaginated. In a case also designed by Paul Delrue. ***CONDITION: Fine, in a fine slipcase. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the Abe standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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