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- A sequence of the seasons. [Four volumes: \i Spring , \i Summer , \i Autumn , \i Winter ]. Each volume 52 pages (printed on rectos only, numbered accordingly), two volumes printed in red & black, one in blue & black, all with pictorial or decorative title pages, numerous text illustrations and decorations (several full page), many loosely inserted tissue guards, pictorial endpapers printed in green or orange); linen backed pictorial or decorated grey papered boards, with small printed paper title label on upper board of the \i Autumn volume, occasionally faintly soiled, a couple of corners a trifle worn; uncut; a little light offsetting; The Old Bourne Press, London, 1902-04. Each volume limited to 250 numbered copies. Tomkinson p. 138. *The Old Bourne Press was founded in 1902 by W. Herbert Broome. The \i Spring and \i Summer volumes were published in 1902; \i Autumn in 1903, and \i Winter in 1904. A printed note on the title page of the \i Winter volume here describes it as the \lquote last of the second set.' (Guthrie published four earlier volumes of \i The Elf at his own Pear Tree Press, in 1899-1900. A loosely inserted slip in the first volume advertises another Pear Tree Press title and states that 'a few copies of Nos. 2, 3 and 4 of the first set of "The Elf" may also be had' from that Press. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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