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Quince, etc. Exposing the several disguises of Ward Ritchie, poet, with a remark by Lawrence Clark Powell
Laguna Verde Imprenta[Laguna Beach, California: Laguna Verde Imprenta], 1976 One of about fifty copies printed on an Albion hand press. The introductory essay is signed by Lawrence Clark Powell. Ritchie has signed his essay on Quince, with all his various pseudonyms: Davie Dicher, James Beattie Pitwood, Betsey Ann Bristol, Peter Lum Quince, and Peter Mallory, plus his own name. Original marbled wrappers with printed paper label. . Octavo. Seven woodcut illustrations from designs by Paul Landacre. Title-page in green, salmon and light green. Front wrapper lightly browned around the edges, light brown dampstain at bottom edge of a few pages, possibly a flaw in the manufacturing. A very good, fresh copy. This book gives a thorough chronicle of Ritchie's various pseudonyms, detailing when each was used. It is followed by Ritchie's poem, "A Smattering of Quince."
      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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