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Hymn to Proserpine
Golden Cockerel Press, London 1944 - Limited edition of 350 copies, this being no 109. Hardback. 11pp. Publisher's burgundy cloth with olive green leather label to spine titled in gilt. Top edge gilt. Printed by Christopher Sandford and Owen Rutter at the Golden Cockerel Press. Printed in Caslon Old face type on special Tree and serpent watermarked hand-made paper. There is a pencil note to the ffep initialled 'CS', which could indicate it was written by Christopher Sandford, though we make no claim that this is actually the case. This note reads as follows:- "The choice of type for a poem written in Alexandrines is difficult owing to the length of the lines. One must either print in small type or break the lines, and I adopted the former method, which seemed the lesser of the two evils." This explanation also appears exactly thus in 'Cockalorum' (159, pp 16 - 17). Seven engravings by John Buckland-Wright. Very good condition. Slight colour fade to a band approx 2.5cms wide either side of the spine and similar horizontally to upper and lower boards. Spine also faded. Leather label to spine loose to bottom 5mm or so. Neat previous owner's inscription to corner of ffep, otherwise very clean and free of marks internally. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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