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Four great castles
[Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales]: Gwasg Gregynog [The Gregynog Press] Folio (26.9 cm, 10.5"). [2], vi, 70, [2] pp.; 8 plts.. 1983 Fine press edition of this essay on the architecture and history of Caernarfon, Conwy, Harlech, and Beaumaris, opening with a foreword by Charles, Prince of Wales. Illustrated with eight delicately, precisely etched views by => David Woodford, printed by him on his own press in Snowdonia, the volume was designed and otherwise printed by Eric Gee at => Gregynog Press on Zerkall mould-made paper with deckle edges. The present example is numbered copy 96 of 165 printed — 150 bound as here, with an additional 15 copies specially bound. Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of Norman J. Sondheim, the American collector of press books. Publisher's grey marbled paper–covered sides, front cover with gilt-stamped coat of arms, spine with black-stamped title; spine a touch sunned with unobtrusive small scuff towards foot, sides very slightly sprung, slipcase lacking. Front pastedown with bookplate as above. Volume clean and unworn, beautiful and uncommon.
      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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