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LOVE POEMS., With some account of his life taken from the writings in 1639 of Izaak Walton.
London, 1923. - 6 1/2 x 10. Collotype frontis, title in border of type ornaments printed in red, xxiii, 91 pages. Full russet vellum, Italian patterned endpapers. Armorial bookplate inside cover. Tips & spine ends lightly rubbed, but fine in custom cloth chemise & quarter leather slipcase. One of 20 copies in this special binding, on Vidalon handmade paper. (The total edition was 1250 copies.)Printed at Oxford University Press in 17th c. Fell types. Francis Meynell wrote " The poems were printed in italics both because these Fell letters are particularly pretty and characteristic and because they do not make for 'easy reading.' Poetry should not, I think, be read easily. The process of printing was slow. One sheet of text had to be machined and the type distributed before the next could be composed." The first book from the press. Art of the Printed Book 1455-1955, p. 111; Nonesuch Century 1. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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