SHEPHEARDES CALENDAR. CONTEYNING TWELVE AEGLOGUES PROPORTIONABLE TO THE TWELVE MONETHESE.|THE: ...

SHEPHEARDES CALENDAR. CONTEYNING TWELVE AEGLOGUES PROPORTIONABLE TO THE TWELVE MONETHESE.|THE

Spenser, Edmund

Published by Cresset Press, 1930
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4to. half vellum with marbled paper covered boards, title gilt on spine. xxxii, 133 pages. Illustrated by John Nash. Limited to 350 numbered copies on paper in an edition of 353 copies; this copy is not numbered but has "printer's file copy" written in place of a number(Ransom 20). Title-page and 12 headpieces by Nash. Illustrations colored by stencils at the Curwen Press, London. Set in 16pt Linotype Granjon Old Face, designed by George W. Jones, and used here for the first time. Printed on Barcham Green handmade paper. John Nash (1893-1977) was an influential painter, printmaker, teacher, and gardener. As stated in a penciled note on the front free endpaper this is the only copy that was not colored by stencil. "Mr. Geo W. Jones states stenciling was not painting or printing and he personally preferred plain illustrations. The Cresset Press gave him this copy as he printed it. "Robert Elwell's copy with his bookplate. Inscribed on the front free endpaper "With the compliments and high regard of the printer." Spine darkened, corners slightly bumped, some shelf wear; nevertheless very good. half vellum with marbled paper covered boards, title gilt on spine. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: SHEPHEARDES CALENDAR. CONTEYNING TWELVE ...
Publisher: Cresset Press
Publication Date: 1930
Illustrator: Cresset Press

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