A limited edition published to commemorate the poet’s death in April 1917 and designed to emulate the fine press editions of the early 20th century. In series with Selected Poems Rupert Brooke and Selected Poems Wilfred Owen.
Illustrated by Paul Nash
Limited to 750 copies. Also available in sets with matching limitation numbers with ‘The Book of Jonah’ and ‘The Song of Songs’.
Fewer than 100 copies
Fewer than 100 copies
A classic from the Fine Press tradition. Limited to 750 hand-numbered copies. Published in series with ‘The Book of Jonah’ and ‘The Song of Songs’.
28 pages, set in Rudolf Koch’s Neuland type, with 12 wood-engravings by Paul Nash. Bound in black cloth blocked in gold. Orange paper dust wrapper printed in black ink in facsimile of the original. Because of the heavy black illustrations and text, the pages are doubled over as ‘French folds’ to avoid distracting show-through. Reproduced from the first edition, this book has been printed on Corolla Book Laid Ivory paper.
Accompanying the facsimile is an essay by Sebastian Carter, formerly of the Rampant Lions Press, now editor of Parenthesis, the Journal of the Fine Press Book Association. This specially commissioned piece gives essential background to the original publication and is printed in Caslon on Corolla Book Laid Ivory paper.
The solander presentation box is covered in smooth rust brown Surbalin paper and lined with Zanders Efalin wove in dark brown. The front and spine are blocked in gold foil and the front board is inset with a title label printed in black with an illustration by Paul Nash on Corolla Book Laid Ivory paper.
About Paul Nash
Paul Nash (1889–1946) was a visionary painter, photographer and printmaker. He is best known for the iconic images he produced as an official war artist during both the First and Second World Wars – the total devastation of ‘We Are Making a New World’ (1918) and the sea of mangled German aircraft depicted in ‘Totes Meer’ (1941) – and for his later mystical landscapes. Nash was also a pioneer of modernism in British art, a founder member of the influential avant-garde group Unit One, and one of the organisers of the groundbreaking International Surrealist Exhibition of June 1936.
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