TOPIARY an historical diversion with engravings by Peter Barker Mill



London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1954.

By Cecil Stewart. Set in 12 pt. Pastonchi type and printed in dark green and black on hand-made paper by F.J. Head. Number 31 of 100 (500) specially bound copies. 10 x 7.5 ins. 34 pp. + Colophon. Half bound in orange morocco with hand made paper covered boards after a design by the artist. 13 entertaining colour wood engravings by Peter Barker Mill. Topiary “treated in a most diverting fashion, tracing the art throughout the ages since Adam was put into the Garden of Eden.” (COCK-A-HOOP 198) Peter Barker Mill took great delight in showing how his topiary designs could be combined to get the most attractive and apposite effects. A fine copy.

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