The Singing Caravan.



Newtown: Gregynog Press, 1932.

A Sufi tale by Robert Vansittart. Set in Perpetua type and printed by Herbert John Hodgson in brown and black on Barcham Green hand-made paper. Number 160 of 250 copies. 11 x 7 ins. iv, 143 pp. + Colophon. Bound in brown Welsh sheepskin with gilt spine titling and title blocked in gilt on upper cover. Wood engraved frontispiece, tail-piece and initial letters by William MacCance. Vansittart (1881-1957) was a senior British diplomat who was staunchly opposed to appeasment with Germany. He was a published poet, novelist and playwright. “The Singing Caravan” was much liked by T. E. Lawrence, his second cousin. Offsetting from turn-ins and head and tail of spine professionally restored. A very good copy held in a collector’s brown cloth covered slipcase.

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