Lower Marston Farm: the Whittington Press, 2012.
Text and twenty-four wood engravings by Miriam Macgregor. Number VIII of 55 (265) special copies accompanied by a portfolio of artist’s proofs. Hand-set in 14 pt. Bell type and printed in two colours at the Whittington Press on Zerkall mould-made paper. Signed by the artist on the Colophon. 10.5 X 7.5 ins. 32 pp.Half-bound by the Fine Book Bindery in blue oasis goatskin with paper covered boards after a wood engraving by the artist. Silver spine titling and title embossed on upper half-binding. Miriam Macgregor’s personal wood engraved record of the deep snowfall in the North Cotswolds in February 2009 capturing the fairytale landscape within walking distance of her cottage. Of the 24 wood engravings the frontispiece and centre spread are in colours. A wonderful evocation of midwinter with a full set of the proof wood engravings in a separate hardbound portfolio with quarter cloth backing and white paper covered boards. Book and portfolio of wood engravings in a matching slipcase. This copy from the library of the late Stephen Powys Marks, great-nephew of John Cowper Powys and pillar of the Powys Society. A fine copy.