RAVERAT, GWEN

£1,700.00

Les Amours Pastorales De Daphnis et Chloe

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Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1933.

Translated from the Greek romance of Longus by Messire J. Amyot. One of 250 (290) copies. Set in Ptolemy type and printed on Batchelor paper in red (marginal notes) and black with initials and paragraph delineations hand-painted in blue by Graily Hewitt and his assistants. 10 X 7 ins. iv, 163 pp. Quarter vellum with tips and peacock-green paper covered boards. Gilt spine titling and gilt device designed by the artist on upper cover. Embellished with 29 wood engravings, 4 full page, by Gwen Raverat. These are considered to be Gwen Raverat’s finest book illustrations and represent, in Colin Franklin’s words, “the only worthwhile original illustrations in an Ashendene book”. A fine copy in original slipcase.

 

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