London: Etchells and Macdonald (The Haslewood Books), 1928.

Written in 1824 by Lord Holland and adorned with hand-coloured engravings on wood by Hester Sainsbury. Number 133 of 300 copies printed at the Chiswick Press. Arrangement and typography by Frederick Etchells. Small folio. 11.75 x 7.75 ins. 68 pp. Repeat pattern paper covered boards with title on paper spine label. Title page and 18 wonderfully inventive hand-coloured wood engravings by Hester Sainsbury to accompany the text which is described as “specimens of laborious idleness” based on five Spanish Novels which omit throughout one vowel in the alphabet, and a sixth containing one vowel only. Much trouble it costs to pen stories like these – Quoth a punster, “How so? they are written with Ees.” Bookplate of Richard and Miriam Rosenberg on front paste-down. A near fine copy.

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