The Mountains



New York: Chilmark Press, 1968.

By R.S. Thomas with a Descriptive Note by John Piper. Number 15 of 240 (350) copies designed and printed by Will and Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press. Set in Palatino types and printed on Wookey Hole mould-made paper. Title page and Colophon printed in tan and black. 12.25 X 9.25 ins. 48 pp. Dark green linen-backing with tan paper covered boards illustrated with a blow-up of a Reynolds Stone wood engraving. Gilt spine titling. Top edge stained dark green. Bound at the Cambridge University Press. Ten drawings of Welsh mountains by John Piper engraved on the wood by Reynolds Stone. Each of the engravings is printed from the wood and presented on a separate page. As R.S. Thomas states, “About mountains it is useless to argue; you have either been up or you haven’t”. This handsome book takes you there. Fine copy in near fine original tan paper covered board slipcase.


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