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AUGUST 1914 & REYNARD THE FOX Or THE GHOST HEATH RUN by  Nicholas (Illus.)  John & Parry - Signed First Edition - 2005 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 2222322244820)

AUGUST 1914 & REYNARD THE FOX Or THE GHOST HEATH RUN

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AUGUST 1914 & REYNARD THE FOX Or THE GHOST HEATH RUN

by Masefield, John & Parry, Nicholas (Illus.)

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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About This Item

The sole UK printing published by The Tern Press, Shropshire in 2005. The BOOK is in Fine condition. Number '16' of only 40 copies issued. Orange buckram boards with pasted on decorated labels to the spine and the front cover. Caslon typeface printed on Magnani paper, and signed on the colophon page by both Nicholas & Mary Parry. Two poems by John Masefield : 'August 1914', and the extended poem, 'Reynard the Fox'. with over 50 pencil illustrations reproduced by Nicholas Parry, including a half-title page illustration of John Masefield. This is a an extremely handsome production which originally sold at £250. The book is housed in the publisher's original plain orange cloth-covered slipcase. Masefield became Britains Poet Laureate in 1930 and received the Order of Merit in 1935. 'August 1914' is a moving poem of the First World War. 'Reynard the Fox' is a verse-tale set in the rural world of Masefield's childhood. The Tern Press was started in 1973 by Nicholas and Mary Parry. 'In 'Matrix 5', Parry stated: 'Our initial aims were to relate each subject to a relative set of materials. to think of the book as an overall work of art, rather like an opera, with a body (stage - props - paper - binding), intellect (thoughts - words - libretto), and feelings (music - color - prints), to try, as in all art, to produce a form that lives and breathes. Thus our books are not conceived, designed, produced through process, but are perceived, arranged and produced through craft.' (The Tern Press official website). A very scarce title. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. More images available on request.

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Bookseller
Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
2222322244820
Title
AUGUST 1914 & REYNARD THE FOX Or THE GHOST HEATH RUN
Author
Masefield, John & Parry, Nicholas (Illus.)
Illustrator
Parry, Nicholas
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First UK Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Tern Press, Shropshire
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
2005
Keywords
Masefield, Parry, Reynard, Tern

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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: www.ashtonrarebooks.com. All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : les@ashtonrarebooks.com if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.

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