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The Chester Play Of The Deluge With Ten Wood-Engravings by David Jones : One Of The Special Copies With A Separate Set of The Prints On Japon : With the Publisher's Prospectii by  David (Illus.) Jones - Hardcover - Special Limited Edition - 1977 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 2222322244860)

The Chester Play Of The Deluge With Ten Wood-Engravings by David Jones : One Of The Special Copies With A Separate Set of The Prints On Japon : With the Publisher's Prospectii

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The Chester Play Of The Deluge With Ten Wood-Engravings by David Jones : One Of The Special Copies With A Separate Set of The Prints On Japon : With the Publisher's Prospectii

by Jones, David (Illus.)

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  • hardcover
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Published by Clover Hill Editions, London in 1977. Number 'XXX1' of only 80 special copies, printed by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press on Barcham Green handmade paper, watermarked 'Clover Hill' (made for Douglas Cleverdon in 1936). The BOOK is in Fine condition, bound in quarter-morocco and marbled boards. Illustrated with ten wood engravings by David Jones, this title is considered by many to be the artist's most significant work. These engravings were initially printed in the Golden Cockerel edition in 1927. Jones, however, felt that the some of the delicacy of his wood engravings had been lost, as the paper was not properly dampened by the Press as they hurried to meet a deadline. According to the Publisher's Note by Douglas Cleverdon, Jones acquired the ten blocks in order to ensure that they would not be reprinted without his approval. In 1977, Jones agreed to 'Clover Hill Editions' reprinting the book using his original blocks, in the manner that he originally intended. In this present edition, the illustrations are at once dark, clear, and retain their minute detail in the fine lines. This copy also contains a separate portfolio of the ten wood engravings printed on Japon. In the portfolio, the images are printed directly from the blocks onto the Japon, revealing even greater clarity in Jones's work. The engravings are all in Fine condition. The book and portfolio are housed in the publisher's original linen slipcase with a printed paper label on the spine. The publisher's Prospectus and two other related prospectii : One for 'Copies on Vellum' and the other describing the limited sets of prints on Japon which were issued, are loosely laid in. A very handsome production. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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Bookseller
Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
2222322244860
Title
The Chester Play Of The Deluge With Ten Wood-Engravings by David Jones : One Of The Special Copies With A Separate Set of The Prints On Japon : With the Publisher's Prospectii
Author
Jones, David (Illus.)
Illustrator
Jones, David
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
Special Limited Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Clover Hill Editions, London
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1977
Keywords
Chester, Cleverdon, Clover, Deluge, Jones

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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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