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The Life of Saint David

by Ernest Rhys editor

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Newtown: Gregynog Press, 1927. First Edition. vellum. fine/fine. 4° (252 x 190mm). Half title, Poliphilus type on Batchelor hand-made paper, 41pp. Limited to 175 copies and scarce in trade. Printed in blue and black with red initial letters and red paragraph marks drawn by Horace Walter Bray. Illustrated with 25 small, figural wood engravings by Robert Ashwin Maynard and Bray, all beautifully handcolored. Bound in full vellum with gilt-stamped spine. Top edge gilt. Attractively housed in a morocco-backed marbled chemise, with matching slipcase. A fine copy of one of the most beautiful books by Gregynog Press. (Harrop 7)


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The Life of Saint David
Ernest Rhys editor
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First Edition
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The blank front page which appears just prior to the title page, and typically contains only the title of the book, although, at...
Top Edge Gilt
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The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
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