A stunning edition of this medieval epic
Blunt, Lady Anne & Blunt, Wilfred Scawen ~ The Celebrated Romance of The Stealing Of The Mare. Translated from the original arabic by Lady Anne Blunt and done into verse by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt.
The Gregynog Press, Near Newtown, Wales : 1930
The sole UK printing of this edition published at The Gregynog Press In 1930. Number '219' of only 225 copies issued. There BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Original quarter tan hermitage calf, board sides with foliated pattern of black, cream, green and orange. The gilt lettered backstrip is lightly toned. A little rubbing to the edges and light wear at corners. A minor scuff to the front cover. Free from inscriptions. Printed on Japanese vellum, a beautiful full-page hand-coloured wood-engraving and 13 large hand-coloured wood-engraved initial letters by R.A. Maynard. The engraving and a number of the initial letters heightened in gold with several other initial letters printed in red, the press-device on the title-page printed in green and gold. T.E. Lawrence was offered £20,000 by Edward Garnett to write the introduction, but declined! The printed dedication is to Charles Doughty. A stunning edition of this medieval epic protected in a loose Mylar archival cover.
CONDITION: Very Good++