A very attractive example which is uncommon with the complete wrapper
Fermor, Patrick Leigh ~ A Time To Keep Silence
The Queen Anne Press : 1953
The First UK printing published by The Queen Anne Press, London in 1953. Limited edition, with this being number 293 of only 500 copies. The BOOK is in Near Fine condition. Publisher's black buckram, gilt lettered red spine label, the publisher's initials in gilt to both boards with the top edge crimson red. Mild offsetting to the end papers with a neat gift inscription to the upper front blank end paper. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. Mild edge-wear with a little loss at the spine ends. Some splitting to the spine and flap folds which have had some professional Japanese tissue repairs to the verso. These do not show through to the front. The wrapper design looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector. A colour frontispiece and three illustrations to the head of the chapters by John Craxton. Three 'meditations' on monastic life: 'The Abbey at St. Wandrille de Fontanelle', 'From Solesmes to La Grande Trappe' and 'The Rock Monasteries of Cappadocia'. The first appearance of this work, the author's second book, and a very attractive example which is uncommon with the original wrapper. The trade edition, issued by John Murray, was not published until much later in 1957. Collectible.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Very Good++