Coleridge, Samuel Taylor & Le Cain, Errol (Illus) ~ The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner : Only 100 Copies Issued
The Arcadia Press, London : 1972
The sole UK Printing published by The Arcadia Press, London in 1972. Number '17' of only 100 copies issued (There was also an additional 10 deluxe copies bound in full vellum with a separate portfolio of plates signed by the illustrator). The BOOK is in near Fine condition. The book is entirely hand manufactured. Hand bound by Zaehnsdorf Ltd. in quarter vellum and handmade seaweed paper to the boards. Some light bumping to the front vellum corner tips. Gilt lettering to spine. Top edge gilt. Green endpapers. Housed in the publisher's Slipcase which has one minor bump to the bottom corner. The book itself is very clean and bright, with no marks to the endpapers or pages. The limitation page is numbered and signed by the calligrapher David Howells, the paper-maker Philip Rowson and the illustrator Errol Le Cain. Illustrated with 10 full-page striking mounted colour plates by Errol Le Cain. The publisher's Prospectus is loosely inserted and is in Fine condition. A sumptuous production from The Arcadia Press and highly collectible.
CONDITION: Near Fine
SLIPCASE: Very Good++