Only 100 copies issued
Gray, Thomas & Tanner, Robin (Illus) ~ Elegy Written In a Country Churchyard : With Two Etchings Signed By Robin Tanner
Robert Garton / Old Stile Press : 1981
The sole UK printing published by Robert Garton / Old Stile Press in 1981. The deluxe edition of only 100 copies issued, signed by Robin Tanner. This is number '46'. The BOOK is in Near Fine condition with the original binding and gilt titling by St. Michael's Abbey, Farnborough. Internally clean and free from inscriptions. All edges gilt. The book was printed by hand on Zerkall mould made paper by Nicolas McDowall using a Columbian press dated 1854. Original frontis etching initialled 'RT' and dated '1981 in pencil by Robin Tanner. Despite the publisher's bound in tissue guard still being present, there is mild offsetting from this etching to the title page. Loosely inserted into a pocket at the rear of the book as issued, is a further original etching (The same as the frontis) which has been signed by Robin Tanner in pencil and protected by a loose tissue guard. Both the frontis and loose etchings are in Fine condition. The plain wrapper with a printed paper label is complete and is in near Fine condition, with light toning and fading to the spine and edges. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Robin Tanner provides twelve striking illustrations throughout the book. A very handsome production.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Near Fine