One of only 160 copies
Housman, Laurence ~ Hop-O’-Me-Heart: A Grown-up Fairy-Tale With illustrations by John Guthrie : Inscribed By James Guthrie
The Pear Tree Press, Flansham : 1938
The sole UK printing published by The Pear Tree Press, Flansham, Bognor Regis, Sussex in 1938. Number '54' of only 160 numbered copies. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Original pale blue boards, upper board with illustrated label. Some early splitting to the upper third of the spine but the binding remains very tight. Board edges lightly toned. The frontispiece, vignette title page, and head- and tail-piece by John Guthrie, all printed in blue. Internally clean. Printed on 12 point John Bell type by John freeman on unbleached hand-made paper by Arnold and Foster. Inscribed by John Guthrie on the front blank end-paper : 'With kind wishes, from Mr & Mrs Guthrie, April 1940'. A very handsome production from James Guthrie's Press and very scarce.
CONDITION: Very Good++