Number 'L' of 50 special copies
Marx, Enid ~ A Book Of Nursery Rhymes : One Of The 50 Deluxe Copies Signed By Enid Marx With Illustrations Hand Coloured : With A Suite Of Three Loose Engravings : This Copy Bound With Special Celebratory Patterned Paper Boards
The Incline Press, Oldham : 1993
The sole UK printing published by The Incline Press, Oldham in 1993. This title was published in an edition of 310 copies. This is number 'L' of 50 special copies 'numbered in Roman style from 1 to L. These are also autographed by Enid Marx on page V1, have some illustrations hand coloured, and include a folder of three duplicate engravings on Zerkell paper'. Original cloth-backed boards over patterned paper-covered boards designed by Enid Marx. The majority of these special copies were covered in the red 'domino' design from Judd street Gallery. As this was the last of the fifty specials to be bound, this copy got the celebratory gold star paper treatment' (Graham Moss : direct communication). The BOOK is in Fine condition. The suite of 3 additional loose B/W engravings housed in the envelope to the rear are in Fine condition. A small strip of the red domino paper is also included with this suite. Loosely laid in is a small publisher's promotional flyer with a penned 'this copy No 50' to the upper edge. Many of the engravings have been hand coloured by the illustrator. This edition uses 32 nursery rhymes and engravings by Enid Marx from 'The Zodiac Book of Nursery Rhymes' which was originally published by Chatto and Windus in 1939. The drawings on the title page, after the contents, and on page 3 were made later, in 1945. A handsome production and the first book of the acclaimed Incline Press. The book is protected in a removable Mylar archival cover. Increasingly scarce. More images available on request.