Very scarce with the wrapper
Tennant, Stephen (Illus.) & Grey, Pamela ~ The Vein In The Marble : With The Scarce Wrapper
Philip Allan & Company, London : 1925
The sole UK printing published by Philip Allan & Company, London in 1925. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Original blue buckram-backed paper-covered boards, with title label pasted to the front board and to the spine. Decorative endpapers and end-piece, decorated contents page, 32 tipped-in black-and-white plates reproducing pen-and-ink drawings and watercolours by Stephen Tennant. The spine label is mildly toned. Some slight splitting between pages as is usual with this binding but to a much lesser degree than usually encountered. The inner hinge of rear board is just starting to split at the base. Internally fresh with no inscriptions and just light toning and spotting to the page edges. The WRAPPER is complete and is Very Good+ condition. Some light shelf wear, ruffled along top edge with a short 3cm tear to the front top edge and slight loss at the spine ends. Some toning of the spine with paper reinforcement to the verso of the lower spine panel. The wrapper has a striking red vein design and has preserved the boards excellently. This scarce book collected the artwork of Stephen Tennant (1906-1987), still in his teens, alongside textual interpretations in poetry and prose by his mother, Pamela Wyndham, Lady Grey. Despite positive reviews of the book, sales proved disappointing. A very scarce copy of a notoriously fragile book. The first copy that we have handled. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.
CONDITION: Very Good++
JACKET: Very Good+