Alexander's Feast; or, the Power of Music.
A song in honour of St. Cecilia: 1697.Campden, Gloucestershire, Essex House Press, 1904 Stock Code: 139264
NotesFirst Essex House edition, number 61 of 140 copies only, printed on vellum and hand-illuminated. This is a lovely production of the Essex House Press, number 11 in their "Great Poems of the Language" series. The book's production was overseen by Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942), a central figure in the Arts and Craft movement and the founder of the Guild and School of Handicraft. For this work Florence Kingsford Cockerell (1871-1949), one of the leading book illuminators of the English Arts and Crafts Movement, provided the illuminated letters. Kingsford Cockerell studied calligraphy under Edward Johnston and predominantly worked for the Ashendene Press.
Octavo. Original vellum, spine lettered in gilt, blind-stamped floral decoration and lettering to front cover.
Hand-coloured frontispiece and final tailpiece by Reginald Savage, initials by hand in red, blue, green, and gilt, printed on vellum in Caslon type in black and red.
Vellum lightly spotted and gently bowed, pastedowns lifting slightly at edges in some places, sound and internally clean, a very good copy.
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