One Hundred and Eleven Poems.London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1955 Stock Code: 146421
"Every detail of this book's design is my own"First Flint edition, signed limited issue, number 82 of 105 copies signed by the artist and in the deluxe sheepskin binding, together with the additional suite of eight sepia plates, here retained in the original envelope. There were also 445 copies bound in parchment and cloth boards.
William Russell Flint not only illustrated the present edition, but selected and arranged the poems, and printed them at his own expense. He describes in his "Note on Herrick" how "every detail of this book's design is my own... with good spirit and good care I have made the drawings and placed them with their poems". The result is a very attractive production which brings out, in Flint's words, the "prettiness blossomed into beauty" of Herrick's poems.
Quarto. Original white alum-tanned sheepskin, raised bands, titles and publisher's stamp to spine in gilt, decoration to front cover in gilt, top edge gilt. With eight additional plates in the original envelope, as issued. Housed together in a custom marbled cloth slipcase.
Colour frontispiece and title page vignette, and 38 sepia illustrations to the text. Text printed in red, green, blue, and black.
Some toning to spine, binding otherwise bright, contents clean and crisp. A lovely, near-fine copy.
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