The tenant of Wildfell Hall Second Edition For Sale
The tenant of Wildfell Hall Second Edition
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Illustrated by Paul Nash - Genesis Limited Edition - ( Item 137862 )

Published in London by Folio Society. 2022. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. A classic from the Fine Press tradition. Limited to 750 hand-numbered copies of which this is number 488. Published in series with ‘The Book of Jonah' and ‘The Song of Songs’. Genesis was printed at the legendary Curwen Press and published by Nonesuch in 1924 in a limited edition of only 375 copies. Produced during a period when Nash regarded himself as ‘a war artist without a war’, it is now recognised as a high point in his artistic output and one of the most significant illustrated books of the twentieth century. 28 pages, set in Rudolf Koch's Neuland type, with 12 wood-engravings by Paul Nash. Bound in black cloth blocked in gold. Orange paper dust wrapper printed in black ink in facsimile of the original. Because of the heavy black illustrations and text, the pages are doubled over as ‘French folds’ to avoid distracting show-through. Reproduced from the first edition, this book has been printed on Corolla Book Laid Ivory paper. Accompanying the facsimile is an essay by Sebastian Carter, formerly of the Rampant Lions Press, now editor of Parenthesis, the Journal of the Fine Press Book Association. This specially commissioned piece gives essential background to the original publication and is printed in Caslon on Corolla Book Laid Ivory paper. The solander presentation box is covered in smooth rust brown Surbalin paper and lined with Zanders Efalin wove in dark brown. The front and spine are blocked in gold foil and the front board is inset with a title label printed in black with an illustration by Paul Nash on Corolla Book Laid Ivory paper.

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