Item #123846 Caelica. Gregynog Press, Fulke GREVILLE, Lord Brooke.


Newtown, The Gregynog Press, 1936 (first thus)/ 1633.

Octavo, xiv, 150, [1] (colophon) pages, printed in red and black on unbleached Arnold hand-made paper.

Original half green Oasis morocco and striped papered boards, lettered in gilt and ruled in gilt and blind; endpapers and adjacent leaves a little browned from the leather turn-ins; a few miniscule spots; a fine copy.

Number 109 of 225 copies, printed 'under the direction of James Wardrop, at the Gregynog Press, Newtown, Montgomeryshire; finished the twenty-second day of October, 1936' (colophon).

'[Greville's] "Caelica" (published 1633) begins as a conventional sonnet sequence but gradually abandons Neoplatonism for pessimistic reflections on religion and politics' ('Encyclopaedia Britannica'). This edition is edited by Una Ellis-Fermor.

'The Gregynog Press, Montgomeryshire, was one of many artistic activities due to the enlightened philanthropy of two sisters, Miss Gwendoline Davies, C.H., and Miss Margaret Davies, LL.D.. The standard of craftsmanship which was quickly achieved made it comparable with leading private presses in England and Germany' (Jones: 'The Gregynog Press', 1954; see page 36 for details of the present title).

Item #123846

Price (AUD): $900.00

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