(Wakefield, West Yorkshire): Fleece Press (Simon Lawrence), (1985). Reddick, Peter. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 250 copies, twelvemo size, 29 pp. Fine. Item #CNBR377
Per the "Publisher's Note", "Vyvyan Richards' essay was first printed in 1937 and is the personal story of his friendship with T.E. Lawrence, with whom he planned to set up a private press...." Providing a fascinating glimpse into the life of someone who continues to be of interest almost one hundred years later, the essay begins thus: "In my third year at Jesus College, Oxford, it was reported that there was a queer stranger among us, who walked solitary at all hours of the night in the still quadrangles of the college..."
Published by the Fleece Press, run by Simon Lawrence, who became entranced with the art of printing when he "walked through the door of the Whittington workshop in April 1980" (n.b., from the web site of the Press). It has been called "The highest quality private publishing firm in the country" by Paul Johnson (The Spectator).
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in quarter aubergine cloth and Sage Reynolds paste paper over boards, paper spine label, fore-edge uncut, wood engraving of T.E. Lawrence by Peter Reddick as frontis, title page in blue and black; Caslon type on Velin Arches Blanc, twelvemo size (7 5/8" by 5 3/4"), pagination: [i-viii]  2-20 [colophon], one of 200 standard copies, there were also 50 deluxe copies and two copies printed on vellum.
___CONDITION: A fine copy; the binding clean and without blemish, the corners straight and unrubbed, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, as new.
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