Llandogo, Monmouthshire: The Old Stile Press, 1988. Brockway, Harry. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Number 167 of 225 copies, quarto size,  pp., signed by the artist. Fine. Item #CNJL1010
"The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia" is a long or "epic" prose poem by Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586), written in the sixteenth-century. It remains to this day one of the most important works of English literature. Printer/Publisher Nicolas McDowall cherry-picked a few choice poems from the larger work, which served as inspiration to artist Harry Brockway.
___DESCRIPTION: Original quarter Japanese raw silk, with red leather title label blocked in gilt, boards covered with patterned paper, designed by the artist, printed blue on red, purple endpapers, title-page printed in black and blue, nineteen wood engravings; Bell type, Zerkall Halbmatt mould-made paper, quarto size (11" by 6.25"), [1-6] 7-51 [52-54] [1 colophon] pp., limited edition, this number 167 of 225, signed by Harry Brockway. Housed in a slipcase covered in brown cloth with inset of printed wood engraving repeated from the text.
___CONDITION: A fine copy, with clean binding, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings, slipcase is clean with no fraying to the cloth; like new.
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