Beetham, England: Simon King Press, 1998. King, Simon. Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 20 of 65, folio size, 35 pp., signed by Simon King. Fine. Item #CNJL824
These three poems, written by Victorian novelist and poet George Meredith (1828-1909), best known for his novel "The Egoist", contain observations of nature, of trees and birds, and of people going about their day-to-day lives within this natural environment; filled with beauty and reflection, the poems juxtapose the outward world with the interior world of the narrator's thoughts. Published by Simon King, the book also features wood engravings by King, with detailed line work and a sensitive portrayal of the people of Meredith's poems; the book is housed in a custom clamshell box, to make this volume a truly special edition of Meredith's work.
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter green leather with green and orange paste-paper boards, gilt lettering on the spine, title page in green and black, titles printed in green, five full-page wood engravings and one in-text by Simon King throughout; Monotype Baskerville type, Mohawk paper, folio size (13.75" by 9.25"), pagination: [1-6] 7-31 [32-34] [1 colophon], one of 65 copies (of a total edition of 80), this number 20, signed by Simon King on the colophon. In a custom-built clamshell box, covered in quarter brown leather with natural linen boards, a black leather spine label with gilt ruled border and lettering, white cloth trays and cream paper linings.
___CONDITION: A fine copy; the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, as new. The clamshell box is fine also, strong and sturdy, clean, without wear; the interior linings have some minor traces of colour from the paste-paper boards, else fine.
___POSTAGE: Please note that this is an unusually heavy book and additional postage may apply; please inquire for details.
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