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Crabbe, George, 1754–1832
Peter Grimes : a narrative poem / by George Crabbe ; with twenty-two etchings by Anthony Davies.
[Great Britain] : Clare Beck and Moira Kelly, 1982.
Physical Description:
[12], 13, [2] p., 22 leaves of plates : ill. ; 38 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2012 16
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
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"The text is taken from 'The poet's tale', an anthology of narrative poetry published by Hodder & Stoughton 1957."--Verso of title page.
"Designed and printed by Ronald King at Circle Press ... and binding by Dorset Bookbinding"-Colophon.
"Clare Beck & Moira Kelly 1982."--Head of title page.
"Twenty-two etchings and aquatints, four inserted loose into a folder with six 4 pp sections of text printed letterpress in 18 pt Baskerville and the remainder in a separate folder. 50 signed copies, 10 proofs ... on Saunders mould-made paper in blue cloth-covered folder and slip-case. A separate edition of 30 of each of the prints, fully signed, was published at the same time."--Cooking the books.
First portfolio, titled "Peter Grimes" : [12], 13, [2] p., 7 leaves of plates. Second portfolio, titled "The Etchings" : [15] leaves of plates numbered viii-xxii. Each plate numbered and initialed "AJD" in pencil.
Cooking the books : Ron King and Circle Press, p. 172
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 31 of a limited edition of 50 copies. Signed by artist. In slip-case.
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Beck, Clare -- Publisher.
Circle Press -- Printer.
English poetry -- 20th century.
Kelly, Moira -- Publisher.
Livres d'artistes.
Handmade papers (Paper)
Etchings -- 1982.
King, Ronald, 1932- book designer.
Circle Press, printer.

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