Brief Candles by Laurence Binyon (The Golden Cockerel Press, 1938) illustrated by Helen Binyon with prospectus
by Laurence Binyon, with six engravings by Helen Binyon
The Golden Cockerel Press, 1938
A copy of the ‘Unlimited Edition’ with a prospectus inserted to front.
Hardback. Publisher’s purple cloth with gilt title to front board. In a yellow dustwrapper with illustration in purple to front and rear panels; priced 3/6 Net to front flap. pp  blank, [1-4], 5-,  colophon,  blank, including b/w illustrations;  single sheet prospectus. Size: 5.75 x 4.5 inches approx. (144mm x 114mm).
Dustwrapper a little worn and rubbed; a little grubby and marked, especially to spine and flap folds. Cloth showing some mottling with loss of colour but otherwise clean and bright. Endpapers foxed and showing some offsetting; adhesive damage to first blank page where prospectus had formerly been tipped to; pages age-toned and with occasional foxing but otherwise generally clean throughout.
Overall, showing light wear but otherwise a nice, clean copy – and uncommon to find with the prospectus.
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