1929 Love's Progress Or The Education of Araminta
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First Edition, Illustrated, Limited Edition
Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. In original wax wrap. Limited edition, number 1329 of 1525 copies printed. The Nonesuch Press specialised in limited edition and private press. They were unusual among private presses as they used a small Albion press to design the books, but had them printed by commercial printers. In doing so, books with the quality of a fine-press were produced, but available to a wider audience at lower prices. Love's Progress is the sequel to Laver's incredibly popular A Stitch in Time, which was a pastiche of Alexander Pope's The Rape of The Lock, although set in modern times. Love's Progress and A Stitch in Time were later published together in 1933 as Ladies' Mistakes. Laver was an English author, critic, art historian and museum curator. He acted as Keeper of Prints, Drawings and Paintings for the Victoria and Albert Museum for over ten years. It was whilst he held this position that he began writing his poetry, as a way of supplementing his pay.
In original marbled paper covered boards and in original wax paper wrap. Externally, lovely condition. Wrap is excellent with minor shelfwear to the extremities. Some offsetting to endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.
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