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Songs of The Gardens

By Peter Warlock (Editor)

1925 - London - Nonesuch Press

10.5" by 8"; 96pp

 

 

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A limited edition print of this fine collection of songs. 

Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.

Edited by the British composer and music critic Peter Warlock. Warlock was a pseudonym for Philip Arnold Heseltine. Warlock is best known as a composer, although also achieved notoriety through his unconventional and sometimes scandalous lifestyle. 

A limited edition print from the Nonesuch Press. This text is number 280 of 875 copies printed by the offset lithographic process at the Curwen Press.

This collection was produced under the direction of Hubert J Foss and Francis Meynell. The music and its accompanying text were engraved by Lowe & Brydone.

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.

This is a collection of twenty four songs by different writers all which were sung at the London Pleasure Gardens during the second half of the eighteenth century. The sheet music is printed throughout, with decorative borders as well as the full lyrics.

CONDITION

In original paper vellum boards with printed patterned dustwrapper. Externally, excellent with just some handling marks to boards and a minor amount of bumping to extremities. Boards are warped as is common with this edition. Dustwrapper is in excellent condition also with some small tears to the head and tail of spine as well as to the extremities. Some offsetting from the dustwrapper to the endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean. Overall: FINE with a NEAR FINE dustwrapper.


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