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Adam and Evelyn at Kew or Revolt in the Gardens

By Robert Herring

1930

Elkin Mathews and Marrot : London

9" by 6"

168pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A colourfully illustrated limited edition of Robert Herring's 'Adam and Evelyn at Kew'.

A limited edition, one of 1060 numbered copies, however this copy is not numbered. Numbers 1-1000 were for sale, and numbers 1001-1060 were for presentation. 'Adam and Evelyn at Kew' is in part a history of Kew Gardens, and a retelling of Adam and Eve, with Kew Gardens being their Eden. A poem titled 'A Deep Sleep' is also included. Robert Herring was a poet, known for being the editors of 'The London Mercury', and 'Life and Letters Today'. Some of his other works include 'The President's Hat', 'Cactus Coast', and 'Westward Look Poems'. Illustrated by Edward Bawden, who was known for his book covers and posters. He was an official war artist during the Second World War, producing many works of the horrors of war. Before the war broke out, he had been working at a publishers, producing illustrations for many books. With thirteen coloured plates, and six coloured in text illustrations. With coloured maps to the endpapers.

CONDITION

In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, sound. Sunning has caused light discolouration to the spine, to the rear joint, and to the head of the front board. Minor markings to the boards. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean, with only the odd spot and handling mark. Closed tear to page 11/12. Stamp to the head of the half title page, 'Dennis Young'.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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