Hero & Leander. Translated from the Greek of Musaeus by F.L. Lucas.
BUCKLAND WRIGHT, John
London, Christopher Sandford. 1949..
Designed, produced and published by Christopher Sandford. Printed at the Golden Cockerel Press. Limited edition; 8vo; original full white vellum binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with gilt stamped vignettes on the front (Leander) and back (Hero) covers. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Engraved pictorial title page and eleven engravings, nine of which are full page. One of 100 copies from an edition of 500 with a special binding and an extra engraving, signed by John Buckland-Wright and F L Lucas. In original russet buckram slip-case. Anthony Reid's copy with his bookplates by Buckland Wright to front paste down. Anthony Reid, author of A Check-list of the Book Illustrations of John Buckland Wright, together with a Personal Memoir,1968. Reid states that the specials 'have a chaste beauty that is truly Greek in feeling'. Fine. Reid A54.