John Drinkwater: Illustrated by Paul Nash
London, Beaumont Press. 1918..
Limited edition; 8vo; original cover in black and yellow on blue paper. Edition of 200 on hand made paper. Signed by the author on the limitation page. Ten line block illustrations in black and white from drawings by Paul Nash. One of an unknown number of copies that have been hand coloured by Cyril Beaumont. Beaumont presented a hand coloured copy of Loyalties to Nash in which Nash wrote 'The plates in this book were coloured by Mr Beaumont without any assistance or instigation'. The fifth book published by the Beaumont Press and the first book illustrated by Paul Nash. Nash became friends with John Drinkwater in the summer of 1917 and stayed with him in July 1918 when the idea of illustrating Loyalties was suggested. Fine, very slight wear to the extremities and label to spine a little darkened and chipped. Attractive book plate to front paste down.