- (Market Drayton, Shropshire): The Tern Press, (2005).
- fox red cloth with paper labels on spine and front
- (xii), 174, (4) pages
Price: $5,500.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 124152
Rare unique copy with all of the original art. Limited to 40 numbered copies, signed by Nicholas Parry and Mary Parry. First title page portrait of John Masefield plus 55 full page black and white illustrations. Set in Caslon type on Magnani paper with pencil illustrations reproduced by North Shropshire Print. Brown cloth covers, with paper title label on spine and front. Tan endpapers. Together with: Over 50 original graphite drawings by Nicholas Parry used in the book, as well as others not used in the book. Drawings on card. Includes original of first title page illustration of John Masefield. All in a tan cloth drop-back box with toning leather title label on spine.
John Edward Masefield was born in 1878 and died in 1967. His idyllic early childhood was vital to his later work. His prolific writing career encompassed some 50 volumes of verse, over 20 novels and 8 plays. He became Britains Poet Laureate in 1930 and received the Order of Merit in 1935. August 1914 is a moving poem of the First World War. Reynard the Fox is a verse-tale set in the rural world of Masefields childhood.
A rare look at the artist's work of over fifty original drawings viewed side by side with the text. Light scuff marking on rear cover of clamshell box.