1971. [Meriden CT]: Bayberry Hill Press, 1971.
Slim folio, (5), 22, (1, colophon)pp. Original quarter red cloth with red marbled boards, printed title label on the upper cover, board tips worn, large ding to the top edge of the lower board, internally fine.
§ Number 42 of approximately 80 copies. Includes a presentation card from the publisher inscribed "For Mary and Harold", and also inscribed in the colophon "[from] Ruth and Fos with love". Another hand has noted the recipient as being Harold Hugo. An interesting memoir of a visit to England with much of interest about their visit to meet Mrs. St. John Hornby who was C.H. St. John Hornby's inspiration for the press and later his wife. The description of viewing all the Ashendene Press books on vellum is mouth-watering. After visiting Mrs. Hornby they went on to visit her son Michael at his home Pusey House and saw the wonderful collections and gardens there, all well described in the text. A rare example of a private press book being biographical and giving context to a great private press. Item #122702