Large 8vo., bound by George Percival in quarter-black morocco with gilt rule over Japanese patterned paper-covered boards, green Mingei Japanese endpapers, gilt titling to spine, pp. xvii, 81, . Printed in black, red and green Romanee italic on Barcham Green Medieval handmade paper, with a lithographic reproduction of a photograph of the author tipped-in. Limited edition, copy 210 of 500. Spine slightly worn and bumped to extremities, endpapers also worn at edges, some very minor stains to pages, slipcase lacking. Dame Hildelith Cumming’s personal favourite of the books she printed at the Stanbrook Abbey Press. The poetry is presented in the original French with a facing English translation by Dame Marcella van Bruyn, although in the book she is acknowledged only as ‘A Benedictine of Stanbrook’. Text in French and English.
MARITAIN, Raissa; VAN BRUYN, Marcella (trans.); SPEAIGHT, Robert (intro.)., Trente Poemes de Raissa Maritain. Arbre Patriarche. Traduits en anglais par une Benedictine de Stanbrook. Avec une preface de Robert Speaight. Thirty Poems by Raissa Maritain. Patriarch Tree. Translated into English by a Benedictine of Stanbrook. With a preface by Robert Speaight., Stanbrook Abbey Press, 1965
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