The Flower And The Leaf. Geoffrey Chaucer.
The Flower And The Leaf

The Flower And The Leaf

London: Essex House Press (Edward Arnold), 1902. leather_bound. 45 pages. 18 x 12 cm. Limited edition, copy 94 of 165 printed on vellum with front cover Arts & Crafts rose in blind, and entitled "Soul Is Form." Hand colored woodcut frontispiece, plus a central two panel plate, and elaborate colored initials throughout by Edith Harwood. Bookplate of Henry Walters Morrieson front cover pastedown. "The Essex House Press was then an Arts & Crafts press par excellence.....it reveals more of Art Nouveau in many of the books than one would have expected from so devoted a follower of Morris." CAVE: PRIVATE PRESS, p.125 noting Ashbee's work at Essex House. Slight cover soiling at top edges. Full white vellum. Very good. Item #22182

Price: $2,200.00

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