Seaweed Their Pasture Kit Wright Signed Limited First Edition 1946

$450.00

Introduction by Leslie Hotson. Format by Leonard Denis. Composition and letterpress by Lyon & Armor, Inc. Engravings by Phototype Engraving Co. Binding by Oldnach Co. All of Philadelphia. Paper by W. C. Hamilton & Sons, Miquon, Pa. A narrative poem in six parts. Each part is decorated with a green headpiece. The title is taken from a quote from Milton’s Paradise Lost, Book 7 which appears opposite the first page of text:

“Forthwith the Sounds and Seas, each Creek and Bay

With Frie innumerable swarme, and Shoales

Of Fish that with thir Finns and shining Scales

Glide under the green Wave, in Sculles that oft

Bank the mid Sea: part single or with mate

Graze the Sea weed thir pasture, and through Groves

Of Coral stray–”

Description

Wright, Kit. [Catherine Morris Wright] Seaweed Their Pasture. Illustrations by Marie Kaufmann. Endsmeet Farm, Wyncote, Pennsylvania, 1946. First edition, copy 161 of 750, signed by the author on the limitation page. 112 pages. 9 ½ inches. Beige cloth with geen and brown ruling and lettering on the front cover, and green lettering on the spine. Printed on fine rag-content paper. Publisher’s original glassine wrapper folded up inside the back cover. Introduction by Leslie Hotson. Format by Leonard Denis. Composition and letterpress by Lyon & Armor, Inc. Engravings by Phototype Engraving Co. Binding by Oldnach Co. All of Philadelphia. Paper by W. C. Hamilton & Sons, Miquon, Pa. A narrative poem in six parts. Each part is decorated with a green headpiece. The title is taken from a quote from Milton’s Paradise Lost, Book 7 which appears opposite the first page of text:

“Forthwith the Sounds and Seas, each Creek and Bay

With Frie innumerable swarme, and Shoales

Of Fish that with thir Finns and shining Scales

Glide under the green Wave, in Sculles that oft

Bank the mid Sea: part single or with mate

Graze the Sea weed thir pasture, and through Groves

Of Coral stray–”

A fine copy of the signed, limited, first edition.

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