A Shropshire Lad (Signed copy)
Signed by Mary & Nicholas Parry at the Tern Press, limited edition
Limited to 225 copies, this being No 71. Hardback quarter cloth with paper covered boards, each carrying a wood-engraving by Nicholas Parry. Paper title label to spine. This edition printed on T H Saunders untrimmed, watermarked paper. 25.5 × 17.5cm, unpaginated.
Signed by Mary & Nicholas Parry to the limitation page.
A beautifully illustrated copy with full-page and smaller wood-engravings. This magical and poignant evocation of coming of age in the countryside describes lovers in secluded lanes, cricket and church bells, cherry trees hung with snow and woods full of bluebells. Yet in "A Shropshire Lad" the fields and hills are also places of loss and sorrow, where men die young or are sent far away to fight in foreign wars. Aching with longing for a vanished world, these exquisite verses are a meditation on the fleeting nature of love, youth and happiness.
There is sunning to the top quarter of the boards, heavier to the rear than the front. The contents are in very good condition.
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