THE REVELATION OF SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE. Blair Hughes-Stanton, Saint John.
THE REVELATION OF SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE.
THE REVELATION OF SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE.
THE REVELATION OF SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE.

THE REVELATION OF SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE.

Pp. [60], printed in Tyrian red & black on Japanese vellum, with numerous wood engraved illustrations by Blair Hughes-Stanton (several full page); f'cap. folio; full red Hermitage calf over bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in blind, the leather slightly scuffed, edges rubbed; top edges sprinkled red; Gregynog Press bindery stamp at foot of lower pastedown, occasional faint soiling; The Gregynog Press, Montgomeryshire, 1932. One of 232 numbered copies thus bound (of a total edition of 250). Harrop 24; Huges-Stanton 14. *Blair Hughes-Stanton also designed the title page, which incorporates a press device with the initials of the press interlaced back to back, and superimposed on a cross (Harrop device No. 22, p. 254). At the time of publication, Hughes-Stanton's relationship with The Gregynog Press was strained. Some of the board felt that his wood engravings were too erotic, and his personal conduct was also causing concern. 'These engravings, in which the strange elongated figures exude a strange power and even menace, emphasise the artist's complete technical mastery of the medium' [Harrop, p. 110]. Item #135653

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