PETER GRIMES. J. Martin Pitts, George Crabbe.
PETER GRIMES.
PETER GRIMES.

PETER GRIMES.

From "The Borough". Linocuts by J. Martin Pitts. Pp. 36(last blank)+[2](colophon, verso blank), frontispiece, text illustrations (4 full page) and tailpiece, printed in combinations of green, brown & black; impl. 8vo; pictorial cloth designed by J. Martin Pitts and printed at the Old Stile Press; top edges green; within patterned papered slipcase with cloth spine and edges; The Old Stile Press, London, 1985. Edition limited to 220 numbered copies, signed by the artist. *The text is the subsection of Crabbe's poem The Borough on which the libretto for Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes was based. First published in 1810, The Borough was one of Crabbe's most popular works, and was reprinted several times. Written in heroic couplets, the poems are arranged as a series of letters covering various aspects of rural life, including descriptions of the lives of some of the inhabitants. Letter XXII tells the story of the fisherman Peter Grimes. Item #137126

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