Carmina Sapphica. Horace.
Carmina Sapphica.
Carmina Sapphica.
Carmina Sapphica.
(Ashendene Press)

Carmina Sapphica.

Boston: Anne & David Bromer, 1983. (xviii), 46pp. Second edition. One of 150 copies. This famous miniature book of Horace's songs was first printed at the Ashendene Press in 1923 on a commission from Queen Mary for the library of her magnificent Doll's House. Of that first printing, only a handful of copies survive today, making it a book of the utmost rarity. This second edition was printed by Linnea Gentry with the original plates of the 1923 edition on the handpress used at Ashendene. With a new introduction by Michael Hornby, son of Ashendene founder Charles Henry St. John Hornby. Bound in full brown morocco with gilt-stamping by David Bourbeau, in the same style as the 1923 edition. Housed with the prospectus in a small octavo-sized, morocco-backed clamshell box. Considered one of the important miniature publications of the last century. Extremely fine. (Miniature book measures 1 3/8 by 1; 36x26mm). Item #30716

(Bromer, LXIVMOS, pp. 58-65; Bradbury, p. 38).

Price: $950.00

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