Item #31751 Works & Days. Hesiod.
Works & Days.
Works & Days.
Works & Days.
Works & Days.
(Mason, John)

Works & Days.

London: Central School of Arts & Crafts, 1923/4. Octavo. 28, (ii)pp. Hesiod's pastoral, didactic work here appears according to Samuel Butler's translation and J. H. Mason's arrangement of type. Lettering in black with glosses, titling, and introductory "O Muses" printed in a light blue. The colophon states that the book was "hindered by War and post-War conditions," in light of which its very existence declared the continued urgency for schools of craft and trade, such as the Day Technical School of Book Production, students from which set the book's type. The School was of Mason's own devising, an outcome of Mason's belief in interactive bibliographic pedagogy: "The printing classes at the Central SChool were to embody the lessons to be drawn from the research and experience of the private presses, and the revival of calligraphy, and so to set new standards of typography." Bound in half morocco with marbled paper over boards and spine titling in gilt. Mild generic exterior rubbing, some pages more toned than others, else near fine. Signed at the rearmost page, which has been printed with blue rules and the instructions that on them bookbinders, re-binders, and owners should leave their autographs. Item #31751

(Owens, p. 46).

Price: $850.00

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