Edited by John Hadfield. Illustrated by Rex Whister & John Piper.
The Cupid Press. Preston. 1949; 1950; 1955. All first editions. All volumes being limited to 660 copies. These being no. 564, 287, 506. 'Elizabethan' signed by John Piper to colophon. 3 volumes. Hardback; cloth-backed hand-marbled boards by Douglas Cockerell & Son, with gilt title leather labels to spines, t.e.g.; 'Elizabethan' with acetate jacket; ex libris bookplate of John Raymond Danson designed by Stephen Gooden to front pastedown of 'Georgian'. xx, 147; xx, 155; viii, 134 pages. Frontispiece, 5 full-page plates and 4 head-pieces by Rex Whistler; folding colour frontispiece and 6 full-page plates by Rex Whistler, with tissue guards; 8 colour lithographs by John Piper. English. 235 x 150mm. 1.4kg. . Near fine; slight shelf wear, spine of 'Restoration' slightly faded; acetate jacket of 'Elizabethan' has some slight wear to forecorners, a short 2.5cm tear at top front forecorner, crease to front flap.
A set of John Hadfield's three volumes of collected Love Songs, with decorations by Rex Whistler and John Piper. Hadfield founded the Cupid Press after the war and specialised in publishing limited editions of collected verse. Georgian and Restoration Love Songs both have decorations by Rex Whistler. John Piper provided 8 colour lithographs for Elizabethan Love Songs and signed this volume. [Whistler & Fuller. The Work of Rex Whistler. No. 513; 514]
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