THE ELF.

(Pear Tree Press.)

THE ELF.

A little book [Spring Number.]

Description: ONE OF 300 COPIES, a few faint foxspots at border of title-page, pp. [ii], 9 [rectos only], 4to, original string-tied wrappers with Guthrie illustration to front and Guthrie-designed printer's device to rear, some light dustsoiling and creasing at corners with a light indentation to rear cover, good

Publication Details: Shorne: Pear Tree Press, Published by James Guthrie at the White Cottage, April 1900

Notes: The original sequence of Guthrie's quarterly 'The Elf' were the first of his publications and pre-date the founding of his Pear Tree Press - although an early version of his Press device can be found at the rear of this volume; he later referred to it as 'a poor sort of magazine printed for me by a jobbing printer' - although its third and fourth issues exhibit an increasing confidence in the design. Each issue originally included inserted illustrations by Guthrie, printed by him from zinc blocks, but these have not survived in this copy....more

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Price: £200

Subject: Private Press

Published Date: 1900

Stock Number: 56708

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