India Love Poems.

(Binding.) (Piper.) TAMBIMUTTU (Translator)

India Love Poems.

(The Texts taken from Sanscrit, Telugu, Kannada and the Assamese).

Description: FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 200 COPIES (this unnumbered) printed on Arches Velin pure rag paper and signed by Tambimuttu and John Piper, 18 superb colourprinted lithographic plates by John Piper, the title-page printed in pale green, pp. [66], folio, bound by Stuart Brockman in red and blue French Levant with strips of black goatskin, gilt border and rules to both boards,backstrip lettered in gilt, all edges gilt on the rough, turn-ins of black goatskin with endpapers of marbled paper by Louise Brockman (the pastedowns blue, the free endpapers red), fine

Publication Details: [Printed at the Rampant Lions Press for] Paradine and PL Editions, 1977

Notes: A stunning binding, the curvaceous stripes of Brockman's design reflecting the elemental aspects of the verse and Piper's illustrations, as well as evoking the female form. Although the publication was limited to two hundred copies, very few were actually sold - perhaps explaining the existence of unbound copies in sheet form, as this formerly was, before a magnificent designer binding was added by Stuart Brockman. Though its original fate betokens an unsuccessful commercial venture, it is an incredibly handsome production, enhanced by Piper's stunning illustrations. Piper writes of his work f...more

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Price: £4,250

Subject: Private Press

Published Date: 1977

Stock Number: 61518

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