The Graven Image.

(Perpetua Press.) GITTINGS (Clare and Robert)

The Graven Image.

[Foreword by Christopher Fry.]

Description: FIRST EDITION, full-page reproductions of images taken from brass rubbings, pp. 56, 4to, original black cloth, upper board with one of the designs from the book stamped in gilt, backstrip lettered in gilt, dustjacket with a few light marks, very good

Publication Details: Oxford: Perpetua Press, 1993

Notes: The poet Robert Gittings and his wife Jo Manton sent out Christmas cards each year illustrated with a brass rubbing taken by their daughter Clare, accompanied by an original verse by Gittings inspired by the image; this book compiles them in tribute to the poet, who had died the year before. [With:] 17 original examples of the Christmas cards on which the book is based, including 2 not featured in the book itself, all with manuscript messages from the Gittings inside (a few addressed to Rusty and Anne) ...more

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Price: £120

Subject: Private Press

Published Date: 1993

Stock Number: 65534

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