While Daddy's Away at the War.

Bliss (Douglas Percy, Illustrator and Compiler)

While Daddy's Away at the War.

Poems for Prudence & Rosalind, compiled & embellished [...]

Description: ONE OF 500 COPIES, frontispiece tip-ins of the respective covers of the original volumes on which the book is based, tipped-in photographic portrait of Bliss in uniform, folded list of poems tipped-in with title printed in brown and header printed in purple, colourprinted throughout in facsimile of the originals, pp. [108], oblong 8vo, original quarter brick-red cloth with patterned paper sides matching that of the original document, backstrip with printed label, original prospectus laid in, fine

Publication Details: Upper Denby: Liss Llewellyn and The Fleece Press, 2019

Notes: Having enlisted as a war artist in World War Two, Bliss made an illustrated poetry album for each of this daughters; in all, sixty-six poems, with the original illustrations creating an effect of considerable charm.

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Price: £90

Subject: Private Press

Published Date: 2019

Stock Number: 67591

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