Cambridge, UK: Golden Head Press, 1966.
First printing. (6) + 11 pp., 8.75 x 11.25 inches. With a prefatory note by Raymond Lister. One of 225 copies, with plates printed in collotype; bound in quarter-cloth and paper over boards, with printed cover label. Mild bumps to corners and light soiling to covers, internally about fine. Item #4633
Reproductions of all the wood engravings, line engravings, and lithographs executed by Edward Calvert between 1827 and 1831. Raymond Lister, author of an earlier book-length study of Calvert, observes in his prefatory note that “Among the ‘Ancients’ (the circle of young admirers who gathered round William Blake in his last years) Samuel Palmer and Edward Calvert were most affected by the Master. Each of them — Palmer in his imaginative paintings of the Shoreham landscape, Calvert in his visionary engravings — showed strongly the influence of the wood engravings executed by Blake to illustrate the ‘imitation’ of Virgil’s first eclogue by Ambrose Philips, published by Dr John Thornton in 1821, and described by Palmer as ‘visions of little dells, and nooks, and corners of Paradise’.”
A handsome and uncommon production.