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All For Love.

DRYDEN (John).

DRYDEN (John).

All For Love Or The World Well Lost. A Tragedy. Written in Imitation of Shakespeare's Stile.

Printed in red and black, seven black and white woodcut headpieces by Edward le Bas and Eliot Hodgkin and woodcut printed in green and black at the head of the colophon.

4to. [295 x 225 x 20 mm]. xxii, [ii], 97 pp. Original binding of vellum over bevelled boards, the front cover with a gilt block reproducing an illustration, the spine lettered in gilt, plain endleaves, uncut edges. (Spine and edges of the boards a little rubbed and soiled).
Westminster: The Stourton Press, 1931 [1932].

Two pages are slightly foxed, but a very good copy. No. 48 of 150 copies printed by Fairfax Hall at his private press at Stourton House, Dacre Street, Westminster, with the help of H. Gage-Cole, pressman [formerly of the Kelmscott and Dove Press], S. Bradshaw and S. Ball. With a loosely inserted letter of compliments from Penelope and Fairfax Hall dated 1948 and a newspaper cutting recording Hall's death in 1981. Roderick Cave described the Stourton Press as a "whale among sprats" in the post-war private press scene, and James Stourton regarded Hall as the last survivor of an era of the private press that lived in the shadows of William Morris and Emery Walker.

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