Fanfrolico Press - Ausonius (Decimus Magnus). Patchwork Quilt


Fanfrolico Press - Ausonius (Decimus Magnus). Patchwork Quilt

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Decimus Magnus Ausonius. Patchwork Quilt. Poems done into English by Jack Lindsay with decorations by Edward Bawden. 8vo, pp.71, Fanfrolico Press, London, (1930).

Number 243 of 400 copies handset in Bodoni and printed on Barcham Green handmade paper. Line-drawn decorated title and 10 illustrations. Peacock blue buckram with patchwork design stamped in blind on the boards, gilt spine titling, gilt top, edges uncut. Slight fading to spine. A very good copy indeed.

'It is not known who first produced a wine of the claret type, but Ausonius, a fourth-century teacher of grammar, sang of its charms and virtues during the Roman occupation of Gaul. The famous Chateau Ausone comes from what is believed to be his vineyard.' (Chaplin p.68)

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