Limited Editions Club - Borrow (George). Lavengro.

Limited Editions Club - Borrow (George). Lavengro.

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Lavengo: The Scholar, The Gipsy, The Priest, by George Borrow. With an Introduction by Hugh Walpole. Illustrated with sixteen lithographs in colour and pen drawings by Barnett Freedman. Two vols, medium 8vo, 24cm, pp.xix[3],375 & pp.xi[3],380, colophon, Printed for Members of the Limited editions Club at the Curwen Press, London, 1936.

One of 1,500 copies (this not numbered) printed in Foundry Walbaum and signed by the artist. 16 single-page coloured lithographs, 8 double-page pictorial endpapers, decorative slipcase in salmon-pink and gold, by Barnett Freedman. Full mulberry cloth with spine labels titled in gilt. Slight freckling to fore-edges and slight wear to slipcase, otherwise fine.

The Limited Editions Club 'Lavengro' was in Herbert Simon's opinion, the most successful collaboration between Barnett Freedman and Harold Curwen in the printing of auto-lithographs. George Macy echoed something of that sentiment in his statement: 'This is one of the ten finest books we have ever issued, and one of the ten least popular'.

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