Austin (Gabriel, editor) - Four Oaks Library [and] Four Oaks Farm.


Austin (Gabriel, editor) - Four Oaks Library [and] Four Oaks Farm.

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Four Oaks Library [and] Four Oaks Farm. Two volumes, 8vo, 24cm, pp.xxii,136 & pp.[xii],113, Somervile, New Jersey, 1967.

Designed by P.J.Conkwright, set in monotype Baskerville and printed atThistle Press on Curtis Rag paper. One of 1,250 and 1,000 copies respectively. Portraits, maps, illustrarations. Grey paper-covered boards, black cloth spines titled in gilt. Cockerell marbled paper-covered slipcase. John Sparrow's set with his wood-engraved book label (by RS) in both volumes. Loosely inserted a wood-engraved bookplate for Donald and Mary Hyde proofed in two colours signed by Reynolds Stone. This is used as the title-page vignette in bothvolumes. A fine set.

Essays on the private collection of Donal and Mary Hyde in the library at Four Oaks Farm. Contributors include Robert etzdorf on Samuel Johnson, James Clifford on Hester Lynch Piozzio, Hugh Amory on Henry Fielding, Shigeo Sorimachi on Japanes books, H. Montgomry Hyde on Oscar Wilde.

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