Allen Lane Christmas Book - Coleridge (S.T.). Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

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S.T.Coleridge. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. In seven parts. With drawings by Duncan Grant. 8vo, pp.35 + inserted plates, [Harmondsworth] Allen Lane, Christmas 1945.

One of 700 copies printed in Lutetia in sanguine and black on Barcham Green hand-made paper. 5 full-page lithographs done at the Baynard Press. Full blue niger morocco, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, upper board blocked in gold to a design by Percy Metcalfe. Head of spine minutely holed, extremities a trifle worn, pastedowns a little discoloured at the edges. An exceptionally bright copy in its original card slipcase.

With a Christmas greetings card, signed by Allen Lane, loosely inserted.

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