Chelsea: Swan Press, 1930. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Item #5924
Octavo.  pp. Limited edition, number 4 of 100 printed in black Baskerville Type on handmade paper; woodcut vignette on the title page. Backed in cream cloth with brown swan motif paper over boards, printed paper title label on the spine. Cream cloth spine is lightly toned and a trifle soiled; previous owner collection note in pencil on the inner margin of the opening page of the poem, otherwise a fairly clean copy in very nice condition. Founded in 1926 in Chelsea by L. D. O. Walters, M. H. H. Walters, and M. P. Eyre, the press operated for less than 10 years producing small editions of finely printed works. Type was handset and the press employed the exceptional printer H. Gage-Cole as pressman. Gage-Cole printed for some of the most important presses of the time including, Doves Press, Ashendene Press and Count Kessler's Cranach-Presse. While on one hand, Swan Press books are humble, they are nevertheless remarkable examples of craftsmanship and very much a part of the artist movement in Chelsea in the early 20th century. Roake, Margaret. "The Swan Press Collection." Sybil Campbell Library Monograph Number 4. 2005.