Hawthornden Press

Well £4.50 I will not begrudge for this one, it cost me twice that in postage!

Seems to have been a venture of Chas J. Sawyer, publishers and booksellers established since 1894, and was set up in 1919 with very few titles produced. Can find out nothing more about this press.

Basic production with plain covers – most unusual thing to me is this rather wacky ruled layout of the title page and opening 2 pages of the text, the rest is just plain throughout.

Cypress Grove by William Drummond, 1919

Blue boards with beige cloth spine. Black titles to front on white label. Whatman handmade paper, Balston Mills. Black and White Tipped plate frontispiece. 1000 copies printed of this edition. 78 pages, Size: 5.75″ By 9″ Tall’ This is no 743.

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William Drummond (13 December 1585 – 4 December 1649), called “of Hawthornden”, was a Scottish poet.  A Cypress Grove was the first of the author’s prose works and the only one published in his lifetime.


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