Roderick Cave I think it was who described this press as “a misbegotten effort”. Well, I can certainly see why in this early little book but still nice to have one. Design all rather thrown together and inexpertly unevenly printed, I do quite like the sea horse title border though!
Caradoc Press ran from 1899-1909. Harry Geo Webb and Hesba Dora Webb did all the work including the wood engraving and the binding. They intended to re-open after the Great War in which he served and were cutting wood engravings for a book on Provence, but this never happened.
The Old Ballad of the Boy and the Mantle, Percy Thomas, 1900
LIMITED EDITION (300 COPIES) Ornamental woodcut borders and lettering by H D and H G Webb, cloth spine and original grey boards, lightly foxed, edges uncut, bookplate of John Seward Roe on front paste down, binding slightly weak in one or two places. 6″ X 4.752