Verona Society – Hand coloured illustrations by Haydn Mackey

The Verona Press, London, 1930. No. 70 of 300 hand-coloured copies (total limitation 1000) of Thomas Nash’s ‘The Unfortunate Traveller’ illustrated by Haydn Mackey. Edited by Philip Henderson. Bound in original brown boards. Light wobble to pages, some light bumping to corners, some light foxing to endpapers and some browning to edges, otherwise text block in clean condition. Boards browned and sported, but binding good and strong. Printed at the Alcuin Press.

Verona Society specialised in producing Elizabethan novels and texts. Haydn Reynolds Mackey (1881-1979) was a traditional style painter who also did rather bolder linocut work and book illustration. He was a well-regarded WW1 official artist too.

(c) Mrs Helen Power; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation
(c) Mrs Helen Power; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Not a beautiful book but worth a tenner I reckon.

 

 

 

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