REEVES, James. Illustrated by Edward ARDIZZONE; Arcadian Ballads with illustrations by Edward Ardizzone

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From newsletter 20:

6. BOUTENS, P.C. In den keerkring. Zeven gedichten. (Den Haag, Nederlandsche Vereeniging voor Druk- en Boekkunst/ Kunera Pers), 1941 (= 1942). Original gilt vellum-backed boards. 28 p. Set by hand from Lucien Pissarro's Disteltype and printed in red, blue and black on Japanese paper by J.F. van Royen on his Albion press in 210 numbered copies. First edition. Binding (as usual) partly a bit discolored. Some foxing.

€ 125

* The last book printed by Van Royen, shortly before his death in a Nazi prison. A splendid private press edition of seven poems, its typography influenced by the Doves Press, with a decorative type made specially for the Kunera Press in 1915, and initials all cut by hand in boxwood by Van Royen (who was a top PTT official in daily life). Van Royen 1964, 18. Rijkse 2.127.