A Plurality of Words. John Glanvill’s translation. With a prologue by David Garnett. Nonesuch Press, Bernard de Fontenelle.
A Plurality of Words. John Glanvill’s translation. With a prologue by David Garnett.
A Plurality of Words. John Glanvill’s translation. With a prologue by David Garnett.
A Plurality of Words. John Glanvill’s translation. With a prologue by David Garnett.

A Plurality of Words. John Glanvill’s translation. With a prologue by David Garnett.

[London:]: Nonesuch Press, 1929. One of 1,200 copies for sale by the Nonesuch Press. Another 400 copies were sold in the United States by Random House. Designed by Francis Meynell and composed by T.W. Hay. The text is taken from the first known edition of Glanvill’s translation (1688). With a title-page vignette of astrological symbols printed in red and black. Also with eight headpieces in blue and gray with gold accents, all hand-stenciled by T.L. Poulton. Printed in Janson type on Van Gelder paper at the Curwen Press. Minor toning to front cover and to edges. A near-fine copy of a beautiful Nonesuch Press production. Original full limp parchment with gilt decoration and gilt title on spine. Octavo. x, 138 pp. Item #16922

In the Nonesuch Century, Meynell noted: “Usually a stenciled illustration is printed in black, and color is thereafter applied to the key pattern. Here there is no printing at all: the whole decoration is stenciled.”.

Dreyfus 65. Nonesuch Century 65.

Price: $125.00