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"May blessings be upon the head of Cadmus, the Phoenicians, or whoever it was that invented books." -Thomas Carlyle

Welcome to my virtual book collection. Since collecting actual books is somewhat cost-prohibitive, I've begun to amass all of the books I would love to have if I had the means. Some are new, lots are old, all are unique or beautiful or unusual or in some other way have captured my fancy. Enjoy browsing!

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Eros and Psyche. A Poem in XII Measures
Robert Bridges. Wood-cuts from designs by Edward Burne-Jones. Gregynog, 1935.

Limited to 300 copies, of which this is one of 285 copies bound in white pigskin. Quarto (11 x 8 3/8 in; 280 x 211 mm). 141 pp. Twenty-four woodcut illustrations after designs by Edward Burne-Jones. Printed in red and black in Gregynog type on Batchelor handmade paper. Initial letters designed by Graily Hewitt and printed in green. Full white pigskin stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut.

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