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Vansittart (Robert)

THE SINGING CARAVAN (Gregynog Press)

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A Sufi Tale. Each man is many as a caravan; His straggling selves collect in tales like these. Only the love of one man can make him one. Who takes the Sufi Way – the Way of Peace?


vii, (iii), 142, (iii including the colophon) pages, bound in wrap-around style in full burnt orange morocco with black onlays and elaborate gilt geometric designs on the front and back covers – one of twenty-five copies specially bound at the Gregynog Press Bindery by George Fisher after a design by William McCance, top edge gilt other edges uncut, wood engraved frontispiece, tail-piece and initials, light off-setting from the engravings and on the endpapers from the turn-ins,  a few light spots of foxing on the frontispiece and title page and the rear endpapers, overall a very good copy.

Printed on English hand-made paper with decorations and frontispiece by William Mac.Cance at the Gregynog Press, Newtown, Montgomeryshire. Completed on the first day of September, MCMXXXII. Hand-set by Idris and Idwal Jones in Gill Perpetua Type.
Pressman: Herbert John Hodgson.

This Edition Limited to Two Hundred and Fifty Copies of Which this is Number 4.

Acknowledgement is given to Messrs, Heinemann for permission to reprint the text, the proofs of which have been revised by the author for this edition.

The Gregynog Press, Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales, 1932

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: Tall 8vo (280 x 180 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
  • Telephone: 021 794 0600
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  • Trade Associations: ABA - ILAB, SABDA


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