London: The Nonesuch Press, 1981. 4to. Limited edition. #30 of 950 copies. Original maroon cloth, gilt. Illustrated throughout. Fine in fine d/w. Item #5874
The complete history of The Nonesuch Press, founded by Francis Meynell (1891-1975), with a very useful bibliographic catalogue. This copy is inscribed on the limitation page, 'For Eric Johnston on publication day - 19th Nov. 1981 John Dreyfus and Alix Meynell'. Dame Alix Meynell (1903-99), formidable woman in her own right, was Sir Francis Meynell's third wife.
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