London: The Nonesuch Press, 1928. 12mo. New (third) edition. Nineteenth impression overall. Revised with additions. (First published in 1924.) Original limp orange stained parchment, gilt, with yapp edges. Top edge gilt. Games boards, for draughts and nine men's morris, drawn by Albert Rutherston and printed grey on endpapers. Printed on India paper except for the blank pages at the end. (Dreyfus 15d). 14 colour illustrations by Albert Rutherston and 17 wood cuts adapted from those of Thomas Bewick in the section 'Bird song at morning'. Spine and parts of covers very faded. A bit dulled and marked. Neat ink ownership on half-title. Some very scattered light foxing. Good +. Item #5953
The Week-end Book was first issued in 1924 and quickly became a best-seller for the Nonesuch Press. This is the first illustrated edition. The illustrations by Albert Rutherston (1881-1953) are his only work for the Nonesuch Press. The India paper issue in limp parchment is uncommon.
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