548
548
Gemini Press--Graves, Ida
EPITHALAMION. THE GEMINI PRESS, 1934 [ISSUED BY BASILISK PRESS, 1980] 
Estimate
1,2001,500
LOT SOLD. 2,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
548
Gemini Press--Graves, Ida
EPITHALAMION. THE GEMINI PRESS, 1934 [ISSUED BY BASILISK PRESS, 1980] 
Estimate
1,2001,500
LOT SOLD. 2,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Gemini Press--Graves, Ida
EPITHALAMION. THE GEMINI PRESS, 1934 [ISSUED BY BASILISK PRESS, 1980] 
4to, no. 30 of 50 copies on Japanese vellum (from a total edition of 330), signed by the artist, 23 full-page wood engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton, full blue morocco with design by Blair Hughes-Stanton, top edge gilt, collector's folding box, with accompanying text brochure,
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Catalogue Note

In 1979 the Basilisk Press received a letter from Blair Hughes-Stanton saying that he had half of the 1934 edition of Epithalamion printed and published by Gemini Press, in sheets: would the Basilisk be interested in them? This book is the sheets from 1934 printed by the Gemini Press, but bound and published in 1980 by the Basilisk Press in association with the artist.

The Gemini Press was founded by Hughes-Stanton and Graves, when both had left their respective partners for each other. Hughes Stand wrote in the Press' first prospectus, " I have founded the Gemini Press to be able, when occasion arises and unhampered by any outside prejudices, to make books in which there is a real fusion between contemporary writer and artist." The edition sees the perfect pairing of poet and engraver. A year later Gemini Press published its only other book, Pastoral, or Virtue Requited by H.H.M (Herbert Marks). Marks was the husband that Graves left for Hughes-Stanton.

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