A Distraction Of Wits Nurtured In Elizabethan Cambridge.

RYLANDS, GEORGE, EDITED BY. AYRTON, MICHAEL, ILLUSTRATED BY

£20.00

Publisher

Printed by The University Printer for Friends in Printing and Publishing.

Place

Cambridge

Date

1958

Synopsis

An anthology selected and introduced by george rylands. with drawings by michael ayrton. 500 copies printed.

Item Description

8vo. 9.25 x 6 inches. Unpaginated. [60 pp.] In ink combed boards, with red spine title label, gilt. Some foxing of flyleaves, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by pink decorated title page and throughout by whole page drawings. A limited edition Christmas gift anthology of thirty two extracts from Elizabethan poets, playwrights and scholars, all of whom attended Cambridge colleges. The preface is signed by Brooke Crutchley (1907-2003), Cambridge University printer. The anthology was edited by George Rylands (1902-99), literary scholar and theatre director, educated at Eton and King's Cambridge and illustrated by Michael Ayrton (1921-75), artist, designer and writer.

[Stock No. 27274]

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