BALYN AND BALAN.
Published by Graham Clarke. Ebenezer Press. No date. (1969.). One of an edition of 100 plus 25 artist's proofs. This being number 76. The 18 pages of text and title are cut by hand on blocks obtained from a single apple tree. The 23 illustrations are cut from wood and lino'. They are combined to form 16 folded sheets which are hand-printed on Mellotex High White Cartridge using a 1820 Cogger Press. Folio. The sides of the binding are made of English yew, the edges painted purple; the hide spine blocked in gold. Original purple cloth slipcover. Each plate is signed by the artist. A fine copy. Clarke said of his book: 'The first thing I think about it is that it is so uncompromisingly non-utilitarian. It is a glorious protest against everything that is practical, economical, useful. It is a Ruskinian book in the best sense.'.