The idea behind these booklets was to produce a set of illustrated poems each with its personal envelope
for sending to a friend as a gift . This idea has been used by various publishers notably by Faber and Faber
in the Fifties with their series called Ariel Poems. The current illustrators used at that time were
Edward Bawden, David Jones, John piper, Lynton Lamb, Michael Ayrton, Edward Ardizzone among others.
I have a small collection of these early booklets which can be picked up today at around £25 plus.
The price in the Fifties was 2 shillings. 10 pence in today's money.
These booklets are A5 size (210X148mm) and hand produced and stitch bound.
Each booklet comes with its own designated coloured envelope for storage or to post as a gift.
Three images illustrate the poems, two in black and white, one in colour.
Cost of each is currently £5 postage is free. Paypal accepted
A SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, HARDBACK, DIGITAL PRINTED VERSION ON SOMERSET PAPER WITH ARCHIVAL INKS WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE
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