Leicester: Twelve by Eight Press, 1971. 8 x 12. Half title, title printed in gold, "special copy" leaf, limitation leaf, (2) contents, 35 printed paper specimens (each interleaved with handmade paper blank except for red numeral), typewritten leaf, Rigby Graham's color thread drawing. Linsom vellum boards gilt. Fine in mylar jacket & stiff paper chemise. Bookplate of Norman Sondheim. Item #16633
No. 37 of less than 200 copies signed by Mason. One of the "special" copies with a unique thread picture formed as the paper was being made. Each paper specimen is printed with text or illustration or both, in colors throughout. One specimen by the Stanbrook Abbey Press. An Eric Gill illustration is printed from the original block. Blair Hughes-Stanton cut and printed on his Columbian a color illustration for this book.
Every copy of this book is different--from the end papers, to the embedded fern, to the thread picture (if present), to the extra specimens (if any). Begun in 1958, the first copies were ready at the end of 1965. The Chiswick Bookshop 1966 imprint is on some copies; 12 x 8 Press 1967 on others.