THE ROMANCE OF THE ECHOING WOOD ... With Introduction by Arthur Machen. Epilogue by William Henry Davies. Decorations by E. F. Powell. William John Townsend Collins.

THE ROMANCE OF THE ECHOING WOOD ... With Introduction by Arthur Machen. Epilogue by William Henry Davies. Decorations by E. F. Powell. [Newport, Monmouthshire: R. H. Johns Limited, Printers, Binders, and Publishers The "Directory" Press, 1937.]. Large octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-6 [7-8] 9-43 [44: colophon] [45-46: blank], woodcut engravings, borders and vignettes by E. Fred Powell, original linen-backed boards, top edge stained blue-gray, other edges deckled. First edition. 220 copies printed of which this is one of 170 copies signed by Collins bound in boards with linen shelf back. A romantic tale of Ceinwen, the gentle maid who finally shows forth the warrior woman within, set in long-ago Wales. William John Townsend Collins (1868-1952) is best known for his TALES FROM THE NEW MABINOGION (1923). He was a friend of Arthur Machen (who supplies the book's introduction) to whose influence he shows an indebtedness in all his published work, no more so than here. Forty-five of Machen's letters to Collins written between 1922 and 1946 are held by the Beinecke Library, Yale University. Upper portion of boards just a bit faded, a very good copy with fine interior. A beautifully designed and printed book, William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement are evident here. (#167500).

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