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Craig, John. Britten's Aldeburgh. Leominster: The Whittington Press, 1997. Folio (33.5 cm, 13.2").  pp.; illus. $400.00
Composer Benjamin Britten (1913–76) made his home in Aldeburgh, a Suffolk seaside town where in 1948 he founded a music festival that is still held today. In this attractive fine press volume, artist John Craig describes, by way of illustrations inspired by the area, musical quotations, and poetic descriptions of the sights, the walks that Britten would take around town while composing.
Most of the text is printed in a warm golden brown, and the work is illustrated with => 81 wood engravings and three two-color linocuts by Craig, with four of the illustrations on folding sheets of paper tipped onto leaves. This is numbered copy 72 of 440 printed, signed at the colophon by the author-illustrator.
Publisher's grey buckram with gray patterned–paper onlay, spine with printed paper label, in a matching buckram and paper slipcase; slipcase with very faint sunning and slight scuffing along one spine edge, volume clean and fresh. => A handsome, interesting production. (37126) Please RESHELVE This.
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