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Clare, John. Aphorisms of John Clare. Market Drayton [England]: Tern Press, 2002. 8vo (25 cm, 10"). 117,  pp.,  f.; illus. $475.00
Clare (1793–1864), a Peterborough-based writer, is remembered for "expressing his thoughts in succinct and memorable states and idiomatic phrases" (p. ). David Powell has compiled a large number of these, which he classifies as aphorisms, and Nicholas and Mary Parry have printed them at their Tern Press in an edition of => only 75 copies. The text is set in Caslon by Brian Russell: Clare's words in italic and the source of the italicized text in smaller roman. => Nicholas Parry as supplied line illustrations. The colophon is signed by Nicholas & Mary Parry. This is copy 5.
Binding: Publisher's white linen with blue leaf and flower vine pattern; paper title-label on front board.
WorldCat locates only eight libraries worldwide reporting ownership (Universities of Delaware, Iowa, Missouri, and North Carolina; Vanderbilt, Indiana, and Texas Tech Universities; and Swarthmore College).
Bound as above, very elegantly; volume clean, virtually => pristine. (40439) Please RESHELVE This.
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