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This edition is limited to 100 copies, this is copy number 10, specially illumined with water color sketches.
A Dissertation upon Roast Pig is a combination of essay and story.
The introduction gravely announces that the art of roasting was inadvertently discovered; it then gives the story as it is supposed to be found in an old manuscript. It begins about the third sentence and runs half-way through the essay.
The richness of his language and his wealth of ideas are well illustrated in the following paragraph from Poor Relations: "A Poor Relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondency, an odious approximation,a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noontide of our prosperity, an unwelcome remembrancer, a perpetually recurring mortification, a drain on your purse,a more intolerable dun upon your pride, a drawback upon success, a rebuke to your rising, a stain in your blood, a blot on your 'scutcheon, a rent in your garment, a death' s head at your banquet, Agathocles' pot, a Mordecai in your gate, a Lazarus at your door, a lion in your path, a frog in your chamber, a fly in your ointment, a mote in your eye,a triumph to your enemy, an apology to your friends, the one thing not needful, the hail in harvest, the ounce of sour in a pound of sweet.
Is that not an astounding procession of metaphors !
Light off- setting to endpapers from decorated silk paste-downs.
Illustrated endpapers in the British Arts and Crafts style of William Morris, all edges gilt, with a beautiful color foreedge painting of birds and flowers after the trellis wallpaper of William Morris.
Printed in two colors on Kelmscott handmade paper with initial letters hand drawn. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2019 with the help of original edition published long back . Some wear & soil on leather, marbled boards & endpapers; 8 etching (of 9 -- one of Westminster Abbey missing) ; ; The Temple Edition; 8 etchings ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 501 pages .
We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Five raised bands on the spine, with each compartment stamped decoratively in gilt.
Full calf extra raised bands compartmented spine two labels (Blue & Green).
Modest wear to the spine corners which have been restored a bit.