Urne buriall and The garden of Cyrus.

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Creator

Browne, Sir Thomas.

Title

Urne buriall and The garden of Cyrus.

Publisher

London: Cassell; printed at the Curwen Press,

Date

1932.

Description

The Curwen Press edition of Sir Thomas Browne’s Urne burial is one of the great illustrated books of the twentieth century. The thirty-two illustrations by artist Paul Nash were printed in collotype and hand-colored using a pochoir stenciling process developed at the Curwen Press; Nash also designed the morocco-inlaid gilt vellum binding. The Grolier Club Library owns an interesting archive of correspondence and other items relating to this and later editions, including a set of bound proofs of the 1932 Urne burial annotated and corrected by John Carter in preparation for his 1967 edition published by the Cambridge University Press.

Source

The Harper Fund, 1979.