Item Details

D B Derbyshire Bookseller

Small general stock with an interest in Northern Topography, Transport, Industrial History, Art & Illustrated, and Children's Books. Please view my website for a selection of stock and a calendar of upcoming book fairs at which we will be exhibiting.

Brief Candles


Brief Candles by Laurence Binyon (The Golden Cockerel Press, 1938), with six engravings by Helen Binyon. A copy of the 'Unlimited Edition' with a prospectus inserted to front. Hardback. Publisher's purple cloth with gilt title to front board. In a yellow dustwrapper with illustration in purple to front and rear panels; priced 3/6 Net to front flap. pp [6] blank, [1-4], 5-[50], [1] colophon, [7] blank, including b/w illustrations; [2] single sheet prospectus. Size: 5.75 x 4.5 inches approx. (144mm x 114mm). Dustwrapper a little worn and rubbed; a little grubby and marked, especially to spine and flap folds. Cloth showing some mottling with loss of colour but otherwise clean and bright. Endpapers foxed and showing some offsetting; adhesive damage to first blank page where prospectus had formerly been tipped to; pages age-toned and with occasional foxing but otherwise generally clean throughout. Overall, showing light wear but otherwise a nice, clean copy – and uncommon to find with the prospectus.