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Sixe idyllia: PB 8748

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Sixe idyllia


Author: Theocritus
Illustrator: Gross, Anthony
Publisher: Clover Hill Editions
Publisher: Chilmark Press
Editor: Cleverdon, Douglas
Printer: Carter, Will
Designer: Carter, Will
Printer: Carter, Sebastian
Printer: Rampant Lions Press
Paper maker: J. Barcham Green
Binder (person): Wigmore Bindery



Chosen out of the Sicilian poet Theocritus ; and translated into English verse ; with eight etchings by Anthony Gross ; and with an introduction by Douglas Cleverdon.

This translation is from the edition printed at Oxford in 1588.

Series: Clover Hill editions ; no. 6

Xv,[3],54, [1]p : ill ; 34cm

Place(s) associated

  • New York
  • Cambridge (Cambs.)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1971) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: AD 1971


"This is the sixth of the Clover Hill editions of the Chilmark Press. The edition comprises: 12 copies, lettered A-L and signed by the artist, each containing a set of signed proofs of the etchings in first state, and a set of signed prints in final state; of which four copies are for presentation. 135 copies, numbered I-CXXXV and signed by the artist, each containing a set of [8] signed prints in final state; of which ten copies are for presentation. 270 copies, numbered 1-270 ..." Museum has number XXXVIII, signed by the artist. "Designed and printed by Will and Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge in Hermann Zapf's Palatino types, the etchings printed by Studio Prints, paper made by J. Barcham Green, bound by Wigmore Bindery."--Colophon. Binding: Quarter brown niger morocco, brown cloth sides, with gilt ornament (bull's head) in centre of upper board and gilt lettering on spine. Accompanying etchings boxed - quarter bound brown niger morocco, with marbled paper sides; gilt lettering on spine. Both volumes in slipcase.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 8748
Primary reference Number: 107814
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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