|Note, in pencil, in a copy of The Kingis Quair (1903)|
by Charles Ricketts
Vale Press 1903
laut Encycl. S. 149'
This reference ('according to the encyclopaedia, page 149') perhaps indicates that the owner collected books for their typography and design, and not so much for the text, and there is no note on the author, although the book seems to have been read all through (all quires have been cut open). Of course, the note may have been written by a dealer. Whatever the case, the writer left no trace - there is no name, bookplate, note on provenance, or inserted letter.
Anyway, the most important 'handwriting' in private press books can be ascribed to Time. The title label on the front cover for example has brown stains for which the glue may be blamed.
|Title label for The Kingis Quair (1903)|