MORGAN, Gwenda (author and illustrator). The Diary of a Land Girl 1939-1945. Risbury, Herefordshire; The Whittington Press. 2002.
4to.; publisher's three-quarter forest green wide-weave cloth over sage green paper-covered boards, small woodcut in green to upper board of Egdean church, top edge plain, others untrimmed, decorative endpapers in brown reproducing the original manuscript of the diary, spine lettered in green on paper label onlaid to spine, in green paper-covered slipcase with forest green cloth sides; pp. [viii], ix-xii + [iv] + 151 + [ii]; with title-page printed in olive-green and black, full-page wood-engraved frontispiece and a total of 30 additional stunning wood-engravings by Gwenda Morgan, most half-page, alongside photographic illustrations finely printed in monochrome; a fine copy preserved in a similarly fine slipcase.
First edition, ~b~limited to only 300 numbered copies~i~, of which this is copy number 63, set in 12-point Fournier and printed on Zerkall mould-made paper from the thirty-one original engravings. An additional 50 special copies with a set of proofs were issued by the press bound in Oasis leather.
Containing "Gwenda Morgan and Her Petworth" by Peter Jerrome; "Gwenda Morgan, Engraver" by Miriam Macgregor, and a bibliography of books illustrated by Morgan, alongside the 147-page diary of the Morgan's experiences in and around her home town of Petworth, West Sussex, in the Second World War.