Under Milk Wood
Under Milk Wood

THOMAS, Dylan; [Peter BLAKE, Illus.]. Under Milk Wood.

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THOMAS, Dylan; [Peter BLAKE, Illus.] Under Milk Wood Queen Anne Press, 2013.

Folio, publisher's cloth boards (in the same shade of green as the 1st edition), with artwork inset to upper portion; 'Shop at Mog's' in gilt to lower board; dark green endpapers; lettered in gilt to spine; pp. [vi], 7-173, [iii]; with numerous colour, and black and white, illustrations; contained in the custom-made solander box, together with an original signed print (84/100) by the illustrator, contained in original tissue and card folder; fine.
De Luxe edition, limited to 100 copies, this copy no. 84, signed by Blake to the title. The binding is by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, the solander box by Ludlow Bookbinders.
Published to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth, and to celebrate a body of work by Peter Blake comprising a richly detailed sequence of 110 watercolours, pencil portraits and collages. "Doyen of British artists", the Queen Anne Press website states, "his pencil portraits of the myriad characters of Llaggerub, collages representing scenes from the book, and watercolours depicting the extraordinary dreams combine to make a unique volume."
A sumptuous production.