London: Two-Horse Press, 1965.
Illustrated by George Mackley wood-engravings. Limited Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #11072
Stain to front cover of volume one, light foxing to volume two engravings, otherwise light wear. LACKS glassine dust wrappers and slipcase. Prospectus, laid in volume two, is creased and wrinkled. Solid hardcovers. ; Limited Edition, #114 of 250. SIGNED by the illustrator, George Mackley. Two volumes, the original text and a second portfolio with a suite of 11 additional copies of the illustrations. Limited edition designed and printed by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press. Binding by Mansell of London. Single-fold Prospectus laid in. "When the Grolier Club presented an exhibition of the best books created in the twentieth century, Weeds and Wild Flowers was included among the exemplary volumes (No. 69, Martin Hutner, A Century for the Century, David R. Godine, 2004). Armida Maria-Theresa Colt wrote the text, subtitled Some Irreverant Words and George Mackley (1900-1983) created wood engravings, which were printed by William Carter (1912-2001) at Rampant Lions Press in Cambridge, and published by Two-Horse Press in London. A second volume includes a suite of 11 wood engravings without the text, covered with yellow Tatsumaki Japanese handmade paper." - Graphic Arts Collection, Rare Books and Special Collections, Firestone Library, Princeton University. The striking wood engravings are considered George Mackley's master work, and this edition deserves a place of honor in any collection of twentieth-century fine press highlights. ; 54 pages.