Title With Love & Eighty Candles : for M. E. K. : Margaret Elizabeth Keynes [wife of Sir Geoffrey Keynes] 1890 -1970. To Celebrate Her 80th Birthday ... a dinner ... at her birthplace Newnham Grange, now Darwin College &c.
Book Condition Blue-green wrappers handsomely titled in black. Large Folio [c.29 x 22cms], c.pp24 uncut, previous owner's neat little booklabel on inside of front wrapper, wrappers just a little dulled or dusty, couple of trifling nicks, but overall an excellent copy of a large and vulnerable item.
Publisher Cambridge, Rampant Lions Press 1970.
Seller ID 8595
Edition Limited to 200 copies only : designed & printed by Will & Sebastian Carter. *** An uncommon Rampant Lions book comprising Poems & Speeches celebrating the 80th birthday of Lady Margaret Keynes. This was an exclusive celebration to which only 38 guests were invited. *** According to the the Rampant Lions catalogue A Printing Workshop, 'This booklet reprinted the invitaton to the birthday dinner (which we had originally printed) in facsimile, the menu (which we had not) and, from standing type, an acrostic sonnet by Jon Stallworthy. (We had already printed this poem in Arrighi-Vicenza, also for private circulation.) The lines of the sonnet begin with the letters of 'Margaret Keynes', since by good fortune the letters in each word exactly tally with the octave and sestet of the Petrachan sonnet. There is also a translation of the poem into Latin by Nicolas Barker with the acrostic duly Latinised'. *** The present work also Includes speeches by Stephen Keynes, Christopher Cornford, John Sparrow, Richard Hume Lord Adrian, and Margaret Keynes.
RAMPANT LIONS PRESS Private Press Limited Edition Margaret Elizabeth Keynes Sir Geoffrey Keynes Newnham Grange Darwin College Will Sebastian Carter Jon Stallworthy Nicolas Barker