[Vancouver: Heavenly Monkey, 2010]. Tall quarto, 32.3 x 21.1 cm. Cased in full black silk, with printed paper labels to the spine and inset to the upper cover; Guarro Ingres endpapers, uniform with the text-block pages; top edges trimmed and cut, others untrimmed. Unpaginated [pp. 20, plus six leaves bearing tipped-in sample leaves of HM titles on each recto]. A fine copy. The text was set in Dante type, and printed on Guarro Ingres paper; the paper was acquired by Rollin Milroy from the reams of Robert Reid, who procured it in the late 1960s for his magnum opus, The Lande Bibliography of Canadiana. The sheets upon which the samples are mounted alternate between Reid’s off-white Guarro Ingres and a slate blue Ingres; the first four mounting leaves are printed with the title and year of publication of the book from which the sample was taken; the final two are blank, save for the tipped-on specimens. From a planned edition of 26 lettered copies issued with the sample leaves; the present copy is out of series, and is marked ‘a Test Binding’, and initialed in pen by Rollin Milroy, on the colophon page.
The samples comprise leaves from the following books, in order of appearance:
Francesco Griffo Da Bologna: Fragments & Glimpses (1999); The “Innsmouth Look” (2003); Good & Evil in the Garden (2004); An Invitation to British Columbia: A Letter From T.E. Lawrence to Martin Allerdale Grainger (2005); The Girl With the Mask of a Crow | And other stories (2004); Iskandariya (2007). Item #156