The Lovers Meeting

Hot was the noon in summers sultry hour

The sun then raging with meridian power

When I more burning with the scorching heat

Of hot desire - lay hid in close retreat

Beneath the covert of a secret shade

Flush'd "with expectance of the lovley maid"

Sweet was the spot no one throughout the grove

Was better suited to the sports of Love

An opportunity to buy a Hand Made, limited edition, signed copy of our first book "The Lovers Meeting", edited by Roger Rowe, designed and illustrated by Anne Lee. (See pictures below)

This beautiful book has been printed by The Logan Press and hand bound by The Fine Book Bindery -- The same company produces books for The Folio Society.

This is the first time John Clare's "The Lovers Meeting" - a reworking of Ovid's Fifth Elegy, has been published outside Oxford University Press ‘Clarendon’ edition.  Authenticity has been at the heart of our volume.  The poem is presented exactly as Clare wrote it and has been typeset in a font designed in Northamptonshire in Clare's time (the Founder's Caslon type of Justin Howes).  A beautiful calligraphic ampersand has been specially created by Patrick Roe of The Logan Press to acknowledge its characteristic use by Clare.  Background information about the poem and its context is included. The book is bound by hand in two cloths of complimentary colours with gold blocked titles and has hand printed end papers designed by Anne Lee.

We do hope that many will feel able to support us in this by acquiring one of these signed and numbered books from the edition of 200 copies.

"The Lovers Meeting" is now available from me at the special price of £20 post free.  Please contact to order a copy, or by leaving a comment on my facebook page.  Feel free to share this posting to spread the word as far as possible.


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