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Wolfram von Eschenbach

The Romance of Parzival and the Holy Grail

Powys, Wales: Gwasg Gregynog, 1990. Stk. ++ PT 1682 P8 E5 1990.

In 1922 Gregynog Press was established by two sisters, Gwendoline and Margaret Davies. After producing high quality limited edition books in rural mid-Wales, it folded in 1940. In 1978 a press was re-established under the title Gwasg Gregynog (Gwasg being Welsh for ‘Press’). It has continued the tradition of the early press, combining hot-metal typesetting, letterpress printing, craft binding, handmade papers, and the employment of leading contemporary artists to produce good quality books. One sumptuous production was Eschenbach’s Romance of Parzival with wood engravings by the Polish artist Stefan Mrozewski (1894-1975). Originally planned for publication by Gregynog in 1930, this work was finally completed in 1990. This is no. 68 of 195 copies.