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TOURNOUR, SISTER MARGARET: Twelve Poems. Bath: Old School Press, 1994. By David Burnett. Number 99 of 135 copies signed by the poet and artist. 15 X 11 ins. 28 pp. Bound in dark green cloth with title label and wood engraving on upper cover. 12 wood engravings by Sister Margaret Tournour. An as new copy of this handsome book.
BRETT, SIMON: A Long Story. Bath: Old School Press, 2001. By Andrew Motion. Number 21 of 230 copies hand-set in Monotype Fournier type and printed on Magnani paper. Signed by poet and artist. 10.75 X 7.5 ins. 42 pp. Quarter cloth with hand-made paper covered boards. 4 wood engravings by Simon Brett printed from the blocks on recto pages. A fine copy.
WORMELL, CHRISTOPHER: Chesil Beach. Bath: the Old School Press, 1997. A poem by David Burnett. Number 62 of 225 copies hand-set in Caslon Old Face type and printed on Zerkall mould-made paper. Signed by the poet and the artist. 10.5 X 7.5 ins. 10 pp. + Colophon. Quarter yellow cloth with paper covered boards. Title in gilt on upper cover. Full page wood engraving of Chesil Beach by Christopher Wormell. As new.
WYATT, LEO: Selected Songs of Thomas Campion. Boston, Massachusetts: David R. Godine, 1973. Selected and prefaced by W.H. Auden. Introduction by John Hollander. Set, designed and printed under the direction of Martino Mandersteig at the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona. Number 59 of 250 De Luxe copies set in Bembo type and printed on paper manufactured by Cartiera Magnani. 11.5 X 8 ins. 162 pp. including 19 pp. facsimiles from The Bookes of Ayres. Cloth backed with marbled paper covered boards. Gilt spine title. Title page engraving by Leo Wyatt printed in red. A fine copy in original marbled paper covered slip case.
GILL, ERIC: Uncle Dottery, a Christmas Story. Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon, 1930. By T.F. Powys. Number 89 of 350 copies signed by the author. 8 X 5 ins. 24 pp. Quarter bound in dark green buckram with pattern paper covered boards Gilt title on spine. 2 wood engravings by Eric Gill. A fine copy.
HADDRELL, TREVOR: Asparagus and Other Friends. Bristol: Redcliffe Press, 2005. Sixty charming relief engravings of flowers, fruit and vegetables cut over 10 years. Introduction, Notes on technique and Comments on each engraving by the artist. 9.5 X 6.5 ins. 94 pp. Black cloth with gilt spine titling. Trevor Haddrell shows with the Society of Wood Engravers and cites the work of Getrude Hermes, Clare Leighton and Eric Ravilious as the inspiration for this work. As new.
ROGERS, BRUCE: Bruce Rogers Designer of Books with a list of books printed under Mr. Rogers's supervision. Cambridge, U.S.A.: Harvard University Press, 1925. By Frederick Warde. First edition. 9 X 6 ins. 75 pp. + 15 French-fold pp. illustrating Mr. Rogers's handiwork. Blue buckram with title on paper spine label. This monograph originally appeared in the fourth number of "The Fleuron" and is here reprinted with a few alterations. A near fine copy.
CAMBRIDGE CHRISTMAS BOOK: Italic Quartet: A Record of the Collaboration between Harry Kessler, Edward Johnston, Emery Walker and Edward Prince in Making the Cranach Press Italic. Cambridge: Privately printed, Christmas 1966. By John Dreyfus. Preface by Brooke Crutchley. One of 500 copies on mould-made paper. 8vo. vii, 50 pp. Bound in decorative cloth with gilt spine title. 10 collatype plates. A fine copy in matching slip case.
CAMBRIDGE CHRISTMAS BOOK: Two Men: Walter Lewis and Stanley Morison at Cambridge. Cambridge: Privately printed, Christmas 1968. By Brooke Crutchley. One of 500 copies. 8vo. vi, 48 pp. Backed in scarlet buckram with the subject's monograms, engraved by Reynolds Stone, repeated on paper covered boards. Gilt title on spine. 7 specimen leaves of books printed by Lewis and Morison tipped-in on blue art paper, 2 full page line drawings of the subjects by Tenis Tergetmeier, 2 pages of facsimiles and 4 portraits. A fine copy of a handsome book in original slip case.
CAMBRIDGE CHRISTMAS BOOK: The Four Elements. Cambridge: Privately printed, Christmas 1971. By John Rastell. Edited by Roger Colemean. One of 500 copies with the title page in red and black. 8vo. 10 X 7.25 ins. 73 pp. Cloth backed with paper covered boards illustrating type in facsimile. Gilt spine title. 5 full page drawings by Charles Keeping. A performance of the "Four Elements" was the principle feature of the Siberch celebrations marking the 450th anniversary of the first book to be printed at Cambridge. A fine copy.
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