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DITCHLING PRESS: Vagabond Verse. Cuckfield, Sussex: Ditchling Press, 1952. By Ralph Goddard. One of 100 copies. 7.75 X 5.5 ins. 23 pp. Paper wraps with wood engraving on upper cover. A fine copy with inscription on forward free endpaper.
SIMON KING PRESS: London Snow. Cumbria: Simon King Press, 1988. By Robert Bridges. Number 38 of 150 copies set in 14 pt. Bodoni roman and printed on Basingwerk parchment in black and blue. 8.75 X 6.5 ins. 8 pp. Sewn into pattern paper wraps with title on upper cover. Title page wood engraving (printed in blue) and 1 full page wood engraving by Simon King. A near fine copy.
FLEECE PRESS: A Pretty Mysterious Art. Denby Dale: Fleece Press, 1996. A Lecture by C.W. Woolnough to the Royal Society of Arts. Introduced by Barry Mackay. One of 270 copies printed in red and black on grey Cross Pointe paper. Quarter bound in yellow cloth with marbled paper covered boards. Title on white spine label. 11 tipped-in samples and binding paper for covers made by Ann Muir. As new in cloth covered drop-back box.
FLEECE PRESS: Mr. Derek Harris. Denby Dale: Fleece Press, 1998. By Simon Brett. One of 280 copies set in Modern No. 7 type and printed on Zerkall paper. 11.5 X 10 ins. 53 pp. Quarter cloth with pattern paper covered boards by Smith Settle. Title on paper spine label. 36 wood engravings ( 6 in colour) by Derek Harris, two full page photographs of the artist at work and including 3 additional engravings (11 X 9.5 ins.) and 9 colour reproductions for the children's book, "Royal Flush" (11.5 X 15.5 ins.) in separate folders. Mint in yellow linen cloth covered drop-back-box with paper spine label.
REDDICK, PETER: Moods and Tenses. The Portraits and Characters of Peter Reddick. Denby Dale: Fleece Press, 1999. By Ian Rogerson. One of 220 copies set in Scotch Roman type and printed on Zerkall paper. 10 X 8 ins. 56 pp. Quarter cloth and paste paper made by David Esslemont. Title on paper spine label. 30 wood engravings by Peter Reddick printed from the wood. As new in slip case.
HERMIT PRESS: Country Vignettes. Derbyshire, Hermit Press 1991. Selected from the writings of Richard Jeffries. Number 97 of 190 (200)copies set in Garamond type and printed on Zerkall mould-made paper. 10.75 X 7.5 ins. 30 pp. Full cloth with paper title label and extra wood engraving on upper cover. Top edge stained red. 7 colour wood engravings by Anthony Christmas. A fine copy.
ST. DOMINIC'S PRESS: Wood Engraving. Ditchling: St. Dominic's Press, 1929. By R. John Beedham. With an introduction and appendix by Eric Gill. Third edition. 7.5 X 5 ins. 40 pp. Linen backed printed boards. Numerous wood engravings throughout including two by David Jones and one by Desmond Chute. Boards slightly scuffed but internally fine.
BAWDEN, EDWARD: Edward Bawden. Godalming: the Pendomer Press, 1979. By Douglas Percy Bliss. Designed by John and Griselda Lewis and printed by the Scolar Press on Glastonbury Book Antique Laid. Number 5 of 200 special copies accompanied by a signed, numbered print - "Nekayah, the Prince and Imlac in Cairo" - in a separate folder. 11.5 X 8 ins. 197 pp. Quarter black morocco with gilt spine title and gilt rule on upper board. Paper covered boards after a design by the artist. T.E.G. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Fine copy in its original, specially designed slip case.
WHITE, ETHELBERT: Walden or, Life in the Woods. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Limited, 1938. By Henry David Thoreau. Introduction by G.B. Harrison. Art editior, Robert Gibbings. 7 X 4.5 ins. viii, 278 pp. Paper wraps with pictorial dust-jacket. 15 wood engravings by Ethelbert White. A very good copy with slight browning to extremities.
FARLEIGH, JOHN: The Wood Engravings of John Farleigh. Henley-on-Thames: Gresham Books, 1985. By Monica Poole. Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Designed by Graham Williams. Printed in red and black. Number 77 of 110 special edition copies signed by Monica Poole and including a hand-printed proof of John Farleigh's wood engraving "Milk Thistle". Printed from the wood by Graham Williams and inserted in a pocket on the endpaper. 14 X 10 ins. 137 pp. Quarter brown morocco with ochre cloth covered boards. Title on spine and artist's monogram on upper cover in gilt. Over 150 wood engravings by John Farleigh; considered his catalogue raisonne. A fine copy in original cloth covered slip case.
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