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TUNNICLIFFE, CHARLES F. A Book of Birds. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1937. By Mary Priestley. 82 wood engravings by C.F. Tunnicliffe. First edition. 7.25 X 5 ins. 384 pp. Green cloth with gilt title on green leather spine label. A near fine copy without dust-jacket.
£45.00
NASH, PAUL Interior Landscapes. A Life of Paul Nash. London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1987. By James King. First edition. 9.25 X 6 ins. 258 pp. Black cloth with silver spine titling. A comprehensive critical assessment of Nash's work showing how his development as a landscape artist paralleled the workings of his own interior landscape. Includes many unpublished letters from Nash to his wife, Margaret. A fine copy in fine dust-jacket.
£30.00
NASH, APUL Interior Landscapes. A Life of Paul Nash. London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1987. By James King. First edition. 9.25 X 6 ins. 258 pp. Black cloth with silver spine titling. A comprehensive critical assesment of Nash's work showing how his development as a landscape artist paralled the workings of his own interior landscape. Includes many unpublished letters from Nash to his wife, Margaret. A fine copy in fine dust-jacket.
£30.00
AUSTEN, JOHN John Austen and The Inseparables. London: William Jackson (Books), 1930. By Dorothy Richardson. First trade edition. 8.5 X 5.5 ins. 26 pp. Grey boards with wood engraving and paper title label laid on upper cover. Wood engraved frontispiece self-portrait and 5 other wood engravings by John Austen. A very good copy.
£27.00
FURNIVAL BOOKS Green Thoughts. London: William Jackson (Books)/Joiner & Steele, 1932. Number 12 of the Furnival Books. By John Collier with a frontispiece and tail-piece by Edward Wolfe. Foreword by Osbert Sitwell. Number 81 of 550 copies (500 for sale). Signed by the author. 10 X 6.25 ins. 56 pp. Tan buckram with giult spine titling and gilt title to upper cover. Buckram uniformly darkened otherwise fine.
£35.00
TANNER, ROBIN Wiltshire Village. London; Collins, 1939. By Heather Tanner with pen drawings and etchings by Robin Tanner. First edition. 10.5 X 7.5 ins. 179 pp. Green buckram with gilt "corn dolly" device by the artist blocked on upper cover. Map endpapers. 56 pen drawings and 6 full page etchings by Robin Tanner. A near fine copy in illustrated dust-jacket.
£75.00
PIPER, JOHN On The Making Of Gardens. London; the Dropmore Press, 1949. BY Sir George Sitwell BT. Introduction by Sir Osbert Sitwell BT. Number 120 of 900 (1000) copies with 6 coloured lithograph plates by John Piper, 3 double page. Set in 14 pt. Bembo type and printed on hand-made paper. First edition. 9 X 5.75 ins. xvi, 113 pp. Full green buckram with garden device in gilt on upper cover and gilt Dropmore Press device on lower cover. Previous owner's bookplate, engraved by Reynolds Stone, on front paste-down. A fine copy in near fine dust-jacket.
£145.00
ST. DOMINIC'S PRESS The Illustrators to the St. Dominic's Press. London;Wolseley Fine Arts, 1995. Catalogue of Private Press books & wood engravings by Eric Gill, David Jones, Desmond Chute, Philip Hagreen, etc. 500 copies. 9.5 X 7 ins. Stiff grey wraps with title in red on upper cover. 15 illustrations. As new.
£20.00
LANDACRE, PAUL Paul Landacre: A Life and a Legacy. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1983. By Anthony L. Lehman. First edition signed by author on Colophon. 9.5 X 6.25 ins. 198 pp. Backed in black cloth with paper covered boards with repeat pattern of Landacre wood engraving. Gilt title on spine. Photograph of Paul Landacre at his press signed by the photographer and illustrated with 23 wood engravings and drawings. A very useful overview of the artist and his work including the catalogue raisonne of his prints, bookplates, Christmas cards and illustrated books. As new.
£160.00
MORRIS, WILLIAM (SYDNEY COCKERELL'S COPY) A Pre-Raphaelite Aeneid of Virgil. Los Angeles: Privately printed, 1934. By Anna Cox Brinton. Being an Essay in Honor of the William Morris Centenary 1934. Number 7 of 150 copies for private distribution only. Printed by Ward Ritchie for Estelle Doheny on Dard Hunter hand-made paper. Octavo. 8 X 5.75 ins. 40 pp. Parchment backed with ecru paper covered boards. Title in red on spine and upper cover. Fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. Woodcut title page border, two full page and one vignette facsimile illustration. Signed by Anna Cox Brinton, Ward Ritchie and Estelle Doheny on the Colophon. This is a presentation copy from Estelle Doheny to Sydney Cockerell inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Sir Sydney Cockerell, With my appreciation of your helpful advice in preparing this tribute to William Morris on his one hundredth anniversary, Estelle Doheny, March twenty first, Nineteen hundred thirty four". Included is a TLs from Estelle Doheny to Sydney Cockerell noting, "the removal of so great a treasure to America must, naturally, have been felt a good deal in England. But after all, California needs the cultural benefits of such a masterpiece more than England does. Morris's great manuscript on vellum, The Aeneid of Virgil", was sold from the Doheny Collection in 1989 for 1.3 million dollars. (Estelle's husband, Edward Laurence Doheny, a California oil tycoon, drilled the first successful oil well in the Los Angeles fields and followed this with the first successful strike in Mexico. The character. J. Arnold Ross, in the film "There Will Be Blood" is loosely based on Doheny) A fine copy in original slipcase. NOTES: "A Pre-Raphaelite Aeneid of Virgil" was published in conjunction with an Exhibition of Moriss's Kelmscott Press publications, including the Doheny copy of "The Aeneid of Virgil", at Mills College, Oakland, California. Anna Cox Brinton PH.D., was a classics scholar, author, teacher and leading figure in The Society of Friends. Sydney Carlyle Cockerell met William Morris in 1886 and became his librarian and private secretary in 1892. On Morris's death, in 1896, Cockerell became executor of the Kelmscott Press charged with completing all unfinished publications. He also acted as literary executor for Morris as well as for Thomas Hardy.
£795.00
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