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ST. DOMINIC'S PRESS Saint Dominic's Press, A Bibliography 1916-1937. Lower Marston: Whittington Press, 1995. Compiled by Michael Taylor and Brocard Sewell and including a Memoir by Susan Falkner, an Introduction by Brocard Sewell, a Preface by Michael Taylor and an Appreciation by Adrian Cunningham. Number 54 of 300 copies set in Caslon types and printed on Zerkall Halbmatt and Ingres papers. 10.75 X 7.5 ins. 180 pp. Cloth backed with paper covered boards. Numerous illustrations and examples. A fine copy in slip case.
BUCKLAND WRIGHT, JOHN Open Letter to an Editor on Wood Engraving. Maasstricht: A.A.M. Stols, 1940. Less than 300 copies printed in red and black. 12.5 X 9.5 ins. 8 pp. + plate. Four page essay on wood engraving by John Buckland Wright which is accompanied by 6 progressive states of the same wood engraving reproduced half-tone on an inserted sheet followed by the finished wood engraving - "Denham Bridge I" - printed recto from the original block. This handsome piece formed part of Issue No. 1 of the quarterly portfolio "Halcyon" produced by A.A. M. Stols shortly before 1940. (Reid A35) Fine copy of an unusual item.
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS The Illustrators of the Golden Cockerel Press. Madley, Hereford: Five Seasons Press, 1980. Number 28 of 75 (400) special copies signed by Lettice and Christopher Sandford. An Introduction to the Exhibition at the Mayor's Parlour Gallery, Hereford April 19th - May 10th 1980. Text by Christopher Sandford and David Chambers. Hand-set in Baskerville and Perpeyua types and printed on BFK Rives mould-made paper. 12.5 X 8.75 ins. 12 pp. Card covers with paper wraps illustrated with a border and cockerel by Mark Severin. Frontispiece by Lettice Sandford cut for "The Golden Cockerel Greek Anthology" and here printed by Reg Bolton. Wood engravings by John O'Connor, Paul Nash, Gertrude Hermes and Eric Gill printed from the original blocks. A very fine copy.
BEWICK, THOMAS Thomas Bewick. Selected Work. Manchester: Fyfield Books (Carcanet Press), 1989. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Robyn Marsack. 7.75 X 5 ins. 142 pp. Pictorial paper covers. 106 pp. of Bewick wood engravings and an Appendix: "Audubon Meets Bewick". Fine.
RUTHERSTON, ALBERT Albert Rutherston. Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University Library, 1993. By Ian Robertson. A Catalogue of the illustrated Books, Periodicals, Pamphlets, Christmas Cards, Pantomimes, Diaries and Almanacs, Pattern Papers, Ornaments and Autographed Letters in the Collectionof the Manchester Metropolitan University Library. 8.25 X 8.25 ins. 18 pp. Card covers with Rutherston illustration in colours on upper and lower covers. 15 drawings by Albert Rutherston and a portrait of the artist by William Rothenstein. As new.
FARLEIGH, JOHN The John Farleigh Collection. Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University Library, 1993. By Ian Rogerson. A description of the Books, Ephemera, Archival Papers and Wood Blocks held in the Manchester Metropolitan University Library. 11.75 X 8.25 ins. vi, 12 pp. Paper wraps with wood engraving of St. Paul's Cathedral on upper cover. Illustrated with 7 wood engravings by John Farleigh. As new.
LAWRENCE, JOHN Through The Looking Glass: the illustrations of John Lawrence. Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University Library, 2006. Introduction and Bibliography by Ian Rogerson. 8.25 X 8.25 ins. 42 pp. Paper covers with title and colour illustration (design for Folio Society poster celebrating 50 years) on upper cover. Check List and Archive List of the John Lawrence items held at MMU. 36 illustrations of wood engravings and drawings by John Lawrence in this handsome catalogue. As new.
NONESUCH PRESS Sir Francis Meynell and the Nonesuch Press. Manchester: Manchester Polytechnic Library, 1979. By Ian Rogerson. Foreword by Alix Meynell. First edition limited to 500 copies. 8.25 X 6 ins. 62 pp. + late additions to the catalogue laid in. Card covers with Nonesuch Press devices visible through window in stiff paper wrappers. Frontispiece photo of Sir Francis Meynell and illustrations of press devices throughout text. Fine copy.
MORGAN, GWENDA The Wood-Engravings of Gwernda Morgan. Manor Farm, Andoversford: Whittington Press, 1985. Introduction by John Randle. Number XXX of 35 special copies signed by the artist and accompanied by a suite of wood engravings in a separate portfolio. Hand-set in 12 pt. Bell type and printed in red, grey and black on Zerkall smooth white wove and Zerkall Silurian papers. 10.25 X 7.5 ins. 61 pp. Quarter tan goatskin with Whittington marbled paper covered boards. Gilt spine titling. Headbands, top edge brown. 52 wood engravings by Gwenda Morgan, all but one printed from the original blocks. The separate portfolio contains 15 proof wood engravings and is in matching marbled paper boards. Book and portfolio held in a brown paper covered slipcase with brown cloth at head and foot. A fine copy.
SMITH, RICHARD SHIRLEY Messer Pietro Mio: Letters between Lucrezia Borgia & Pietro Bembo. Marlborough: Libanus Press, 1985. Translation and Preface by Hugh Shankland. The first English edition of the letters which Lord Byron described as, "the prettiest love-letters in the World." Number 128 of 135 (150) copies signed by the artist. Set in 14 pt. Monotype Bembo and printed in brown and black on Barcham Green hand-made Chester paper. Crown 8vo. 10.5 X 7.5 ins. 106 pp. including 43 letters. Bound by Smith Settle in quarter tan morocco with gilt rule and stone-marbled cream paper covered boards. Title blocked in blind on spine and gilt artist's device blocked on upper cover. Tail edges untrimmed. 17 wood engravings by Richard Shirley Smith. As new in cloth covered slip case. A most successful book.
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