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THE WOODCUT AN ANNUAL Woodcut No. 3. London: the Fleuron Ltd., 1929. Edited by Herbert Furst. One of 450 copies printed at the Curwen Press. 10.5 X 7.5 ins. 78 pp. + Colophon. Quarter cloth with paper covered boards after a repeat pattern design by Paul Nash. Gilt spine titling. Featuring "The Wood-Engravings of John Nash" by W.A. Thorpe illustrated with 3 wood engravings. Also reproducing "Fourteen Contemporary Woodcuts" including cuts by Gwen Raverat, Gertrude Hermes, Tirzah (Garwood) Ravilious, Arustide Maillol, etc. A very good copy with slight foxing to preliminaries.
£60.00
SMITH, RICHARD SHIRLEY Perfect and Imperfect Enjoyments: Poems by John Wilmot Earl of ROCHESTER. London: the Folio Press, 1992. Introduction by Christopher Hibbert and illustrated with paintings by Richard Shirley Smith. Number 454 of 500 copies signed by the artist. Set in Monotype Garamond type and printed at the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona, on mould-made paper from the Magnani mill. 12 X 8.5 ins. 110 pp. + Colophon. Quarter bound in Oasis morocco with Cockerell hand-marbled paper covered boards. Gilt spine titling. Frontispiece and 7 full page full colour plates printed at the Senecio Press. A fine copy in green paper covered drop-back box with paper title label on upper cover.
£300.00
MARTIN, FRANK The Adventures of Roderick Random. London: the Folio Society, 1961. By Tobias Smollett with wood engravings by Frank Martin. 8.75 X 5.75 ins. 458 pp. Green cloth with patterned paper covered boards. Gilt title on red spine label. Top edge stained red. Frontispiece and 40 wood engravings by Frank Martin. Fine in good card slip case.
£12.00
STONE, REYNOLDS Sonnets From The Portuguese. London: the Folio Society, 1962. By Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Introduction by Dorothy Hewlett and decorations by Reynolds Stone. Set in Dante type and printed at the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona. 8 X 5.25 ins. xvi, 44 + 4 pp. Full bound in floral cloth. Decorations to each sonnet printed in red and black after decorations by Reynolds Stone. A near fine copy in original marbled paper covered slip case with paper title label on spine.
£25.00
WORMELL, CHRISTOPHER The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. London: the Folio Society, 1994. By Gilbert White with an Introduction by Ian Niall. Set in Monotype Baskerville and printed by the Bath Press on wove paper. 7.75 X 5.25 ins. 384 pp. Quarter buckram with Ann Muir marbled paper covered boards. Gilt spine title. 12 wood engravings by Christopher Wormell. As new in slip case.
£22.00
WOOD ENGRAVING The Folio Golden Treasury. London: the Folio Society, 1997. The Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language. Chosen and Introduced by James Michie. Set in Baskerville type and printed on Balmoral Book Wove paper at St Edmondsbury Press. 12 X 9.75 ins. 733 pp. Quarter black leather with repeat pattern cloth covered boards after wood engravings by Simon Brett. Gilt spine titling. Top edge stained yellow. This anthology celebrates the Folio Society's first half century and is illustrated with an anthology of wood engraved images representative of twentieth century artists. Simon Brett has selected from the work of 56 different wood engravers. A fine copy in fine slip case with gilt decoration on both covers.
£75.00
WORMELL, CHRISTOPHER The Natural Histopry & Antiquities of Selborne. London: the Folio Society, 2009. By Gilbert White. With an Introduction bu Ian Niall. Set in Monotype Baskerville and printed by the Bath Press on wove paper. 7.75 X 5.25 ins. 384 pp. Quarter buckram with Ann Muir marbled paper covered boards. Gilt spine titling. 12 fine wood engravinfs by Christopher Wormell. A fine copy in slipcase as issued.
£15.00
THOMPSON, FLORA Lark Rise to Candleford. London: the Folio Society, 2009. By Flora Thompson. Introduction by Kathryn Hughes. Wood engravings by Sue Scullard. The Trilogy in one volume ("Lark Rise", "Over to Candleford", "Candleford Green") as published by the Oxford University Press in 1945. 9.25 X 6.25 ins. xiv, 512 pp. Backed in green cloth with full colour pictorial paper covered boards. Gilt spine titling. Title page vignette and 17 wood engravings by Sue Scullard, seven full page. A fine copy in fine slipcase.
£14.00
LAMB, LYNTON Lysis: A Dialogue of Plato. London: the Fulcrum Press, 1930. Translated and with an Opening Note by K.A. Matthews. Illustrated with wood engravings by Lynton Lamb. Number 380 of 750 copies set in 13 pt. Poliphilus type and printed by Richard Madley on Barcham Green hand-made paper. 9.25 X 6 ins. Not paginated but 40 pp. + Colophon. Black cloth with gilt spine titling. Repeat pattern endpapers by the artist. Frontispiece, title page and 5 wood engravings in text by Lynton Lamb. "For his earliest books, mainly for private press, he (Lynton Lamb) employed wood engraving, the frontispiece to the Fulcrum Press edition of Plato's "Lysis: A Dialogue" (1930) being an especially modish interpretation." ("British Wood-Engraved Book Illustration 1904-1940" by Joanna Selborne) A near fine copy.
£65.00
WHISTLER, REX Gulliver's Travels. London: the Herbert Press, 1984. By Jonathan Swift D.D. Foreword by Laurence Whistler. The first trade edition of the famous two volume limited edition published by the Cresset Press in 1930. 9.25 X 6.75 ins. 256 pp. Blue cloth with gilt spine titling. Reproducing all of Rex Whistler's drawings for one of the accepted masterpieces of book illustration in the twentieth century. A fine copy in pictorial dust-jacket.
£30.00
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