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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WHITTINGTON PRESS Four Wood Engravings for Virgil's Georgics engraved by Edward Craig (Carrick). Lower Marston Farm: the Whittington Press, 1994. Originally published in 1931 and reprinted here from the original wood blocks as a gift from The Whittington Press to the artist on his 90th birthday. One of 95 copies. 10.5 X 7.5 ins. 12 pp. + Colophon. Grey-blue paper with a gilt "V" embossed on upper cover. This separately bound book of wood engravings for Virgil's "Georgics" accompanied the specially bound copies of "Matrix 14". Fine copy.
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.
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