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SAINSBURY, HESTER Mrs. Markham's New History of England. London: the Cayme Press, 1926. Being an Introduction for Young People to the current History & Institutions of our time by Hilaire Belloc. First edition. 9.5 X 7.5 ins. 110 pp. Paper covered boards with title on paper spine label and on upper cover with wood engraving. Upper cover and frontispiece wood engraving by Hester Sainsbury. A good tight copy.
£12.00
O'CONNOR, JOHN The Young Cricketer's Tutor. London: the Dropmore Press, 1948. Comprising Full Directions for Playing the Elegant and Manly Game of Cricket. By John Nyren. Originally published in 1833. Number 36 of 50(750) special copies bound in green buckram with gilt device on upper cover after a design by John O'Connor. Set in Monotype 10 pt. Plantin type and printed on a hand press on hand-made paper by Millbourn. 8 X 5 ins. 94 pp. T.E.G. Frontispiece and 15 wood engrvings by John O'Connor. A fine copy lacking dust-jacket.
£200.00
O'CONNOR, JOHN The Young Cricketer's Tutor. London: the Dropmore Press, 1948. Comprising Full Directions for Playing the Elegant and Manly Game of Cricket. By John Nyren. Originally published in 1833. Number 3 of 50 (750) special copies bound in green buckram with gilt device on upper cover after a design by John O'Connor. Set in Monotype 10 pt. Plantin and printed on a hand press on hand-made paper by Millbourn. 8 X 5 ins. 94 pp. T.E.G., others uncut. Frontispiece and 15 wood engravings by John O'Connor. A fine copy in slightly soiled and chipped dust-jacket with 4 wood engravings by the artist.
£300.00
O'CONNOR, JOHN The Young Cricketer's Tutor. London: the Dropmore Press, 1948. Comprising Full Directions for Playing the Elegant and Manly Game of Cricket. By John Nyren. Originally published in 1833. Number 36 of 50 (750) special copies bound in green buckram with gilt device on upper cover after a dsign by John O'Connor. Set in Monotype 10 pt. Plantin and printed on a hand press on hand-made paper by Millbourn. 8 X 5 ins. 94 pp. T.E.G., others uncut. Frontispiece and 15 wood engravings by John O'Connor. A fine copy less dust-jacket.
£200.00
MACNAB, IAIN The Sculptured Garland. London: the Dropmore Press, 1948. A Selection from the Lyrical Poems of Walter Savage Landor. Arranged by Richard Buxton. The wood engravings are by Iain Macnab. One of 300 copies set in 14 pt. Monotype Garamond and printed on the hand press on hand made paper by Hodginson of Wells. 10.25 X 8 ins. 56 pp. + Colophon. Bound by Evans of Croydon in half brown morocco with gilt spine titling and gilt Press device on upper cover. Title page and 15 wood engravings by Iain Macnab. Near fine in dust-jacket which is slightly foxed.
£70.00
LINDLEY, KENNETH One River or trout and grayling fishing on the upper (Salisbury) avon. London: the Falcon Press, 1952. By Brigadier General H.E. Carey with wood engravings by Kenneth Lindley. First edition printed at the Alcuin Press. 9.75 X 7.5 ins. 112 pp. Green cloth with gilt spine titling. Map endpapers. Title page, head-piece and dust-jacket wood engravings by Kenneth Lindley and 8 black and white plates. A near fine copy in unclipped dust-jacket.
£35.00
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
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