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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
MANDRAKE PRESS Amorous Fiametta. London: the Mandrake Press, 1929. By Giovanni Boccaccio. Reprinted from the original English translation of Bartholomew Young (1587). Now Edited with an Introduction by K.H. Josling and decorated in colour by M. Leone. Number 131 of 550 copies printed at the Westminster Press, London. 4to. 11.25 X 8.25 ins. xlix, 162 pp. Pale green vellum covers with yapp edges. Gilt spine titling and gilt device of three maidens on upper cover. All edges gilt. Near fine copy with sllght fading to vellum.
£85.00
HASSALL, JOAN Sixteen Portraits of people whose houses have been preserved by The National Trust. London: the Naldrett Press for The National Trust, 1951. Edited by L.A.G. Strong. Sixteen character sketches of the famous people whose houses are today under the care of The National Trust accompanied by sixteen wood engravings of their houses by Joan Hassall. Pamela Hansford Johnson on Thomas Carlyle, Stephen Potter on S.T. Coleridge, Geoffrey Grigson on John Constable, L.A.G. Strong on Thomas Hardy, L.P. Hartley on Henry James, Hilton Brown on Rudyard Kipling, Sir Ronald Storrs on T.E. Lawrence, Hesketh Pearson on Bernard Shaw and Norman Nicholson on William Wordsworth to name but a few. First edition. 8.5 X 5.5 ins. 245 pp. Full tan cloth with spine titling. A fine copy in fine dust-jacket with very minor chipping.
£45.00
MACKLEY. GEORGE Wood Engraving. London: the National Magazine Company, 1948. The history and technique of wood engraving by George Mackley. First edition. 9.5 X 7 ins. 143 pp. Cloth bound. Numerous illustrative wood engravings by Mackley and the rest of the best. Very good, tight copy for the reference library.
£30.00
MACKLEY, GEORGE Wood Engraving. London: the National Magazine Company, 1948. Wood engraving its history and technique by George Mackley. First edition. 9.5 X 7 ins. 143 pp. Bound in black cloth with titling in yellow on spine and upper cover. Numerous illustrative wood engravings by Mackley, Hassall, Hermes, Miller Parker, Farleigh, Rooke, Hughes-Stanton, Macnab, Webb, Buckland Wright, O'Connor, Gibbings and Unwin. Considered one of the best books on wood engraving. A fine copy in fine dust-jacket which is rarely seen in this condition.
£110.00
NONESUCH PRESS Benito Cereno. London: the Nonesuch Press, 1926. By Herman Melville with pictures by E. McKnight Kauffer. Number 1413 of 1650 copies set in Walbaum type and printed at the Curwen Press on grey Van Gelder paper with Nonesuch watermark. 12 X 7.75 ins. 123 pp. + Colophon. Red buckram binding with bevelled boards. Gilt spine titling. 7 full page and 3 smaller drawings in black by E. McKnight Kauffer hand-coloured through stencils (Pochoir Process) at the Curwen Press. Bookplate on front paste-down. Internally fine. Toning to free endpapers, Exterior very good with faded spine.
£65.00
BLAKE, WILLIAM The Illustrations of William Blake for Thornton's Virgil. London: the Nonesuch Press, 1937. With the First Eclogue and the Immitation by Ambrose Philips. Introduction by Geoffrey Keynes. Number 210 of 1000 copies printed at the Curwen Press. 9.25 X 5.75 ins. 38 pp. + proofs of eight of Blake's blocks in their original state and sixteen of Blake's designs for the wood engravings bound in. Loosely inserted in a pocket on the rear paste-down a set of prints of Blake's woodblocks with each subject on a separate page rather than as they appear in Thornton's Virgil in groups of four. A fine copy.
£245.00
NONESUCH PRESS A History of the Nonesuch Press. London: the Nonesuch Press, 1981. By John Dreyfus. With an Introduction by Geoffrey Keynes & a descriptive catalogue by David McKitterick, Simon Rendall and John Dreyfus. Number 500 of 950 copies. Designed by John Dreyfus and printed and bound at the University Press, Cambridge on paper specially made at the Dalmore Mill of William Somerville, Edinburgh. Folio. 12 X 7.75 ins. 320 pp. Full burgundy cloth with gilt spine titling and Press device in gilt on upper cover. Illustrated throughout with 35 full page examples of title pages, etc. and including an Appendix of 28 Nonesuch Press devices. A fine copy in fine pictorial dust-jacket.
£260.00
NONESUCH PRESS The Nonesuch Press. London: the Nonesuch Press, 1981. By John Dreyfus. With an Introduction by Geoffrey Keynes & a Descriptive Catalogue by David Mc- Kitterick, Simon Rendall & John Dreyfus. Number 500 of 950 copies. Designed by John Dreyfus and printed and bound at the University Press, Cambridge, on paper specially made at the Dalmore Mill of William Somerville, Edinburgh. Folio. 12 X 7.75 ins. 320 pp. Full burgundy cloth with gilt spine titling and Press device in gilt on upper cover. Illustrated throughout with 35 full page examples of title pages etc. and including an Appendix of 28 Nonesuch Press devices. A fine copy in fine dust-jacket.
£260.00
THE CHAPBOOK The Chapbook (A Monthly Miscellany) No. 38. London: the Poetry Bookshop, 1923. Edited by Harold Monro. Printed at the Westminster Press. 8.75 X 6.75 ins. 24 pp. Paper wraps decorated by Albert Rutherston with title on upper cover. 7 poems, including one by Walter de la Mare, 2 wood engravings by John Nash and a design by Jacob Kramer. Very good copy with slight foxing to cover.
£20.00
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