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MOORE, HENRY The Rescue. London: Secker and Warburg, 1945. A Melodrama for Broadcasting based on Homer's "Odyssey" by Edward Sackville-West. Orchestrated by Benjamin Britten. Six illustrations in the text by Henry Moore. Unlimited edition. 8.5 X 5.5 ins. 96 pp. White cloth with title in black on spine. 6 full page illustrations by Henry Moore - 4 in full colour. A very good copy in very good dust-jacket.
ALPHABETS A Book of Alphabets in common use today for writing, lettering and printing. London: Sir Isaac Pitman, 1950. Twenty-six plates of Roman alphabets and an introductory text by John C. Tarr. First edition. 7.25 X 4.25 ins. 40 pp. Spiral bound with stiff card pictorial covers. A fine copy in fine dust-jacket.
FRANKLIN, COLIN The Private Presses. London: Studio Vista, 1969. An indispensable history of private presses in the UK including the Daniel, Kelmscott, Vale, Eragny, Ashendene, Essex House, Doves, Golden Cockerel, Gregynog and Shakespeare Head Presses. First edition. 9.5 X 6.25 ins. 240 pp. Cloth bound with gilt spine titling. A fine copy in original dust-jacket.
WEBB, MARGARET The Country Calendar or the Shepherd of Banbury's Rules. London: Sylvan Press, 1946. To Judge of the Changes of the Weather, grounded on forty years' experience: by which you may know the weather for several days to come, and in some cases for months. By John Claridge, Shepherd. Newly annotated by G.H.T. Kimble. First edition. 7.25 X 5 ins. 127 pp. Blue cloth covered boards. Gilt tile on spine and gilt device on upper cover. 28 wood engravings by Margaret Webb. A fine copy in original dust-jacket which has small pieces missing at head and tail of spine. "Those who are weather-wise are rarely otherwise."
GAUGGUIN, PAUL Paul Gauguin. Paintings, Engravings & Sculpture. London: the Arts Council of Great Britain, 1955. Catalogue for the Tate Gallery Exhibition. 9.75 X 7.25 ins. 40 pp. Yellow card covers with woodcut by Gauguin on upper cover. Colour frontispiece and 16 full page reproductions of Gauguim's work. Covers soiled but otherwise tight. A very good copy.
WOOD ENGRAVING Out of the Wood. British Woodcuts & Wood Engravings 1890-1945. London: the British Council, 1991. By Simon Brett. Introduction by Andrea Rose (Curator, The British Council). Designed by Dalrymple and printed at the Alna Press. 9.5 X 7 ins. 40 pp. Card covers with paper wraps illustrated with a wood engraving by David Jones. 50 wood engravings selected by Simon Brett to discuss the golden era of British wood engraving. A fine copy.
OFFICINA BODONI The Officina Bodoni, Montagnola, Verona. London: the British Library, 1978. Books printed by Giovanni Mandersteig on the Hand Press, 1923-1977. Catalogue of an exhibition held in the King's Library, the British Library, 9 August-22 October 1978. Printed in black and red. 9.75 X 7.5 ins. 96 pp. Card covers with title on spine and upper cover with repeat pattern of the Officina Bodoni Press device. 98 entries covering the outstanding half-century of book production by this Press. Following the tradition of the scholar-printers of the Renaissance Giovanni Mandersteig has printed nearly 200 books on his hand press most of which are discussed in this detailed study. Frontispiece portrait of the printer and illustrations from the numerous books produced. A fine copy but for small stain from removed price sticker on back cover.
KYNOCH PRESS Kynoch Press: The Anatomy of a Printing House. London: the British Library/Oak Knoll Press, 2000. By Caroline Archer. First edition. A half-century history (1930-1980) of the Kynoch Press detailed through exhaustive research and personal accounts from surviving staff. Special attention is paidto listings of the types held by the Press in every period. 9.75 X 7 ins. 222 pp. Black cloth with gilt spine titling. Pictorial dust-jacket. As new.
PRINTING Printing and the Mind of Man. London: the British Museum, 1963. Catalogue of the Exhibition at the British Museum and at Earls Court, London. Introduction by Stanley Morison, John Carter and Frank Francis. 9.25 X 6.25 ins. 166 pp. Paper wraps with title and device by Reynolds Stone on upper cover. A good copy only for the reference library.
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.
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