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WILLIAMS, CHARLES Heroes and Kings. London: the Sylvan Press, 1930. Nineteen poems by Charles Williams, leading member of the Oxford "Inklings" and friend of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Wood Engravings by Norman Janes. Designed by Hubert J. Foss. One of 250 copies for sale (this one out of series). Set in 18 pt. Monotype Caslon and printed on Barcham Green hand-made paper. 12 X 8 ins. 76 pp. but not paginated. Crimson cloth with gilt blocked device on upper and lower covers after a crown, sword and arch device by the artist. Red head and tailbands. T.E.G., others uncut. Included are seven of Charles Williams' Arthurian poems. Illustrated with a title page vignette and 13 wood engravings by Norman Janes. Internally fine. Top of spine pulled and showing some board.
£300.00
MACKLEY, GEORGE Weeds & Wild Flowers. London: the Two Horse Press, 1965. Some irreverent words by Armida Maria-Theresa Colt. Number 95 of 250 copies accompanied by a separate portfolio of 11 George Mackley wood engravings printed from the wood. Signed by the artist and printed by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press. Set in Monotype Arrighi 16 pt. type and printed on Original Turkey Mill paper. Title page printed in mustard and black. 12 X 9.5 ins. 54 pp. Book and portfolio backed in green cloth with floral paper covered boards by Mansell of London. Gilt title on spine. Of the 11 wood engravings by Mackley 3 are full page. Chosen as one of the most beautiful, finely printed books produced during the twentieth century ("A Century For The Century", Grolier Club Exhibition 1999) Book and separate portfolio of wood engravings in paper covered slipcase. A very fine copy.
£600.00
MACKLEY, GEORGE Engraved in the Wood. London: Two Horse Press, 1968. A Collection of (68) wood engravings by George Mackley. With an Appreciation by Ruari McLean and a Glimse of the artist by Armida Maria-Theresa Colt. Number 92 of 300 copies signed by the artist. Designed and printed in three colours at the Rampant Lions Press. Set in Herman Zapf's Palatino type and printed on mould-made Wookey Hole paper. 12 X 9.5 ins. 30 pp. booklet and 68 wood engravings printed recto from the original blocks and held in a separate folder. Booklet and engravings within a drop-back box by Gray's of Cambridge with title label on spine. A fine copy with prospectus and order form loosely inserted.
£700.00
TUNNICLIFFE, CHARLES F. A Book of Birds. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1937. By Mary Priestley. 82 wood engravings by C.F. Tunnicliffe. First edition. 7.25 X 5 ins. 384 pp. Green cloth with gilt title on green leather spine label. A near fine copy without dust-jacket.
£45.00
NASH, PAUL Interior Landscapes. A Life of Paul Nash. London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1987. By James King. First edition. 9.25 X 6 ins. 258 pp. Black cloth with silver spine titling. A comprehensive critical assessment of Nash's work showing how his development as a landscape artist paralleled the workings of his own interior landscape. Includes many unpublished letters from Nash to his wife, Margaret. A fine copy in fine dust-jacket.
£30.00
NASH, APUL Interior Landscapes. A Life of Paul Nash. London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1987. By James King. First edition. 9.25 X 6 ins. 258 pp. Black cloth with silver spine titling. A comprehensive critical assesment of Nash's work showing how his development as a landscape artist paralled the workings of his own interior landscape. Includes many unpublished letters from Nash to his wife, Margaret. A fine copy in fine dust-jacket.
£30.00
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.
£27.00
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.
£35.00
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.
£75.00
PIPER, JOHN On The Making Of Gardens. London; the Dropmore Press, 1949. BY Sir George Sitwell BT. Introduction by Sir Osbert Sitwell BT. Number 120 of 900 (1000) copies with 6 coloured lithograph plates by John Piper, 3 double page. Set in 14 pt. Bembo type and printed on hand-made paper. First edition. 9 X 5.75 ins. xvi, 113 pp. Full green buckram with garden device in gilt on upper cover and gilt Dropmore Press device on lower cover. Previous owner's bookplate, engraved by Reynolds Stone, on front paste-down. A fine copy in near fine dust-jacket.
£145.00
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