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WORMELL, CHRISTOPHER The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. London: the Folio Society, 1994. By Gilbert White with an Introduction by Ian Niall. Set in Monotype Baskerville and printed by the Bath Press on wove paper. 7.75 X 5.25 ins. 384 pp. Quarter buckram with Ann Muir marbled paper covered boards. Gilt spine title. 12 wood engravings by Christopher Wormell. As new in slip case.
WOOD ENGRAVING The Folio Golden Treasury. London: the Folio Society, 1997. The Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language. Chosen and Introduced by James Michie. Set in Baskerville type and printed on Balmoral Book Wove paper at St Edmondsbury Press. 12 X 9.75 ins. 733 pp. Quarter black leather with repeat pattern cloth covered boards after wood engravings by Simon Brett. Gilt spine titling. Top edge stained yellow. This anthology celebrates the Folio Society's first half century and is illustrated with an anthology of wood engraved images representative of twentieth century artists. Simon Brett has selected from the work of 56 different wood engravers. A fine copy in fine slip case with gilt decoration on both covers.
WORMELL, CHRISTOPHER The Natural Histopry & Antiquities of Selborne. London: the Folio Society, 2009. By Gilbert White. With an Introduction bu Ian Niall. Set in Monotype Baskerville and printed by the Bath Press on wove paper. 7.75 X 5.25 ins. 384 pp. Quarter buckram with Ann Muir marbled paper covered boards. Gilt spine titling. 12 fine wood engravinfs by Christopher Wormell. A fine copy in slipcase as issued.
THOMPSON, FLORA Lark Rise to Candleford. London: the Folio Society, 2009. By Flora Thompson. Introduction by Kathryn Hughes. Wood engravings by Sue Scullard. The Trilogy in one volume ("Lark Rise", "Over to Candleford", "Candleford Green") as published by the Oxford University Press in 1945. 9.25 X 6.25 ins. xiv, 512 pp. Backed in green cloth with full colour pictorial paper covered boards. Gilt spine titling. Title page vignette and 17 wood engravings by Sue Scullard, seven full page. A fine copy in fine slipcase.
LAMB, LYNTON Lysis: A Dialogue of Plato. London: the Fulcrum Press, 1930. Translated and with an Opening Note by K.A. Matthews. Illustrated with wood engravings by Lynton Lamb. Number 380 of 750 copies set in 13 pt. Poliphilus type and printed by Richard Madley on Barcham Green hand-made paper. 9.25 X 6 ins. Not paginated but 40 pp. + Colophon. Black cloth with gilt spine titling. Repeat pattern endpapers by the artist. Frontispiece, title page and 5 wood engravings in text by Lynton Lamb. "For his earliest books, mainly for private press, he (Lynton Lamb) employed wood engraving, the frontispiece to the Fulcrum Press edition of Plato's "Lysis: A Dialogue" (1930) being an especially modish interpretation." ("British Wood-Engraved Book Illustration 1904-1940" by Joanna Selborne) A near fine copy.
HUGHES-STANTON, BLAIR The Tragicall History of Doctor Faustus. London: the Golden Hours Press, 1932. By Christopher Marlowe. Number 70 of 250 copies set in Bembo type and printed on pure rag hand-made paper. Printed at the Chiswick Press. 11 X 8.25 ins. 56 pp. Half bound in brown morocco with marbled cloth covered boards. Gilt title on spine between two raised bands. 5 wood engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton, 4 full page. A near fine copy of a book which is rare in its first state. Most of the issue was sold to Hollis & Carter who issued it in green buckram.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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