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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
JONES, DAVID The Townchild's Alphabet. London: the Poetry Bookshop, 1924. Verses by Eleanor Farjeon designs by David Jones. Printed at the Whitefriars Press. First edition. 8.5 X 6.75 ins. 56 pp. + 4 pp. listing current Poetry Bookshop titles. Cream paper covered boards lettered in black and with an illustration of a townscape beyond a river in blue, grey and orange. Also issued in paper wrappers with same design. 26 full page drawings by David Jones printed in two colours. A near fine copy with usual light soiling and rubbing to boards and previous owner's name and price on title page. This is one of David Jones' earliest published works completed while he was still working at St. Dominic's Press. Very scarce.
£350.00
BRETT, SIMON SIMON BRETT the engraver's cut. London: the Primrose Academy, 1997. Thirty-one wood engravings chosen by the artist and printed from the original blocks at the Rampant Lions Press. Prefaced with an Autobiographical Note. Signed by the artist. Number 93 of 135 copies. 10.25 X 7 ins. xiv, 29 pp. of wood engravings printed recto + Colophon. Backed in brown buckram with repeat pattern paper covered boards after a wood engraving by the artist. Gilt spine titling. Bound at the Fine Bindery, Wellingborough. A fine copy in original slipcase.
£165.00
NASH, PAUL Paul Nash Places. London: the South Bank Centre, 1989. Catalogue for travelling exhibition. First edition. 8.25 X 8.5 ins. 96 pp. Paper covers with title and "Landscape of the Megaliths 1934" on front cover. Generously illustrated throughout with 12 plates in colour. A near fine copy.
£25.00
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
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
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