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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.
BLISS, DOUGLAS PERCY The Spanish Ladie and two other stories by Cervantes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1928. Translated from the original by James Mabbe 1640 and newly illustrated by Douglas Percy Bliss. First illustrated edition. 10.25 X 7.5 ins. 197 pp. Quarter red cloth with grey paper covered boards. Gilt spine titling and illustration by the artist printed in red on the upper cover. 25 illustrations, many full page. 10 in black and white and 15 in colour stencilled at the Curwen Press. A very good copy. No dust-jacket.
BONE, MUIRHEAD: Children's Children. London: Duckworth & Co., 1908. By Gertrude Bone. Number 14 of 200 copies for sale signed by Muirhead Bone. Printed on Japanese vellum at the Ballantyne Press 10.75 X 8.25 ins. 271 pp. Original white boards with gilt title on spine and large gilt device by the artist on upper cover. T.E.G., others uncut. Frontispiece etching and 63 pen and ink illustrations by Muirhead Bone. A fine copy with light soiling to spine.
BOSSCHERE, JEAN DE Ten Droll Tales. London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1926. Being the Story of the fair Imperia. the venial sin, and the merrie diversions of his most Christian Majesty King Louis the Eleventh. By Honore De Balzac. Introduction by Andre Maurois. Numbered limited edition. 9.5 X 6 ins. 122 pp. Orange cloth with gilt spine titling and artist's device blocked in gilt on upper cover. Top edge orange, others uncut. Frontispiece and 23 illustrations in colour and black and white by Jean de Bosschere. Near fine with spine slightly sunned.
BOSTOCK, JAMES James Bostock. London: 20th Century Gallery, 2002. A complete catalogue of James Bostock's wood engravings compiled by Hilary Chapman. Foreword by Simon Brett. Introduction by the artist. Includes a Chronology and a List of Books illustrated by James Bostock. 8.25 X 6 ins. 48 pp. Pictorial paper wraps. Self portrait and 75 catalogued wood engravings pictured. As new.
BRETT, SIMON The Way to the Tree of Life. London: Old Stile Press, 1983. Poems by Michael Justin Davis with wood engravings by Simon Brett. Out of a total edition of 250 this is Letter F of 26 deluxe copies specially bound and with a signed suite of the wood engravings in a folder on the rear paste-down. Signed by the Poet and Illustrator. Set in Centaur with Arrighi types and printed on Zerkall mould-made paper. 10.75 X 6.75 ins. 20 pp. Quarter black leather with gilt spine titling and green silk covered boards. Title page and 4 wood engravings by Simon Brett. A fine copy in original slipcase which is very slightly sunned. ALS from the publisher to subscriber loosely inserted.
BRETT, SIMON Punting to Islip. Bath: Old School Press, 1994. A Poem by Eddie Flintoff with wood engravings by Simon Brett. 52 of 105(135) copies signed by the artist. Hand-set in 10 pt. Gill Sans type and printed on dampened Kawanaka Ivory paper. 7.5 X 9.5 ins. 22 pp. Sewn between blue covers of hand-made Richard de Bas paper. Title label with wood engraving on upper cover. Large title page and tail-piece wood engravings by Simon Brett printed in blue. A fine copy.
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.
BRETT, SIMON Telling Tales. Sidcit: the Gruffyground Press, 1983. A collection of 10 poems by Anthony Thwaite with a wood engraving by Simon Brett. Designed and printed on Zerkall mould-made paper by Graham Williams at the Florin Press. Signed on the Colophon by the poet. One of 230 copies. 10 X 6 ins. Sewn into card covers with hand-made Kozo paper wrappers. Paper title label on upper cover. The wood engraving is printed from the block. As new
BRETT, SIMON The Animals of Saint Gregory. Rahndirmwyn: Paulinus Press, 1981. By Brian O'Malley. Foreword by Dom. Jean Leclerq OSB. Number 45 of 80 special copies with a separate portfolio of the 14 full page wood engravings signed by the artist. Set in Monotype Baskerville and printed on mould-made paper at Skelton's Press. Designed by Christopher Skelton. 9.75 X 6.5 ins. 100 pp. Quarter brown buckram with gilt rule and marbled paper covered boards. Gilt spine titling. In original slipcase with wood engravings in a separate folder. Fine copy.
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