(Abbattoir editions) LOGAN, John. THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT. Or a portrait of the artist as a sad sensualist. Omaha:
Abattoir Editions, 1974. 300 copies, roy.8vo, (245x170mm), 75p. 35 illustrations (several printed in black and red) from drawings
by James Brunot. A very good copy in original cloth, printed label, Japanese tissue dustjacket present but worn. (Private
Press Books 74.3) Printed by, or under the direction of, Harry Duncan at the University of Nebraska. £50.00
4381 (Adagio Press) A BOOK COLLECTOR'S CHRONICLE. [Harper Woods]: Adagio Press, N.D. Cr.8vo, (168x110mm), p. An
excellent copy in original wrappers. A `diary' for book collector's acquisitions. The idea being to list your wants
and the likely price to pay on the first page, followed by twelve month pages to record important acquisitions. Unused. £9.00
15575 (Adrian Wilson) ROUNCE & COFFIN CLUB. WESTERN BOOKS TWELFTH EXHIBITION. Los Angeles: Rounce & Coffin
Club, 1953. Cr.8vo, (184x115mm), p. Untrimmed and unsewn in original printed wrappers, small rubber-stamp on the inside
of the front wrapper. Printed by Adrian Wilson and with a pencilled annotation on the front wrapper: 'Auction May 17,
1955) and with pencilled marginal annotations throughout showing prices realised and buyers' names. £30.00
16839 (Alembic Press) BOLTON, Claire. THE ALEMBIC PRESS GUIDE to sundry printing places & sources that might be of interest
to other private press printers. Third [enlarged] edition, Oxford: Alembic Press, 1991. 180 numbered copies, 8vo, (178x127mm),
85p. 18 line illustrations by John R. Smith, printed in red. A fine copy in original quarter cloth, marbled paper sides. £25.00
16286 (Alembic Press) BOLTON, Claire. A GREEN TALE. Oxford: Alembic Press, 1988. [100 copies], oblong miniature, (55x105mm),
p. the text printed in green, 1 line illustration and a bird's feather laid in as another illustration. A fine copy
in original stiff wrappers. The eleventh book in the press's series of these charming little oblong miniature books. £15.00
16285 (Alembic Press) BOLTON, Claire. THE LAST TALE. Oxford: Alembic Press, 1989. [100 copies], oblong miniature (55x105mm),
p. the text set within an ornamental border printed in red, 2 illustrations. A fine copy in original stiff wrappers. The
twelfth and last book in the press's series of these charming little oblong miniature books, the text is handset and printed
in Caxton Black type. £15.00
16289 (Alembic Press) A TALE OF TWO PRINCESSES. Second edition, Winchester:
Alembic Press, 1979. 100 copies, oblong miniature, (75x105mm), p. 2 full-page lino-cut illustrations by Rebecca Bolton,
& Melissa Hunter. A fine copy in original wrappers. Set in Caslon Ronde No. 1 type. £15.00
Press) BOLTON, David. A TALE OF TWO DRAGONS. Winchester: Alembic Press, 1979. 100 copies, oblong miniature, (75x105mm), p.
2 full-page hand painted illustrations by Claire Bolton. A fine copy in original Japanese-paper covers boards. Set in Miller
& Richards 2 line small pica Etruscan type. £15.00
16291 (Alembic Press) BOLTON, Claire. A VERY LIGHT
TALE Winchester: Alembic Press, 1979 [110 copies?], oblong miniature, (75x105mm), p. printed in red paper, 1 laid down
paper-lace and 1 paper cutout illustrations. A fine copy in original wrappers. The tenth volume in the series. £15.00
16292 (Alembic Press) BOLTON, Claire. A VERY TINY TALE Winchester: Alembic Press, 1986. [110 copies], oblong miniature,
(75x105mm), p. printed in blue paper, 1 laid down miniature envelope and 1 illustration. Original wrappers. Ms ink annotation:
'display copy' on the front wrapper. Set in 5 pt Modern Italic type. £10.00
15061 (Allenholme Press)
ISAAC, Peter. BULMER PAPERS. Volume 1 number 1 to number 3, [all published]. Wylam: Allenholme Press, 1960-67. 4to, (250x189mm),
12; 13-32; 33-48p. 5 illustrations. A fine set in original printed wrappers. Number 1 limited to 60 copies, number 2: 75 copies,
number 3: about 100 copies, originally, and perhaps slightly optimistically, intended as a annual publication. For the most
part handset and printed by Peter Isaac with occasional lithographic work printed at Newcastle University. This collection
of original research and reprinted articles includes Robert Pollard A biographical sketch of three Newcastle apprentices.
18415 (Allenholme Press) ISAAC, Peter & Ronald BERESFORD. IMPRESSIONS OF BEWICK. [With a note]
Impressing the blocks, by Alex McLaren. Wylam: Allenholme Press for the Newcastle Imprint Club, 1994. 60 copies, 4to, (253x190mm),
14p. 14 plates, 13 from impressions taken from the original wood blocks and 1 pull from a stereotype by Davison of Alnwick,
printed on a variety of suitable papers, and loosely contained within a pocket at the rear of the volume. A fine copy in original
stiff wrappers, printed front label. An uncommon piece of, admittedly late impressions of, Bewickiana with a text describing
the history of the individual cuts illustrated, produced as a keepsake for Imprint Club members. £50.00
(Allenholme Press) ISAAC, Peter. SOME ALNWICK CARICATURES. A Note and a Handlist. Wylam: Allenholme Press, 1965. 170 copies,
Oblong 8vo (205x278mm), 12p. title-page illustration printed in red, & 2 text illustrations, together with a facsimile
of one of Davison's caricatures. An excellent copy in original wrappers, the text block (192x130mm) sewn into large wrappers
which also incorporate the loosely inserted engraving. A brief historical note on and list of William Davison's caricatures
handset at the Allenholme Press and printed with Tom Rae at the Signet Press of Greenock. This issue number and reserved for
private distribution. £25.00
18663 (Allenholme Press) ISAAC, Peter. SOME ALNWICK CARICATURES. A note and
a handlist. Wylam: Allenholme Press, 1965. 53 copies thus of an edition of 170, oblong 8vo (205 x 278mm.), 12p. title-page
illustration printed in red, & 2 text illustrations, together with an original copperplate print of one of Davison's
caricatures of c1816. An excellent copy in original wrappers, the text block 192 x 130mm, is sewn into large wrappers which
also incorporate the loosely inserted engraving, with an addenda leaf to the handlist and the printer's compliments card
loosely inserted. A brief historical note on and list of William Davison's caricatures handset at the Allenholme Press
and printed with Tom Rae at the Signet Press of Greenock. The original caricature, 'The Blessing' is number 27 of
Davisons series and is a little creased and slightly spotted. £45.00
19903 (Allenholme Press) ISAAC, Peter.
SOME ALNWICK CARICATURES. A note and a handlist. [Greenock printing: Signet Press] Wylam: Allenholme Press, 1965. Cr.8vo,
(191x126mm), 12p. folding plate & 3 illustrations, some slight spotting. Original printed wrappers. A brief historical
note on and list of William Davison's caricatures handset at the Allenholme Press and printed with Tom Rae at the Signet
Press of Greenock. This issue was reserved for distribution to members of the Printing Historical Society and the Rounce &
Coffin Club. £15.00
18677 (Artist's book) FARLEY, Paul & Michael WEBSTER. AMANUENSIS. With ain introduction
by Robert Woof and a poem by Paul Farley. Grasmere: Wordsworth Trust, [2002.] Sm. 4to, (150x150mm), p + 8 loose leaves,
the whole printed on an illustrated ground and contained in a card slipcase. 'From sunset at 1823 on 20th March (the spring
equinox) to sunrise at 0620 the following day, microphones were left in Dove Cottage. These were fed into a mixing desk, which
in turn was connected to a computer fitted with "voice recognition" software... the following text, of almost seven
thousand words, is what the computer produced. £25.00
16771 (Barbarian Press) DICKENS, Charles. A CHRISTMAS
CAROL OR, THE MISER'S WARNING. A drama in 2 acts adapted from Charles Dickens' story by C.Z. Barnett. Mission: Barbarian
Press, 1984. 350 copies, 4to, (272x195mm), ,xii,49,p. wood-engraved decorated title with 10 illustrations including
full-page wood-engravings by E.N. Ellis. A good copy in original cloth, two-colour and illustrated title panel on the front
cover, uniform slipcase. £75.00
16888 (Basement Press) GAULD, Peter. A RIVER IN BORNEO. Ipswich: Basement
Press, 1996. 230 copies, cr.8vo, (173x118mm), 79p. 26 wood-engravings by the author (several full page). Original printed
jacketed wrappers, tail of the backstrip slightly creased. £35.00
18208 (Beaumont Press) GOLDONI, Carlo.
THE GOOD-HUMOURED LADIES. A comedy. Translated from the Italian by Richard Aldington. To which is prefix'd an essay of
Carlo Goldoni by Arthur Symons. London: C.W. Beaumont, 1932. 475 numbered copies, 8vo, (229x153mm), xxvi.76,p. 20 woodcuts
by Ethelbert White together with cuts on the free and pastedown endleaves. Original quarter canvas, repeat pattern decorated
paper sides (again by Ethelbert White), edges and corner tips rubbed, bookplate of J.R. Abbey. £40.00
(Bill Pardoe) BRACE, Keith. COMING HOME AT DUSK. A Birmingham Post Saturday essay. Birmingham: FEP (Pardoe Press) 1984.
100 copies, narrow 8vo, (191x102mm), p. Original jacketed wrappers, slightly creased at the spine. Hand-set and printed
by Bill Pardoe in Bembo type, this charming essay of a road journey home across the Cotswolds first appeared in the Birmingham
Post on 13 November 1982. £10.00
14019 (Bill Pardoe) PARDOE, F.E. INDUSTRY AND GENIUS: OR, THE ORIGIN OF
BIRMINGHAM. A fable attempted in the manner of Spencer. Inscribed to Mr. B––– [Baskerville]. Re-printed
from a copy of Aris's Birmingham Gazette dated 21st January 1751. Birmingham: FEP (Pardoe Press), 1989. 100 copies, 8vo,
(218x145mm), p. A fine copy in original jacketed wrappers. £15.00
19607 (Bill Pardoe) ROBERTS, Lawley.
MORE NURSERY RHYMES FOR THE 1990S. Birmingham: FEP (Pardoe Press), 1994. 60 copies, cr.8vo, (152x115mm), p. A good copy
in original printed wrappers. Traditional nursery rhymes given a modern slant. £10.00
16332 (Bill Pardoe)
ROBERTS, Lawley. NURSERY RHYMES FOR THE 1990S. Birmingham: FEP (Pardoe Press), 1990. 90 copies, cr.8vo, (152x115mm), p.
A good copy in original printed wrappers. Traditional nursery rhymes given a modern slant, such as 'Where are you going
to, my pretty maid?' 'I'm going a-whoring, sir,' she said... £10.00
4382 (Bird & Bull
Press) ABERCROMBIE, Lascelles. A TOWER IN ITALY. A legend being a romantic play in one act. [Newtown PA : Bird & Bull
Press] Toronto: Basilike, 1976. 175 copies, 8vo, (248x167mm), 32p. An excellent copy in original printed wrappers. The first
printing of this play. £16.00
13632 (Birmingham School of Printing) FISHENDEN, R.B. CRAFTSMANSHIP &
THE PRINTER. Birmingham: Birmingham School of Printing, 1950. 8vo, (222x155mm), 15p. colour printed initial letter. Original
stiff wrappers, edges slightly dust-soiled. Printed on the direction of Leonard Jay, an address by Fishenden at the college's
annual prize-giving ceremony. £10.00
16887 (Birmingham School of Printing) JAY, Leonard (Editor.) FAMOUS
PASSAGES IN PROSE & POETRY. Birmingham: Birmingham School of Printing, 1933. 4to, (260x183mm), p. printed on one side
of the leaf only and often with initial letters printed in a second colour. Original printed wrappers, slightly soiled. (Wallis,
Leonard Jay 72) The title set within a colour-printed border re-cut on wood by George W. Jones after Geofroy Tory, each page
notes the typeface and size used in this example of student composition and printing. £15.00
School of Printing) JAY, Leonard (Editor). FOURTEEN ADDRESSES DELIVERED TO STUDENTS OF THE BIRMINGHAM MUNICIPAL SCHOOL OF
ARTS NOW THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND CRAFTS. 1892 1924. Birmingham: Birmingham School of Printing, 1942. Imp.8vo, (280x180mm),
242p. title set within an ornamental border printed in blue, and with an ornamental initial letter, printed in a variety of
colours, at the start of each chapter. Original cloth, very slightly soiled. 'The books produced by students under the
direction of Leonard Jay at the Birmingham School of Printing between 1925 and 1953 were internationally famous for their
exquisite beauty and fastidious craftsmanship.' (Lawrence Wallis, Leonard Jay). This compilation of addresses deivered
to the students includes contributions by William Holman Hunt, William Morris, W R Lethaby (2), and William Rothenstein. £45.00
14875 (Birmingham School of Printing) FRANCIS OF ASSISI. THE LIFE AND CHAPTERS OF SUNDRY GOODLY SAYINGS AND THE TEACHING
OF BROTHER GILES COMPANION OF SAINT FRANCIS. From The little flowers of Saint Francis of Assisi. Birmingham: Birmingham School
of Printing, 1941. 4to, (285x183mm), 57p. colour frontispiece by Neil Leitch MacCuaig. Original quarter cloth, slightly faded.
(Wallis Leonard Jay master printer-craftsmen p95). Produced by letterpress and colour-lithography students of the Birmingham
School, the productions of which were, as Lawrence Wallis writes, 'internationally famous for their exquisite beauty and
fastidious craftsmanship.' £10.00
19243 (Birmingham School of Printing) JAY, Leonard. SI MONUMENTUM
REQUIRIS CIRCUMSPICE. Notes on the libraries of George W. Jones formerley at Monkbarns Northwood, Middlesex and at the Sign
of the Dolphin, Gough Square London. Birmingham: Birmingham School of Printing, 1942. Sm.4to, (275x196mm), ,16p. title
set within a Jones border, and 4 illustrations. Original wrappers, tail and fore edge very slightly browned. 'The books
produced by students under the direction of Leonard Jay at the Birmingham School of Printing between 1925 and 1953 were internationally
famous for their exquisite beauty and fastidious craftsmanship.' (Lawrence Wallis, Leonard Jay). £25.00
16879 (Birmingham School of Printing) ELLIS, Havelock. XII SONNETS. Birmingham: Birmingham School of Printing, 1930. Sm.4to,
(247x170mm), 11p. full-page original wood engraving (printed in three colours) by Ivy A. Ellis. Original printed wrappers,
spine lightly faded. (Wallis, Leonard Jay 65) £15.00
18653 (Black Knight Press) CAMPBELL, Duine. BOOKS IN
PRINT AT THE BLACK KNIGHT PRESS. Leicester: Black Knight Press, August 1973. Cr.8vo, (102x78mm), p. woodcut frontispiece,
pencilled annotation (by the printer) to one of the listed titles. A very nice copy in original jacketed wrappers, the front
cover printed in two colours and including the printer's pressmark. A very attractively printed miniature catalogue from
a quietly discerning Leicestershire private press. £12.00
18625 (Black Vine Press) SHEWRING, Walter. A NOTE
ON THE LATIN PREFACE TO ERIC GILL'S INTRODUCTION TO HIS ENGRAVINGS, 1929. San Francisco: Black Vine Press, 1964. Large
folio, (388x279mm), 2 leaves French-folded, printed in red and black with one of Gill's initial letters from the Four
Gospels. Very small and slight crease in the tail-fore corner. (Gill, Corey & Mackenzie, Eric Gill a bibliography 636.33)
Printed by Harold Seeger & Albert Sperisen for a joint meeting of the Roxburghe-Zamorano Clubs. £45.00
13162 (Black Vine Press) [BROADSIDE] A TRIBUTE TO THE MASTERS OF PRINTING WHO HAVE PERPETUATED THE WRITTEN WORD.... San
Francisco: Harold Seeger and Alpbert Sperisen at the Black Vine Press, [1965?] Single sheet, (330x255mm), set in three columns
printed in black with the names of great printers, printed in red, forming a frame, reproduction of a mural at the head of
the text. Outer margins slightly creased. £15.00
19875 (Bodleian Library printing) HIGGINS, John. THE TRAGOEDIE
OF CORDILA reprinted from the first parte of Mirour for Magistrates. Imprinted at London by Thomas Marshe Anno 1575. Oxford:
Over against the King's Arms [ie the Bibliographical Press in the Bodleian Library], 1967 4to, (260x205mm), p. title
page border. Original wrappers very slightly frayed at the edges. Hand printed on handmade paper by a group of students that
included Elisabeth Leedham-Green. £15.00
18690 (Book Arts Press) BELANGER, Terry (Editor). APPENDIX TO A
REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO VIEW THE COTTONIAN LIBRARY New York: Book Arts Press, 1981. Sm.4to, (191x135mm), 16p.
Original printed wrappers, spine slightly faded. Printed by students of Terry Belanger at the School of Library Science of
Columbia University, as an exercise in understanding the methods of handsetting type and printing on a flatbed press. £15.00
18691 (Book Arts Press) BUTLER, Thomas. THE CASE OF THOMAS BUTLER, BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER IN PALL-MALL, LONDON, who was
most cruelly treated at New-Market, October 6, 1753. New York: Book Arts Press, 1980. 100 copies, sm.4to, (197x134mm), 28p.
A good copy in original wrappers. Printed by students of Terry Belanger at the School of Library Science of Columbia University,
as an exercise in understanding the methods of handsetting type and printing on a flatbed press. In this instance reprinting
a rare pamphlet concerning the sad outcome of a bookseller, knowledgeable about horse-racing, who agreed to adjudicate in
the matter of a disputed bet. £25.00
18689 (Book Arts Press) BELANGER, Terry (Editor). RECORDS OF THE UNION
HARWINTON LIBRARY. New York: Book Arts Press, 1977. Sm.4to, (222x146mm), 12p. A good copy in original printed wrappers. Printed
by students of Terry Belanger at the School of Library Science of Columbia University, as an exercise in understanding the
methods of handsetting type and printing on a flatbed press; in this instance concerning the establishment of a late eighteenth-century
subscription library in a small town in Connecticut. £15.00
5891 (Book Arts Press) BELANGER, Terry
(Editor). REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE ISSUE OF TRADE BOOKS: 1828. New York: Book Arts Press, 1976. 8vo, (220x145mm), ,iv,6p.
Original printed wrappers, spine slightly faded, press compliments slip loosely inserted. Printed by students (including Donald
Farren) of Terry Belanger at the School of Library Science of Columbia University, as an exercise in understanding the methods
of handsetting type and printing on a flatbed press; in this instance reprinting 'certain regulations proper to be adopted,
and referred to as general practice, in the management and printing of trades books.' Preceded by an introduction by Terry
18692 (Book Arts Press) BELANGER, Terry. TEN YEARS OF THE BOOK ARTS PRESS. New York: Book
Arts Press, 1982. Sm.4to, (174x127mm), 20p. Original printed wrappers, spine very slightly faded. Printed by students of Terry
Belanger at the School of Library Science of Columbia University, as an exercise in understanding the methods of handsetting
type and printing on a flatbed press. £15.00
15372 (Brewhouse Press) BRIDGWATER, Patrick. RIGBY GRAHAM.
[Catalogue of an exhibition]. [Wymonham printed: Brewhouse Press] Shrewsbury: Griffen Garnett Galleries, December, 1969. 4to,
(267x185mm), p. 2 line-drawn illustrations by Graham. Original grey wrappers, printed in black with a two-image cover
design by Graham. (Battye Brewhouse Press 20 where it is titled 'Rigby Graham at Shrewsbury'). £25.00
19874 (Brewhouse Press) TAYLOR, Warren. RIGBY GRAHAM PAINTINGS. [Catalogue of an exhibition]. Leicester: [printed at the
Brewhouse Press] Gadsby Gallery. April 30 - May 17, 1969. [100 copies], oblong sm.4to (197 x 266mm.); p. 2 full page colour
illustrations. A fine copy in original wrappers carrying 3 further colour illustrations. (Battye, Brewhouse Press 16) £15.00
17117 (Cadenza Press) JOHNSON, John. CUTS AND VERSE FROM TYPOGRAPHIA. [Edited by G.A. Beale.] London: Cadenza Press, 1982.
100 copies, cr.8vo, (190x130mm ), 18 illustrations. A very good copy in original quarter vellum-paper, marbled paper sides.
(Private press books 1981-4 184). £25.00
15877 (Camberwell Press) ROEDER, Helen. HELEN'S SKETCHBOOK.
London: Camberwell Press, 1985. 200 copies, 8vo, (210x130mm), p. frontispiece by Carel Weight. A good copy in original
Cockerell marbled paper stiff wrappers, Author's presentation inscriptions on the half-title and colophon leaves. £15.00
10890 (Cambridge Christmas book) ROGERS, Bruce. REPORT ON THE TYPOGRAPHY OF THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS Prepared in 1917
at the Request of the Syndics... Cambridge: by the University Printer, 1950. 500 copies, sm.folio, (299x186mm), xii,35p.
12 illustrations. Original quarter black cloth, grey paper covered sides, very lightly spotted, Bruce Roger rebus printed
in red in the centre of both covers. (Crutchley, A printer's Christmas books p23) Cambridge Christmas Book. 'It was
as something more than a compliment to an old friend that this report was at last put into print. We decided to issue it in
book form because Rogers, with his fluent pen, had written in it so much good sense on how to "infuse enough of that
elusive quality called style" into the work of a press.' (Crutchley) £100.00
12290 (Cape Golliard
Press) MITCHELL, Adrian. OUT LOUD. Second edition, London: Cape Goliard Press, 1969. Roy.8vo (247x166mm), p. Original
paperback, slightly discoloured. £5.00
5965 (Castle Room Press) LEE, Artis. 42 X 33. Syracuse, N.Y.: Castle
Room Press, 1969. 12mo, (178x132mm), p. original printed wrappers, corners slightly dog-eared. £5.00
(Castle Room Press) SCHEFER, Phyllis. A CONCEPTION. [Syracuse:] Castle Room Press, N.D. 50 copies, sq.8vo, (178x150mm), p.
14 illustrations from photographs of sculpture with brief captions. A good copy in original stiff wrappers. An example
of student design from the Goudy Typographical Laboratory in the School of Journalism at Syracuse University. £5.00
4112 (Castle Room Press) RAYFIELD, Robert. THE LITTLEST BULLFIGHTER. Syracuse: Castle Room Press in the Frederic W. Goudy
Typographical Laboratory, Syracuse University, 1968. 72 copies, oblong 8vo, (152x201mm), 30p. 5 linocut illustrations. A very
good copy in original printed wrappers. £12.00
18660 (Cherub Press) A VEDIC LEGEND. [Solihull?] Cherub Press,
1987. 100 copies, minature cr.8vo, (70x61mm), p. hand-coloured frontispiece by Kim Butcher. A very nice copy in original
Japanese-style side-sewn limp wrappers binding. Beautifully printed on an attractive pulp-coloured Japanese Rakusui paper.
19633 (Chester College) NUTTALL, Derek. A SHORT ACCOUNT OF WILLIAM CAXTON BRITAIN'S FIRST PRINTER.
Chester: College of Further Education, 1976. 350 copies, 8vo, (248x157mm), [16p. illustrations. A good copy in original wrappers.
Handset and printed by students at the Chester College of Further Education as part of the celebrations of the Caxton Quincentenary.
183 (Colchester School of Printing) SOMMERLAD, Michael. WILLIAM CAXTON. A quincentenary tribute. Colchester:
Institute of Higher Education, School of Printing, [1976?] Sm. folio, (295x210mm), p. 4 full-page illustrations printed
on a dark buff ground. A good copy in original stiff wrappers. A shortened version of the text produced as a student
19597 (Cuckoo Hill Press) CHRISTMAS CARD: The Cuckoo Hill Press send greetings... Pinner:
Cuckoo Hill Press, 1960. 16mo, (87x95mm), French folded, printed on the front with the greetings surrounding a wood-engraved
monogram motif printed in red. Very slightly soiled. £15.00
10086 (Curwen Press) HAZLITT, William. A REPLY
TO Z. With an introduction by Charles Whibley. London: Printed for the First Edition Club, 1923. 300 copies, roy.8vo, (256x155mm),
40p. some very slight finger-soiling to one leaf and the free end-leaves darken by offset from the paste-downs. Original quarter
red cloth with black cloth boards, some fading at the tail of the front cover and the corner tips slightly rubbed. Printed
at the Curwen Press on handmade paper and shewing the first use of Baskerville (Monotype) at the press. The first publication
of an article written by Hazlitt in response to an article in the Blackwood's Magazine for August 1818. £45.00
20150 (Cygnet Press) WARDE, Beatrice. THE PERFECT ENDING. [Burford?] The Cygnet Press, 1988. Cr.8vo, (180x115mm), p.
A fine copy in original wrappers. Finely printed by Simon Rendall for presentation to members of the Wynkyn de Worde Society.
14435 (David Esslemont) WORDSWORTH, William. EXTEMPORE EFFUSION Upon reading in the Newcastle Journal
the notice of the death of the poet James Hogg. Newcastle: David Esslemont, 1985. 300 copies, 8vo, (225x142mm), p. 3 wood-engravings,
that on the title-page in grey, printed from original blocks in the Pease Collection in Newcastle upon Tyne Central Library.
A fine copy in original jacketed wrappers. The text follows the version printed in the Newcastle Journal of Saturday 4 December
1835. Designed and printed, with David Esslemont's usual discernment, to commemorate a visit by the Newcastle Imprint
Club to Dove Cottage in Grasmere. £25.00
15135 (Delos Press and Redlake Press) CONSTANTINE, David. HYACINTHS.
Birmingham & Clun: Delos Press and Redlake Press, 1994. 300 copies, 8vo, (190x132mm), p. Stiff paper bifolium. A keepsake
produced for the Oxford Fine Press Fair. £10.00
9371 (Dropmore Press) BRYANT, Arthur. HISTORIAN'S HOLIDAY.
London: Dropmore Press, 1946. 550 copies, sm.4to, (257x190mm), ,86p. Uncut in original blue cloth, backstrip slightly discoloured,
gilt lettered with a gilt device on the front cover, and printed gilt dentelles on the cover turn-ins, slightly dust-soiled.
Printed in 14pt Bembo on Portals handmade paper. £30.00
20060 (Fleece Press) ROGERSON, Ian. BOOKS FROM THE
FLEECE PRESS DISPLAYED at six Hereford & Worcester Libraries. Denby Dale, Fleece Press, 1995. 600 copies, tall 8vo, (273x160mm),
p. A fine copy in original printed stiff wrappers carrying a wood-engraving by Joan Hassall on the front cover. £15.00
12335 (Fleece Press) BUCKLAND WRIGHT, Christopher. ENDEAVOURS & EXPERIMENTS. John Buckland Wright's essays in woodcut
and colour engraving, together with other blocks remaining in his studio. Upper Denby: Fleece Press, 2004. 300 copies, 4to,
(315x230mm), 71,p. 36 wood-engravings printed from the original blocks, 14 colour & 4 monochrome plates and tipped-in
illustrations. Original quarter cloth, repeat-pattern decorated paper sides derived from a design by Buckland Wright,
slipcase. This, the fourth collection of Buckland Wright's work to come from the Fleece Press, contains a wide-ranging
and varied collection of his work encompassing large cartouches done as commercial work for a wine merchant, small printers'
marks and a suite of large blocks cut for the American composer Quincy Porter. Taken as a group the blocks might initially
seem disparate and unconnected but in fact seem to represent every interesting stage in Buckland Wright's career, including
his very first engraving from 1925. £275.00
16770 (Fleece Press) SMITH, Clare Sydney. THE GOLDEN REIGN.
The story of my friendship with 'Lawrence of Arabia.' With a foreword by Mrs S. Lawrence, and a new introduction by
Malcolm Brown. Upper Denby: Fleece Press, 2004. 500 copies, oblong sm.4to, (208x262mm), 185p. 59 Illustrations from photographs.
A very good copy in original cloth. Superbly presented, and based on Smith's original edition of 1940 with additional
15455 (Fleece Press) BUCKLAND WRIGHT, Christopher. SURREAL TIMES. Wakefield: Fleece
Press, 1999. 266 copies, 4to, (330x230mm), 90p. 16 large engravings (including 2 in two-colours) with 16 tipped-in plates
showing related work on copper and wood where no blocks have survived. A fine copy in original quarter cloth, repeat-pattern
paper sides to a design by Buckland Wright. This volume contains all the surrealist and abstract engravings from Buckland
Wright's life in Paris during the mid 1930s, produced while working at Atelier 17 with Stanley Hayter, Picasso and others,
and in London during and just after the Second World War; his son Christopher has written about the work, its thematic, stylistic
and technical development, as well as the wider context of the associations and influences upon his father's engravings.
In addition the book also contains the correspondence, mostly between the artist and his wife Mary, from the period of their
escape from France at the outbreak of war, the time of their settlement and hardship during the war period in London (when
JBW worked initially at a camouflage unit with Hayter, Penrose and Trevelyan, then as a censor for Reuter's) and subsequently
it relates the experience of JBW when he returned to Paris after the war to salvage their flat and its remaining contents.
These letters provide a marvellous first-hand glimpse of the effects of the war upon Paris, which JBW felt had changed very
much for the worse. £275.00
19308 (Folio Society) JOHNSON, Samuel. THE HISTORY OF RASSELAS PRINCE OF ABYSSINIA.
With an introduction by Gilbert Phelps. London: Folio Society, 1975. 8vo, (222x135mm), 131p. 7 full-page colour lithography
by Edward Bawden. Original quarter cloth, a slight tear at the head of the front joint, decorated paper sides designed by
Bawden. (Nash, Folio 50 390) £5.00
19310 (Folio Society) SWIFT, Jonathan. THE VOYAGES OF LEMUEL GULLIVER
TO LILLIPUT & BROBDINGNAG. London: Folio Society, 1948. 8vo, (210x135mm), xx,153p. 12 full-page colour lithographs by
Edward Bawden. Original quarter cloth, marbled paper sides, corner tips rubbed and some spotting of the free end-leaves. (Nash
Folio 50 8) Post World War Two paper rationing meant that only the first two of Gulliver's journeys could be included
in this early Folio Society edition. £10.00
18205 (Fortune Press) HARRIS, Frank & Lord Aflred DOUGLAS.
NEW PREFACE TO "THE LIFE AND CONFESSIONS OF OSCAR WILDE." London: Fortune Press, 1925. 8vo, (228x150mm), 55p. pencilled
marginalia to one page. Original black cloth, printed front label, bookplate of Hugh Walpole. Loosely inserted is a three-leaf
typescript copy on the headed letterpaper of the Library of William Andrews Clark and on its own watermarked paper. This copies
a letter from Frank Harris of January 1927 recounting, in some detail, unfortunate dealings with Lord Alfred Douglas, 'I
disliked the man', and hinting at reduced circumstances following the publication of 'My life.' £165.00
8539 (George W Jones) [INVITATION CARD] THE LORD MAYOR'S BANQUET AT GUILDHALL ON FRIDAY, THE NINTH DAY OF NOVEMBER,
1934. [London:] Printed by George W. Jones at the Sign of the Dolphin, . Single sheet, (367x274mm), printed in black
and red on tick card, in Venezia type within a typical Jones border of ornate oak leaves incorporating Coats of Arms. A small
ink stain in the tail corner, otherwise a good copy. (Rogerson 62) The area for the insertion of the recipient's name
has been left blank. `Surely one of the largest and most impressive invitations issued and ample justification of Jones'
high reputation both at home and overseas.' (Rogerson) £20.00
20008 (Ghyllside Press) CROSS, David A.
A FASCINATING FOLLY. The Braddyll memorial. Kendal: Ghyllside Press, 2002. 120 copies. 8vo, (200x125mm), p. 4 illustrations
(1 double-page) by John Davies. A fine copy in original jacketed wrappers, lettered and illustrated on the front wrapper.
A brief architectural and historical account of a curious three-sided folly in the Furness Peninsula of south Cumbria. £18.00
10357 (Ghyllside Press) GEE, Russell. VIEWS FROM THE SHELTER HOUSE. Kendal: Ghyllside Press, 1997. 114 copies, this 1 of
37 bound copies, sm.4to, (208x142mm) p. A fine copy in original quarter cloth, illustrated paper sides. 12 poems printed
by letterpress onto decorated grounds cut by John Davies and printed by a bold and vibrant variant of the Angelo process,
the text printed onto the rectos with the ground continuing onto the facing verso in such a manner as to present a series
of two-pages to view images. £36.00
9560 (Gloucester College of Art) MEADOWS, Robert. TIN HORSES. Gloucester:
Gloucester College of Art, [1960s]. Oblong sm.4to, (210x280mm), p. line-drawn & lino-cut page illustrations and decorations
printed in yellow and black. Original printed stiff wrappers, plastic comb-binding, small snag at the head of the front cover.
A piece of student work printed, written, designed and illustrated by Robert Meadows, and giving a brief account of some classic
clockwork modern railway engines. £10.00
12546 (Gloucester College of Art) PURKISS, Maureen. VICKERSBURG
1863. A short account of the last major battle in the American Civil War. Gloucester: Designed and printed at the City of
Gloucester College of Art, [1963?] 4to, (279x222mm), p. 4 three-colour illustrations. Original two-colour self wrappers,
slightly dust-soiled. £10.00
13893 (Golden Cockerell Press) [HILL, John.] LUCINA SINE CONCUBITU: a letter
humbly address'd to the Royal Society; in which is proved by incontestable evidence, drawn from reason and practice, that
a woman may conceive and be brought to bed without any commerce with man. Reading: Golden Cockerel Press, 1930. 500 copies,
8vo, (184x113mm), ,43p. 3 copper engravings by Hester Sainsbury. Untrimmed in original quarter cloth, decorated paper sides,
a little discoloured and the backstrip slightly soiled, bookplate. Originally written in 1750 by John Hill, under the pseudonym
of Abraham Johnson, the text contains a hoax upon the Royal Society in revenge of his rejection as a candidate for membership.
13153 (Golden Head Press) WARNER, Francis. PERENNIA. Cambridge: Golden Head Press, 1962. 8vo, (240x126mm),
27p. 3 wood engravings by Raymond Lister. A good copy in original boards. (Lister in The Private Library 1st ser. v.5 p67)
18725 (Griffin Press) SPARK, Michael. LIKE A DAMASKE ROSE. Verses on man mortalities with an other
on the hope of his resurrection. Berrington: Griffin Press, 1994. 200 copies, this on of 100 numbered copies on blue
paper, miniature oblong 4to, (50x80mm), p. A good copy in original decorated boards, unopened at the head margin. £25.00
12944 (Guildford printing) LOWELL, James Russell. THE VISION OF SIR LAUNFAL. London: Astolat Press, 1904. Cr.8vo (184x114mm),
[1-],18,p. Printed in red and black, free endleaves lightly browned. Untrimmed in original quarter cloth. A volume in the
publisher's Oakleaf series, printed on their press at Guildford. £12.00
19873 (Hague & Gill) GILL,
Eric. THE HUMAN PERSON AND SOCIETY London; Peace Pledge Union, 1940. 8vo, (214x139mm), 23p. Original printed wrappers, lightly
browned around the edges, a small tear in the head of the front cover neatly repaired, original staples removed and replaced
with binder's thread. (Gill, Corey & Mackenzie, Eric Gill a bibliography 43) Printed at High Wycombe by Hague Gill
& Davy. £40.00
13967 (Hague & Gill) MALORY, Thomas. LANCELOT AND ELAINE. being the Eighteenth to
the Twentieth chapters of the Eighteenth book of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur. High Wycombe: Hague and Gill, 1948.
200 copies of which only about 25 were issued, cr.4to, (158x115mm), ,77p. title-page device & chapter heads printed
in red, 2 full page & 3 vignette wood engravings by Joan Hassall. A fine copy, untrimmed in quarter black morocco lettered
in gilt, marbled paper sides, bookplate. (Chambers Joan Hassall 29) Although the colophon states that 200 copies were printed,
the register of the red chapter heads was faulty on the great majority and thus only 25 or so copies were ever issued, and
none of these were bound at the press. £700.00
6016 (Ken Hammel) TWO MIRACLES OF JESUS According to Saint
John. Adelphi: MD.: Private Printery of Ken Hammel, 1961. 8vo, (265x175mm) p. 3 full-page line illustrations by Lewis
Daniel engraved by Walter Von Egidy and Richard Stulz. An excellent copy in original wrappers, printed front-label. £10.00
7977 (Hayloft Press) AESOP. FOUR FABLES FROM AESOP. Introduced and newly translated by Elizabeth Craik and Makatsukasa Tetsuo.
Birmingham: Hayloft Press, 2001. 175 copies. 8vo, (205x148mm), p. four illustrations from 18th century woodcuts. A fine
copy in original stiff wrappers. Beautifully designed and printed with the texts of the fables printed, in English, Greek
and Japanese on facing pages. £25.00
5928 (Hedgehog Press) IN PRAISE OF PLAISTOW in the county of Essex.
A Poem. Leyton: Hedgehog Press, 1984. 250 copies, (198x115mm), 12mo, 9p. hand-coloured title vignette. Original jacketed wrappers,
front wrapper slightly soiled. £5.00
5946 (Herity Press) LIEBERMAN, Elizabeth Koller. THE CHECK-LOG OF PRIVATE
PRESS NAMES. Third edition. White Plains: Herity Press, 1962. 8vo, (238x155mm) 24p. original printed wrappers, slightly soiled.
5945 (Herity Press) LIEBERMAN, Elizabeth Koller. THE FIRST CHECK-LOG OF PRIVATE PRESS NAMES. White
Plains: Herity Press, 1960. 8vo, (238x155mm), 20p. original printed wrappers, slightly faded. £3.00
(Heyeck Press) MAYES, Frances. THREE POEMS. Woodside: Heyeck Press, 1982. Sm.4to, (216x158 mm), p. A fine copy in original
marbled paper wrappers. A keepsake printed by Robin Heyeck for the associates of Stanford University Libraries to commemorate
an exhibition. £15.00
12288 (Heyeck Press) NIEBAUER, Abby. THREE WINDOWS. Woodside: Heyeck Press, 1980.
350 copies, 8vo, (235x160mm), 53,p. A good copy in original printed wrappers, cover illustration by Wayne Johnson. £10.00
5871 (Ilis Press) EVANOFF, June. JUNE'S GEMS. [A collection of recipes] [No Place]: Ilis Press, 1972 100 copies, 8vo,
(220x146mm), p. printed recto only. Original printed cloth, backstrip faded. A compliments slip from the printer loosely
inserted with 'My 1st book' added in ms.' £15.00
4023 (Ilis Press) ILIS PRESS. FRIENDS OF MOON
& WINDS. [Mercer Island, WA:] Ilis Press, 1973. 100 copies, oblong 8vo, (155x185mm), p. Wrappers, slightly spotted.
Printed by June Evanoff in Paul Hayden Duensing’s castings of Monument and Quadrata typefaces. £10.00
17544 (Incline Press) BLAMIRES, David. THE BOOKS OF JONAH. Oldham: Incline Press, 2009. 200 numbered copies, 4to, (274x198mm),
23p. illustrated title and 8 illustrations (2 tipped-in) including one taken from an original wood-engraving by Colin See
Paynton. A fine copy in original repeat-pattern decorated paper wrappers. This essay on the various textual and visual
interpretations of the Book of Jonah was produced to accompany and commemorate an exhibition held at Chetham's Library,
Manchester; the copy we here offer includes a small 8 page alphabet book chapbook An alphabet for Jonah by David Blamires,
produced by the Incline Press for distribution during the exhibition. £25.00
15015 (Incline Press) MOSLEY,
James. HANDMADE TYPE. Thoughts on the preservation of typographic materials. Oldham: Printed at the Incline Press on behalf
of the Justin Howes Memorial Fund, 2007. 350 copies, tall narrow 4to, (268x155mm), ,ii,25p. A fine copy in original printed
wrappers. This is the text, more or less as it was delivered, of the first Justin Howes memorial lecture, which was given
at the St Bride Institute on 21 February 2006, just one year after Justin Howes died. It was intended mostly as a personal
tribute to a friend, and as the reader may detect, it was not written with publication in mind. There was in fact more of
it than could be spoken in a reasonable time. Since the generous offer has been made to print it, I have responded by making
only some slight pruning and correcting, and I have added details of some the publications to which I referred. The general
theme of this lecture is one with which I knew Justin had full sympathy. I had already approached it in an ‘Editorial’
that was published in the Bulletin du bibliophile, Paris, in the summer of 2005. I am well aware that there is no easy answer
to the questions I raise. It seems to me, though, that it is high time to address them while we still have some grasp of the
nature of the vanishing culture, technical and aesthetic, within which many typefaces that are currently in use were first
created. (Author's foreword) £15.00
20852 (Incline Press) BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. MINERVA, MANTONE AND
CIRCES. Extracted from his De Mulieribus Claris edited & with an introduction by Rhiannon Daniels & Guyda Armstrong.
Oldham: Incline Press, 2013. 'less than' 240 copies, 8vo, (215x140mm), ,25p. decorated initials by Charlotte Whittingham
and Mary Byfield and 6 other cuts. Original quarter cloth, repeat pattern decorated paper sides, dustjacket. Beautifully produced
and letterpress printed by hand to commemorate Boccaccio's 700th anniversay in 2013, this edition contains the three lives
noted in the title together with the dedication to Henry VIII; taking the text from the first English translation. £36.00
20853 (Incline Press) BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. MINERVA, MANTONE AND CIRCES. Extracted from his De Mulieribus Claris edited &
with an introduction by Rhiannon Daniels & Guyda Armstrong. Oldham: Incline Press, 2013. 'less than' 240 copies,
8vo, (215x140mm), ,25p. decorated initials after Charlotte Whittingham & Mary Byfield and 6 other cuts. Original jacketed
wrappers. Beautifully produced and letterpress printed by hand to commemorate Boccaccio's 700th anniversay in 2013, this
edition contains the three lives noted in the title together with the dedication to Henry VIII; taking the text from the first
English translation. £18.00
14655 (John Begg design) MORISON, Samuel Eliot. THE SCHOLAR IN AMERICA. Past,
present, and future. New York: Oxford University Press, 1961. 12mo, (155x114mm), 32p. chapter head decorations by Aldren Watson.
Original wrappers, edges very lightly rubbed. Designed by John Begg, OUP NY's Christmas keepsake for 1961 with a seasonal
compliments slip loosely inserted. £8.00
18404 (John Begg Design) PHILIP, I.G. WILLIAM BLACKSTONE AND THE
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS. New York: Oxford University Press, 1967. 12mo, (154x112mm), p. illustrations by Paul Sagsoorian.
A good copy in original illustrated wrappers. Designed by John Begg, OUP NY's Christmas keepsake for 1967. 360 copies
were reserved for distribution as monograph 87 by The Typophiles. The text is taken from the same author's William Blackstone
and the reform of the Oxford University Press in the Eighteenth century, published in 1957 by the Oxford Bibliographical Society.
19608 (John Morris) BOTTLE BRIG. Portobello [Edinburgh]: John Morris, 1979. Cr.8vo, (138x108mm),
p. decorated with printers' combinable ornaments. A fine copy in original printed wrappers. A reprint, in imitation
of a chapbook, of a traditional Scottish song : When Yule come, dule come, Cauld feet and legs; When pasch come, Grace come,
Butter, milk, and eggs... Printed by John Morris, doubtless in a small edition, with a printed and mss Christmas greeting
card loosely inserted. £20.00
4076 (Keepsake Press) SYMES, Gordon. AFTER ROWLANDSON. Richmond: Keepsake
Press, 1977. 180 copies, 8vo, (227x180mm), f. 1 illustration. Printed stiff wrappers, lightly creased. Keepsake Poem No.
4075 (Keepsake Press) STOKES, Daniel P. BUYING A SWEATER. Richmond: Keepsake Press, 1977. 180
copies, 4to, (230x180mm), f. 5-colour linocut by Daphne Lord, Printed stiff wrappers. Keepsake Poem No. 31. £5.00
4074 (Keepsake Press) STEVENSON, Ann. CLIFF WALK. Richmond: Keepsake Press, 1977. 180 copies, 4to, (230x180mm), f. full-page
line illustration from a drawing by Ann Newnham. Printed stiff wrappers. Keepsake Poem No. 30. £5.00
(Keepsake Press) LEWIS, Roy. & John LEWIS. POLITICS AND PRINTING IN WINCHESTER 1830-1880. Richmond: Keepsake Press in
association with Winchester Museum, 1980. 8vo, (203x148 mm), 48p. 31 illustrations of electioneering posters, handbills and
squibs. Original stiff wrappers printed in red and black, covers slightly soiled. T.L.s. 'Roy and Christine' presenting
a copy of the book loosely inserted. £20.00
18066 (Keepsake Press) LEWIS, Roy. & John LEWIS. POLITICS
AND PRINTING IN WINCHESTER 1830-1880. Richmond: Keepsake Press in association with Winchester Museum, 1980. 8vo, (203x148mm),
48p. 31 illustrations of electioneering posters, handbills and squibs. Original stiff wrappers printed in red and black, printer's
compliments slip laid down inside the front wrapper £20.00
16891 (Kelmscott Press's Golden type) MORRIS,
William. AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY WILLIAM MORRIS AT THE DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES TO STUDENTS OF THE BIRMINGHAM MUNICIPAL SCHOOL
OF ARTS ON FEB. 21, 1894. London: Longmans & Co., 1898. Sm.4to, (212x145mm), ,25p. Original quarter cloth, printed
paper covered sides, backstrip slightly faded and the covers very slightly dust-soiled, publisher's slip concerning the
production of this book loosely inserted, previous owner's inscription - dated 1900 - on the front free endleaf. Printed
at the Chiswick Press and very much in the Kelmscott Press style: rough-trimmed handmade paper and employing the Kelmscott
'Golden' type. £50.00
4627 (Kennedy's Press) MAJORS O. Cort , & others. GPH: AN INFORMAL
RECORD OF GEORGE P. HAMMOND AND HIS ERA IN THE BANCROFT LIBRARY. Berkeley: Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1965. 8vo, (252x168mm),
xiv,119p. 11 plates. Original cloth, corner tips very lightly rubbed; a 2-leaf notice of the AGM of the friends of the Bancroft
Library loosely inserted. Beautifully printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy, as is the inserted notice. £2.50
6245 (Kitemaug Press) ANDERSON, Frank J. PRIVATE PRESSES IN THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES. Spartenburg: Kitemaug Press,
& Starkville; Pinch-Penny Press, 1972. 1000 copies, 8vo, (212x133mm), xii,43p. Original printed stiff wrappers, very slightly
20698 (Leaning Chimney Press) HICKS, Christopher Lawrence (Compiler & Printer) FRAGMENTS
OF JADE. Verses from the Chinese. Oxford: Leaning Chimney Press, 1968. 150 numbered copies, 16mo, (110x72mm), p. title-page
ornament and 2 wood-engravings (1 double-page). Original red cloth, printed front-label, dustjacket very slightly soiled.
(Private Press Books 1968, 68.74) Handset, printed, illustrated and bound by Chris Hicks, the first book from his private
18658 (Leaning Chimney Press) HICKS, Christopher (Editor). THE LIFE AN TIMES OF WILLIAM MORRELL.
A seventeenth-century imposter. Oxford: Leaning Chimney Press, 1972. 75 copies, Roy.8vo, (246x156mm), p. 2 illustrations
from old engravings. Original printed wrappers, slightly creased, the printer's notes in pencil on the front turn-in noted
the print-run, and printing dates. An account taken from Gardner's 1852 History, gazetteer and directory of the county
of Oxford, which recounts the tale of a notorious man from Worcestershire who settled in Oxfordshire who, among other misdeeds,
made a habit of bigamously marrying women for their money. £25.00
21054 (Leicester College of Art) CALENDAR
FOR THE YEAR 1942. Leicester: College of Arts & Crafts Department of Printing, [1941.] Sm.oblong folio, (170x210mm), ff.
lacking the front cover/title but the twleve months presented and printed from a calendar clock within a colour-printed decorated
frame, four differnt frame designs are used, each repeated three times. The rear cover support card with a folded piece glued
thereon to allow for free standing. £20.00
21053 (Leicester College of Technology) DIARY FOR THE YEAR 1939.
Leicester: Leicester College of Technology, [1938.] Sm.folio (207x115mm), ff. Original plastic spiral-bound illustrataed
stiff wrappers, unused but the covers slightly soiled. Perhaps designed and/or printed by students at the Leicester College
of Printing, the diary pages are printed on different coloured papers with each month on the recto and verso of the same leaf
and interspersed with photographs (two to the page) of various technological subjects. £20.00
College of Art) COLE, G.D.H. WILLIAM MORRIS AS A SOCIALIST. A lecture given on 16 January 1957 to the William Morris Society
at the Art Workers' Guild. London: William Morris Society, 1960. Sm.4to, (247x178mm), ,20p. ornamental drop-title heading
on p1 printed in purple. Original Morris pattern jacketed wrappers, a little creased at the head of the spine. Designed by
Peter Richard Sheen and privately printed at the Leicester College of Art. £15.00
16744 (London College
of Printing) FRANKLIN, Colin. GOLDEN ASSES AT THE PRIVATE PRESSES. London: London College of Printing, . Sm.4to, (220x220mm),
35p. 14 illustrations. A good copy in original hardback boards. Privately printed at the London College of Printing for presentation
to members of the Double Crown Club. £45.00
16106 (Magpie Press) BURNETT, David, DIVERSITIES. London: Magpie
Press, 1968. Cr.8vo, (184x122mm), 35p. 7 line-blocks printed in dark red from wood-engravings in the Hindson, Reid collection.
A very good copy in original wrappers. (Private Press Books 68/86) Handset and printed by Derek Maggs. £15.00
18085 (Maidstone College of Art) LARKEN, H.W. AT THE SIGN OF THE RED PALE. A short account of the life and work of William
Caxton. Maidstone: Privately printed at Maidstone College of Art. . 8vo, (220x142mm), 58p. Original parchment
paper boards, slightly dust-soiled, small ms. library class at the tail of the front cover. £10.00
(Maidstone College of Art) JONES, Gwyn & Thomas (Editors). THE MABINOGION. BRANWEN DAUGHTER OF LLYR. A new translation.
Maidstone: Maidstone College of Art, 1953. 200 copies, 8vo, (220x145mm), 26p. A good copy in original cloth, ornamental device
block in gilt and black on the front cover. A nice example of student printing, in this instance designed and produced by
Anthony D. Estill as a student of the National Diploma in Design and Book Production at Maidstone College of Art. £20.00
17155 (Marble Hill Press) ROSSETTI, Christina. A CHRISTMAS CAROL. New York: Marble Hill Press, [1960s]. 160 copies, sm.4to,
(164x134mm), p. A fine copy in original stiff wrappers, a colour die-stamped illustration on the front cover, preserved
in the original mailing envelope. A Christmas book printed by George Sas in Codex type. £20.00
Press) FOR MARIA ... ET AL. Six poems and a dialogue. Geneseo: The Neophyte's Press, 1966. 25 copies, 8vo, (228x153mm)
p. Unopened in wrappers, head of the front cover sunned. Handset and printed by Elspeth Pope. £10.00
(Newcastle College of Arts) MORAN, James. STATIONERS COMPANIES OF THE BRITISH ISLES. A talk given to the Newcastle Imprint
Club. Newcastle upon Tyne: Imprint Club, 1975. 8vo, (210x148mm), ,10p. An excellent copy in original stiff wrappers. Designed
and printed by students of the School of Printing at Newcastle College of Arts and Technology. £10.00
(Nightingale Press) A COLLECTION OF SIX ILLUSTRATED POSTER POEMS. Nottingham: Nightingale Press, [1907s.] Single sheets, (345x228mm),
each printed on coloured thin card and carrying a large illustrations above the poem, a list of the series printed on the
reverse of numbers 1-5. Fine. The collection comprising (1) Song by Elizabeth Watson illustrated by Brian Macpherson, (2)
Rain on revolution by Audrey Beecham illustrated by Paul Waplington, (3) Aftersong by Elizabeth Watson illustrated by Brian
Macpherson (4) Cold Christmas by Audrey Beecham illustrated by Paul Waplington, (5) Asbestosis by Audrey Beecham illustrated
by Paul Waplington; the last piece in the collection is unnumbered but appears to be en suite with the others are carries
Hypothermia by Audrey Beecham illustrated by Paul Waplington. Numbers 1-4 were printed by Nottingham University Printing and
Photographic Unit, numbers 5 & 6 by The Partisan Press, Nottingham. £90.00
1705 (Nonesuch Press) THE
1928 PROSPECTUS. London: Nonesuch Press, 1928. 8vo, (230x145mm), 20p. printed on vellum-paper, a 2 leaf extract from Much
Ado About Nothing, printed on handmade paper at the Cambridge University Press loosely inserted. Original printed wrappers,
slightly dust-soiled. £15.00
13171 (Nonesuch Press) THE 1930 PROSPECTUS AND RETROSPECTUS OF THE NONESUCH
PRESS. London: Nonesuch Press, 1930. 8vo, (218x145 mm), 32p. Original marbled paper wrappers, slightly dust-soiled and frayed.
Bookplate of the O.U.P. Technical Library. £10.00
18259 (Nonesuch Press) LAVER, James. LOVE'S PROGRESS
OR THE EDUCATION OF ARAMINTA. Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1929. 1525 copies, sm.folio, (295x192mm), ,(7-)32p. A good
copy in original limp marbled paper covered limp boards. Printed at the Cambridge University Press. £15.00
18326 (Nonesuch Press) NONESUCH BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS 1925 [&] FOR THE SPRING 1926. With a hand-list of books hitherto
published by the Press. London: Nonesuch Press, . 8vo, (194x138mm), 16p. Original blind-blocked grey paper boards, gilt
lettered, free endleaves lightly browned. Printed by Walter Lewis at the Cambridge University Press. £10.00
9391 (Nonesuch Press) [WAUGH, Arthur & Thomas HATTON.] THE NONESUCH DICKENS RETROSPECTUS AND PROSPECTUS. Bloomsbury:
Nonesuch Press, 1937. Roy.8vo, (253x160mm), 131p. several illustrations, inserts, &c. and the advance subscription form
still present. Original cloth, rather dulled and the endleaves lightly browned. £20.00
18195 (Nonesuch Press)
MOORE, George (Editor). PURE POETRY. An anthology. London: Nonesuch Press, 1924. 1,250 numbered copies, 8vo, (248x145mm),
xii,128p. Original quarter vellum, grey paper covered-sides, corner tips slightly bumped, free endleaves browned, dustjacket
frayed at the edges. Printed at Edinburgh University Press. £15.00
20227 (Nonesuch Press) HAZLITT, William.
SELECTED ESSAYS OF WILLIAM HAZLITT 1778 : 1830. Edited by Geoffrey Keynes. London: Nonesuch Press, 1941. 8vo, (195x123mm),
xxiv,807p. Original green buckram, backstrip slightly faded and the covers a little soiled. £15.00
(Nonesuch Press) LAVER, James. A STITCH IN TIME; OR PRIDE PREVENTS A FALL. London: Nonesuch Press, 1927. 1,525 numbered copies.
Sm.folio, (296x192mm), ,7-27,p as appears correct. Modern (Ann Muir) marbled papers over the original stiff card covers,
printed front-label. Handsomely printed by by Richard Clay and Sons in Bungay. 'Has any man written learnedly, and often
gaily, on so many subjects as James Laver? In 1927 he read to me his delightfully mannered narrative poems, 'A Stitch
in Time...' My design was a folio in the eighteenth-century formal style, to accord with the poem itself... the 1,525
copies were oversubscribed before publication.' (Francis Meynell, My lives) £8.00
15768 (Nonesuch Press)
MENDEL, Vera & Francis MEYNELL (Editors). THE WEEK-END BOOK. First edition, fourth impression, London: Nonesuch Press,
1924. 8vo, (198x125mm), xii,320p. Original cloth, slightly dulled. £5.00
19526 (Nonesuch Press) MENDEL,
Vera & Francis MEYNELL, Editors. THE WEEK-END BOOK. Second edition, London: Nonesuch Press, 1925 8vo, (198x125mm), xii,360p.
Original cloth, slightly dulled, ex-library copy with red rubber-stamp on the title-page. £5.00
Press) MENDEL, Vera & Francis MEYNELL, Editors. THE WEEK-END BOOK. New edition, second impression, London: Nonesuch Press,
1929. 8vo, (190x110mm), xii,215p. colour-printed decorated title & 13 section titles by Albert Rutherston, with other
illustrations from a variety of hands. Original repeat-pattern decorated cloth, edges slightly discoloured. (Rogerson, Albert
Rutherston 18) £15.00
19941 (North-Western Polytechnic student printing) FISHENDEN, R.B. PHOTOGRAPHIC OR
LEADLESS TYPE COMPOSITION. An address to the London branch of the Association of Teqachers of Printing and Allied Subjects.
London: North-Western Polytechnic Printing Department, 1938. Sm.4to, (255x187mm), 16p. Original printed wrappers, covers slightly
discoloured. Printed by students at the Polytechnic and set in Egmont type; and earlyish example of the face which had been
introduced by the Amsterdam typefoundry in 1933 and here set on the Intertype to whose range the face had been added in 1937.
21440 (North-Western Polytechnic printing) WILLIAMS, Maldwyn, & others. THE SUPREME REQUIREMENT.
Five papers on some masters of the printed word compiled as a project by Maldwyn Williams, Alan Spencer, Alec Warburton, William
Morris & Michael Cane. London: North-Western Polytechnic Printing Department, 1951 Sm.4to, (250x190mm), p. Original
decorated stiff card covers, the front cover slightly foxed and with a small piece of torn from the tail. Essays by student
teachers of printing on William Pickering, Edward Johnston, Bruce Rogers, George W. Jones and Emery Walker. £20.00
19192 (Officina Bodoni) GIOVANNI MARDERSTEIG 8.1.1892 - 27.12.1977. Verona: Stamperia Valdonega, 1978. Sm.4to, (240x172mm),
p (a french-folded sheet), with a portrait and short quotation by Mardersteig tipped into original flapperd wrappers, the
Officina Bodonia device on the front cover. A handset keepsake printed in Mardersteig's italic Dante typeface printed
for the Officina Bodoni exhibition held at the British Library. £25.00
16883 (Old Stile Press) MULLEN, Peter.
THE HOLY BOMB. Llandogo: Old Stile Press, 1983. 200 copies signed by the author and illustrator, 4to, (208x222mm), 12p. 8
woodcuts by Martin Pitts. Original printed wrappers, a small crease in the font cover. £20.00
Stile Press) THOMAS, Dylan. THE LAUGHERNE POEMS. Llandogo: Old Stile Press, 2002. 250 copies, oblong sm.4to, (233x255mm),
p. 71 illustrations from wood-engravings & drawings by John Petts. A good copy in original quarter morocco, decorated
paper sides, slipcase. £150.00
15487 (Otago University) LONIE, Iain. LETTERS FROM EPHESUS. Poems. Dunedin:
Bibliography Room, University of Otago, 1970. 250 copies, 8vo, (220x143mm) p. Original printed wrappers, spine slightly
sunned. Ms. compliments slip, signed by Keith Maslen, loosely inserted. Designed and hand-set by students in the Bibliography
Room of Otago University, and printed in Dunedin by Laing & Matthews. £10.00
18379 (Oxford College of
Technology) ALLINSON, Margaret. TIPOGRAFIA. Oxford; College of Technology, [1960?] Sm.4to, (244x178mm), 30p. 2 illustrations.
Original illustrated stiff wrappers, worn. A student's final-year book production exercise, in this instance with text
based on the author's thesis on Italian printing of the early incunable period. £10.00
School of Art) SCHULLER, Andrew. HOW WILLIAM WICKHAM HELPED TO SAVE THE BRITISH EMPIRE. Oxford: School of Arts Press, 1962.
4to, (248x187mm), 33,p. Original printed wrappers, slightly discoloured, signed by the author on the title. Written, designed
and produced by the author as a student exercise at the then Oxford College of Technology. The text presents an account of
the doings of the leader of a British spy-ring in Switzerland in the late eighteenth century. £20.00
(Passim Editions) HOWARD, Ben. THE OTHER SHORE. Ann Arbour, Passim Editions, 1991. 100 copies, sm.4to, (228x155mm), p.
A fine copy in original jacketed stiff wrappers. Designed and beautifully printed by Wesley Tanner. £15.00
5912 (Paul Hayden Duensing) STEREO-TRYPES. Double-entendres; suggestions for names of typefaces we can do without; now issued
as a warning to type-flounders everywhere. Kalamazoo: Paul Hayden Duensing, 1970. 250 copies, 8vo, (2112x140mm), p. Original
printed stiff wrappers, spine slightly faded. £10.00
18626 (Paul Hayden Duensing) [Three keepsake samples
or proof sheets:] BEAUTY IN A TYPEFACE...; BORDERS, [and] PRINTING HISTORY. Kalamazoo: Paul Hayden Duensing, [1970?] Single
leaves, (215x140mm), printed in black and red. One leaf very slightly soiled. £8.00
20149 (Perdix Press)
PARTRIDGE, Walter. A VERY CONCISE HISTORY OF PRINTING IN EUROPE. Including an account of the trial of Francesco Groffi of
Bologna who slew his son-in-law with an iron bar. Sutton Mandeville: Perdix Press, 1982. 200 copies, (158x100mm), 16p. 5 illustrations.
Original wrappers (included in the pagination), a very small stain on the front wrapper. 125 copies of this booklet were intended
for an exchange of the Society of Private Printers. £10.00
19376 (Perpetua Press) GITTINGS, Clare &
Robert. THE GRAVEN IMAGE. Oxford: Perpetua Press, 1993. 4to, (292x210mm), 56p. 22 illustrations reproduced from brass rubbings.
An excellent copy in original black cloth, gilt blocked on the front cover, dustjacket. Bookplate of Vivian Ridler proprietor
of the Perpetua Press (a nicely printed typographic label and presumably printed by him). Images from brass rubbings by Clare
Gittings with accompanying poems by Robert that were originally circulated as Christmas cards. £40.00
(Peter Beilenson) STROUSE, Norman H. THE LENGTHENED SHADOW. An address at an opening of an exhibition of modern fine printing
at the Grolier Club April 19, 1960. New York: Philip C. Duschnes, 1960. 1,250 copies. 8vo (246x160mm), 44p. Original boards
overprinted with the pressmarks of several presses and printers, tail of the spine lightly rubbed, dustjacket frayed at the
head and slightly discoloured at the edges. Printed by Peter Beilenson at Mount Vernon with 550 of the copies reserved for
members of the Grolier Club.. £10.00
20122 (Plough Press) [WAKEMAN, Geoff (Editor)] INDIAN HAND MADE PAPERS.
Loughborough: Plough Press, 1977. 120 copies, 8vo, (228x154mm), ff. A fine copy, loose in original wrappers as issued.
A collection of 9 samples of Indian papers, 8 are bifoliums and one (a Nepalese paper) is tipped onto a leaf with supported
letterpress. The examples were bought by the compiler from a paper merchant who provided them as a sample of the work of small
scale unites located in forest areas using simple machinery. The papers originate from a wide are of the country from Tamil
Nadu in the south to Assam on the border with Tibet, together with the Nepalese sample noted above which. although in close
proximity to India, shows paper made by a quite different method. £65.00
7090 (Plough Press) KELLY, James.
THE PRINTER. From the Printers' carnival (1875). Kidlington: Plough Press, 1986. 100 copies, sm.4to, (257x192mm), p.
1 illustration. Original printed wrappers, fore edge of the front wrapper lightly creased. An extract in verse from a book
first printed by Love & Duncan at Airdrie, here handset and printed by Geoff & Paul Wakeman. £15.00
20039 (Plough Press) MORRIS, Ann. THE PRIVATE PRESS IN LEICESTERSHIRE. Loughborough: Plough Press, 1976. 500 Copies, sm.4to,
(255x204mm), ,55p. 16 illustrations and 13 reproductions of press-marks. A very good copy in original jacketed wrappers.
A French-folded bioflium prospectus loosely inserted. (Private Press Books 76.208) £15.00
College of Art) [SHEPHERD, W.A. (Editor)?] EARLY VICTORIAN PRINTING MACHINES. With details of their manipulation. Plymouth:
Plymouth College of Art, 1972. Cr.8vo, (182x120mm), 30p. 4 plates and 10 text illustrations. A very good copy in original
printed wrappers. Produced by students in the Department of Printing and styled on the front cover 'A Twentieth-Century
16451 (Quarto Press) OXLEY, William. MIRRORS OF THE SEA. London: Quarto Press, 1973.
400 copies, 8vo, (205x140mm), p. colour-printed illustrations bled off in the tail-fore corner of 5 pages, blue translucent
paper half-title and final blank and the Quarto Press advertising/order card present around the text block. A very good copy
in original decorated stiff wrappers. Number 1 of the Quarto Poems edited by Brian L. Pearce and handset and printed by him
at his private press. £15.00
6022 (Quarto Press) KINGHORN, A.M. (Editor.) PEBLIS, TO THE PLAY. Edited, with
introduction and glossary. London: Quarto Press, 1974. 350 copies, sm.4to, (206x150mm), p. illustrated title (after
Bewick). A good copy in original illustrated wrappers. (Private Press Books 74.107) Scottish Poetry Reprints Number 2. £10.00
13852 (Rampant Lions Press) CLEVERDON, Douglas. THE ENGRAVINGS OF DAVID JONES. A survey. London: Clover Hill Editions, 1981.
250 copies on velin d'Arches paper, 4to, (332x250mm), x,60p. +96 pages of illustrations. An excellent copy, uncut in original
buckram with leather back-label and a decorated leather label on the front cover. Designed and printed by Will and Sebastian
Carter at the Rampant Lions Press in Cambridge, many of the wood-engravings are printed from the original blocks some of which
were designed by Jones but cut by Eric Gill; several of the wood-engravings have verse by Douglas Pepler on the facing leaf.
The reproductions of copper engravings are by printed offset lithography by Adrian Lack at the Senecio Press. £1,150.00
20077 (Rampant Lions Press) [BARKER, Nicolas (Editor)]. IN FAIR VERONA. English travellers in Italy and their accounts of
the city from the Middle Ages to modern times. [Cambridge:] privately printed, 1972. 100 copies, sm.folio, (300x202mm), 49,p.
wood-engraved device by Reynolds Stone on the title page. A fine copy on original Japanese pulp-decorated jacketed wrappers.
In effect an Album amicorum produced for presentation to Giovanni Mardersteig on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The idea
for this book was first mooted by Hans Schmoller and the text was set at the Curwen Press - appropriately enough in Mardersteig's
Dante typeface, printed by Will and Sebastien Carter at the Rampant Lions Press and bound at the Cambridge University Press.
A simply beautiful book. £225.00
16485 (Rampant Lions Press) SPARROW, John. LAPIDARIA OCTAVA. Cantabridiae:
Leonibus Erectis [Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press], 1981. 4to, (254x190mm), p. Internally a fine copy in original limp
wrappers, the front cover very lightly creased at the head-fore corner. The eighth, and final, instalment of John Sparrow's
collection of monumental inscriptions, beautifully printed at the Rampant Lions Press. £40.00
Lions Press]) THE MONOTYPE RECORDER Volume 40 Number 2. The recrudescence of the small printer. London: Monotype Corporation,
Summer 1954. 4to, (285x225mm), 20p. illustrations.Original wrappers, slightly soiled. Contains Will Carter, Some observations
of a small printer; with an illustrated selection of his work at the Rampant Lions Press. £15.00
Lions Press) CARTER, Will [and later] & Sebastian CARTER. PORTFOLIO ONE... TWO... THREE. 3 volumes, Cambridge: Rampant
Lions Press, 1967-82. 4to, (285x220mm). ff. comprising a title leaf to each part, a brief introductory note (of 2-4 pages),
a selection of single leaves of examples of the press's work, and 12 photographs (contained in separate folders) of Will
Carter's letter carving in stone and slate). Loose, as issued, in original card chemise wrappers, the spines slightly
faded. A fine assemblage of the exquisite design and presswork synonymous with the press. Sebastian Carter's contribution
beginning with Portfolio Two; the introduction to Portfolio Three notes that 'about 500 copies' were printed. The
print-run of the earlier volumes is not noted but can hardly have been more and were perhaps somewhat less. £100.00
16813 (Rampant Lions Press) CARTER, Will & Sebastian Carter. PORTFOLIO THREE. A further collection of resettings, specimen
setting & display settings. Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press, 1982. About 500 copies, 4to, (287x215mm), ff. two double-page
& folded. A fine copy in original stiff card folder. £35.00
10409 (Rampant Lions Press) [CARTER, Sebastian
(Editor)] THE RAMPANT LIONS PRESS. A printing workshop through five decades. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Fitzwilliam
Museum, Cambridge. Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press. 1982 Sm.4to, (248x185mm), 95p. 42 illustrations, several in two colours.
Slightly creased in original wrappers, covers faded and the spine and edges. Bookplate of Paul Morgan cut by Leo Wyatt and
printed at the Rampant Lions Press. The organisation for this splendid celebration of a discerning printer was done by Will
abd his son Sebastian Carter, while the latter edited, mostly wrote, and designed this catalogue. £20.00
(Rampant Lions Press) THE RAMPANT LIONS PRESS NEWSLETTER & BOOKLIST 1997-8. Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press, 1997. 8vo,
(210x149mm), p. 2 illustrations. A fine copy in original wrappers. The internal pages composed and printed commercially,
the covers printed at the press. £5.00
18662 (Rathalpin Press) BIRKBECK, J.A. [TYPE SAMPLES] BROCHURE TO
ILLUSTRATE 'CASLON TO VERONA,' a paper to be read at the meeting of the Newcastle Imprint Club, on 21st April. Edinburgh:
Rathalpin Press, 1967. 4to, (252x175mm), p including wrappers. Shewing several typefaces with 2 line-blocks. A good copy
in original self-wrappers, Printed by J A Birkbeck at his private press (established in 1919), shortly before he sold his
commercial printing office and removed his private press to Dundee. £10.00
17005 (Redlake Press) BOOKS IN
PRINT. Clun: Redlake Press, [1994?] Cr.8vo, (153x108mm), ff printed on one side of the leaf only. A very good copy, side
stapled into printed stiff wrappers. A list of available and planned titles from Ursula Freeman's private press. £5.00
13884 (Riccardi Press) FAIRLESS, Michael. THE ROADMENDER. London: Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, 1920.
1025 copies, sm.4to, (235x165mm), x,111p. Original quarter cloth, Ingres paper sides lettered in gilt, t.e.g. others untrimmed,
some light fading of the edges, bookplate. Printed at the Riccardi press on Riccardi handmade paper. £18.00
18669 (Rocket Press) SMITH, John R. BOOKISH QUOTATIONS. Blewbury: Rocket Press, 1985. Cr.8vo, (167x104mm), p. title
vignette and 4 full-page linocuts by John Smith. A very good copy in original wrappers. An early piece of work from Jonathan
Stephenson's Rocket Press. £5.00
12947 (Rocket Press) HARRIOTT, John F.X. FAREWELL TO TRUE BOOKSHOPS.
With an introduction & poem by John Arlott. Second edition, Blewbury: Rocket Press, 1987. Sm.4to, (212x140mm), p.
2 illustrations by Pamela Franklin. A good copy on original illustrated wrappers. £10.00
18884 (Rocket Press)
FINE BOOKS GALLOPING & STEAMING FROM THE ROCKET PRESS. Steventon: Rocket Press, 1987. 4to, (254x171mm), p. Original
stiff wrappers with a linocut [by John Smith?] of the Rocket and a galloping racehorse on the front cover. Detailed descriptions
of a number of previous and forthcoming Rocket Press publications, finely printed - as inevitably - by Jonathan Stephenson.
19937 (Rocket Press) FINE PRESS BOOK FAIR. Catalogue of Fine Press Book Fair Exhibitors, Oxford 13
October 1990. Blewbury: Rocket Press, 1990. 625 copies, sm.folio, (305x160mm), p. Original printed wrappers with a wood-engraving
by John Lawrence on the front cover, the covers a little creased and slightly dust-spotted. Printed by Jonathan Stephenson
at the Rocket Press with a single leaf announcement of the fair loosely inserted. £15.00
18485 (Ron Press)
WRONKER, Erich. ON COLLECTING PRINTING MEDALS. New York: Ron Press (Lili & Erich Wronker), 1978. cr.8vo, (191x124mm);
p. 14 illustrations. A fine copy in original printed wrappers. £12.00
18650 (Saint Martins College)
LOEFFEL, Rosa. MEASUREMENTS. [London:] Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, 1993. Cr.8vo, (115x129mm), p.
printed in two colours on the outer forme with the pages folded at the foredge. Stiff card covers bound in a neo-Japanese
manner with steel nuts and bolts securing the textblock in the covers. Designed by the author, a third-year student at St
Martins, and produced for presentation to the Wynkyn de Worde society who elected her winner of their 'Lunchtime Award.'
19978 (Toshio Sekine) RENKAN-HANGA-SHI: HAKUBUTSU-SHI. [SERIES OF WOODCUT BOOKS: COLLECTION OF NATURAL
HISTORY OR ANTIQUITIES. Tokyo, Private Press of Toshio Sekine, 1983. 90 numbered copies, sm.4to, (190x130mm), p. 8 tipped-in
colour woodcuts. Original jacketed wrappers with colour woodcuts on the front and rear covers and turn-ins, some very slight
spotting of the covers. An charming piece of bookmaking by one of Japan's leading private printers. £100.00
17132 (September Press) LEACOCK, Stephen. HOODOO McFIGGINS CHRISTMAS. A story. Wellingborough: Christopher Skelton, 1985.
657 copies, cr.8vo, (140x108mm), 39p. 16 illustrations by Phillida Gilli that on the title printed in blue, the leaves French-folded.
A fine copy in original printed wrappers. Printed at the September Press with illustrations by Reynolds Stone's daughter.
13748 (Shakespeare Head Press) CAMPBELL, C.J. THE CHILDREN OF ARIES. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1925.
Sm.4to (228x177mm), 42p. 33 woodcuts by W.G. Raffé, including several head- and tailpieces which are repeated. Original
quarter canvas, soiled, corner tips worn, bookplate. Printed in Stratford-upon-Avon at the Shakespeare Head Press. £40.00
13755 (Shakespeare Head Press) IBBETT, William J. CHOSEN POEMS. London & Stratford-upon-Avon: A.H. Bullen, 1915. 8vo,
(197x120mm), ,44p. Original quarter cloth, a slight stain at the tail of the from cover, bookplate. Printed in Stratford-upon-Avon
at the Shakespeare Head Press. £15.00
15033 (Shakespeare Head Press) SHAKESPEARE, William. TWENTY-FIVE SONNETS
OF SHAKESPEARE. Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press; Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1923. Sm.4to, (202x150mm), 32p. slightly
soiled. Untrimmed in modern half cloth, the original front wrapper (decorated with combinable printers' ornaments) laid
down on the front cover. Designed and printed under the supervision of Bernard Newdigate, famous for his masterly use of Caslon
type and discerning use of contrasting colours; in this instance a soft blue is used for the initial letters of each of the
19566 (Sheffield College of Art) [GRAVES, R.T.] MISCELLANEA. Being a collection of biographical
notes concerning printers, letterfounders and typographers. Sheffield: Sheffield College of Art, 1960. 8vo, (222x145mm), 11p,
Original decorated wrappers, covers slightly spotted. Designed and handset by R.T. Graves who was presumably also the compiler
of this example of student printing. £10.00
9577 (Signet Press) WATSON, James. JAMES WATSON'S PREFACE
TO THE HISTORY OF PRINTING 1713. Edited by James Munro. Greenock: printed by Thomas Rae. Sold from his Signet Press, 1963.
250 copies, 8vo, (185x125mm), xiv,35p. 2 folding plates. A fine copy in original vellum-paper boards printed in red. Compliment
slip with ms additions from Tom Rae loosely inserted. (Private Press Books 63.120). £30.00
King Press) WORDSWORTH, William. INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY FROM RECOLLECTIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD. Beetham: Simon King Press,
1991. 115 copies, this one of 15 numbered special copies, folio, (334x230mm), 23p. A fine copy in original quarter morocco,
marbled paper sides, a copy of the prospectus is loosely inserted. A handsome presentation of Wordsworth's great poem,
set in Bruce Rogers' Centaur typeface and in the case of these few special copies, printed on 200 gsm Lana gravure paper
and bound by Angela Thompson. £100.00
7676 (Skelton Press) PARDOE, F.E. JOHN BASKERVILLE 1705-1775. An address
to the Wynkyn de Worde Society... to mark the 200th anniversary of Baskerville's death. Wellingborough: Printed at Skelton's
Press, 1977. 250 copies, 8vo, (216x125mm), p. 1 double-page plate. A good copy in original jacketed wrappers carrying
a wood engraved portrait of Baskerville by Joyce Francis. £15.00
18788 (Stamperia Valdonega) MORISON, Stanley
(Preface). OFFICINA BODONI VERONA. Catalogue of books printed on the hand press mcmxxiii – mcmliv, London: British Museum,
1954. 500 copies, 8vo, (248x169mm), x,43p. 3 leaves (1 illustrated) displaying 'new typefaces.' A good copy in original
printed wrappers, covers lightly faded at the spine and fore-edge. Printed at the Stamperia Valdonega, Stanley Morison contributed
the preface (Appleton The writings of Stanley Morison192). £15.00
16804 (Stamperia Valdonega) HAMMER,
Carolyn (Editor). VICTOR HAMMER ARTIST AND PRINTER. Lexington: Anvil Press, 1981. 550 copies, 4to, (286x195mm), ,213,p.
numerous illustrations, several in two colours. A fine copy in original cloth, a copy of the prospectus loosely inserted.
Designed by Martino Mardersteig and printed at the Stamperia Valdonega. A wide-ranging record of Hammer's talents, including
his Uncial type, with essays by Rudolf Koch, Ulrich Middeldorf, R. Hunter Middleton, Hermann Zapf and W. Gay Reading, and
including a bibliography of the books he printed under the imprints of Stamperia del Santuccio, Wells College Press, Hammer
Press and Anvil Press. £85.00
7903 (Stanton Press) BINYON, Laurence. THE SIRENS. An ode. Chelsfield: Stanton
Press, 1924. 205 copies, sm.folio, ,39p. double-page title opening set within handsome grolieresque wood-engraved frames,
press mark on the final leaf. Original quarter brown cloth, repeat-pattern decorated paper sides with printed front label,
a ms. label on the backstrip, some discolouring of the paper at the head of the front and rear covers, and some slight browning
of the extremities of the text pages. Bookplate of Alan Lubbock. Attractively printed on Kelmscott handmade paper, with three
blank front fly-leaves. £65.00
14017 (Stratford Press) GLEASON, Elmer. HOW I GOT THAT WAY. AUTOBIOGRAPHY
OF A PRIVATE PRESS ENTHUSIAST. Cincinnati: Stratford Press, 1960. Cr.8vo, (185x110mm), ,17p. A fine copy in original wrappers.
20158 (Strawberry Press) WORDSWORTH, Reg. FOOLS AND KNAVES. Eight historical woodcuts and eight hysterical
limericks. [Moreton-in-Marsh] Strawberry Press, 2011 Sm.4to, (190x133mm), p, 8 illustrationS. A good copy in original
decorated paper wrappers, gift inscription signed by the printers on the colophon leaf. £15.00
Press) MORRIS, Guido. A LITTLE JOURNEY INTO THE HISTORY OF A CRAFT. Edited with a foreword by Paul W. Nash. [Moreton-in-Marsh]
Strawberry Press, 2010. Sm.4to, (190x133mm), p, printed in red and black, 1 full-page illustration. A good copy in original
decorated paper wrappers, gift inscription signed by the printers on the colophon leaf. The printer's apologia slip tipped
on to the final leaf. £15.00
6034 (Swan Press) SHENSTONE, William. SONGS BY WILLIAM SHENSTONE Chelsea: Swan
Press, 1930. 100 copies, 8vo, p. Free endleaves lightly browned, otherwise a very good copy in original quarter linen,
printed back-label, repeat pattern decorated paper sides. Printed in Baskerville on handmade paper, a rather elegant and restrained
piece of work. £32.00
3171 (Sylvan Press) KOMAI, Gloria. MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON. London: Sylvan Press, 1953.
250 copies, Sm.4to, 23p. frontispiece, title in black and red. Original illustrated wrappers, slightly discoloured. Printed
at the John Roberts Press and showing the first use in England of Diethelm Antiqua type from the Haas Foundry. £20.00
771 (Tabard Press) CROCKER, Alan. PAPER MILLS OF THE TILLINGBOURNE. A history of paper making in a Surrey valley 1704 to
1875. Oxshott: Tabard Press, 1988. 195 copies, 4to (237x247mm), xii,79p. 16 illustrations including 6 tipped-in plates printed
lithographically at the Senecio Press. An excellent copy in original linen. Covers the mills, including the Albury Park, Postford,
and Chilworth mills, in this important papermaking valley. £65.00
18180 (Tern Press) [CATALOGUE OF PUBLICATIONS].
Market Drayton: Tern Press, 1997. 8vo, (215x153mm), p. (2 pages reproduced from ms.) Loose, as issued, in original printed
12232 (Trovillion Press) THOMAJAN, P.K. AMERICA'S OLDEST PRIVATE PRESS. Herin: Trovillion
Private Press at the Sign of the Silver Horse, 1952. 415 numbered and signed copies, 12mo in 2s, (179x130mm), p, 4 illustrations
with a block-printed decorated paper outer leaf around the text block. Original printed wrappers, covers slightly dust-soiled
and very slightly frayed at the extreme edges. £12.00
18649 (Turtle's Quill Scriptorium) LUCA, Susan.
OF MICE. A selection. Third edition, Berkeley: Turtle's Quill Scriptorium, 1970. Cr. oblong 8vo, (102x164mm), p. 21
line illustrations by Joyce Alexander with the text reproduced from calligraphy by Dorsey Alexander. A good copy in original
illustrated wrappers £6.00
20038 (Twelve by Eight Press) MASON, John. PAPER MAKING AS AN ARTISTIC CRAFT.
With a foreword by Dr. Dard Hunter. [Second edition, first private press edition], Leicester: Twelve by Eight Press, 1963.
8vo, (210x156mm), 96p. 5 original mounted samples of Mason's handmade paper (including a sheet with a skeleton leaf, another
carrying a woodcut by Rigby Graham, and 3 small samples on 1 sheet) & 85 text illustrations from line drawings by Rigby
Graham. A very good copy in original white elephant-paper limp boards blocked in gilt, signed by the author on the colophon.
A typescript note from the author loosely inserted, together with a 3-page A.L.s. from the author (dated 1975) on paper watermarked
'Grange Fibre Company Leicester.' Mason's classic account of his experiments and techniques in producing handmade
papers, printed by Latimer Trend and issued by the author under his papermill/press imprint. £75.00
(Typecult) AZZOPARDI, Edward Muscat. AN ERIC TALE. [No place] Typecult, 2007? 4to, (250x210mm), p. 7 illustrations (mainly
coloured) by Derek Fenech. A good copy in original printed wrappers. £5.00
5992 (Typographic Laboratory)
HUNT, Leigh. ON EIGHT SONNETS OF DANTE. Notes printed from the autograph manuscript in the University of Iowa Library, with
translations of the sonnets unto English... Introduction by Rhodes Dunlap. Iowa City: Typographic Laboratory, University of
Iowa School of Journalism, 1965. 300 copies, 8vo, (250x170mm), x,22p. tipped-in portrait. Original wrappers, fore-edge creased
and spine faded. £12.00
5910 (Vanishing Press) McCUTCHEON, G. Barr. ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIGS. Gurnee: The Vanishing
Press, 1973. 126 copies, 8vo, (195x146mm), p. Original printed stiff wrappers, spine slightly faded. £6.00
12208 (Ward Ritchie Press) ARCHER, H. Richard & Ward RITCHIE. MODERN FINE PRINTING. Papers read at a Clark Library Seminar,
1967. Los Angeles: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 1969. 8vo, (228x155mm), 4p. Ex-library in original wrappers. Printed
at the Ward Ritchie Press. £5.00
1706 (Westminster Press) NONESUCH PRESS. BODKIN PERMITTING. Being the prospectus
and retrospectus for 1929. London: Printed at the Westminster Press, 1929. 8vo, (200x141 mm), 29p. 4 decorated headpieces.
A good copy in original marbled paper wrappers, printed front-label. £12.00
4079 (Whippoorwill Press) ITS
GREEK TO ME. Friendship ’74. Transylvania Women’s Panhellenic Council. Frankfort, KY: Whippoorwill Press, 1975.
125 copies, cr.8vo, (180x128mm), p. 6 illustrations. A very good copy in original printed wrappers. £8.00
6992 (Whittington Press) AN EXHIBITION OF BOOKS PRINTED AT THE WHITTINGTON PRESS FROM 1971 TO 1981. and of engravings, lithographs
& drawings by four artists who have worked with the Press: Richard Kennedy, Miriam MacGregor, Hellmuth Weissenborn, Judy
Ling Wong at King Street galleries ... London... Andoversford: Whittington Press, 1981. 1500 copies, 8vo, (197x144mm), p.
4 illustrations, slight paper fault throughout. Otherwise a good copy in original printed wrappers. (Butcher Whittington Press
bibliography 1971-81 58) £10.00
6996 (Whittington Press) WHITTINGTON PRESS. BOOKS COMING FROM THE
WHITTINGTON PRESS 1986-7. Andoversford: Whittington Press, [1985.] 4to, (284x195mm), p. several illustrations A good copy
in original illustrated wrappers. £5.00
6994 (Whittington Press) BOOKS FROM THE WHITTINGTON PRESS 1983 &
1984. Andoversford: Whittington Press, [1982.] 8vo, (196x144mm), 16p. several illustrations. An excellent copy in original
illustrated wrappers. £5.00
14184 (Whittington Press) CAVE, Roderick. CHINESE CEREMONIAL PAPERS. An illustrated
bibliography. Risbury: Whittington Press, 2002. 200 copies, folio, (385x255mm), ,63p. 38 original samples including the
frontispiece and 2 large loose sheets (contained in a pocket with the tear cover), a seal cut by Judy Ling Wong, and a ceremonial
paper object loosely contained in a separate folder. A fine copy in original half cloth, Ingres paper sides with a paper sample
laid down on the front cover, slipcase. For over twenty years the author has accumulated a significant collection of
mock money, prayer sheets, New Year prints and other forms of paper which have been used in Chinese religion ceremonies for
many centuries. The selection offered in this assemblage testifies to the continuing importance of paper objects in Eastern
culture and is supported by an authoritative introductory essay. £195.00
20133 (Whittington Press) HAUSER,
Frank. DINOSAUR DAYS. Poems. First edition, subscriber's issue. Andoversford: Whittington Press, 1975. 800 copies, 8vo,
(235x164mm), p. 6 line illustrations by Peter Mackarell. A fine copy in original printed wrappers. (Butcher, Whittington
Press bibliography 14) Produced for Heals, however this copy in one of the 100 numbered copies reserved for subscribers to
the press. £25.00
19772 (Whittington Press) CAVE, Roderick. FALSE STARTS, AND AN ALTERCATION OF IRISHMEN.
Some proposed Golden Cockerel Editions, [An offprint from Matrix 12] Andoversford: Whittington Press, [1992.] 4to, (282x196mm),
p149-155p. Publisher's stiff wrappers. £10.00
20135 (Whittington Press) MACKARELL, Peter. FLIGHTS
OF FANCY. A concise history of air travel. Andoversford: Whittington Press, 1976. 800 copies, 8vo, (253x164mm), p. 14
line drawings by the author. A fine copy in original printed wrappers, small initialed gift inscription at the head of the
inside of the front cover. (Butcher, Whittington Press bibliography 19) Printed by offset lithography for sale by Heals. £15.00
19771 (Whittington Press) CAVE, Roderick. GOGMAGOG AND MORRIS COX. [An offprint from Matrix 12] Andoversford: Whittington
Press, [1992.] 4to, (282x196mm), p188-196. Publisher's stiff wrappers. £10.00
15466 (Whittington Press)
BUTCHER, David (Compiler). INDEX TO MATRIX 1– 5. 1981 – 1985. [Andoversford: Whittington Press, 1986.] 4to, (286x200mm),
p. A fine copy in original stiff wrappers, printed front label. Off-printed, we believe, from Matrix 6, with a caption
title on the first page. £25.00
9945 (Whittington Press) MATRIX 22. MATRIX 22. A review for printers &
bibliophiles. Edited by John & Rosalind Randle. Risbury: Whittington Press, 2002. 825 copies, 4to, (278x190mm), ,198p.
profusely illustrated in colour & monochrome. A fine copy in original jacketed wrappers. Contents include Sebastian Carter
The incunabula of the Rampant Lions Press, Simon Lawrence and Anne Ullmann The birth of a book: Ravilious at war, Martin Andrews,
A decade in the writing: the biography of Robert Gibbings, John Grice Playing with Kabel, Enrico Tallone One hundred and fifty
years of type and printing machinery at Nebiolo. £110.00
17661 (Whittington Press) MATRIX 7. MATRIX 7. A
review for printers & bibliophiles. Edited by John & Rosalind Randle. Andoversford: Whittington Press, 1987. 960 copies,
4to, (278x190mm), ,167p. profusely illustrated in colour & monochrome. Original jacketed wrappers, the wrappers torn
at the head and tail of the front. Contents include Douglas Cleverdon Stanley Morison on Eric Gill, John Dreyfus French resistance
printing, Sebastian Carter Victor Hammer, Ian Mortimer Ornamented types: the making of the edition, Michael Taylor Enid Marx,
designer and wood-engraver, Enid Marx The Little Gallery, Paul Morgan A note on school presses and Noel Carrington Harry Carter.
13750 (Whittington Press) NASH, John R. Mr COBDEN-SANDERSON'S TWO-HANDED ENGINE. London: Nine
Elms Press, 1994. 450 copies signed by the author, 4to, (267x166mm), ,25p. A fine copy in original Morris 'Willow'
pattern paper wrappers. Set and printed at the Whittington Press. £20.00
14181 (Woodside Press) PARIS, June.
WOOD ENGRAVINGS. New York: Woodside Press, 1998. 125 copies, folio, (360x265mm), 8 wood-engravings printed from the original
block on separate sheets of Cartiere Enrico Magnan Pescia Paper together with a further block on the title, and another at
the head of the colophon leaf. 5 of the cuts on paper 240x252mm, the other 3 cuts on paper 252x202mm, each numbered and signed
in pencil. The whole in pristine state, the cuts, together with the title, contents and colophon leaf loosley contained in
a cloth solander box with printed front label and lined with a step-and-repeat decorated pattern paper by the artist. An exquisite
portfolio of selected wood engravings including her mesmerising seascapes and remarkable illustration of the Eleventh Tabley
of Gilgamesh. This portfolio was chosen as one of New York Public Library’s `Ninety for the Nineties', a selection
of their finest recent of private press book acquisitions. £135.00