Gift Ideas / Fine Binding and Fine Printing
LANG Andrew (1898)
Aucassin and Nicolette.Enquire
Done into English by Andrew Lang. Fifth edition, one of 100 copies on hand made paper, signed by the publisher. 8vo., contemporary brown morocco by Zaehnsdorf, both covers decorated in gilt with wide art-nouveau border of stylized poppies and lilies on a field of gilt dots, smooth spine lettered in two panels and decorated with similar floral devices, endpaper turn-ins decorated similarly, with lily-pad devices. London, David Nutt.
MILTON John.; OLD BOURNE PRESS ()
Hymn on the Morning of Christ's NativityEnquire
Wood-engraved decorative title, borders, initials and endpapers designed by James Guthrie and engraved by Reginald B. Lodge and Clemence Housman. Title page printed in blue, ornaments in green. One of 200 copies. Oblong 8vo., original boards printed with a repeated floral device in green, linen spine, very mildly faded at very edges, otherwise a very good, bright copy. [London], The Old Bourne Press.
BROWNING Robert; GILL Eric; BARTLEY Glenn; GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS ; SCHOLES Helen (1925)
Pictor Ignotus - Fra Lippo Lippi - Andrea Del SartoEnquire
4to., initial letters cut by Eric Gill. Designer binding by Glenn Bartley in full calfskin vellum with design of red and blue squares coloured with airbrushed spirit dyes and tooled with gilt on upper and lower covers, spine brush lettered by calligrapher Helen Scholes, marbled endpapers. Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham Saint Lawrence.
BETJEMAN John as Deirdre O'Betjeman (1962)
Some Immortal Hours. A Rhapsody of the Celtic Twilight Wrought in Word and Water ColourEnquire
Facsimile of the author's manuscript, with pictorial title page, large initial and many small initials and decorative devices, hand coloured. Seven leaves in total, each measuring 35.5 x 25.4cm. [One of eight copies for presentation of a total edition of 20]. Housed in a good quality modern folding case, with a leather lettering piece on the front cover. London, John Murray - "A good book from Mr. Murray is the blessed life blood of a Master Spirit".
EDWARDS Gwladys; SCOTT Sir Walter (1898)
The Lady of the LakeEnquire
Full page illustrations by C.E. Brock. 8vo., bound by Gwladys Edwards, with her stamp on the recto of the front free endpaper, in full green morocco with upper and lower boards decorated with double gilt rules containing a pattern of triple gilt dots, each corner elaborated with four yellow onlay dots around a pattern of stippled gilt dots becoming denser towards the center and finished with a floral design of three red onlay petals outlined in gilt; spine with five gilt ruled compartments and one plain with lettering in gilt, double gilt ruled turn-ins with a pattern of four gilt dots in the outer corners, a.e.g. London, Service and Paton.
DICKENS Charles (1937-38)
[WORKS] The Nonesuch Dickens edited by Arthur Waugh, Hugh Walpole, Thomas Hatton and Walter Dexter, with the original illustrations etc. (Retrospectus and Prospectus)Enquire
25 volumes, including the original plate, a pull from the plate and an authenticating letter. 8vo. (25.4cm). Original buckram bindings of various colours, black morocco lettering pieces, top edges gilt, the 'Retrospectus' bound in blue cloth. London: The Nonesuch Press,