Modern Books and Manuscripts / Private Press
ASHENDENE PRESS (1935)
A Chronological list, with Prices, of the Forty Books printed at the Ashendene PressEnquire
Printed in red and black. "Printed for Private Circulation Only". Folio, 4 leaves, bound in original blue printed wrappers with small wood engraving on the front cover, uncut in a later blue cloth case with gilt lettering. Chelsea, The Ashendene Press.
OFFICINA BODONI. ; TERENTIUS AFER (1971)
A comedy of Terence called Andria translated into English by Richard Bernard with twenty-five illustrations by Albrecht DürerEnquire
Text edited by Betty Radice, postscript by Giovanni Mardersteig. One of 160 numbered copies of a total edition of 170. 25 illustrations newly cut on wood by Fritz Kredel after Albrecht Durer. Folio (34.5cm.) 122, p., Original parchment-backed paper boards. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Verona, Officina Bodoni.
GILL Eric.; CORNFORD Frances (1923)
Wood-engraved frontispiece, and twenty-one engravings by Gill including initials and tail-pieces. First edition, early issue, with "SXIPENCE" on the wrapper. 8vo., original printed pink paper wrappers, later cloth folding case. Uncut. London, The Poetry Bookshop.
GREGYNOG PRESS. ; EDWARDS Owen (1933)
Clych Atgof. Penodau yn Hanes fy AddysgEnquire
Frontispiece and eight wood-engravings by William MacCance. One of 400 copies printed. 8vo., original Welsh sheepskin, brown-stamped graphic design around the title on both covers, stamp of the Gregynog Press Bindery, fore and lower edges uncut. Newtown, The Gregynog Press.
S. DOMINIC'S PRESS ()
Ditchling Handworker's MarketEnquire
Original poster, large woodcut printed in black, two lines of type printed in red. Single sheet, 23 x 40cm. Very good, some professional repairs to small (>1cm) tears along the top edge, corners with slight creases which have been flattened out, mounted on card. Ditchling, S. Dominic's Press.
NONESUCH PRESS. ; DONNE John (1932)
Donne's Sermon of Valediction at his Going into Germany Preached at Lincoln's Inn April 18, 1619. Printed from the original version in the Lothian and Ashmole Manuscripts and from XXVI Sermons. Edited by E.M. SimpsonEnquire
One of 750 numbered copies. First edition thus. 4to.,original blind-stamped parchment paper boards with yap fore-edge, uncut, original tissue jacket. London, The Nonesuch Press.
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS (1934)
Ecclesiastes or the PreacherEnquire
One of 247 copies on paper of a total edition of 250. 13 wood-engraved illustrations by Blair Hughes-Stanton, printed in red and black. Folio (34 cm) 21 p., printed in red and black, wood engraved illustrations by Blair Hughes-Stanton, original parchment-backed orange cloth. [Waltham St. Lawrence], Golden Cockerel Press.
RAVILIOUS Eric (2008)
Eric Ravilious: Landscape, Letters & DesignEnquire
by Anne Ullmann, Christopher Whittick & Simon Lawrence. Foreword by Alan Powers. Numerous illustrations in colour. 2 vols. Oblong 4to., yellow (vol 1) and orange (vol 2) cloth, in blue cloth-covered slipcase. The Fleece Press, Upper Denby.
HALDEMAN Joe (2008)
Forever Peace: To Stop War, PoemEnquire
Copy 'A' of five lettered copies, with an additional 25 numbered copies. 9 Aquatint etchings in colour and black and white by Judith Clute, each signed, along with an additional print of 'Condemned' loosely tipped in, signed and marked 'AP.' Signed by artist and author on colophon. 29 x 39cm. Original paste paper boards by Henry Wessels. New Jersey, Temporary Culture.
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.
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. ; SWINBURNE Algernon Charles (1944)
Hymn to ProserpineEnquire
One of 350 copies printed. Frontispiece, pictorial title page and five wood engravings by John Buckland-Wright. 8vo., 9, p., original purple cloth, leather lettering piece to spine. [London]: Golden Cockerel Press.
ASHENDENE PRESS. ; BOCCACCIO (1920)
Il Decameron di Giovanni BoccaccioEnquire
One of 105 copies. Folio, in a very handsome, suitably restrained binding by Donald Glaister, signed and dated 1987, of full black morocco, two borders in blind, silver lettering on spine with spectacular doublures in his trademark sanded aluminium sheeting, producing metallic iridescent patterns, suede free endpapers. Chelsea, The Ashendene Press.
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. ; KEATS John (1928)
One of 485 copies on paper of a total edition of 500. 17 wood-engravings by Robert Gibbings, engraved initial letters printed in red. Folio (31cm.) , 100, p. Original quarter sharkskin binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Waltham St Lawrence, Golden Cockerel Press.
ASHENDENE PRESS. ; RAVERAT Gwendolen (1933)
Les Amours Pastorales de Daphnis et ChloeEnquire
Translated by J. Amyot, edited and corrected by Paul-Louis Courier. 26 illustrations drawn and cut on wood by Gwendolen Raverat. Initials hand-drawn in blue by Graily Hewitt and assistants, printed in Ptolemy type with marginal notes in red. One of 290 copies. 4to., original vellum-backed green paper covered boards with stamp designed by Raverat in gilt on upper cover, in original patterned paper covered slipcase, uncut. Chelsea, The Ashendene Press.
WEHINGER Rainer (1970)
Ligeti Artikulation. Electronic Music. An Aural Score by Rainer WehingerEnquire
Full-page four-colour offset illustrations. One of 200 hand-numbered copies of which this is #171, signed by Ligeti below the limitation statement on the final page. Oblong folio. Black cloth with an orange title label on the upper cover, in black cloth slipcase. Includes a vinyl recording of "Artikulation" in a sleeve attached to the rear pastedown. Mainz, Schott.
ESSEX HOUSE PRESS. ; TENNYSON Alfred, Lord ((1905))
One of 125 copies printed, all on vellum. Wood engraved frontispiece and tailpiece by Reginald Savage from designs by Laurence Housman and cut by Clemence Housman, both hand coloured, manuscript initials in gold and red. 8vo (19cm. ) 75, p., original vellum over boards, blind-stamped device on upper cover, spine lettered in gilt. (London: Essex House Press; printed under the care of C.R. Ashbee at the Essex House Press, Campden, Glos.),
BURNE-JONES Edward Coley (1887)
Pan and PsycheEnquire
Mezzotint print by Charles William Campbell after Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones and signed by the artist in lower-left corner. 29x36cm. Single sheet, mounted and attractively framed in brown wood with gilt border. Fine. London, Robert Dunthorne.
GIBBINGS Robert.; GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS (1926)
Pelagea & Other Poems by A.E. CoppardEnquire
Printed and illustrated with 7 wood engravings by Robert Gibbings. One of 425 copies (this no. 25). 8vo., original cream cloth backed, patterned batik style paper boards, gilt lettering on spine, in original dust jacket bearing engraving by Gibbings, fore and lower edges uncut. Waltham Saint Lawrence, Golden Cockerel Press.
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. ; LAWRENCE T.E ()
Secret Despatches from ArabiaEnquire
Published by Permission of the Foreign Office. Foreword by A.W. Lawrence. Frontispiece portrait of Lawrence in Arab dress. One of 1,000 numbered copies. First edition. Small folio, original half black crushed morocco, spine lettered in gilt within raised bands, cream linen boards, t.e.g., others uncut, card slipcase. Golden Cockerel Press.
ART WORKERS' GUILD (1905)
Sketches made on the Lithography Night 14 April 1905Enquire
by Members of the Art Workers' Guild, Clifford's Inn Hall & Published for the Benefit of the Chest. 15 lithographs and lithographed contents and title sheet. c. 295 mm x 235 mm. Original portfolio. [London, Art-Workers' Guild]
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".
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. ; CLAY Enid (1925)
Sonnets & VersesEnquire
8 wood engravings by Eric Gill, cockerel device printed in gold on colophon. One of a total edition of 450 copies. 8vo., a very good copy in the original cloth-backed blue boards, printed paper spine label, uncut. Waltham St. Lawrence, Golden Cockerel Press
ASHENDENE PRESS. ; SPENSER Edmund (1925)
Spenser's minor poems containing The shepheardes calender, Complaints, Daphnaida, Colin Clovts come home again, Amoretti, Hymnes, Epithalamion, Prothalamion, Sonnets and svndrie other versesEnquire
One of 200 copies on paper of a total edition of 215. Printed in black, red, and blue, initials designed by Graily Hewitt. Folio (44cm.) , 216p., original brown calf-backed pigskin over vellum boards, by W.H.Smith, spine lettered in gilt, small red stain on lower cover. Chelsea [London], Ashendene Press.
KELMSCOTT PRESS (1897)
Wood-engraved frontispiece after Edward Burne-Jones, wood-engraved borders and initials, shoulder notes printed in red. First edition. 8vo., 14.5 x 21cm. Original linen-backed blue boards, upper board lettered in black, fore and bottom edges uncut. Hammersmith, The Kelmscott Press.
ESSEX HOUSE PRESS. ; BURNS Robert (1902)
One of 150 copies, all printed on vellum. Frontispiece and large initial by William Strang engraved on wood by W.H. Hooper, the initial hand coloured, hand painted initials in various colours including gilt. 8vo., original vellum with blind-stamped device and lettering on upper cover. Some slight signs of handling to the binding, and an unfortunate scratch on the frontispiece. London & New York: E. Arnold & S. Buckley (Printed at the Essex House Press by C.R. Ashbee.)
NONESUCH PRESS. ; BURTON Robert (1925)
The Anatomy of Melancholy . . . By Democritus JuniorEnquire
Illustrated with a total of two hundred and one illustrations after E. McKnight Kauffer, eleven illustrations coloured in watercolour at the Curwen Press. One of 40 copies on Japon vellum of a total edition of 790 copies. Folio, original calf. London, The Nonesuch Press.
CRESSET PRESS (1929)
The Apocrypha according to the Authorised VersionEnquire
One of 450 copies of a total edition of 480. 14 full page wood-engravings by artists including Ravilious, John Nash, Eric Kennington, and Stephen Gooden. Folio, original vellum, black morocco lettering-piece on spine. London, the Cresset Press (printed at the Curwen Press).
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. ; CLAY Enid (1934)
The Constant MistressEnquire
With 6 wood-engravings by Eric Gill, gilt cockerel device at end. One of 300 copies, signed by author and the illustrator. 8vo., original 1/4 canvas backed boards, paper label along spine, uncut. London, The Golden Cockerel Press.
LABOUREUR J.E (1925)
The Devil in Love. From the French of Jacques GazotteEnquire
Illustrated with six engravings on copper. One of 75 "copies printed by Stanley Morison on Van Gelder Paper, with two sets of the plates" and signed by Laboureur. 8vo., original leather-backed marbled boards, uncut, slipcase with printed label on spine. London, William Heinemann Ltd.
CORVINUS PRESS. ; LAWRENCE T.E (1937)
The Diary kept by T.E. Lawrence while Travelling in Arabia during 1911Enquire
Illustrated after photographs by Lawrence, complete with tissues, and with the half-page illustration by Eric Kennington in gold and black. One of only 40 numbered copies on Medway paper. 4to., original limp vellum, lettered in gilt on the spine and upper cover, gilt corvine design to lower cover, white silk ties intact, t.e.g., others uncut, original card slipcase, modern folding box. Corvinus Press.
CRESSET PRESS. ; BACON Francis, Lord Verulam (1928)
The essayes or counsels civill and morallEnquire
folio (39cm.), 198, , printed in red and black, original vellum binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine lettered in gilt, Prospectus loosely inserted. London, The Cresset Press (printed at Stratford-on-Avon at the Shakespeare Head Press,
ESSEX HOUSE PRESS. ; KEATS John (1900)
The Eve of St. AgnesEnquire
One of 125 copies printed, all on vellum. Frontispiece by Reginald Savage, rubricated and with hand-painted initials, 8vo (19cm.) 23, p., original vellum, blind-stamped device on upper cover, spine lettered in gilt. ([London]: Edward Arnold, printed at the Essex House Press),
ASHENDENE PRESS. ; CERVANTES Manuel de Saavedra (1927-28)
The first (second) part of the history of the valiant and wittie knight-errant Don Quixote de la Mancha translated out of the Spanish by Thomas SheltonEnquire
One of 225 copies on paper of a total edition of 245. Woodcut initials and decorative borders designed by Louise Powell, printed in red and black. 2 vols. Folio (44cm.) XIII, 268p., 1 Bl.; X, 256p., f. , original dark green morocco by the W.H. Smith bindery, spine lettered in gilt. Uncut. Chelsea, The Ashendene Press.
WAUGH Evelyn (1924)
The Golden Hind. A Quarterly Magazine of Art and LiteratureEnquire
Edited by Clifford Bax and Austin O. Spare. Volume 1, No. 1, to Volume 2, No. 8., complete set. Folio (volume 1) and 4to. (volume 2). Original publisher's cloth-backed boards, front wrappers bound in. London, Chapman & Hall. 1922 to
GREGYNOG PRESS (1927)
The Life of Saint DavidEnquire
Text "freely collated by Ernest Rhys" from earlier translations into English. One of 175 copies printed. Illustrations designed and engraved by R.A. Maynard and H.W. Bray, and coloured by hand at the Press. 4to., original limp vellum, slipcase. Newtown, Montgomeryshire.
NONESUCH PRESS (1936)
The Nonesuch CenturyEnquire
Edited by A.J.A. Symons, Desmond Flower and Francis Meynell. Many illustrations after Paul Nash, McKnight Kauffer, George Grosz, Stephen Gooden, William Blake and Blair Hughes-Stanton. One of 750 copies. Small folio, original green cloth with black printed paper label on the spine. Dust jacket. Uncut. London, The Nonesuch Press.
BEARDSLEY Aubrey.; DOWSON Ernest (1897)
The Pierrot of the MinuteEnquire
Illustrated with a frontispiece, two vignettes and an initial letter by Aubrey Beardsley. First edition. One of 30 copies on Japanese vellum of a total edition of 330. 4to., original vellum, gilt illustrations after Beardsley on both covers. London, Leonard Smithers.
CRESSET PRESS. ; BUNYAN John (1928)
The pilgrim's progressEnquire
With 6 wood-engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton, and 4 by Gertrude Hermes. 2 vols. Folio (34 cm.) vol.1: ,174, p. ; vol.2: ,163p., illustrations, original black parchment, upper covers and spines lettered in gilt, original slipcase.
London: Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press for The Cresset Press,
GREGYNOG PRESS. ; GUEVARA Don Antonio de (1938)
The Praise and Happiness of the Countrie-Life. Written Originally in Spanish . Put into English by H. Vaughan, SiluristEnquire
7 wood engravings by Reynolds Stone. 400 numbered copies printed, this one "out of series" with the place for numbering on the colophon neatly excised. Small 8vo., in the original special binding designed by George Fisher of orange oasis with the centre of each cover blocked in blind with an intaglio block of eastern design which had been acquired in Damascus by Gwen Davies, with the original card slipcase. Newtown: At the Gregynog Press.
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS (1925)
The Song of Songs. Called by many the Canticle of CanticlesEnquire
Illustrated with nineteen wood-engravings by Eric Gill. Device on title-page and initial letters printed in red. One of 750 numbered copies. Small 4to., original white buckram with gilt lettering on spine, dust jacket. Waltham St. Lawrence, The Golden Cockerel Press.
GREGYNOG PRESS. ; VEGA Lope De (1935)
The Star of Seville: A Drama in Three ActsEnquire
Translated out of the Spanish by Henry Thomas. Armorial vignette in three colours on title page with elaborate Gregynog press device by Loyd Haberly in red and green at the end, printed in red and black with initial letters in green. One of 175 copies (this no. 91). Tall 8vo., original black oasis, with a Moorish type design blocked in blind with a star motif in gilt, spine decorated in blind and gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. Newtown, The Gregynog Press.
CORVINUS PRESS. ; LAWRENCE T.E (1937 (in fact not distributed until 1938))
Two Arabic Folk TalesEnquire
First edition, one of 30 numbered copies (the entire edition.) Title page illustrated with woodcuts by Eric Kennington, original buckram, lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. T.e.g., others uncut. Original card slipcase (rather worn). No place, the Corvinus Press.
S. Dominic's Press. ; GILL Eric (1923)
Engraving on title Hound of St. Dominic by David Jones and Christ and the Money Changers. by Eric Gill. Sq. 12mo., a very good copy in the original printed wrappers repeating Jones engraving. Partly unopened. Welfare Handbook No. 10. Ditchling, S. Dominic's Press.