PART II - Fine Printing and Book Production

68 ALEMBIC PRESS. A Border Supplement. The Alembic Press Marcham, 2003.  £25
95 copies printed, lg.8vo., pp.16; a supplement to the Border Specimen of 2000, showing 84 border designs added to the collection, printed in various single colours with accompanying text in Bembo; new in printed stiff wrappers.

69 ALPHABET BOOK. MARTINEAU, Luke [Illustrator] & BINGHAM, Kate. Every Girl's Alphabet. Paintings by Luke Martineau and words by Kate Bingham. Artists' Choice Editions, 2010.  £90
FIRST EDITION, signed & numbered by author & artist, one of 56 deluxe copies, specially bound in crimson leather-backed pictorial boards with additional linocut, signed by the artist, in card folder and slip-case; sm.4to., pp.(64); illustrations in colour throughout. A charming alphabet book in the Nicholson tradition with a wry & tender commentary by Bingham, beautifully produced at Northend Creative Print.

70 ARMAN, Mark. Nine Lives. The Workshop Press, Thaxted, 2002.  £30
FIRST EDITION limited to 100 copies, signed by the author; 4to.,,94; new in cloth-backed decorated boards. A charming autobiography with chapters on the author's pottery, print-making and Workshop Press which produced a fine series of books on type and ornament.

71 AUSTEN, Jane. BAWDEN, Edward [Illustrator] Frederic & Elfrida. A Novel. With an illustration by Edward Bawden. The Kit-Cat Press, 1987  £40
No.90 of 350 copies; pp.20 + colophon; frontis. & title in green; very good in printed stiff wrappers.

72 AUSTEN, John. 'Rogues in Porcelain'. A Miscellany of Eighteenth Century [love] Poems. Compiled & Decorated by John Austen. Chapman & Hall, 1924  £120
FIRST EDITION, lg8vo., pp.(6)258; full-page & vignette illustrations in colour; a very good copy in contemporary full green morocco, lettered & ruled in gold, for Hatchards; all edges gilt concealing vertical fore-edge painting of 'can-can' dancer is characteristically risqué pose; slight surface & hinge rubbing but generally well preserved.

73 BREWHOUSE PRESS. TEW, David. The Oakham Canal. With a section on topography by Trevor Hickman and Rigby Graham. Illustrated by Rigby Graham. Brewhouse Press, Wymondham, 1968.  £65
FIRST EDITION, no.395 of 450 copies; lg.8vo., pp.116 + colophon; illustrations, plates & facsimiles throughout (one folding, many in colour); a very good copy of this evocative history in original cloth, gilt.

74 BURNETT, David. WORMELL, Christopher [Illustrator] Chesil Beach. A poem. With a wood-engraving by Christopher Wormell. Old School Press, 1997.  £25
FIRST EDITION limited to 225 numbered copies signed by the author & artist; lg.8vo., pp.(16); printed in Caslon Old Face on Zerkall Mould-made paper; atmospheric half-page wood-engraving; new in cloth-backed Larroque decorated paper boards by Rachel James. Uniform with the two earlier volumes in the Series (by Desmond Post & James Kirkup) which we can also supply.

75 BURNS, Robert. CAMPBELL, Thomas [& others] Scotland: Her Songs and Scenery. As sung by her Bards, and seen in the camera. Provost & Co., 1873.  £85
Sm.4to., pp.viii,192; 14 mounted albumen photographs by Stephen Thompson and P. Ewing; occasional slight spotting, endpapers paste-browned, inscription; a very good copy in original blue cloth, elaborately blocked in blind & gold with heraldic decorated panel within thistle & rose border, all edges gilt; backstrip a little faded & rubbed at head & tail but well preserved. First published 1868. Gernsheim 424.

76 CAMBRIDGE CHRISTMAS BOOK. CRUTCHELY, Brooke. A Printer's Christmas Books. With a foreword by Euan Phillips. Cambridge Privately Printed at the University Printing House, 1974  £35
FIRST EDITION, sm.4to., pp.42; duotone plates (one folding) and various facsimiles; a good copy in cloth-backed decorated boards, slight rubbing at extremities.

77 CAMBRIDGE CHRISTMAS BOOK. CRUTCHLEY, Brooke. A Printer's Christmas Books. 1930-58. Cambridge, privately printed, 1959.  £40
FIRST EDITION limited to 500 copies; pp.16; marbled paper wrappers, vellum label; a fine copy. Brooke Crutchley reviews the Christmas Books of the previous thirty years with much interesting information and comment. A modest production dictated by the six week printers' strike in the Summer of 1959. 4pp. invitation to Crutchley's talk on the subject at St Bride's in 1975, laid in.

78 CAMBRIDGE CHRISTMAS BOOK. LISTER, Raymond. Hammer and Hand. An essay on the Ironwork of Cambridge. With drawings by Richard Bawden. Cambridge, Printed for his friends by the University Printer, Christmas, 1969.  £40
FIRST EDITION, limited to 500 copies; landscape 8vo., pp.(6)42; 21 illustrations in line, mostly full-page; a very good copy in original morocco-backed decorated boards. Printed on deeply-toned Abbey Mills paper 'to give the book cohesion...' Brooke Crutchley.

79 CAMBRIDGE CHRISTMAS BOOK. MORISON, Stanley. Talbot Baines Reed. Author, bibliographer, typefounder. Cambridge. Privately Printed, 1960.  £48
FIRST EDITION limited to 500 copies; pp.(10)80; frontispiece, 10 other illustrations & type facsimiles in text; a very good copy in original pictorial cloth. 'Reed's varied interests and achievements yielded a surprising range of illustrative material, though few, if any, of the types and ornaments issued by the Fann Street Foundry in Reed's time were such as to recommend themselves to Morison's own taste.' Crutchley p.30. Appleton 213.

80 CAMBRIDGE CHRISTMAS BOOK. WHINNEY, Margaret. Grinling Gibbons in Cambridge... with photographs by Edward Leigh. Privately Printed at the University Press, Cambridge, 1948.  £65
FIRST EDITION, limited to 250 copies; cr.4to., pp.(6)28; title vignette & 20 half-tone plates; very good in original maroon cloth, lettered in gold; small puncture mark at foot of lower cover. 'The idea was to print an essay on some craftsman with Cambridge associations, illustrated by the very best that half-tone blocks could do.' Crutchley. The second Christmas book of the post-war revival.

81 CARADOC PRESS. Christmas Greeting for 1903. Caradoc Press, 1903  £20
Single leaf, 200 x 95mm, printed in red & black, slightly dust-soiled. medieval account of the nativity on 12 lines with large initial & seal of virgin & child (chipped), 'Caradoc Christmasse MDCCCCIII' in red on verso.

82 CARADOC PRESS. Christmas Greeting for 1904. Caradoc, Bedford Park, 1904  £15
Greetings card, 125 x 90mm, printed in red & black. 12-line text with red initial 'From a Christ Church M.S., Christmasse MDCCCCIV' in red on facing page, woodcut inital 'W' on front.

83 CARADOC PRESS. Quia Amore Langueo. [Printed and Bound by H.D. and H.G. Webb at Caradoc Bedford Park Chiswick] 1902  £85
250 copies printed (+ 20 on vellum), 225 x 145mm., pp.(18); printed in black & red with wood-engraved borders, initials and decorations, on Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper; well preserved in original tan lambskin, lettered in black with device in blind; backstrip & corners slightly scuffed. Extracted from an anonymous early 15th Century manuscript in Lambeth Palace Library.Tomkinson 6.

84 CARADOC PRESS. The Collects from the Book of Common Prayer. [Printed and Bound by H.D. and H.G. Webb at Caradoc Bedford Park Chiswick] 1901  £65
350 copies printed, oblong format, 115 x 130mm., pp.(108); printed in black & red with wood-engraved borders, initials and decorations, on Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper; well preserved in original full vellum, lettered in gold on backstrip & Press device in gold on upper cover, uncut. Scarce, probably due to poor sales rather than edition size. Tomkinson 4.

85 CARADOC PRESS. PERCY, Bishop [Thomas] The Old Ballad of the Boy and the Mantle. [Printed and Bound by H.D. and H.G. Webb at Caradoc Bedford Park Chiswick] 1900  £45
300 copies printed, oblong format, 150 x 120mm., pp.(2)18(2); printed in black & red with wood-engraved border, initials and decorations, on Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper; boards & pastedowns browned, otherwise very good in original holland-backed boards, paper label, uncut; contemporary ownership signature of Anne Thompson on fly-leaf. The second book of the Press, following the first Kalendar of the previous year. Tomkinson 2.

86 CARADOC PRESS. WEBB, Hesba D. The Caradoc Kalendar [for] 1901. Issued by The Caradoc Press Bedford Park 1900  £65
300 copies printed, oblong format, 140 x 100mm., pp.(30); monthly calendars in red with verses on facing page, wood-engraved initials and titling; on Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper; some light soiling but a well preserved copy of this scarce early production in original vellum-backed printed boards, uncut; contemporary ownership signature of Anne Thompson on fly-leaf. Tomkinson 3.

87 CARADOC PRESS. WEBB, Hesba D. The Caradoc Kalendar [for] 1902. The Caradoc Press Bedford Park 1901  £55
350 copies printed, oblong format, 140 x 100mm., pp.(30); title & monthly calendars in red with verses on facing page, wood-engraved initials and titling; on Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper; some light staining in margins but generally well preserved in lightly soiled original vellum-backed printed boards, uncut. Tomkinson 5.

88 CIRCLE PRESS. KING, Ron. Cooking the Books. Ron King and Circle Press. Essay by Andrew Lambirth, Descriptions and commentary by Ron King. Yale Center for British Art and Circle Press, 2002.  £55
FIRST EDITION limited to 1000 copies; pp.179; over 350 colour images and 'four hand-made inserts' (including pop-up); new in decorated fold-out card covers. A fine celebration of the work of this famously mould-breaking Press with a catalogue raisonné of Ron King's book production over 35 years, alongside working drawings and macquettes from the Press archive, recently donated to Yale.

89 COLOUR. STANESBY, Samuel. [Illuminator] Aphorisms of the Wise & Good. Illuminated by Samuel Stanesby. Griffith and Farran, [1862]  £110
FIRST EDITION, (145 x 105mm), pp.(4)28; printed on card by Thomas Bessent in colours & gold throughout, the frontispiece incorporating oval mounted photograph portrait of Milton; a very good copy in original light blue cloth over bevelled boards, elaborately blocked in gold & blind with green & cream paper onlays, all edges gilt, by 'Hanbury & Co., Binders', with their ticket. Extremities a little rubbed but a very nice & uncommon example of Stanesby's work; McLean VBD p.137 illus.; VPB p.13 illus. MOUNTED PHOTOGRAPH FRONTISPIECE

90 CONNELL, Martin [Editor] An Uncommonplace Book. [Gallimaufry of 13 pamphlet contributions from 13 private presses.] The New York Chappel, 1960  £40
c200 copies printed; 12mo., pp.(110); prelims. & 13 sections in various types on various papers (some hand-made); uncut in original red cloth, paper label; backstrip faded, otherwise very good. The first book produced co-operatively by the New York Chappel members. Contributions include: Printing as a Hobby for Women - Private Press of the Haywoods; The Typographic Taxonomy by J. Ben Leiberman of The Herity Press; Bookplates by Charles Antin of Serendipity Press.

91 DAVIES, John. Church Cuts. Seven East Anglian Churches in Cuts by John Davies. Ghyllside Press, Kendal, 2001.  £85
No.33 of 50 copies, signed by the artist/printer/binder; pp.(12) + 8 full-page prints (one double-page) printed in black & various single colours; pictorial endpapers; a fine copy of this tour-de-force of lino & wood-block print-making in original silk-backed decorated boards, paper label.

92 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB. CARTER, Harry. LAMB, Lynton. The present position of Book Design in this country... Papers read before The Double Crown Club at Kettner's Restaurant 1 March 1950. [Printed and Bound by W.S. Cowell Limited... for presentation by Geoffrey Smith to members...] The Double Crown Club, 1950  £25
Not published, but 'one of a number of copies printed... for presentation to members...'; 12mo., pp.32; well preserved in linen-backed decorated boards, backstrip uniformly a little faded. Moran (p.63) describes the joint paper but fails to list this printed version in his Appendix II.

93 DOVES PRESS. ST. FRANCIS. Laudes Creaturarum. [From the ancient Italian text published by Monsieur Sabatier, and from the English translation by the late Matthew Arnold. Printed at the Doves Press, 1910.]  £450
250 copies copies printed in red & black on hand-made paper, (165 x 115mm), pp.(10); Italian & English text in alternate paragraphs; a nice copy in full brown niger morocco, five raised bands, lettered in gold, all edges gilt, from the Doves Bindery, unobtrusive differential darkening as usual. Tomkinson 25. Monogram book label, 'Blanche Airlie Her Book', of the Countess of Airlie, Cobden-Sanderson's great friend for over fifty years .

94 FANFROLICO PRESS. CATULLUS, Gaius. The complete poetry...translated by Jack Lindsay with decorations engraved on wood by Lionel Ellis and an essay by the translator about Catullus, Clodia and their circle... [Fanfrolico Press,] 1929.  £125
No.173 of 325 copies, pp.(148); 30 half-page & vignette wood-engravings & 2 sketch-maps; printed in Pastonchi on Van Gelder Japon; a good copy in original tan morocco, top edge gilt, others uncut; a little rubbed & spotted but generally well preserved. Signed by Jack Lindsay on colophon. Ridler 3.

95 FANFROLICO PRESS. LINDSAY, Jack & STEPHENSEN, P.R. [Editors] The London Aphrodite. A Miscellany of poems stories and essays by various hands.. published in six sections between August 1928 and June 1929. The Fanfrolico Press, 1929.  £55
First Collected Edition, pp.(4)496(8)index & colophon; 5 plates & various decorations in line by Norman Lindsay & others; a very good copy in original buckram, top edge gilt, of the collected issue of all six parts with additional prelims & index. Contributors included: Lindsay, Aldous Huxley, Liam O'Flaherty, Sacheverell Sitwell & Norman Douglas. 'A deliberately outrageous & iconoclastic 'little magazine'... only six numbers were planned and all were published, but they ruined the press.' Cave p.294. Ransom 22.

96 FANFROLICO PRESS. PETRONIUS, Gaius. The Complete Works of Gaius Petronius done into English by Jack Lindsay with one hundred illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Comprising The Satyricon and Poems. Fanfrolico Press, [1927]  £200
Folio, no.57 of 650 copies signed by the translator; pp.viii,151; 100 collotype plates from pen & ink drawings by Norman Lindsay; printed in Poliphilus on Dutch hand-made paper; a very good copy in original half stained vellum, top edge gilt, others uncut; backstrip uniformly faded as usually found, there is also a faded 30mm strip across head of upper board; ex libris Sir Frederick Richmond. Ransom 5.

97 FANFROLICO PRESS. THEOCRITUS. The Complete Poems translated by Jack Lindsay with woodcuts by Lionel Ellis. Fanfrolico Press, [1929]  £135
FIRST EDITION, no.184 of 500 copies; lg.8vo., pp.xxiv,163; 20 full-page wood-engravings by Lionel Ellis; a very good copy of this noble edition printed at the Westminster Press; original green stained parchment with gilt-blocked vignette on upper cover, top edge gilt, others uncut; backstrip faded as usual. Ridler 4.

98 FLEECE PRESS. BUCKLAND WRIGHT, Christopher. Sensuous Lines. A Catalogue Raisonne of the intaglio prints of John Buckland Wright. Compiled & introduced by Christopher Buckland Wright. The Fleece Press, 2014  £295
FIRST EDITION limited to 360 copies (this one of 220 B copies, specially bound with extra original copper plate & slip-case); pp.278 + colophon; illustrated throughout with several tipped-in plates and a few in colour; original tipped-in copper engraving frontispiece, 'Venus calling the Sea Gods', printed by Anthony Dyson at his Black Star Press; new in cloth-backed boards of Italian marbled paper in a false Suminagashi pattern, made in Madrid by Antonio Velez Celemin; paper label, slip-case; errata slip. The sixth collaboration between Simon Lawrence and the artist's son; over 400 prints are listed & illustrated, and all those originally intended for publication (including rejected plates) are shown. A beautiful showing of Buckland Wright at the absolute top of his game.

99 FLEECE PRESS. BUCKLAND WRIGHT, Christopher. Sensuous Lines. A Catalogue Raisonne of the intaglio prints of John Buckland Wright. Compiled & introduced by Christopher Buckland Wright. The Fleece Press, 2014  £750
FIRST EDITION limited to 360 copies (this one of 40 C copies, specially bound with five extra original copper plates (four in card folder, one tipped-in) & buckram solander case); pp.278 + colophon; illustrated throughout with several tipped-in plates and a few in colour; original tipped-in copper engraving frontispiece, 'Venus calling the Sea Gods', & four large proof plates in separate card folder printed by Anthony Dyson at his Black Star Press; new in vellum-backed boards of Italian marbled paper in a false Suminagashi pattern, made in Madrid by Antonio Velez Celemin; paper label, solander case; errata slip. The sixth collaboration between Simon Lawrence and the artist's son; over 400 prints are listed & illustrated, and all those originally intended for publication (including rejected plates) are shown. A beautiful showing of Buckland Wright at the absolute top of his game, the extra proofs to die for (especially if you admire naked ladies of a firm tendency).

100 FLEECE PRESS. BUCKLAND WRIGHT, Christopher. Sensuous Lines. A Catalogue Raisonne of the intaglio prints of John Buckland Wright. Compiled & introduced by Christopher Buckland Wright. The Fleece Press, 2014  £215
FIRST EDITION limited to 360 copies (this one of 100 A copies); pp.278 + colophon; illustrated throughout with several tipped-in plates and a few in colour; new in full cloth; paper label; errata slip. The sixth collaboration between Simon Lawrence and the artist's son; over 400 prints are listed & illustrated, and all those originally intended for publication (including rejected plates) are shown. A beautiful showing of Buckland Wright at the absolute top of his game.

101 FLEECE PRESS. BUCKLAND WRIGHT, Christopher. To Beauty. John Buckland Wright's work with Joseph Ishill of the Oriole Press. The Fleece Press, 2007.  £145
FIRST EDITION limited to 246 copies; pp.56(4); illustrated with 15 wood-engravings printed from the blocks & six tipped-in plates; new in cloth-backed Italian marbled paper boards, paper label, & solander box. The fifth collaboration between Simon Lawrence and the artist's son, making use of Buckland Wright blocks left in the studio at his death. His friendship with Ishill, conducted via transatlantic post, led to some of the artist's finest work; a beautiful production, as ever.

102 FLEECE PRESS. HANSARD, Luke. The Auto-biography of Luke Hansard, written in 1817. Edited with an introduction and notes by Robin Myers, and wood-engraved illustrations by John Lawrence. Wakefield, The Fleece Press, 1991.  £85
FIRST EDITION limited to 250 copies; oblong format, pp.156 + colophon; tipped-in coloured portrait & vignette wood-engravings by John Lawrence, together with a signed proof of one engraving in pocket at end; red silk-cloth-backed decorated boards, paper label & slip-case; prospectus laid in. A splendid collaboration in which Hansard's text is printed in full for the first time with excellent notes & commentary handsomely presented. 2pp. autograph letter from the printer/publisher Simon Lawrence, discussing this & other books in the pipeline, laid in.

103 FLEECE PRESS. LEE, Brian North. Bookplates and Labels by Leo Wyatt. Introduced by Will Carter. The Fleece Press, 1988.  £165
FIRST EDITION limited to 300 copies on specially mould-made Zerkall paper, printed dampened; pp.75; 16 copper & 67 wood engravings, all but one printed from the block in six single colours; tipped-in portrait of the artist at work & 3 other photographic plates by Colin Cuthbert; a fine copy of this excellent study in original cloth-backed pastepaper boards, paper label & slip-case. BNL's informed & sensitive account is augmented by checklists of Wyatt's work on wood & copper. The author's copy with his calligraphic Leo Wyatt bookplate, extra-illustrated with variant version of Robin Myers' plate tipped-in at p.6.

104 FLEECE PRESS. SEMPILL, Gabriel & LAWRENCE, Simon. Mr Kilburn's Calicos. William Kilburn's fabric printing patterns from the year 1800. Published for the first time by The Fleece Press in the year 2014  £175
FIRST EDITION, limited to 300 copies; 155 x 230mm, landscape format; pp.(20) with tipped-in illustrations & specimens + (64)pp facsimile in colour and separate booklet of 16 made-up patterns; new in cloth-backed decorated paper boards & matching cloth solander box, paper label. The great fabric designer William Kilburn used a pocket book which includes 62 patterns from the year 1800. Hitherto known only for his floral chintz designs from 1788-92, these newly discovered designs are important and exciting. The album's subsequent use as his grandson's scrapbook ensured its survival.

105 FLEECE PRESS. WALTERS, Tom & RUSSELL, Richard. Edward Walters printer & engraver. With recollections of him as father and teacher.... and a Checklist of his work by John Gray. Printed by hand at The Fleece Press, 2013  £190
FIRST EDITION limited to 240 copies (220 for sale); 4to., pp.117; illustrations throughout in various media and many tipped-in colour plates and facsimiles. New in buckram-backed decorated boards. A wonderful account, beautifully produced, showing the wide-range of Walters' work over 30 years. This study grew out of Brocard Sewell's checklist which had appeared in Matrix 2, 1982.

106 FLEECE PRESS. YORKE, Dr Malcolm. The Inward Laugh. Edward Bawden and his circle. Fleece Press, 2005  £190
FIRST EDITION limited to 650 copies (+ 100 specials), 4to. (345 x 245mm), pp.292; over 300 illustrations in colour, line & from photographs including many tip-ins; bound in Bawden-designed patterned paper boards. Yorke explores Bawden's career through his social and artistic friendships with illustrations from many sources including much previously unpublished material, reflecting his work for the Curwen Press, book illustration, advertising, transport posters, murals on ships, churches, boardrooms and colleges, editioned prints, wallpapers and personal watercolours. Published at  £262, we have a few copies remaining at pre-publication price.

107 GILL. DREYFUS, John & WILLIAMS, Graham. Eric Gill for Father Desmond. Bain & Williams Ltd., 1993.  £12
FIRST EDITION 1000 copies printed; pp.56; 12 lithographic illustrations of drawings, wood-blocks & engravings by Eric Gill & a portrait of Gill by Desmond Chute; printed letterpress in 'Joanna'; new in pictorial stiff wrapper. A handsome production of interesting accounts by John Dreyfus of Desmond Chute, 'most beloved of Gill's friends', and by Graham Williams of the original drawing & block of an engraving executed by Gill for Chute. Published at  £15.

108 GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. APOLLONIUS of Tyre. Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri. Translated from the Latin by Paul Turner. Line engravings by Mark Severin. Golden Cockerel Press, 1956.  £75
No.298 of 300 copies, sm.4to., pp.68; six plates from copper engravings by Mark Severin; a very good copy in original tan morocco-backed cloth, blocked in gold. This new translation was the first into English since 1576. Cock-A-Hoop 203.

109 GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. ARMSTRONG, Martin. The Puppet Show. The Golden Cockerel Press, 1922.  £35
FIRST EDITION limited to 1200 copies, pp.154; a good uncut copy in original cloth-backed boards, paper label, signed by the author on endpaper. Chanticleer 6. SIGNED

110 GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. BINYON, Laurence. Brief Candles. With six engravings by Helen Binyon. The Golden Cockerel Press, 1938.  £25
FIRST EDITION, 16mo., pp.51; three full-page & three vignette wood engravings; a very good copy in original cloth & pictorial dust-wrapper (a little rubbed). 'A good example of family collaboration, here by poet-father and artist-daughter.' Sandford, Pertelote 139.

111 GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles. Laus Veneris. Engravings by John Buckland-Wright. Golden Cockerel Press, 1948.  £85
No.245 of 750 copies; pp.28 + colophon; 11 full-page & vignette engravings by Buckland-Wright; a very good copy in original buckram-backed marbled boards, backstrip uniformly a little faded as usually found. Cockalorum 178.

112 GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Poetical Works. Illustrated by C.W. Cope, Thomas Creswick, J.C. Horsley, R. Redgrave and Frederick Tayler... With a Biographical memoir and notes on the poems. Edited by Bolton Corney. Longman, Green, and Co., [1850s]  £110
Pp.xxxii,232; wood-engraved vignettes throughout; a good copy in contemporary full hard-grain crimson morocco, ruled in gold, backstrip with stylised flower-head ornaments, each with 8 onlaid black 'petals', by Riviere; all edges gilt concealing fore-edge painting of [Windsor?] Castle at night with [celebratory?] bonfires burning; hinges a little rubbed but sound. FORE-EDGE PAINTING

113 GRAHAM, Rigby. Edmund Spenser's Kilcolman. Brewhouse Press, 1975  £65
FIRST EDITION, limited to 80 copies for private distribution to 'the friends of Brewhouse, for Architectural Heritage year, 1975'; pp.(24); two maps and illustrations in line & lithograph throughout, several in colour; very good in gold-decorated green cloth.

114 GRAHAM, Rigby. Sketchbook Drawings. with an introduction by Alan Tucker. Hanborough Parrot Press, 1989  £55
FIRST EDITION, no.18 of 85 copies, signed by Graham & Tucker; illustrations in line throughout, many single or double-page; french-folded in pictorial boards; Christmas card from the printer Dennis Hall and Sylvia Stokeld laid in.

115 GRAHAM, Rigby. FELMINGHAM, Michael. Graham's Leicestershire. An Exhibition of Paintings by Rigby Graham. Introductory note by Michael Felmingham. Gadsby Gallery, Leicester, 1978  £8
Pp.(20); illustrations in sepia throughout; very good in gold-lettered stiff wrapper. Van Eijk A146.

116 GRAHAM, Rigby. GREER, Anne. Rigby Graham. Brian Mills, Newcastle, 1981  £25
FIRST EDITION, lg.8vo., pp.79; illustrations in monochrome & colour throughout; very good in original green cloth with mounted plate.

117 GRAHAM, Rigby. YORKE, Malcolm. Rigby Graham Sketchbook Drawings. A Lifetime of Drawing. With an essay by Malcolm Yorke and some thoughts on sketchbooks by the artist. Artists' Choice Editions, 2004.  £55
FIRST EDITION limited to 197 numbered copies, signed by the authors; lg.8vo., pp.57(3); 48 illustrations, 23 in colour with 5 double-page spreads, printed in Joanna on Mohawk Superfine; a most attractive production in pictorial boards; prospectus laid in. A selection from twenty-five of the sketchbooks Rigby Graham has filled in the last fifty years. Published at  £78.

GRAHAM, Rigby. Details of a small collection of other books by Rigby Graham are available on request.

118 GRAY, Thomas. DRAKE, H[erbert] L[ionel] Gray's Elegy written in a country churchyard. A version in Latin elegiacs by H.L. Drake Fellow and Tutor Pembroke College, Oxford. Privately printed [by John Johnson] at the University Press, Oxford, 1934  £75
FIRST EDITION, sm.4to., pp.20; beautifully printed by John Johnson on heavy hand-made paper with type ornament head-pieces & title-vignette; a fine copy in original printed wrappers, fore-edge slightly frayed but generally well preserved. With autograph presentation letter on Pembroke College headed notepaper dated '11 June, 1934. Dear Bryan-Brown, I hope that you will gratify me by accepting the enclosed copy of a Version of Gray's Elegy. Yours sincerely H.L. Drake'. Evidently the sole publication of the Pembroke Classics Fellow, 1907-1949. The edition must have been small; only Bodley & BL copies in Copac.

119 GRIBBLE, Vivien [Illustrator] THEOCRITUS. Sixe Idillia that is Sixe Small, or Petty Poems, or Aeglogues, Chosen out of the right famous Sicilian Poet Theocritus, and translated into English verse. Duckworth & Co., 1922.  £65
No.5 of 350 copies, signed by the illustrator; folio, pp.57(3); frontispiece & 33 vignette wood-engravings by Vivien Gribble; printed in Cloister type on hand-made paper at the Cloister Press; slight spotting on first two leaves, otherwise a very good uncut copy in original buckram-backed decorated boards. A variant copy with frontispiece & upper cover vignette attractively hand-coloured, perhaps by Gribble who produced 'not more than 25 copies hand-coloured by the artist'. With a bibliographical note by Stephen Gaselee on the first edition in English (Joseph Barnes, Oxford, 1588), from which the text is taken (from the Bodleian's unique surviving copy). One of Gribble's finest works, designed by Stanley Morison who considered seven sample settings before selecting Cloister Old Style type. Rogerson, Cloister 7. Private Library, Autumn 1982. HAND-COLOURED FRONTISPIECE

120 HABERLY, Loyd. In one of the many college libraries of the University of Oxford... [Autobiographical sketch?] [Seven Acres Press, 1934?]  £35
Half imperial octavo, 190 x 145mm; pp.1, 4, 5 & 8; a single unfolded sheet printed in Caslon, one side only, on Batchelor's laid acorn hand-made paper; woodcut initial 'I' on page 1. Evidently unrecorded. 'A mysterious project, known only from a half-sheet printed on one side (the outer forme). The text is Haberly's recollections of visiting the library of All Souls at Oxford, seeing there a copy of Thomas Littleton's Tenores novelli [1482?], and noting the curious behaviour of various Oxford types. It may have been the opening of an autobiographical sketch, or perhaps the introduction to another planned work (though probably not a reprint of Littleton's legal work). The surviving sheet includes a few errors, and the work may not have progressed beyond proofing this first forme.' Paul Nash from his manuscript bibliography. Nash C4.

121 HARRISON, Michael [Editor] CATHCART, Anne [Illustrator] A Handful of Hares. Celebrating the Mystery & Fascination of Hares. Selected and introduced by Michael Harrison with wood engravings by Anne Cathcart. The Inky Parrot Press, 2009  £45
FIRST EDITION limited to 126 copies signed by editor & artist; folio, pp.(22) + colophon; full-page & vignette engravings throughout; printed in Joanna on Zerkall paper by John Grice at the Evergreen Press; original pictorial boards; prospectus laid in. A delightful anthology, beautifully presented.

122 HARRISON, Michael [Editor] NEWNHAM, Annie [Illustrator] The Twelve Days of Christmas. with an introduction [and text] by Michael Harrison and watercolours by Annie Newnham. Inky Partridge Press, 2010  £380
FIRST EDITION, no.X of XII special copies with an original watercolour; signed by author & artist; folio, pp.(60) + colophon; half-, full- & double-page illustrations in colour throughout; a fine copy of this exhuberant interpretation in original morocco-backed pictorial boards; original watercolour, 'Seven Swans a Swimming' (interpreted balletically), 250 x 360mm (image size), in cream mount & green card portfolio.

123 HARRISON, Michael. RICHARDS, Alan. [Illustrator] A Choice of Churches with literary connections from Cornwall and Devon. Treparrot Press [Previous Parrot Press] 2000  £38
FIRST EDITION, no.71 of 326 copies, signed by Author & artist; folio, pp.46 + colophon; double-, full-page and smaller scraperboards illustrations throughout; a handsome production, hand-set in Gill's Joanna; very good in original pictorial stiff wrappers; prospectus laid in.

124 HARTZ, Sem. Essays [by] SLH. Klein Kapital, Amsterdam, 1992.  £35
FIRST EDITION limited to 510 copies; pp.48; tipped-in specimen of Juliana and specimen of the Emergo type (drawn for Enschedé but never released & retained by Hartz for private use) in which the book is printed. New in decorated boards. A fine production hand-set by Bram de Does, of this 80th birthday tribute which collects six essays for the first time: The Emergo Type; An Approach to Designing Type; In Memoriam S.H. Roos; De Roos, Van Krimpen (1952) & Van Krimpen (1960). First two & final essays in English, the others in Dutch.

125 [HIELD, Mary] The Land of Temples. Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1882  £65
FIRST EDITION, pp.212; full-page & vignette illustrations in line throughout; prelims. lightly foxed, otherwise well preserved in contemporary green morocco-backed cloth, gilt, all edges gilt concealing fore-edge painting of the Taj Mahal. Prize label of Bowden House School, Harrow, Midsummer, 1885, presented to F.R. Farrer for French (2nd. Class). FORE-EDGE PAINTING

126 HOURS PRESS. DOUGLAS, Norman. One Day. The Hours Press, France, 1929.  £55
FIRST EDITION, no.65 of 300 (unsigned) copies on Vergé paper; pp.(4)55(1); two half-tone portraits; a good copy in slightly soiled original boards, backstrip rubbed but sound. The fifth book of Nancy Cunard's press.

127 HOUSMAN, A.E. LOVAT FRASER, Claud. A Shropshire Lad. Illustrated by Claud Lovat Fraser. With an introduction by Kelsey Thornton. The Hayloft Press, Birmingham, 1995  £30
No.194 of 450 copies; sm.4to., pp.78 + colophon leaf; vignettes in line throughout by Lovat Fraser; a fine copy in original linen with paper labels and Lovat Fraser-designed endpapers.

128 HOUSMAN, Laurence & BARKER, H. Granville. Prunella or Love in a Dutch garden. A.H. Bullen, 1906.  £25
FIRST EDITION, pp.(6)90 + advert. leaf; frontispiece by Housman; a good copy in rather dull original cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. A late example of Housman's book illustration. John Russell Taylor's copy - see Art Nouveau Book in Britain p.163.

129 JONES, Owen. The Grammar of Ornament. Illustrated by examples from various styles of ornament. One hundred and twelve plates. Day and Son, [1865]  £450
Second Edition, folio, (335 x 230mm), pp.(2)157; extra illuminated title & 111 other lithographed plates in colours & gold; a very nice copy of this highly influential study; original maroon cloth decorated in gold, all edges gilt; backstrip uniformly faded. This edition adds 12 plates to the 100 found in the original version of 1856.

130 KIPLING, Rudyard. 'Proofs of Holy Writ'. With an introduction by Philip Mason. The Tragara Press, Edinburgh, 1981  £35
No.37 of '125 copies set in Bembo & printed by hand'; pp.xii,20 + colophon; very good in stiff paper wrappers, printed label. Kipling's story, which had first appeared in Strand Magazine, April 1934, is 'a friendly, if teasing, conversation between two writers (Shakespeare & Jonson) about aspects of their profession.' Halliwell 79.

131 LABORATORY PRESS. MUMFORD, Lewis. Architecture and Civilization. An Extract from 'Sticks and Stones'. The Laboratory Press, Pittsburgh, 1930.  £30
Pp.7 + colophon; well printed on French hand-made paper under the supervision of Charles W. Pitkin at the Carnegie Institute; very good in printed blue wrapper.

132 LOGUE, Christopher. Fluff. [Poems.] Bernard Stone, 1984.  £38
FIRST EDITION, no.67 of 100 copies, signed by the author; pp.32 + colophon; printed by Christopher Skelton at The September Press on mould-made paper; a fine copy in original cloth-backed boards, uncut.

133 MARROT, H.V. William Bulmer: Thomas Bensley. A Study in Transition. The Fleuron, 1930.  £110
FIRST EDITION, no.7 of 25 deluxe copies on hand-made paper, signed by the author (+ 300 ordinary copies), 4to., pp.(12)80(4); frontispiece & several facsimiles in text; a good copy of this attractive production by the Curwen Press in contemporary full morocco, top edge gilt, others uncut, by Wood; backstrip faded, extremities rubbed but well preserved.

134 NONESUCH PRESS. BUTLER, Samuel. Butleriana. [Autobiographical & other essays.] The Nonesuch Press, 1932.  £40
FIRST EDITION, no.508 of 800 copies printed on handmade paper at the Fanfare Press; pp.xvi,172 + colophon leaf; 8 collotype plates (all but one here printed for the first time); a very good copy in original morocco-backed Cockerell paper boards, top edge gilt on the rough, others uncut; ex libris Sir Frederick Richmond. An important selection of previously unpublished papers from the six quarto volumes of manuscript left by Butler at his death. Dreyfus 84.

135 NONESUCH PRESS. COBBETT, William. Life & adventures of Peter Porcupine with other records of his early career in England and America. Nonesuch Press, 1927  £32
FIRST EDITION no.1791 of 1800 copies on arches paper; original cloth-backed marbled sides, uncut and largely unopened; ex libris Sir Frederick Richmond. Pp.(8)163 + colophon; frontispiece after Gillray coloured by hand through stencils. A selection from Cobbett arranged into 'a kind of autobiography' with notes by G.D.H. Cole. Dreyfus 41. Reynolds Stone wood-engraved bookplate of Hugh Lyle.

136 NONESUCH PRESS. COLLIER, John. The Devil and All. Nonesuch Press, 1934.  £32
FIRST EDITION, no.124 of 1000 copies, signed by the author; pp.(2)124 + colophon; fine white-line wood-engraved frontispiece by Blair Hughes-Stanton; a good uncut copy in original green cloth with three onlaid silver foil lettering pieces on upper cover. Hughes-Stanton's only work for Nonesuch, 'the fine lines of the engraving, a challenge to printers, were here printed on Japon vellum so as to show them to their best advantage.' Dreyfus 98.

137 NONESUCH PRESS. COWLEY, Abraham. The Mistress with other select Poems...1618-1667. Edited by John Sparrow. Nonesuch Press, 1926.  £35
No.653 of 1050 copies on Dutch rag paper; pp.xx,213 + colophon; a very good copy in original buckram, morocco label, uncut; mottled fading to sides, otherwise well preserved; ex libris Sir Frederick Richmond. Dreyfus 34.

138 NONESUCH PRESS. DONNE, John. The Courtier's Library, or Catalogus Librorum Aulicorum incomparabilium et non vendibilium. Edited by Evelyn Mary Simpson. With a translation. The Nonesuch Press, 1930.  £45
No.829 of 950 copies printed in the Fell types on Auvergne handmade paper; sm.8vo., pp.(4)94; title in red & black; a very good uncut copy in original turquoise paper-covered buckram-backed boards, morocco label. Backstrip & sides differentially faded but paper free from wear; ex libris Sir Frederick Richmond. An important edition of Donne's elaborate jest. Dreyfus 71.

139 NONESUCH PRESS. HOOPINGTON, Ambrose. A Letter to a Young Lady on her approaching Marriage. The Nonesuch Press, 1934.  £35
FIRST EDITION, pp.41; printed at the Kynoch Press; a very good copy in original pictorial boards & the usually absent fragile glacine wrapper which completes the design; ownership signature of 'G.F. Leslie, 1934'. 'Ambrose Hoopington' was the pseudonym of Cecil Binney, a practising barrister & founder of 'Cherwell'. 'A pleasantly witty discussion of divorce & divorce law in all its absurdities.' Dreyfus 96.

140 NONESUCH PRESS. LAWRENCE, D.H. Love among the Haystacks & other pieces. With a reminiscence by David Garnett. The Nonesuch Press, 1930.  £55
No.16 of 1600 copies; pp.xiv,96 + colophon; printed at the Curwen Press on Auvergne hand-made paper; uncut & largely unopened in original canvas-backed yellow buckram, morocco label; edges lightly browned but free of the foxing which often mars this edition; ex libris Sir Frederick Richmond. Roberts A56. Dreyfus 68.

141 NONESUCH PRESS. MEREDITH, George. The Letters of George Meredith to Alice Meynell with annotations thereto 1896-1907. The Nonesuch Press, 1923.  £35
FIRST EDITION, no.830 of 850 copies, printed at Kynoch Press on Fabriano Ingres paper; pp.104; title border in red; a very good copy in original canvas-backed boards, uncut; ex libris Sir Frederick Richmond. The second book of the Press. Dreyfus 2.

142 NONESUCH PRESS. MEYNELL, Francis. Fifteen Poems. The Nonesuch Press Ltd & J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1944  £30
FIRST EDITION limited to 470 copies; pp.24; large pegasus device by Eric Gill in red on title; printed in Times Roman bold on English handmade by Ernest Ingham at the Fanfare Press; a very good uncut copy of a scarce item in original pictorial wrapper (worn at edges & folds) which adds another poem, 'Bomber's Harvest. Normandy 1944', 'written after my book was printed...'; limitation statement at foot of front flap of dust-wrapper: 'The use of a small parcel of prewar English handmade paper has imposed a limit of 470 copies on this edition.' Gill's title device was originally designed as a bookplate for Meynell (Gill P23), the dust-wrapper features a redrawn & enlarged version in white on blue. Gill 396. Dreyfus 116a.

143 NONESUCH PRESS. POPE, Alexander. Pope's Own Miscellany. Being a reprint of Poems on Several Occasions 1717 containing new poems by Alexander Pope and others. Edited by Norman Ault. Nonesuch Press, 1935.  £85
FIRST EDITION, limited to 750 copies; pp.xcvii,165 + colophon; printed at Oxford in Fell types on specially made Van Gelder paper; original buckram, gilt, and gold-printed dust-wrapper, uncut with top edge gilt on the rough. A very good copy of this most successful example of the Press at its best, combining an important discovery (of 89 poems, some 30 of the anonymous poems were here first attributed to Pope - no copy of the original edition then found in either BM or Bodley) with sympathetic design by FM expertly realized by the Oxford University Press. The hundredth book of the Press. Dreyfus 100.

144 NONESUCH PRESS. TOLLER, Ernst. Masses and Man. A fragment of the social revolution of the twentieth century. Translated from the German by Vera Mendel. The Nonesuch Press, 1923.  £30
FIRST EDITION, pp.x(2)48; four tipped-in photographic illustrations (one in duplicate) of the 'Volksbühne' production & Hans Strobach's designs by Lisi Jessen; a very good uncut copy in original batik boards, paper label, backstrip a little faded as usual. The first English edition of Toller's expressionist play written in1919 during his five year incarceration at the 'prison-fortress of Niederschoenenfeld'. An uncommon book despite the unlimited edition. A second edition in plain black boards or wrappers appeared the following year. Dreyfus 8.

145 NONESUCH PRESS. YOUNG, Andrew. Winter Harvest. The Nonesuch Press, 1933.  £30
FIRST EDITION, pp.51 + colophon; some light spotting as often found but a good uncut copy; ex libris Vyvyan Edwards and specially bound in full maroon morocco, crimson morocco label. Dreyfus 89.

146 OFFICINA BODONI. PLATO. Crito. A Socratic Dialogue. Translated by Henry Cary. [Printed at the Officina Bodoni, Montagnola, for] The Pleiad, Paris, 1926.  £165
No.388 of 475 copies on Binda handmade paper; pp.xxxvi(2); untrimmed in original marbled boards, paper label, vellum caps at head & tail of backstrip; light rubbing at extremities but well preserved; ex libris Margaret F.D. Greenhow. The first full showing of the Vicenza type, the modified version of Warde's Arrighi. Mardersteig 16.

147 OFFICINA BODONI. SIENKIEWICZ, Henryk. Quo Vadis? Translated from the Polish by Jeremiah Curtin... Illustrations by Salvatore Fiume. Printed for Members of the Limited Editions Club at the Officina Bodoni, Verona, 1959.  £75
No.869 of 1500 copies signed by Fiume & Mardersteig; lg.8vo., pp.xiv,595 + colophon; 35 tipped-in plates; a good copy in original decorated cloth, dust-wrapper (repaired) & slip-case (a little worn).

148 PARENTHESIS. CARTER, Sebastian [& others, Editor] Parenthesis. The Journal of the Fine Press Book Association. Nos. 1-26. FPBA 1998-2014  £350
26 issues, folio; Edition limited to 900 copies (including 95 deluxe); each issue now 64pp. though rather slighter in the early days; illustrations throughout, a very good set in original pictorial wrappers. Published twice annually, production alternating between the American and UK branches of the association. We are also able to offer a number of individual issues.

149 RADFORD, Dollie. WRIGHT, L.E. [Illustrator] The Young Gardeners' Kalendar. De La More Press, 1904  £45
FIRST EDITION, pp.(56); frontispiece & 12 full-page illustrations in line with accompanying leaf of verse for each month; printed (rectos only) on thick Unbleached Arnold handmade paper; very good in lightly soiled & marked pictorial cream linen, gilt; top edge gilt, others uncut; inscribed for Christmas, 1906, on half-title. An attractive fin-de-siécle example of Alexander Moring's aim for commercial work at reasonable price 'in a manner worthy of the craft'. No limitation stated but the edition cannot have been large.

150 RAMPANT LIONS PRESS. CARTER, Will. The First 10. Some ground covered at the Rampant Lions Press 1949-58. Cambridge, [1959].  £40
FIRST EDITION, 'c500 copies printed', small folio, pp.(2)12 + 12 leaves of photographs & specimens of the work of the Press printed in several colours on various papers; very good in original stiff paper covers. The first of several popular collections of ephemeral printing produced by the Carters.

151 RAVILIOUS, Eric. ARCHER, Caroline & HARLING, Robert. The St Bride Notebook. With wood engravings by Eric Ravilious. Published to celebrate the centenary of his birth. Incline Press, 2003.  £65
FIRST EDITION, pp.(128); printed in red & black with two-page insert specimen of initials & ornaments and full-page & vignette engravings by Ravilious throughout; new in maroon cloth with Ravilious-designed decorated paper label on upper cover. A handsome reprint by the Incline Press of the Kynoch Press Notebook for 1933 with Ravilious' vignettes printed from the original blocks, together with Robert Harling's essay on his work and a new essay on Ravilious and the Kynoch Press by Dr Archer. One of 800 copies for the Friends of St Bride's (+250 for the Incline Press).

152 RAVILIOUS, Eric. POWERS, Alan, KITTS, Barry, MADDOX, Ronald. In Place of Toothpaste. Three essays celebrating the watercolour painting of Eric Ravilious. Incline Press, Oldham, 2004.  £120
FIRST EDITION, no.153 of 250 copies; 4to., pp.viii,32 + colophon; five tipped-in colour plates & facsimile letter from Edward Bawden; title decoration by ER from the original block; printed in Walbaum on Zerkall paper; new in cloth-backed patterned paper boards, printed paper label. A handsome presentation of essays on: Ravilious and the 20thC English watercolour revival; Eric Ravilious at Castle Hedingham; The watercolour techniques and materials of Eric Ravilious.

153 RHINOCEROUS PRESS. THE BALLAD of Little Musgrove and Lady Barnet. E.M. Clarke, Rhinocerous Press, 1986.  £96
Edition limited to 15 numbered copies, folio; six double-page wood-block prints, each c375 x 475mm., signed by the artist; printed on Barcham Green hand-made paper & contained in stiff printed paper wrapper & buckram box with printed paper labels. A remarkable tour-de-force of woodblock making & printing.

154 RYLANDS, George. Quoth the Raven 'Nevermore' or Much Ado about Nothing. An Anthology of Negation compiled by George Rylands. Stourton Press, Hackney, 1984  £35
No.189 of 450 copies; pp.(80); a very good copy in original maroon linen-backed decorated boards of this handsome anthology of 140 pieces.

155 SHAHN, Ben. Ecclesiastes or, The Preacher. Copied and illustrated by Ben Shahn. [Handwritten & illuminated by the artist with 8 plates reproduced by lithography, collotype & hand-stencilling.] Trianon Press, Paris, 1967  £220
FIRST EDITION, lg. 4to., limited to 240 copies (this un-numbered) with an original lithograph, signed by the artist, in sleeve at end; pp.(28) + colophon; 8 plates & decorations throughout in sepia, colours & gold; a very good uncut copy in original full green morocco, lettered in gold, by Engel Malakoff, pictorial slip-case & original card mailing case. An unlimited 'trade' edition appeared in 1971.

156 SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS. Englands Helicon. Reprinted from the Edition of 1600 with additional Poems from the Edition of 1614. Printed [at the Shakespeare Head Press] for Frederick Etchells and Hugh Macdonald, 1925.  £25
No.645 of 900 copies on all-rag paper; sm.4to., pp.x,256; a very good uncut copy in original buckram-backed boards, slightly marked, front pastedown a little cockled. Issued in the Haslewood Books series. Rogerson SHP 79.

157 SHERIDAN, R.B. The School for Scandal. A comedy. With an introduction by Carl Van Doren and hand-coloured etchings by Rene Ben Sussan. [Designed & printed under the supervision of Francis Meynell at] Oxford [University Press] for the members of The Limited Editions Club, 1934.  £65
No.1065 of 1500 copies, lg.8vo.; pp.x,143 + colophon; 16 hand-coloured etched plates; a very good uncut copy of this handsome production in Nonesuch style, printed on Auverge hand-made paper; original decorated paper boards, paper label, with matching card folder & slip-case (rubbed at edges).

158 SPARROW, John. STONE, Reynolds. Grave Epigrams. [Printed by Simon Rendall at Bembridge with a decoration by Reynolds Stone, 1974  £35
No.141 of 200 copies; sm.4to., pp.(30); uncut in original printed grey wrappers with oval vignette by Stone; a very good copy of this handsome production on hand-made paper; book label of David Hall.

159 STEINITZ, Kate T. Pierre-Jean Mariette & Le Comte de Caylus and their concept of Leonardo da Vinci in the Eighteenth Century. [Plantin Press for] Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, Los Angeles, 1974.  £30
FIRST EDITION, 500 copies printed; pp.(8)40; 8 facsimile plates; a very good copy in original buckram-backed boards, paper label.

160 TESSIMOND, A.J.A. RICHARDS, Ceri [Illustrator] An Advertiser's Alphabet. The Reading Room Press, Quenington, 2014  £65
FIRST EDITION, Limited to 150 numbered copies, pp. [61], 25 colour vignettes by Ceri Richards, printed on rectos only in Lutetia & Romulus Open on Rives paper by Miles Wigfield, the illustrations printed at the Senecio Press; new in crimson cloth-backed boards, lettered in gold, paper labels, by Chris Hicks. A beautifully created reproduction of a booklet found in Tessimond’s archive, wherein he playfully captures the essence of his craft as an advertising copywriter together with Richards’ colourful 'period' illustrations. The ‘A’ leaf not having survived, the text begins with an introduction by Richards’ son-in-law Mel Gooding, which partly addresses this omission, and a few speculative attempts to provide the missing text.

161 TRAGARA PRESS, HALLIWELL, Steven. Fifty years of hand-printing: A Bibliography of the Tragara Press. Rivendale Press, 2005.  £35
FIRST EDITION limited to 400 copies, sm.4to., pp.xviii,174; 8 pages of facsimiles; new in gold-blocked green cloth. A complete listing of nearly 300 A (Tragara Press publications) & B (private commissions) plus ephemeral & aborted items, with useful indexes and an introduction by David Burnett 'which charts the important role played by Alan Anderson and the Tragara Press...' from 1954 to his retirement in 2004.

162 WHISTLER, Rex. The Königsmark Drawings. Reproduced in facsimile in sepia and colour. With an introduction and the story in brief, derived from A.E.W. Mason's novel by Laurence Whistler. The Richards Press, 1952.  £50
FIRST EDITION, folio, no.31 of 1000 copies; pp.24, ten mounted plates with captions on facing page, + colophon; mounted facsimile of Whistler's letter accepting the commission to illustrate Königsmark and giving a rough draft design for the title page. A good copy in original buckram, gilt; backstrip faded, sides a little marked but sound & presentable.

163 WHITTINGTON PRESS. MATRIX. A Review for Printers & Bibliophiles. Whittington Press, 1982-2014  £135
We are able to offer many individual issues from no.2 to no.32, including some in the deluxe morocco binding. Details available on request.

164 WHITTINGTON PRESS. GANT, Roland. Mountains in the Mind. Poems. with six wood-engravings by Howard Phipps. The Whittington Press, 1987.  £95
FIRST EDITION, 4to., no.149 of 200 copies, signed by author & artist; pp.(34); frontispiece printed in colours and five other wood engravings of various sizes by Howard Phipps; a fine uncut copy of this handsome production in 12pt Romulus on Zerkall paper; original open-weave terracotta canvas with pictorial & titling paper labels.

165 WHITTINGTON PRESS. HARRISON, Ski. [Photographer] Portraits of Presses. Photographs by Ski Harrison of Fleece, Gregynog, IM Imprimit, Old Stile, Rampant Lions, Rocket, Tern, Whittington & CTD with commentaries by the printers. The Whittington Press, 1997.  £120
FIRST EDITION, no.466 of 500 copies; oblong 4to., pp.xii,53 + colophon; full-page tri-tone plates throughout; a very good copy in original cloth-backed decorated boards & cloth slip-case. An interesting survey & valuable record of the premier contemporary UK presses with text provided by the proprietors.

166 WHITTINGTON PRESS. HAUSER, Frank. Dinosaur Days. Poems. Illustrated by Peter MacKarell. Printed for Heal's Books & Prints by The Whittington Press, Andoversford, 1976  £18
Second Impression, pp.(16); illustrations in line throughout; very good in pictorial wrappers. The first published work of the long-time director of Oxford Playhouse.

167 WHITTINGTON PRESS. MACGREGOR, Miriam. Diary of an Apple Tree. Whittington Press, 1997.  £85
FIRST EDITION, 4to., limited to 385 numbered copies on Zerkall mould-made paper; pp.(8) + 13 full-page wood-engravings; a fine copy of this attractive showcase for Macgregor's wood-engraving skills in original decorated boards, paper label & slip-case.

168 WHITTINGTON PRESS. MACGREGOR, Miriam. Whittington. Aspects of a Cotswold village. With 34 wood-engravings. The Whittington Press, 1991.  £110
FIRST EDITION, 4to., no.110 of 350 copies, signed by the artist; pp.(42); vignette, half- & full-page engravings throughout including frontispiece in four colours; fine in original canvas-backed boards & card envelope, with extended dust-wrapper which unfolds to provide a 1200mm panorama of the village in four-colour linocut; ownership inscription on half-title.

169 WHITTINGTON PRESS. MAWDESLEY, Bruce. Song of the Scythe. Wood-engravings by Miriam Macgregor. The Whittington Press, 1983.  £30
Limited to 650 copies; sm.folio., pp.(12); six fine vignette wood-engravings by Miriam Macgregor in her most atmospheric white-line style; printed in 14pt Caslon on Zerkall mould-made paper; very good in stiff printed green wrappers with mounted engraving.

170 WHITTINGTON PRESS. RANDLE, John] A Miscellany of Type. Compiled at Whittington, [Andoversford, 1990]  £180
No.107 of 530 copies on Zerkall mould-made paper; folio, pp.iv(4)125 + colophon; illustrations in sepia throughout (the majority wood-engravings) by Ardizzone, Gill, Gibbings, Gwenda Morgan, Richard Kennedy, Miriam Macgregor, Peter Forster, John Craig & Hellmuth Weissenborn; very good in original buckram-backed decorated boards & slip-case. Twenty-one Monotype designs & variants in sizes from 12 to 72pt with notes by Randle & John Dreyfus on each, the texts taken from various Whittington publications. Inscribed on half-title: 'A gift from the Randles. Roderick Cave. Wellington 1990.'

171 WHITTINGTON PRESS. THOMAS, Edward & Helen. Personal Letters. Selected by R. George Thomas with a foreword by Myfanwy Thomas & with wood-engravings by Hellmuth Weissenborn. The Whittington Press, 2000.  £75
FIRST EDITION, limited to 200 copies (& 40 specials); lg.4to., pp.(4)iv(2)22(4); six wood-engravings of 'Country Scenes' printed in russet; printed in Van Dijk types on Zerkall mould-made paper; original deluxe binding with russet morocco backstrip & fore-edges, lettered in gold, wood-engraved vignette on upper cover. ORIGINAL DELUXE MOROCCO

172 WHITTINGTON PRESS. TURNER, Jim. Cotswold Days. Poems. with seven wood-engravings by Miriam Macgregor. The Whittington Press, 1977  £30
FIRST EDITION, 1000 copies printed, pp.24; seven wood-engravings, one repeated in sepia on upper cover; a nice copy in original printed wrappers. Miriam MacGregor's first commissioned work at the start of her association with the Press which continues to this day. In fact, due to spoilage, fewer than 800 copies were actually finished.

173 WHITTINGTON PRESS. TURNER, Jim. Lost Days. Poems of the Cotswolds. with seven wood-engravings by Miriam Macgregor. The Whittington Press, 1981  £30
FIRST EDITION, l500 copies printed, this one of 400 in printed wrappers with vignette engraving; pp.(32); seven wood-engravings; a very good copy of this fine production in Monotype Bell on Zerkall mould-made paper.

174 WOLPE, Berthold. [Editor.] A Newe Booke of Copies 1574. A facsimile of a unique Elizabethan Writing Book in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Edited with an introduction and notes. Lion and Unicorn Press, 1959.  £55
FIRST EDITION, no.18 of 200 copies; pp.100; 38 facsimile plates; a very good copy in original decorated cloth & glacine wrapper; printed in 14pt Bembo on cartridge paper at the private press of the Royal College of Art. LION & UNICORN PRESS.