A DECADE OF YEARS.
Edited by Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson
- (Hammersmith: Doves Press), 1911.
- full vellum, gilt on spine, house in a later slipcase
- 230, (1) pages.
- ISBN: none
Price: $1,750.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 138038
Limited to 212 copies, of which this is one of 200 copies printed on paper. Tidcombe DP-25; Tomkinson, p. 56. With bookplate, "J.W.R. Brecklebank." A fine copy. Bound in vellum by The Doves Bindery, with the binder's ticket on rear pastedown. Printed in red and black. This is an excellent example of the fine printing produced by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker at the Doves Press.
Reprinted from the 1850 first edition, which appeared some 45 years after Wordsworth's death.
After establishing the Doves Bindery in 1893, Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson partnered with Emery Walker to found the Doves Press in 1901. Alongside the Kelmscott, Ashendene and Vale presses it is considered one of the cornerstones of the Golden Age of Private Press, drawing heavily on the spirit of the Arts & Crafts Movement that flowered at the turn of the century. The two partners, along with Sydney Cockerell, created type based on Nicolas Jenson's Roman type (1470s), named the 'Doves Type.' Unfortunately the relationship between the two partners deteriorated, resulting in said type being famously dumped in the Thames, where it languished until 2014, when it was rescued and subsequently digitalised.