UNTO THIS LAST.
Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy by John Ruskin.
- Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1907.
- limp vellum
- 120 pages.
- ISBN: none
Price: $1,000.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 43990
Limited to 325 copies of which this is one of 300 printed on paper. (Catalogue RAISONNE, p.22; Tomkinson, Ransom no.11). A tight, bright, and unmarred copy. Bound by The Doves Bindery, with bookbinder's ticket on rear pastedown.
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.