BRITISH PRIVATE PRESS PROSPECTUSES, 1891-2001. David Butcher.

BRITISH PRIVATE PRESS PROSPECTUSES, 1891-2001.

(Whittington Press).
  • (Risbury, Herefordshire): Whittington Press, (2001).
  • small 4to.
  • half-cloth with patterened paper-covered boards, cloth and paper-covered slipcase
  • xii, 147, (3) pages with 16 additional leaves of illustrations
  • ISBN: 1854280481

Price: $200.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 62806

Printed in an edition limited to 260 numbered copies. The development of the private press in Britain during the twentieth century is traced through this collection of prospectuses that come from both famous and not so famous publishers. As the books they represent become rarer and more expensive, the prospectuses, which can offer fascinating clues to the development of the titles they promote, are becoming collectible items themselves. Frontispiece is a wood-engraving by Eric Ravilious for the cover of the Golden Cockerel Press' Autumn List 1931. Includes 16 colored plates and three facsimile prospectuses inserted in a pocket in the back board.