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London: Sign of the Dolphin, 1931. 4to. half cloth over boards. (20) pages. First edition thus, with an unpublished photograph of Bridges, reproductions of manuscript inscriptions by Bridges and an introduction by George W. Jones. Originally published by Rudge as THE TESTAMENT OF BEAUTY. Covers slightly age darkened along upper half. Bookplate on front pastedown. READ MORE about THE MESSAGE OF ONE OF ENGLAND'S GREATEST POETS TO A PRINTER AND PRINTERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO...
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 22439
Oxford: The Plough Press, 1984. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 250 pages. First edition. Excellent bibliographical guide to technique. Well indexed. Includes nature printing. READ MORE about PRINTMAKING & PICTURE PRINTING, A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO ARTISTIC & INDUSTRIAL...
Price: $55.00 Order nr. 14216
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2013. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 208 pages. Founded by Will Carter in 1924, the Rampant Lions Press in Cambridge, England, established itself as one of the leading letterpress workshops in the decades after the Second World War. Will was joined by his son Sebastian in the 1960s, and the business became known worldwide for its craftsmanship and design skills. It was not strictly a private press..... READ MORE about THE RAMPANT LIONS PRESS: A NARRATIVE CATALOGUE
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 114713
New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1983. 4to. cloth. xvi, 389 pages. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Cave has revised the first edition of 1971 and added a new chapter on private press printing in the United States and Great Britain from 1970 to 1983. Jacket has pieces missing at head of spine. READ MORE about THE PRIVATE PRESS
Price: $55.00 Order nr. 120046
London, England: The Times Bookshop, (1965). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 12, (2) pages. A catalogue of books published by the Stanbrook Abbey and Vine presses. Introductory comments to each. Covers lightly tanned. READ MORE about BOOKS FROM THE STANBROOK ABBEY PRESS AND THE VINE PRESS
Price: $40.00 Order nr. 124973
Long Crendon: Seven Acres Press, 1927. 8vo. modern quarter calf, decorated paper-covered boards. (ii), 10, (2) pages. Limited to 125 copies of which this one is out of series. First two words of text in red, rest in black. Woodcut illustrations throughout. Some capitals are woodcuts made to look like illuminated letters although in black only. Author is also illustrator and printer. READ MORE about JOHN APOSTATE AN IDYL OF THE QUAYS
Price: $185.00 Order nr. 78529
(Gravesend, England): Woodlands Press, (1900). 4to. original stiff paper wrappers, edges uncut, ribbon tied. unpaginated. No. VI in a series of six works published under the heading Vox Humana (Rare Books Club website). Author (1858-1948) was a painter, stained glass artist, illustrator and designer (Houfe 330). Script lettering and drawings throughout text, some in color. Two tipped-in plates. Extra plate loosely inserted. Wrappers slightly bent at edges. Light foxing on loosely inserted plate. READ MORE about THE VOX HUMANA. LITTLE COPSE WOOD AND OTHER VERSES
Price: $225.00 Order nr. 123050
London: Joiner and Steele, 1932. 8vo. cloth, gilt lettering on spine and gilt signature on front cover, top edge gilt. 38 pages. Printed by The Alcuin Press, Gloustershire, in an edition limited to 350 numbered copies, signed by the author (Gibbs A7a). James Hanley (1901-1985) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, and playwright, who ran away from home at the age of thirteen to become a merchant seaman, returning ten years later. He was..... READ MORE about STOKER HASLETT
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 70159
(Bow, Nr. Crediton, Devonshire, England: Richard Gilbertson, 1968). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 9+(1) pages. Limited to 500 numbered copies. Number 4 in the publisher's manuscript series. READ MORE about FIVE AUTUMN SONGS FOR CHILDREN'S VOICES
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 118828
In Monotype, Volume 9, No. 6.
Philadelphia: Lanston Monotype Machine Co., 1923. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 24 pages. In Monotype, Volume 9, No. 6. Contains this 19 page article by Jackson, with additions, that was taken from his book THE EIGHTEEN NINETIES. Well printed and illustrated. READ MORE about " PRIVATE PRESSES IN ENGLAND."
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 18567
London: n.p. (printed by C. Whittingham), 1845. small 4to. contemporary full calf, boards ruled with foliat and double fillet roll motifs, rims of boards and turn-ins with gilt roll pattern, all edges gilt, five raised bands, red spine label, gilt-tooled spine panels. (198) pages. Printed as an Eton prize book for 1845. Sixteen satires of Juvenal, and six by Persius. Printed by Whittingham (whose device follows the text) at Chiswick. This book is a minor..... READ MORE about DECII JUNII JUVENALIS AQUINATIS SATIRAE DECEM ET SEX [ORNAMENT] AULI PERSII FLACCI SATIRA SEX
Price: $175.00 Order nr. 55179
Cleveland: Rowfant Club, 1951. large 8vo. quarter cloth with paper-covered boards, paper spine label, fore and bottom pages deckled, slipcase. frontispiece, xvi, 70, (2) pages. Printed at the Grabhorn Press in an edition limited to 178 copies. (Schubert pp.42-43, Magee no.510). Preface by Nathan van Patten. Special presentation label from the Rowfant Club to Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Hyde. Title page and head pieces printed in red, black and gold. Titles with red rules..... READ MORE about BRIDLES AND SPURS
Price: $300.00 Order nr. 76773
Chicago: Black Cat Press, 1938. 12mo. cloth, paper cover label. 20 pages. First book edition, limited to 225 copies. Printed by Norman W. Forgue at his Black Cat Press. An interesting look at Crabb Robinson, the English author, through his diary. READ MORE about NO CRABB, NO CHRISTMAS
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 24942
N.P. Gallery 303, n.d. 8vo. self paper wrappers. (16) pages. Keepsake supplied by Gallery 303 to the participants in the Heritage Series. READ MORE about A NOTE BY WILLIAM MORRIS ON HIS AIMS IN FOUNDING THE KELMSCOTT PRESS
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 16431
Edited by Willam S. Peterson.
New York: The Grolier Club, 1996. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover. 78 pages. Edited by Willam S. Peterson. To celebrate the Morris centenary year, the Grolier Club and the William Morris Society in the United States published this enlarged and corrected version of the very last book published by the Kelmscott Press. This autobiographical history of Morris and his Kelmscott Press includes passages related to Morris's approaches to paper, type design, ink, page design and..... READ MORE about A NOTE BY WILLIAM MORRIS ON HIS AIMS IN FOUNDING THE KELMSCOTT PRESS
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 106615
New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1929. 8vo. cloth. 493 pages. First edition, limited to 1200 copies printed by the Lakeside Press. 193 page history of private presses followed by bibliographies and biographies of many of the private presses. Signed and dated in pencil by Ben Grauer in corner of free endpaper. READ MORE about PRIVATE PRESSES AND THEIR BOOKS
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 51478
New York: Philip C. Duschnes, 1963. 8vo. cloth. 493 pages. Reprint of the 1929 first edition. 193 page history of private presses followed by bibliographies and biographies of many of the private presses. Covers age darkened with scratches. Name in ink along top of front free endpaper. READ MORE about PRIVATE PRESSES AND THEIR BOOKS
Price: $55.00 Order nr. 92884
New York: Philip C. Duschnes, 1963. 8vo. cloth. 493 pages. Reprint of the 1929 first edition. 193 page history of private presses followed by bibliographies and biographies of many of the private presses. Rubbed along hinges. Bookplate. READ MORE about PRIVATE PRESSES AND THEIR BOOKS
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 108296