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GREGYNOG PRESS. JONES, R. Gerallt. Gwyddau yng Ngregynog. Geese at Gregynog. with a translation by Joseph P. Clancy and wood engravings by Colin See-Paynton.
Gwasg Gregynog,. 2000. No.144 of 250 copies; pp.(12); frontispiece & two other engravings printed from the blocks on Lana mould-made paper; a fine copy in marbled wrappers; inscribed Gregynog Christmas card laid in. Printed in Welsh & English, with an introductory memoir of the late author, Warden of Gregynog from 1989 to '95. (Book ref. 15061) £30.00
OVID. DRYDEN, GARTH, CROXALL & others [Translators] Metamorphoses: translated from the Latin. [Parts XXIV-XXVI of Sharpe's Edition of Translations from the Greek, Roman, and Italian Poets. Printed at the Stanhope Press. By Whittingham and Rowland.]
J. Sharpe,. 1812. 3 vols., 16mo. (140 x 85mm), pp.175, 188, 212; engraved plate in each volume; a good uncut & partly unopened set in lightly dust-soiled original printed blue wrappers; backstrips worn but largely present, a remarkable survival of this attractive pocket edition in original state. (Book ref. 14767) £35.00
GREEN, Matthew. JAGO, Richard. The Poetical Works of Green and Jago. Collated with the best editions by Thomas Park. [Part LXXVIII of Sharpe's Edition of the British Poets. Printed at the Stanhope Press. By Charles Whittingham.]
J. Sharpe,. 1808. 16mo. (140 x 85mm), 2 vols. in one (as issued); pp.50; 144; engraved frontispiece to each work; a good uncut copy in lightly dust-soiled original printed blue wrappers; backstrip worn but secure, a remarkable survival of this attractive pocket edition in original state, well printed on good paper by Whittingham. (Book ref. 14769) £20.00
BACON, Francis Lord Verulam. The Essays or Counsels civill and morall. [Printed and made at The Shakespeare Head Press for]
The Cresset Press,. 1928. No.126 of 250 copies, printed in Cloister type on Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper with titles & initial letters by Joscelyne Gaskin (printed in red); 4to., pp.(8)198 + colophon; first & final blanks slightly marked, otherwise a very good copy of this beautifully printed edition in contemporary half crimson morocco, lettered & ruled in gold, all edges gilt. Arguably Bernard Newdigate's finest typography. Rogerson 95. (Book ref. 14504) £180.00
JOHNSTON, Edward. A Letter from Edward Johnston. A facsimile of the original letter of 20 March 1901, with an essay and wood engravings by William Rueter.
The Aliquando Press [Toronto]. 2010. FIRST EDITION, limited to 40 numbered copies; sm.4to., pp.(24) + colophon; title decoration & full-page two-colour wood-engraving of Johnston at his desk, 4pp. facsimile letter (in black & colours) to Mrs Ashbee discussing, inter alia, the best hand-writing techniques; printed in Octavian with Carolus display (in red) & blue fleurons; a beautiful production on Hahnemuhle Archive paper in boards with hand-made Nepalese endpapers & cover paper, paper label. (Book ref. 14708) £65.00
WARDE, Beatrice] Unjustified Lines. A volume of rhymes about printers and their ancestors by Paul Beaujon [pseud.]
Chiswick Polytechnic School of Art,. 1935. FIRST EDITION, pp.40; slight spotting on prelims, otherwise very good in original wrappers, printed label, and original card envelope. Nice characteristic two-page introduction by Warde on the art of typography via the difference between setting prose, 'mainly solid dig' and verse. '...a poet's lines are always quadded-out, or in our jargon, "unjustified." They do not require space-alteration, so to printers almost any poem is a "fat take", unless it coyly masquerades as prose.' A scarce item, 'Printed under the direction of John Charles Tarr. This copy inscribed in his exquitie italic by 'Alfred Fairbank 1.x.1937 Sent me by John Tarr.' (Book ref. 14647) £45.00
STEPHENSON, S. & C. MOSLEY, James [Editor] A Specimen of Printing Types & Various Ornaments 1796. reproduced togather with the Sale Catalogue of The British Letter-Foundry 1797. With an introduction by James Mosley.
Printing Historical Society,. 1990. FIRST EDITION, pp.12(2)51-leaf specimen printed on rectos only (4)10 + folding table; very food in printed wrappers. Includes 47 wood-engraved ornaments & vignettes. (Book ref. 14676) £15.00
PICKERING, William. PORTER, John [Introduces] William Pickering and his successors 1820-1900. With an introduction by John Porter.
Pickering & Chatto,. 1993. FIRST EDITION, pp.(150); frontis. portrait & many facsimile plates (four in colour); very good in stiff wrappers. A wonderful collection of 333 items, including six mss & engravings and 48 books published by BMP & his successors. Compiled by Kirstie Bain with an introductory essay by Pickering collector & scholar John Porter. (Book ref. 14649) £12.00
PARIS PRINTING. DELALAIN, M.J. [Editor] Annuaire de L'Imprimerie de Paris. Publié par La Chambre Syndicale des Imprimeurs en Lettres.
Sécrétariat de la Chambre Syndicale, Paris,. 1869. FIRST EDITION, 96; light spotting on first & final leaves, otherwise well preserved in contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, gilt; exdtremities rubbed but sound. Several contemporary ms. alterations, mostly to names of officials in the Interior Ministry. (Book ref. 14654) £45.00
MOXON, Joseph. Mechanick Exercises on the whole Art of Printing (1683-4). Edited by Herbert Davis & Harry Carter. Second Edition.
Oxford University Press,. 1962. Pp.lxiv,487; 33 plates, 17 figures & many facsimile illustrations including two folding plates at end; a very good copy in original buckram & slightly rubbed dust-wrapper, of this scholarly edition of Moxon with several additions & corrections to the first Davis & Carter edition of 1958; ex libris Giles Barber. (Book ref. 7085) £80.00
MORES, Edward Rowe. A dissertation upon English typographical founders and founderies. [1778] with A catalogue and specimen of the typography of John James [1782]. Edited with an introduction and notes by Harry Carter and Christopher Ricks.
Oxford Bibliographical Society,. 1961. FIRST EDITION, pp.lxxx,145; 13 plates & facsimiles & 48pp. facsimile of the James specimen reproduced in its entirety. A very good copy in original holland-backed blue boards. Ex libris Giles Barber with a occasional pencilled marginalia. (Book ref. 1177) £45.00
LEWIS, John. SMITH, Edwin. The graphic reproduction and photography of works of art.
W.S. Cowell,. 1969. FIRST EDITION, 4to., pp.144; 84 plates, many in colour; a very good copy in the dust-wrapper of this important study; published by the Ipswich printers who were long innovators in the field of colour reproduction. (Book ref. 7649) £15.00
LEWIS, John. Printed ephemera. The changing uses of types and letterforms in English and American printing.
Antique Collector's Club,. 1990. SECOND & BEST EDITION, 4to., pp.(4)288; 713 facsimile plates, many in colour; a very good copy in the dust-wrapper. First published in 1962, this edition adds a new foreword and reproduces many items in colour for the first time. (Book ref. 14678) £28.00
GRAY, Nicolette. XIXth century ornamented types and title pages.
Faber,. 1951. Pp.213; 8 half-tone plates, 32pp. of type specimens & an 11pp. chart of ornamental types; a very good copy in original cloth; ex libris Giles Barber. (Book ref. 2984) £15.00
CASLON. Caslon Printing Types Borders, Ornaments, etc.
H.W. Caslon Limited,. 1937. 4to., pp.(4)344 (but with many gaps - as issued); very good in original buckram-backed printed boards. 'A New Review of this Perennial Masterpiece of Typedom, [sic!] exhibiting some Intriguing Auxiliary Characters which are Now shown for the first time.' (Book ref. 14679) £35.00
BRUN, Marcelin. Manuel Pratique et Abrégé de la Typographie Française.
Chez Firmin Didot Pere et Fils, A Paris,. 1825. FIRST EDITION, 12mo., pp.(4)233; uncut in original printed decorated wrappers, a little worn at backstrip, light spotting throughout but still a good copy of this scarce and beautifully printed study. 'A practical typographical manual treating of every branch of composition and press-work. It is quite a gem from a typographic point of view. Firmin Didot superintended the printing, and the book possesses the singular feature of not containing one divided word throughout.' Bigmore & Wyman I.88. (Book ref. 14651) £165.00
LYTTELTON, George, Lord. The Poetical Works. with Additions: To which [is] prefixed, an account of his Life.
Printed by C. Whittingham... For Cadell and Davies [& others]. 1801. Pp.x(4)147; engraved title with vignette and four copper engravings after Burney; plates waterstained, otherwise a very good copy of this deluxe edition with large margins on heavy 1797 wove paper; contemporary full crimson roan, elaborately decorated in gold & blind, all edges gilt; ex libris [Sir Frederick] Morton Eden, pioneering social investigator and commentator on the conditions of the poor. (Book ref. 14663) £65.00
BODONI. Giambattista Bodoni. De Konig der Buchdrucker. Der Buchdrucker der Konige
[Maximilian-Gesellschaft,. 1941] FIRST EDITION, folio, pp.32 + colophon; 4 vignettes & 33 facsimile pages of Bodoni titles, text pages, ornaments & type specimens (many exotics); a handsome prooduction from the Bauerschen Giesserei, Frankfurt am Main; faint tape marks on endpapers, slight wear along hinges, but a good copy in original printed boards. (Book ref. 14655) £65.00
BASKERVILLE. A Specimen of Printing Letter designed by John Baskerville about the year MDCCLVII. Recut by
The Lanston Monotype Corporation,. 1926. FIRST EDITION, pp.32; a very good copy in original dark blue printed boards. The specimen incorporates Morison's introductory note on the type. Appleton 57. (Book ref. 1365) £18.00
TILLOTSONS. Tillotsons Specimen Book of Type Faces. To show type available in Tollotsons composing room and to illustrate its use.
Tillotsons (Bolton) Ltd. 1949. Pp.93; a good copy in dust-soiled original buckram; ownership signature of Montague Shaw. (Book ref. 14673) £15.00