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The Fanfrolico Press : Satyrs, Fauns & Fine Books.

By: ARNOLD, John : Fanfrolico Press.

Price: £48.00

Publisher: Private Libraries Association 2009.:

Seller ID: 9384

Condition: First Edition, blue cloth handsomely gilt. Roy.8vo, c.pp328, an excellent copy as issued. Fully illustrated.


Handsome Limited Edition. Detailed and authoritative history - with complete bibliography etc - of Jack Lindsay's prolific but short-lived idiosyncratic Australian private press, begun in Sydney in the 1920s and wound up in 1930 after a move to Britain. Includes reduced title-page facsimiles of all 46 Fanfrolico books : and also 45 illustrations, some full-page after Norman Lindsay, Edward Bawden, Hal Collins and Lionel Ellis. View more info

Christmas Card 1996 by Phil Baines.

By: BAINES, Phil.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: 1996:

Seller ID: 9431

Condition: Accordion-fold card c. 9 x 42 cms very strikingly printed in red and black, very slight scuff along one fold, else excellent.


With extensive seasonal text - Wonderful Counsellor ! The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father &c &c - strikingly printed in deorative arrangements of Gerard Unger's Argo and Matthew Carter's Sophia types. View more info

Reflets De La Bibliophile En Belgique [Exhibition Catalogue of Manuscripts, Printed Books, and Autographs at the Royal Albert Library in Brussels].

By: BELGIAN Books [Mary Shelley & Frankenstein Interest]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Soc Bib Belgique 1969.:

Seller ID: 7530

Condition: Printed wrappers. Tall 8vo, c.pp144, excellent. With numerous text illus + 37 plates.


Some 200 exhibits, including Mary Shelley's Frankenstein published in Paris 1821 : also ranging from a 1450 Book Of Hours, to Rabelais, Racine, Rousseau, Hugo, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Valery, Proust, to Aragon, Simone de Beauvoir, Duras &c. Among the plates are 7 early bindings and, most unusually, 16 modern bindings, mainly from the later 20thC by Bonet, Legrain, de Coster, Mercher, Bellefroid, Gras, Martin &c. View more info

A Memoir : written by himself 1822 - 1828. With an introduction by Selwyn Image.

By: BEWICK, Thomas.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head 1924.:

Seller ID: 9451

Condition: First Selwyn Image Edition, roy.8vo [binding c. 24 x 16 cms], olive green-brown cloth lettered and with Bewick vignette in black, top edge of text block tinted red, others uncut. C.pp306, small attractive bookplate on half-title, larger bookplate removed from front pastedown, gutters of endpapers resealed with tape, binding bit worn and dulled, overall a stout copy. With portrait plate of Bewick + 60 other Bewick illustrations in text.


The first modern edition of Bewick's Memoir : 'There has been no reprint of the book since its first publication in 1862, and it has long been difficult to obtain a copy' [Selwyn Image : Introduction]. View more info

Image for The Horrid Murder of Mr John Wincott a Butcher, carrying on business in Whitechapel Road, and South Street, Manchester Square [London].

The Horrid Murder of Mr John Wincott a Butcher, carrying on business in Whitechapel Road, and South Street, Manchester Square [London].

By: BROADSIDE MURDER BALLAD : Wincott the Butcher : Taylor, printer in Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London.

Price: £200.00

Publisher: Taylor, printer, Brick Lane, Spitalfields [1862].:

Seller ID: 9534

Condition: Broadside c. 25.5 x 18 cms, the sheet neatly mounted by the corners to a larger sheet of card. With the title spread in large caps, and the 56-line ballad printed below in double column. In excellent condition.


Rare Broadside Ballad, with no copy located in the British Library or any other major library. The printer Taylor was active between 1859 and 1878. The Scottish National Library holds copies of six other broadside ballads printed by Taylor, all of them of a sweetly romantic nature - Charming Mary Neal, The Nut Girl, Sweet Jenny of the Moor &c. *** The present very rare broadside ballad describes the murderous scuffle at Wincott's butcher's shop in February 1862. A mont... View more info

Taste & Technique In Book Collecting : a study of recent developments in Great Britain and the United States [c.1840-1940]. Now reprinted with an Epilogue.

By: CARTER, John.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Private Libraries Assoc 1972.:

Seller ID: 8933

Condition: Gilt cloth & striking green dws. Tall 8vo, c.pp256, a fine bright copy.


This Private Libraries edition with an extensive 33pp Epilogue : originally published 1948. Still one of the outstanding books on the subject. View more info

Trilinguis Bibliothecae Spectaculum : some manuscripts of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, displayed to the Double Crown Club 1 July 1978.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : B. C. Barker-Benfield.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1978.:

Seller ID: 8762

Condition: Pamphlet c. 22.5 x 15 cms in white wrappers handsomely titled in black, c.pp44, wrappers just lightly spotted, else an excellent copy of a fragile piece.


200 numbered copies only : compiled by B. C. Barker-Benfield, formerly a senior scholar of Corpus Christi College : and printed in a facsimile of his manuscript hand. Comprises an Introduction to, and detailed catalogue of, the outstanding manuscripts from Corpus Christi Library shown in the exhibition. View more info

A Printer's Epitaph : written by himself 1727 [by Benjamin Franklin].

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Benjamin Franklin.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1934.:

Seller ID: 8768

Condition: Sheet of thick tan paper folded once to form 4pp c. 19.5 x 14 cms, elegantly printed in caps throughout, and with large opening initial in yellow, fine copy of a fragile piece.


Probably about 60 copies only. Benjamin Franklin's self-penned epitaph : presented by Carl Haeggstrom of Upsala, Sweden, 'In commemoration of the 50th Dinner of the Double Crown Club in its 10th year of existence'. View more info

Gallery 303 : Facsimile of a 1930 Menu of the Double Crown Club to accompany an address given by Brooke Crutchley on 28 Oct 1970.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Brooke Crutchley.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1970.:

Seller ID: 8760

Condition: 8 pages c. 29.5 x 16.5 cms sewn with red cotton, a fine copy of a vulnerable piece.


About 100 copies only. The original 1930 menu was produced by S. C. Roberts, Stanley Morison and Walter Lewis in the manner of Ichabod Dawks. This Facsimile - the humorous text gently satirising various leading members of the Club - is in a pastiche of the style of Dawks' Newsletters and was printed by Cambridge University Press in Dawks Scriptorial and Union Pearl. View more info

List Of Members 1982 - 1983.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Christopher Skelton.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1982.:

Seller ID: 8765

Condition: Pamphlet c.21 x 10.5 cms in textured cream wrappers strikingly lettered in red and decorated in grey-green, c.pp12, a fine copy.


About 100 copies only issued. Handsomely designed and printed by Christopher Skelton. View more info

Double Crown Club : Members & Rules 1981-82.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Christopher Skelton.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club, Skelton's Press 1981.:

Seller ID: 9305

Condition: Pamphlet c.20 x 10.5 cms in green wrappers decorated with numerous crowns in green and lettered in black, c.pp12, a fine copy.


About 100 copies only issued. Handsomely designed and printed by Christopher Skelton. View more info

Double Crown Club : List Of Members 1982-83.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Christopher Skelton.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club, Skelton's Press 1982.:

Seller ID: 9306

Condition: Pamphlet c.21 x 10.5 cms in textured cream wrappers strikingly lettered in red and decorated in grey-green, c.pp12, a fine copy.


About 100 copies only issued. Handsomely designed and printed by Christopher Skelton. View more info

Double Crown Club : Roll of Members 1978-9 [with] Roll of Members 1979-80 [with] Roll of Members 1980-81.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Christopher Skelton.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club, Skelton's Press 1978, 1979 and 1980.:

Seller ID: 9308

Condition: Together 3 Items, variously coloured wrappers lettered in black. Each item c.15 x 10 cms with c.pp12, fine copies.


About 100 copies only issued. All three items handsomely designed and printed by Christopher Skelton. View more info

Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 261 on 15 Oct 1981.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Colin Banks : Michael Levey.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1981.:

Seller ID: 8745

Condition: The Menu a stiff tri-fold card c. 21 x 19.5 cms and boldly printed allover in black and white in the style of the London Underground.


About 100 copies only designed by CB/BB [Colin Banks and ??]. Michael Levey, former Design Manager of London Transport, gave a talk titled Bill Stickers Is Alive And Well : An Exploration into London Transport's Poster Archives. View more info

Invitation + Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 207 on 2 December 1970.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Henry van de Velde : Fernand Baudin : Herbert Spencer.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1970.:

Seller ID: 9380

Condition: Together 2 items. The Menu printed in mauve and blue on large stiff white card c. 30 x 23 cms, corners just nudged, small marginal spot. The Invitation printed in matching style in green and gold on stiff white card c. 20 x 15 cms, with neat ink annotation cheque 'sent 4/11/70. Guest Graham D.', else excellent.


About 100 copies only. Designed by Herbert Spencer and printed by Lund Humphries. Both items based on a swirling Art Nouveau design by Henry van de Velde for the Continental Havana Compagnie. Fernand Baudin spoke on Henry van de Velde & Typography. View more info

Three Items Of Double Crown Club Ephemera.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Herbert Simon.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club.:

Seller ID: 8742

Condition: 3 Items in various styles, very good.


Comprises 1. The Book Jacket : an invitation to Dinner 14 on 12 May [?1927?], amusingly produced in the form of a bookjacket c.15.5 x 10.5 cms decoratively printed in green and black and with wide turn-ins - 2. Printed Card [lightly foxed] cancelling the 21st Anniversary Dinner on 28 May 1945 - 3. Elegant manuscript tableplace namecard for Herbert Simon. View more info

Double Crown Club : Rules Of The Club : Roll of Past & Present Members : List Of Dinners : together with Historical Essays by Holbrook Jackson and Lynton Lamb &c &c.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Holbrook Jackson : Lynton Lamb.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club, Privately Printed 1969.:

Seller ID: 9302

Condition: Special Edition c. 21 x 12.5 cms in quarter tan buckram gilt over striking Cockerell marbled paper boards, c.pp109, a fine copy.


Special Edition : 130 copies only printed by the John Roberts Press : and issued to members on the occasion of the 200th dinner. Includes illustrations by Bawden, Mozley, Gentleman, Ardizzone, Lancaster &c. In 1969 the Club numbered 69 members. View more info

Invitation to Double Crown Club Dinner 53 on 19 January 1936 in the Hall of Exeter College, Oxford . The Chair will be taken by Mr Hubert J. Foss, and after Dinner there will be a visit to Dr John Johnson's collection of ephemera in the Sanctuary of Printing at the University Press .

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : John Johnson.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1936.:

Seller ID: 9352

Condition: Stiff tinted card handsomely printed within decorative border of printers' flowers enclosing single-line rules in red, fine.


About 75 copies only designed by Basil Blackwell. View more info

Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 150 at the Tallow Chandlers' Hall, City of London, on 11 June 1959.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : John O'Connor.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1959.:

Seller ID: 8988

Condition: Broadside of stiff card-like paper folded once to form 4 pages c. 28 x 18 cms. Front cover with striking all-over illustration in black and gold on a blue ground of two crowned and dancing female figures; central double-page opening printed with menu in black over an illustration of the same dancing figures in pale tan repeated three times; rear cover with printed imprint and printed initial JO'C / TCH [illustrator John O'Connor and designer Tom Hart]. Couple of slight marks at extreme foot of mainly blank rear cover, else an excellent copy of a fragile piece.


Strikingly illustrated by John O'Connor : the image on the front cover with printed initials JO'C. About 100 copies only of this Menu were produced : designed by Tom Hart : and printed by Benhams in Colchester. View more info

Invitation + Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 234 on 6 April 1976.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : John Westwood.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1976.:

Seller ID: 9325

Condition: Together 2 Items. The Menu a bright green stiff card folded twice to give 6 panels each c. 21 x 10 cms, front panel with lettering and Paolozzi-style illustration in dark green, printed inside with menu. The Invitation a matching bright green stiff card with Paolozzi-style illustration, folded once to c. 21 x 10 cms and with slip re the AGM and names of proposed new members loosely enclosed. Both items in fine condition.


About 100 copies only. At the dinner the speaker John Westwood considered The Development Of Graphic Design In The Next Twenty Years. Some notes summarising Westwood's talk are written on the blank back panel of the Menu. View more info