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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

Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 276 on 18 Oct 1984.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Julian Symons.

Price: £24.00

Seller ID: 8748

Condition: Stiff card folded once to form 4pp c. 21 x 14 cms, front cover very decoratively printed with floriated caps in dark sepia, fine


About 100 copies only designed & printed by Ian Mackenzie-Kerr and N. McD [?]. Julian Symons gave a talk on Brother Speculator A. J. A. Symons. View more info

Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 22 on 29 May 1929.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Oliver Simon.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1929.:

Seller ID: 8754

Condition: 4 pages c. 21 x 13 cms french-fold, with 3 large litho illustrations printed in colour, fine.


About 60 copies only designed and printed by Shand at Oxford University Press : with illustrations by F. P. Restall. The Dinner was chaired by Oliver Simon : and the Menu designed in the style of the Curwen Press. Henry Thomas gave a talk on the British Museum Exhibition of 20th Century Printing. View more info

Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 130 in the Wine Room at King's College, Cambridge on 23 June 1955.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Stanley Morison : Reynolds Stone : John Dreyfus.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1955.:

Seller ID: 8758

Condition: Striking Curwen-style red, black & gold patterned wrappers c. 18.5 x 12 cms, with large gold label. Containing 4pp sewn-in and handsomely printed in red & black, a fine copy of a very fragile little piece.


About 60 copies only by John Dreyfus and printed at Cambridge University Press. Stanley Morison gave a talk On Learned Presses. Includes the beautiful SM monogram cut for Stanley Morison by Reynolds Stone. Prior to dinner, the Club visited Olga Hirsch's collection of decorated papers : and were entertained by the Cambridge University Printer at the Pitt Press. View more info

Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 89 on 5 March 1947. At this dinner : Modern Magazine Make-Up : Stanley Morison opens discussion : The President in the Chair.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Stanley Morison : Vivian Ridler.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1947.:

Seller ID: 9353

Condition: 4pp c. 15 x 12 cms french-fold on tinted paper. Cover illustrated with stylised conjoined hands in red and black : inside illustrated with stylised joints of meat also in red and black, fine.


About 75 copies only designed by Vivian Ridler : and printed by Foister & Jagg, Cambridge. Stanley Morison opened the discussion on Modern Magazine Make-Up. View more info

Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 38 on 4 May 1933.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Stephen Gaselee : John Carter.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1933.:

Seller ID: 8751

Condition: Card folded once to form 4pp c. 18.5 x 11 cms, with decorative front cover. And with loosely inserted grey card c. 15.5 x 10 cms printed with John Carter's address and with Double Crown Club initials DCC all in blue. Both items in fine condition.


About 60 copies only designed by John Carter and printed by the Shenval Press. Stephen Gaselee gave a talk on The Printing Of Menus. View more info

Invitation for Double Crown Club Dinner 280 at Oriel College, Oxford on 9 Aug 1985.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1985.:

Seller ID: 8749

Condition: 4 pages c. 21.5 x 14 cms french-fold on thick tinted paper, printed in red & black throughout, text with ink tick confirming payment sent, else fine.


About 100 copies only printed by Oxford University Printing House. No talk was given at this Dinner : instead Blackwells held an Exhibition, and a tour of the Bodleian Library was organised. View more info

A Book Of Towers and other buildings of Southern Europe. Copper engravings by Richard Wyndham : introduction and descriptions by Sacheverell Sitwell.

By: ETCHELLS & MACDONALD : Richard Wyndham : Sacheverell Sitwell.

Price: £240.00

Publisher: Etchells & Macdonald 1928.:

Seller ID: 7805

Condition: Half vellum/parchment lettered in gilt, salmon-pink boards with illustration in black, card slip-case with large pictorial paper label. Folio, c.pp118 uncut, neat endpaper booklabel, spine just lightly dusty, slip-case slightly worn, else an excellent copy of a delicate book. With 25 copper-engraved illustrations.


Limited Edition of 337 numbered copies [& 13 Specials] printed on Zanders handmade paper. This copy with OUP publisher's slip tipped to inner foot of printed title-page. Exquisite views of buildings, townscapes and interiors from France, Italy & Spain in haunting, silvery engravings by Richard Wyndham. Brief introduction and commentary by Sacheverell Sitwell. A fine austere book, similar in style and feel to the same publisher's outstanding Sailing Ships & Barges Of The ... View more info

Select Works of the Rev. John Flavell. Edited by the Rev. C. Bradley.

By: FLAVELL, Rev. John.

Price: £145.00

Publisher: London, printed by A. J. Valpy for L. B. Seeley 1823.:

Seller ID: 9262

Condition: First Edition thus, 2 Vols, publisher's contemporary half black morocco, marbled paper sides, spines lettered in gilt and with later armorial insignia in gilt. 8vos, c.pp334; and c.pp500, both vols bound without half-titles (?), bindings just lightly scuffed or rubbed, else a very good set. Both vols with neat early signature on title-page : Vol 1 front endpaper with neat inscription 'A good book. A. West 21 June 1856. Bathboys' : and endpaper of both vols with handsome modern armorial bookplate.


Scarce collection : not in British Library, not in Cambridge or Oxford University Libraries, not in National Union Catalogue USA &c. *** Flavell 1630-91, presbyterian divine of Dartmouth, Devon. 'The works of this eminent nonconformist divine are held in considerable estimation . particularly his Husbandry Spiritualised' [Lowndes]. *** The Select Works comprises 9 pieces : Husbandry Spiritualised : Navigation Spiritualised : Causes & Cures of Mental Errors : Rise & G... View more info

A View Without A Room.

By: FORSTER, E. M.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: New York, Albondocani Press 1973.:

Seller ID: 9151

Condition: First Edition, patterned wrappers and printed label. C.pp20, owner's handsome little label on wrapper turn-in, a fine copy.


Edition Limited to 200 numbered copies only : handsomely printed in Palatino on Fabriano paper, and sewn in striking patterned Italian Bertini paper wrappers. A 'prophetic retrospect', written in 1958 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of A Room With A View, in which Forster brings the lives of the characters from his famous novel up to date. View more info

Image for David Garrick : by Margaret Barton.

David Garrick : by Margaret Barton.

By: GARRICK, David : Margaret Barton.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Faber 1948.:

Seller ID: 1071

Condition: First Edition, c.pp324, fine in illustrated dws. Illustrated with 18 plates.


Excellent non-scholastic biography covering Garrick's personal and professional life. Garrick's life-long relationship with Samuel Johnson is also well documented. View more info

Unto The Fields. Illustrated by Harry A. Pettit.

By: GILLINGHAM, H. W. : Hughes Stanton association.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Country Book Club 1955.:

Seller ID: 9521

Condition: Green cloth with patterned green and white dustwrappers. 8vo [binding c.22 x 14 cms], pp287, backstrip slightly faded, dustwrappers slightly darkened along backstrip and just chipped at head and foot, else a very good copy.


Illustrated with c.64 very attractive woodcut country scenes. *** A lyrical account of the English countryside and its wildlife around Epping Forest, Essex, during the period 1934 to 1948, by the Canadian-born naturalist H. W. Gillingham. The book was first published in 1953. *** This is the first of only a handful of books to be illustrated by Harry Pettit, wildlife artist, ecologist and associate of the naturalist Peter Scott. *** This copy with endpaper inscribe... View more info

The Hundredth Story of A. E. Coppard. With engravings by Robert Gibbings.

By: GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS : A. E. Coppard : Robert Gibbings.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Golden Cockerel Press 1931.:

Seller ID: 9509

Condition: Quarter green morocco gilt over strikingly patterned green and cream woodcut paper boards. Royal 8vo [binding c. 24.5 x 16 cms], c.pp64, top edge of the text block gilt, others uncut. Backstrip faded to neutral and just fractionally nicked at extreme head and foot, corners scuffed or nudged. Internally very clean and crisp.


Edition Limited to 1000 numbered copies. With 4 large bird or aimal headpiece wood engravings by Robert Gibbings. This copy with the Notice to Subscribers loosely enclosed as issued. *** The first book in Eric Gill's new Golden Cockerel type expressly designed for the use of the press. The striking woodcut paper boards were designed by Tirzah Garwood. Chanticleer 74. View more info

R. L. Stevenson To J. M. Barrie : a Vailima portrait. Intro by Bradford A. Booth.

By: GRABHORN PRESS : R. L. Stevenson & J. M. Barrie.

Price: £68.00

Publisher: Grabhorn Press, San Francisco 1962.:

Seller ID: 4228

Condition: Quarter holland & striking patterned boards. Folio, c.pp36 uncut, one lower corner just scuffed. With ms facsimile & 4 drawings [red on blue paper] by Isobel Strong. Fine copy.


475 copies in red & black throughout. Very attractive Grabhorn Press book. View more info