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Matrix 17 : A Review For Printers & Bibliophiles.

By: MATRIX : Whittington Press.

Price: £90.00

Publisher: Whittington Press 1997.:

Seller ID: 9528

Condition: Folio, original woodcut-illustrated wrappers over stiff boards. With numerous illustrations and typographical examples tipped-in. Also loosely enclosed are a flyer for Matrix 18 : and Whittington News No 4, Jan 1998.

An excellent unused copy, bright, fresh and very handsome. Edition Limited to 770 copies [and 80 Specials]. *** Includes important articles on a Washi Tour in Japan, on Oxford Bible Types, on the Golden Cockerel Press, Maximilien Vox, Hermann Zapf, Lissitzky, Bruce Rogers, Caslon Type, Van Krimpen &c. View more info

Ruins Of Many Lands [Petra : Egypt : the Americas : Indian rock temples : Verona Amphitheatre &c &c]. A Descriptive Poem [with extensive notes in prose].

By: MICHELL, Nicholas of Cornwall.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, William Tegg & Co 1849.:

Seller ID: 1115

Condition: First Edition, contemporary half calf elegantly gilt, black morocco label. Portrait of Michell & c.pp290, bound without half-title[?], binding a little scuffed or darkened, else a very good copy. The 5 plates of ruins at Petra, Thebes, Pompeii, Verona, and Baalbec are quite browned at the edges : the book is otherwise internally clean and crisp.

The scarce First Edition of a long poetical work comprising 'Descriptions of nearly all the existing remains of ancient peoples & kingdoms in the old & new world' [DNB] : arranged in three sections as Ruins of the Dark Era, the Classical Era, and Miscellaneous Ages respectively : and with very extensive prose notes. *** Michell 1807 - 1880 was a Cornish writer encouraged by Thomas Campbell & other literati. This is his first successful book : by 1875 it had run through six editions. *** Copies of this First Edition are held only at the National Libraries of Scotland and Wales, and at the Bodle... View more info

Souvenir Caporal : [poems 1940-45 by] Raffaele Carrieri.

By: MONDADORI PRESS : Raffaele Carrieri : Mardersteig.

Price: £275.00

Publisher: Verona, Edizioni D'Arte Mondadori 1946.:

Seller ID: 4477

Condition: Handsome quarter vellum lettered in gilt, with decorative revealed thongs and pretty marbled paper boards, with original plain card slip-case. Folio, c.pp132 uncut, slip-case just slightly worn, a fine unopened copy.

492 copies [& 5 specials] strikingly hand-printed in Verona on Fabriano hand-made paper in the original types used by Giambattista Bodoni at his Bodoni Press in 18th century Parma. Each poem with an opening initial in red. A beautiful example of restrained & elegant printing : very much in the manner of Mardersteig and his 20th century Officina Bodoni which, like Mondadori, was also based in Verona. In fact one of the first titles produced by Mardersteig after his move to Verona in 1927 was printed for the Edizioni Mondadori. Very handsome book. View more info

A Tribute To Stanley Morison : an oration given to a special meeting of The Royal Society Of Arts.

By: MORAN, James : Stanley Morison : Crutchley.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Cambs College of Arts & Technology 1969.:

Seller ID: 7005

Condition: Presentation To Brooke Crutchley.* Sheet 66 x 24cms folded to form 12pp narrow roy.8vo, fine.

Inscribed 'For Brooke Crutchley with best wishes. James Moran'. Attractively printed in 8pt Times semi-bold cast with matrices lent by Brooke Crutchley, who was the Director of Cambridge University Press. View more info

Grondbeginselen Der Typografie [First Principles Of Typography].

By: MORISON, Stanley : Brooke Crutchley.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, De Buitenkant 1983.:

Seller ID: 7015

Condition: Special Issue.* Boards lettered black & red, edged with scarlet cloth. Sm.sq.8vo, portrait & 120pp, a fine copy.

Special Issue of 60 bound copies. Translation & typography by Huib van Krimpen. This copy, with our slip indicating provenance, purchased from Brooke Crutchley, the distinguished typographic scholar and Printer to Cambridge University Press 1946-74. View more info

An Erratum Slip printed for John Carter's 1950 Handlist Of Morison's Writings.

By: MORISON, Stanley : John Carter.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: 1950.:

Seller ID: 7032

Condition: Erratum Slip 9 x 3.75 cms printed on card.

25 copies only of this Erratum Slip were printed. With pencil note on accompanying card by Brooke Crutchley explaining 'Erratum slip inserted in copies of book or pamphlet (JWC's Handlist?) placed before each person at luncheon in Trinity Hall after ceremony at which SM received his honorary D.Litt'. The Erratum was something of an in-joke and reads in part 'For Mr Morison, read Dr Morison, passim. In a letter of acknowledgement to Crutchley, Morison wrote 'Don't, however, press the joke too far and have me addressed, regularly, as "Dr". There is a matter of logic here; the point of refusing a... View more info

Type Designs Of The Past & Present.

By: MORISON, Stanley.

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press for Fleuron 1926.:

Seller ID: 7486

Condition: First Edition, Variant Issue.* Red cloth lettered in black, with white dws extensively titled in black. C.pp78, dws slightly dusty & nicked, very good copy. With 63 type illustrations.

See Appleton 35a describing only the original issue in red linen with paper label and no dws. This Variant Issue is in cheaper red cloth directly lettered, and with white dws which are extensively titled in black. View more info

1993 - 1994 Season's Greetings from The Crafts Council.

By: MORTIMER, Ian : Hermann Zapf.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Ian Mortimer at I. M. Imprint 1993.:

Seller ID: 9428

Condition: Stiff thick white card folded once to form 4 pages c. 16.5 x 14.5 cms, in fine condition.

Inside page with signed 7 word Seasonal Greeting in an elegant hand. Strikingly printed by Ian Mortimer at his I. M. Imprint press. The front page with the dates 1993 and 1994 deeply impressed in blind using Zapf's Festival Figures - large numerals enclosing floral decoration. The front and rear pages also elegantly printed in Zapf's Optima in red. View more info

Street Lights & Urban Furnishing [a portfolio containing 12 publications detailing the cast-iron street furniture available from the firm Neri of Longiano].

By: NERI Ltd of Longiano.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Neri [c. 1991].:

Seller ID: 9438

Condition: Stiff glossy white portfolio containing 12 publications each c. 30 x 21 cms. Some slight bumping to portfolio, else all in excellent condition.

Comprising a dozen handsome publications from the leading Italian firm Neri. 1. Casting An Eye On Italy : a journey through Italian Piazzas & Gardens of the 19th & 20th Centuries with an exhibition of masterpieces from the Italian Museum of Cast Iron, Longiano, Rimini : 63pp fully illustrated 2. Ascoli Piceno : Stone & Light : 16pp fully illustrated + 8pp insert 3. Vicenza : History of Light : 16pp fully illustrated + 4pp insert 4. Cast-Iron Objects for Urban Decor : Techniques of Restoration : 16pp fully illustrated 5. Cast-Iron Bollards : 8pp fully illustrated 6. Cast-Iron Post & Street Cloc... View more info

Ichabod Dawks & His News-Letter. With an account of the Dawks Family of booksellers & stationers 1635-1731. By Stanley Morison.

By: NEWSPAPERS : Ichabod Dawks : Stanley Morison.

Price: £155.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1931.:

Seller ID: 1871

Condition: Gilt buckram, with striking typographical dustwrappers designed by Morison and with very extensive lettering front and back. Folio, c.pp52 uncut, binding with just a slight marking or fading at one corner, the flimsy dustwrappers with a couple of tiny 'invisible' repairs, an excellent copy of a vulnerable book more often found in poor condition and without the delicate dustwrappers. With 6 tipped-in collotype facsimiles [comprising 13pp total] + 1 other plate + various facsimile illustrations in text.

Scarce book. 500 copies printed by Walter Lewis who took 'extraordinary trouble with the setting of the Dawks type', a typographical invention much admired by Morison. Excellent copy, with the delicate dust wrappers, of a book more usually found in poor condition. View more info

The Pope's Rhinoceros.

By: NORFOLK, Lawrence.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Sinclair-Stevenson 1996.:

Seller ID: 9541

Condition: First Edition, striking brown dws illustrated after Durer's famous rhinoceros woodcut and boldly lettered in red and black. Large thick 8vo, c.pp616, spine of dws just faintly faded, else a very fine bright copy in protected dustwrappers.

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Poems : Collected & Revised 1939 - 2006. By Peter Wells.

By: ONE-TIME PRESS : Peter Wells.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Suffolk, One-Time Press 2007.:

Seller ID: 9265

Condition: White cloth lettered & decorated in black. C.pp70, couple of trifling nudges to binding, else a fine copy.

Edition Limited to 70 copies : handsomely produced in Bembo on Somerset laid paper : with the binding designed by the author and made by the Fine Book Bindery. *** Peter Wells was born in 1919 in London : his poems appeared in a number of major anthologies edited by Tambimuttu for Poetry London; Peter de Vries for Poetry Chicago; John Middleton Murry for The Adelphi &c &c. View more info

Extracts From Italian Prose Writers.

By: PANIZZI, Antonio.

Price: £175.00

Publisher: John Taylor [publisher of Keats & many of the Romantics], bookseller & publisher to the University 1828.:

Seller ID: 8682

Condition: First Edition, contemporary half green calf over marbled paper sides, spine panelled in gilt and with red morocco label. Dumpy 8vo, ppxii, 558, [2] colophon leaf, binding lightly rubbed or scuffed and some minor wear, but an excellent mellow copy. Endpaper with very neat mid-19th century manuscript inscription 'C. Ure to Maggie Mackinlay'. Margaret Mackinlay went on to marry Sir Thomas William Boord, whose superb large armorial bookplate cut by Charles Sherborn also appears on the endpaper.

Scarce early work by Panizzi, later the outstanding librarian of the British Museum. An uncommon book : published by John Taylor, publisher of Keats & many of the Romantics. The Biblioteca Panizzi in Italy only acquired a copy as recently as 2003 : see Copac listing 8 copies in the UK : and NUC listing 2 copies only in the USA. *** Sentenced to death in Italy for his revolutionary activities, Panizzi fled to London. In 1828 he procured the Italian Professorship at University College and published this Italian reader for his 'scanty flock' of about eight students [see DNB; and see Miller : Pani... View more info

Peacock Displayed : A Satirist In His Context. By Marilyn Butler.

By: PEACOCK, Thomas Love : Marilyn Butler.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Routledge 1979.:

Seller ID: 7936

Condition: First Edition, gilt boards & striking decorative dws. Portrait & c.pp370, handsome armorial bookplate on endpaper, fine bright copy.

Important ground-breaking study of novelist Thomas Love Peacock 1785-1866 : based on much new research. View more info

French Typography 1920 - 1939 : an address given to the 249th meeting of the Double Crown Club by Charles Peignot.

By: PEIGNOT, Charles : Double Crown Club.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club, Lund Humphries and Cambridge University Press 1979.:

Seller ID: 9318

Condition: 2 Folio Pamphlets, each c. 33 x 24 cms. The Address Pamphlet c.pp16 text with type specimen illustrations. The Type Specimen Pamphlet with c.pp12 of type specimen illustrations [plus 1 other loose leaf illustration laid in]. A few trifling marks and/or creases to the white wrappers, else excellent copies of a large and vulnerable pair.

Probably only about 120 copies issued. An unusually large format for a Double Crown Club publication. The pamphlet of type specimens - printed by the Cambridge University Press - shows 20th Century work by Naudin, Carlegle, Girard, the Peignots, Maximilien Vox, Cassandre, Arnoux and Victor Hammer. View more info

Reliques Of Ancient English Poetry : consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, songs & other pieces of our earlier poets, together with some few of later date. The Fifth Edition.

By: PERCY, Bishop Thomas.

Price: £200.00

Publisher: Rivington, Longman &c 1812.:

Seller ID: 8980

Condition: Sean Jennett Copy.* 5th Edition, 3 Vols, contemporary calf attractively decorated in gilt. Bound without half-titles, Vol 3 upper hinge tender, bindings lightly scuffed, but an excellent mellow copy.

Profoundly important ground-breaking collection of early English Poetry : produced with the assistance of Johnson, Shenstone, Garrick, Goldsmith &c : and of enormous influence on Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Scott and many other Romantic poets. *** Originally published 1765 : this is the first 19thC Edition. Endpapers with an attractive 19thC armorial bookplate of a dragon's head holding a severed bleeding hand : and with 20thC calligraphic-style woodcut booklabel of Sean Jennett, the important historian of printing and book production. View more info

Pastorals by Mr Philips.

By: PHILIPS, Ambrose : John Sparrow Association.

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, printed and sold by H. Hills, in Black-fryars, near the Water-side 1710.:

Seller ID: 9523

Condition: John Sparrow Copy.* First Separate Edition, later marbled paper wrappers. 8vo [binding c. 17.5 x 11 cms], pp24 a little browned, cut close at the top just clipping a couple of page numbers, else a very good copy of a fragile piece.

Blank prelim signed in ink by John Sparrow, the notable bibliophile and Warden of All Souls, Oxford. And with his pencil note on the endpaper thus : 'The first separate edition of Ambrose Philips' Pastorals, four of which first appeared in Fenton's Oxford & Cambridge Miscellany [1707 or 1709] and six in the 1709 Tonson's Miscellany (though the order is changed in T. to 2, 3, 1, 4 and the text is changed). This reprints Tonson of course'. *** This is the 'First separate edition, unauthorized ... one of the numerous piracies of contemporary verse committed by Henry Hills who, notwithstanding, ... View more info

Image for Legends & Lyrics. With an Introduction by Charles Dickens. New Edition. With portrait & 20 engraved illustrations.

Legends & Lyrics. With an Introduction by Charles Dickens. New Edition. With portrait & 20 engraved illustrations.

By: PROCTER, Adelaide Anne : Charles Dickens.

Price: £175.00

Publisher: George Bell 1875.:

Seller ID: 8436

Condition: A Rare Edition : see note below. Handsome 19thC binding by Ramage of full crimson morocco over thick bevelled boards, spine gilt in compartments with rose & crown tooling, sides also elegantly gilt decorated. 4to, c.pp354 a.e.g., occasional very light spotting, binding just faintly scuffed, a fine and very attractive copy of a rare edition.

Scarce : This 1875 Edition is not noted by Lister : Palmer Catalogue Raisonne. In fact Lister states in the Catalogue Raisonne, published in 1988, that he had found no other edition between the 1866 Edition and the so-called 8th Edition of 1881. Includes the plate Sowing & Reaping after Samuel Palmer : and a portrait of Procter and 19 other full-page plates by Charles Keene, Tenniel, Du Maurier, Millais &c. Edited by Dickens who had published most of Procter's poems while he was editor of Household Words. View more info

Image for Irish Bulls: by P. Grierson.

Irish Bulls: by P. Grierson.


Price: £24.00

Publisher: Rampant Lions 1938.:

Seller ID: 1875

Condition: Original wrappers with bold woodcut lettering in ochre. Sm.sq.8vo, pp8 stapled into wrappers, as ever staples bit rusty, excellent.

Early title - only the 7th - issued by Will Carter. Amusing short piece on the oddball sayings, a sort of malapropism of ideas, attributed to the Irish : 'In his family it was hereditary to have no children'. View more info

Image for With Love & Eighty Candles : for M. E. K. : Margaret Elizabeth Keynes [wife of Sir Geoffrey Keynes] 1890 -1970. To Celebrate Her 80th Birthday ... a dinner ... at her birthplace Newnham Grange, now Darwin College &c.

With Love & Eighty Candles : for M. E. K. : Margaret Elizabeth Keynes [wife of Sir Geoffrey Keynes] 1890 -1970. To Celebrate Her 80th Birthday ... a dinner ... at her birthplace Newnham Grange, now Darwin College &c.


Price: £60.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Rampant Lions Press 1970.:

Seller ID: 8595

Condition: Blue-green wrappers handsomely titled in black. Large Folio [c.29 x 22cms], c.pp24 uncut, previous owner's neat little booklabel on inside of front wrapper, wrappers just a little dulled or dusty, couple of trifling nicks, but overall an excellent copy of a large and vulnerable item.

Edition Limited to 200 copies only : designed & printed by Will & Sebastian Carter. *** An uncommon Rampant Lions book comprising Poems & Speeches celebrating the 80th birthday of Lady Margaret Keynes. This was an exclusive celebration to which only 38 guests were invited. *** According to the the Rampant Lions catalogue A Printing Workshop, 'This booklet reprinted the invitaton to the birthday dinner (which we had originally printed) in facsimile, the menu (which we had not) and, from standing type, an acrostic sonnet by Jon Stallworthy. (We had already printed this poem in Arrighi-Vicenz... View more info