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Space Craft [A Talk with illustrations on Optical Letter Spacing at the Wynkyn de Worde Society, Stationers (sic) Hall Meeting, 19 July 1973].

By: KINDERSLEY, David.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Wynkyn de Worde Society 1973.:

Seller ID: 9328

Condition: Sm.8vo booklet c. 16 x 12 cms, with white spiral binding. Comprises illustrated blue & white cover + 13pp text + 12pp illustrations + colophon, all printed on versos only of stiff card. The title card and all the illustrations each preceded by a stiff glassine sheet printed with explanatory captions in red. A fine copy of a delicate item.


Interesting and handsome production on Kindersley's ideas on the optical, rather than the more usual mechanical, spacing of type. View more info

Image for Marie Laurencin : avec une preface par Marcel Jouhandeau.

Marie Laurencin : avec une preface par Marcel Jouhandeau.

By: LAURENCIN : Marcel Jouhandeau.

Price: £190.00

Publisher: Paris, Quatre Chemins 1928.:

Seller ID: 7150

Condition: Wrappers with printed label. Sm.folio, c.24pp text + 5 colour plates + 32 black-&-white plates. Endpaper with handsome small booklabel, wrappers faded to neutral, else very good.


Limited Edition printed by Ducros & Colas on a thick card-like paper : the illustrations printed by Jacomet and by Barry. View more info

Image for The Invention Of Lithography 1818 : by Alois Senefelder. English translation by J. W. Muller.

The Invention Of Lithography 1818 : by Alois Senefelder. English translation by J. W. Muller.

By: LITHOGRAPHY : Alois Senefelder.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: New York, Fuchs & Lang 1911.:

Seller ID: 3718

Condition: Gilt cloth bit dulled. 4to, c.pp242 uncut, corner of lower cover bit damp-marked affecting top blank corner of final few leaves. Stout copy, mostly unopened. With tipped-in colour litho portrait + 1 plate of machinery.


Senefelder's own description of his revolutionary invention & its practical application. The First English translation since 1819. View more info

[Volume of Victorian Family Photographs c.1860s].

By: Lonsdale, John Smith, photographer.

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, Lonsdale [c.1860s].:

Seller ID: 9536

Condition: Handsome morocco volume c. 15 x 12 cms containing family photographs. Comprises 23 photo portraits inserted front and back into 12 thick card leaves each printed with gilt arched frames, and bound in dark green morocco handsomely decorated in gilt and blind, the card leaves with all edges gilt, the binding with double brass clasps. In excellent condition.


A series of single-figure studio portraits by John Smith Lonsdale, who advertises himself here as : Artist & Photographer, 100 Fleet Street, London E.C. *** Lonsdale was born in Scotland in 1829, and seems to have worked only briefly as a photographer : from 1863 - 1864 in his Fleet Street studio, and from 1864 - 1869 at 54 Chancery Lane. He also had a brief career as a portrait painter 1866 - 1867. Lonsdale died at St Pancras in London in 1897. *** Photographs by Lo... View more info

Winter Dragoncards : Fourteen Poems for Christmas and Winter.

By: MANDEVILLE PRESS : Peter Scupham et al.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Hitchin, The Mandeville Press [1970s].:

Seller ID: 9434

Condition: 14 variously coloured stiff cards + title card, each c. 10.5 x 14.5 cms and each printed with a poem, contained in original green envelope attractively titled in dark red. Excellent condition.


Poems by R. S. Thomas : and by Alexander Bathory-Bikales : Richard Carlile : Dick Davis : David Holbrook : Elma MItchell : John Mole : John Ormond : David Scott : Peter Scupham. This set apparently issued without the poems by Freda Downie, John Mackendrick, Katherine Middleton and George Szirtes : but issued instead with duplicate poems by Bathory-Bikales, Dick Davis and Elma MItchell, and also with a duplicate title card. View more info

From A Letter of T. E. Lawrence.

By: MARDERSTEIG, Giovanni : T. E. Lawrence.

Price: £425.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club, Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni 1959.:

Seller ID: 9314

Condition: Pink wrappers c. 20 x 13.5 cms, with device in grey, c.pp8, a fine copy.


About 100 copies only issued. Printed by Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni in Dante type : for presentation to members of the Double Crown Club at the 150th Dinner. Lawrence's letter of August 1910 discusses the reading of books in general, and in particular the French books in which he was then engrossed. View more info

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 s... 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 t... 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, howeve... 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 : Tec... 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

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