Category: Private Press & Illustrated Books


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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

The Avenue and other verses.


Price: £24.00

Publisher: Privately Printed 1959.:

Seller ID: 9535

Condition: First Edition, c.pp54 with the top edge gilt, quarter gilt morocco over attractive marbled paper boards. Couple of corners a little scuffed, else an excellent copy.

100 copies attractively printed by Brooke Crutchley at Cambridge University Press. A series of poems by Victor Scholderer, the well-known Caxton scholar. View more info

Image for Exalt The Eglantine and other poems. Decorated by Thomas Lowinsky.

Exalt The Eglantine and other poems. Decorated by Thomas Lowinsky.

By: SITWELL, Sacheverell : Thomas Lowinsky.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Curwen Press for Fleuron 1926.:

Seller ID: 7762

Condition: First Edition, striking orange & pink patterned cloth lettered in gilt, decorative blue & black dws. Sq.8vo, c.pp46 uncut, handsome armorial bookplate on endpaper, a little sunned along backstrip of binding & dws, else an excellent copy of a fragile book. With 18 fine drawings by Lowinsky.

350 numbered copies handsomely printed by Curwen on quality paper. Fine series of slightly surreal illustrations in Lowinsky's idiosyncatic and somewhat 'pointilliste' style. View more info

The Brackley Booklets.

By: SITWELL, Sacheverell.

Price: £1,100.00

Publisher: Brackley, Northamptonshire 1972 - 1981.:

Seller ID: 8667

Condition: ** Includes some Inscribed Presentation Issues and some Signed Issues.** 53 [ex 56] Booklets contained in two custom-made folding boxes in striking Curwen-style patterned papers, and double tan morocco labels. The Booklets were originally issued stapled in variously coloured wrappers : the staples [which tended to rust] have been removed and neatly replaced with sewing. ** A fine collection, very handsomely presented, and all in excellent condition.

Sitwell had a total of 56 booklets printed privately at Brackley between 1972 and 1981. Most were Limited Editions of c.100 copies only, of which a few were issued numbered and signed [see Ritchie : Sitwell Bibliography A72 &c]. This collection includes five titles dated and inscribed variously 'For Josette with much love from Sachie' : and also includes two of the scarcest titles [of which only 25 and 30 copies respectively were issued] signed & numbered by Sitwell. ** Extensive collections such as this are most unusual. This set is complete bar the very rare To E.S. [20 copies only were issu... View more info

Christmas Card 1992 by Jane Stobart for Lady Patricia Gibberd.

By: STOBART, Jane : Lady Patricia Gibberd.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Jane Stobart 1992.:

Seller ID: 9432

Condition: White card c. 30 x 25 cms with double vertical fold (z-fold) very boldly printed in red and black, in excellent condition.

With seasonal greeting A Very Merry Christmas To You strikingly printed in various large sizes of type in black with large decorative characters printed in red. Reverse with ink-stamped Greetings And Love, Patricia Gibberd, Marsh Lane, Harlow, and with 29-word greeting written by Lady Gibberd. Front of card inscribed in pencil by Jane Stobart : Designed & Printed for Lady Gibberd by Jane Stobart '92. View more info

[Theatre Ephemera relating to the production of] Mnemonic.


Price: £25.00

Publisher: Theatre de Complicite 1999.:

Seller ID: 9426

Condition: Self-sealing plastic bag c. 14 x 12 cms containing a black cotton & silk eye-mask or blindfold together with a large dried leaf. In fine condition.

With printed label reading : 'Theatre de Complicite / mnemonic / Please do not open until instructed. At the end of the performance place your mask and leaf back in this envelope and leave it on your chair. Thank you'. *** Mnemonic, one of Theatre de Complicite's stunning award-winning productions, intertwined the true story of the discovery in the Tyrolean Alps of the preserved remains of a neolithic man with themes of memory, exile and loss. At one point the audience is required to put on the blindfolds supplied [as here] and travel back through their lives, the lives of their parents and ... View more info

Days With Sir Roger De Coverley : from The Spectator.

By: THOMSON, Hugh illus.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Macmillan's 'Cranford Series' 1892.:

Seller ID: 8607

Condition: Third Cranford/Thomson Edition, elegant pictorially gilt cloth. C.pp158 a.e.g., occasional foxing as usual, neat booklabel on endpaper, covers rather faded along foredge.

With 65 illustrations by Hugh Thomson. First book in the charming 'Cranford Series'. See Ray : Illustrator & Book 296. View more info

A Book Of Favourite Modern Ballads. Illustrated with 50 engravings from drawings by the first artists [Samuel Palmer, Birket Foster, Harrison Weir &c].

By: VARIOUS Authors.

Price: £135.00

Publisher: W. Kent 1860.:

Seller ID: 8441

Condition: * Publisher's Presentation Copy. * Lister copy with armorial bookplate : noted in Lister's Catalogue Raisonne of Samuel Palmer : see note below. * First Kent Edition, striking original red cloth binding by Bone & Son profusely decorated in gilt & blind. 4to, c.pp182 a.e.g., binding lightly scuffed or rubbed here & there. With prelims & last leaf heavily foxed and, as so often, some other generally light scattered foxing or spotting throughout. Excellent copy of a typically fragile cloth-bound 1860s Gift Book.

* Inscribed by the publisher 'Kate Temple from her affectionate friend Wm. Kent. 6 Dec 1859'. The book includes particularly two illustrations by Samuel Palmer : see Lister's Palmer Catalogue. An outstanding book designed by Joseph Cundall : and employing a complex double printing system by Edmund Evans : and with each page set within a gold border, many with large and elaborate head & tailpieces also in gold all by Albert Warren. McLean describes the book as 'Bibliographically confusing'. In this Kent 1860 Edition 'the illustrations are printed in black with one or two neutral tints, and the ... View more info