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Chapman.

Ellis, Havelock.

Published by Nonesuch Press, Bloomsbury, 1934
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Nonesuch Press commemoration of the tercentenary of the death of poet and dramatist George Chapman. The volume was designed by Meynell, set in Centaur and Arrighi, and printed by the Cambridge University Press on Van Gelder paper watermarked "Nonesuch," with the endpapers displaying bright examples of the Curwen Press unicorn watermark; the title-page bears a vignette in bistre and brown, and the chapter numbers are embraced by typographical ornaments. This is => numbered copy 2 of 700 printed and one of 75 specially bound in full niger, with a contemporary inked annotation recording it as a "Special Binding by Meynell" (date of "20.6.1934" and cost of "?2:7:6") on the back free endpaper recto. Provenance: Front pastedown with calligraphic bookplate of Norman J. Sondheim, American collector of fine press books, and with large armorial bookplate of John Roland Abbey (1894?1969), English collector extraordinaire; the purchase notes are the latter's as "J.A." 8vo (26 cm, 10.25"). 146, [2] pp. McKitterick/Rendall/Dreyfus 93. Natural niger morocco, spine with gilt-stamped title and series of gilt-ruled raised bands, top edge gilt on the rough; corners slightly rubbed, sides with small spots of discoloration, back cover with light scuff and free endpapers with offsetting from pastedowns. => A solid and attractive copy with very nice provenance. Bookseller Inventory # 32041

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Title: Chapman.

Publisher: Nonesuch Press, Bloomsbury

Publication Date: 1934

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