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MASON, J.H.

Published by The Twelve by Eight,. . (1961)

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About this Item: The Twelve by Eight,. ., 1961. FIRST EDITION, copy no. 96 signed 'John Mason Leicester 1961'; pp.(44), 12 full-page illustrations by Rigby Graham who also designed the pictorial cloth binding. A very good copy. John Mason's biographical notes augment his father's recollections of working at the Doves & Cranach Presses, and Cockerell, Johnston, Ricketts, &c. Printed at Douglas Martin's Orpheus Press. TWELVE BY EIGHT PRESS Doves Cranach. Seller Inventory # 2722

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Morse, William Inglis (Editor)

Published by Self published, Cambridge, MA (1947)

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About this Item: Self published, Cambridge, MA, 1947. paper covered boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. William Inglis Morse (illustrator). First Edition. 33 pp. plus further 7 pages of photos by WIM of Mountain Lake personages and surroundings. Short essays and anecdotes; this number particularly focused on the Mountain Lake community of Florida as well: a letter of Bliss Carman, a poem by Douglas Cockerell, notes on curating Canadian History and Literature at Harvard College library, report on Roger W. Babson. Illustrated with 30 photos. Former owner's neat signature dated 1980 to front endpapers. Head of spine bumped, small dot of discolouration to rear board. Inscribed by Morse on front endpaper, dated 30 May, 1947 and numbered 41 [of edition limited to 100, so stated on cover]. Size: 8vo. inscribed by author. Seller Inventory # Books005642

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TWAIN, Mark (CLEMENS, Samuel)

Published by Limited Editions Club, New York (1962)

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About this Item: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1962. Hardcover. Fritz Kredel (illustrator). Octavo (6-1/2" x 10") bound in a red linen buckram spine with a leather label stamped in pure gold leaf and boards covered with paper hand-marbled to achieve a peacock tail effect by Douglas Cockerell & Son. Printed at the Thistle Press. Copy #39 of 1500 with 61 drawings by Fritz Kredel hand-colored in the Walter Fischer Studios. SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in. Bookplate on front pastedown. Touch of sunning to the spine with slight wear to the label. Near Fine in a Fine slipcase. Seller Inventory # 015861

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Perishable Press); Toby Olson

Published by The Perishable Press Limited, Mt. Horeb, WI (1969)

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About this Item: The Perishable Press Limited, Mt. Horeb, WI, 1969. Quarter brown oasis morocco gilt with Cockerell marbled paper-covered boards, small 4to., (21) pages, engraved title-page diagram printed in blind. One of 132 press-numbered copies printed by Walter Hamady at his Perishable Press from Palatino and Smaragd types on Shadwell handmade paper (beige in this instance). Signed by Olson at the dedication page. Bound by Douglas Cockerell & Son. A fine copy in archival mylar. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 006937

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Perishable Press); Toby Olson

Published by The Perishable Press Limited, Mt. Horeb, WI (1969)

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About this Item: The Perishable Press Limited, Mt. Horeb, WI, 1969. Quarter brown oasis morocco gilt with Cockerell marbled paper-covered boards, small 4to., (21) pages, engraved title-page diagram printed in blind. One of 132 press-numbered copies printed by Walter Hamady at his Perishable Press from Palatino and Smaragd types on Shadwell handmade paper (white in this instance). Signed by Olson at the dedication. Bound by Douglas Cockerell & Son. A fine copy in archival mylar. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 006938

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Hadfield, John [Editor] Illustrated by Rex Whistler

Published by Published by The Cupid Press, Hertfordshire (1949)

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About this Item: Published by The Cupid Press, Hertfordshire, 1949. , xx, 147 pages, illustrated with 6 black and white collotype plates along with 3 other smaller illustrations throughout the text, this edition is limited to 660 copies of which this is number 22, bound by the Temple Press with hand marbeld boards by Douglas Cockerell & Son, with a handwritten letter SIGNED by John Hadfield to Lolo Williams First Edition , head and tail of spine slightly bumped, internally pages and illustrations nice and clean, pages edges untrimmed, letter from Hadfield has minor spots, tissue guards for plates loose at rear, good condition , original plastic dustwrapper torn into 2 pieces, with large section of spine missing, brown paper foldovers creased and torn, in very poor condition , light brown cloth, hand marbeld paper boards, gilt rule on front, gilt rules and titles to spine , octavo, 23.5 x 15 cms Hardback Letter SIGNED by editor ISBN: Seller Inventory # 68511

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KIPLING, Rudyard

Published by Limited Editions Club, Lunenburg, VT (1968)

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About this Item: Limited Editions Club, Lunenburg, VT, 1968. Hardcover. Condition: About Fine in a Fine slipcase. David Gentleman (illustrator). Quarto (7" x 10-1/4") bound in paper specially hand-marbled by Douglas Cockerell and Sons of Cambridge, England, backed with dark brown buckram; 432 pages. Designed by John Dreyfus and printed by The Stinehour Press. Introduction by Bonamy Dobree. Copy #887 of 1500 illustrated with 16 lithographs in eleven colors and 57 in-text line drawings by David Gentleman and SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Seller Inventory # 018682

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Greenhill, E.

Published by K. D. Duval, Frenich, first edition, 1986 (1986)

ISBN 10: 0950135526 ISBN 13: 9780950135526

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About this Item: K. D. Duval, Frenich, first edition, 1986, 1986. Edition limited to 500 copies. Cloth, folio, 31 cm, 111 pp, ills. From the prospectus: "Elizabeth Greenhill (born 1907) studied bookbinding at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs pour Dames in Paris from 1926 to 1927, and at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London under Douglas Cockerell from 1928 to 1931. One of the best known women binders of her generation, she spent many years doing restoration and rebinding, but went on to produce over one hundred bindings to her own designs as well as a number designed by her sister Mina. Elizabeth Greenhill Bookbinder is a catalogue raisonné of nearly all of her designed bindings, with illustrations of all that it has been possible to trace. Miss Greenhill has written an informative chapter on her training and progress as a binder, covering nearly sixty years, with references to collectors, suppliers, and other notable binders. She records with affection her long association with the Guild of Contemporary Bookbinders, now Designer Bookbinders, of which she was the first woman member, later Honorary Secretary and President, and now Honorary Fellow. The foreword is by Lord Wardington; Dr Mirjam Foot, of the British Library, has contributed an illustrated descriptive note on the four Greenhill bindings in the Library's collection; and essays on the work of Elizabeth Greenhill by John Harthan, former Keeper of Printed Books at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Dorothy Harrop, until recently Lecturer in Bibliography at the College of Librarianship, Wales, are reprinted." Number 110 of 500 copies, this copy signed and inscribed by the author on the limitation page to Claude Boisset and with an A.L.s. of the author loosely inserted. Boards a little splayed, otherwise Very Good in chipped plain cellophane wrapper. Prospectus for the book laid in. Seller Inventory # ABE-43450

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Maps: poems: Olson, Toby

Olson, Toby

Published by Perishable Press, Mt. Horeb, WI (1969)

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About this Item: Perishable Press, Mt. Horeb, WI, 1969. Edition limited to 132 press-numbered copies (this, no. 67), signed by the poet; tall 8vo, pp. [26]; blindstamped vingette of the solar system on title page; original brown morocco-back marbled boards by Douglas Cockerell, gilt title on spine; fine. Two Decades, 27. Seller Inventory # 50759

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OLSON, Toby

Published by Perishable Press, Mt. Horeb (1969)

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About this Item: Perishable Press, Mt. Horeb, 1969. hardcover. Condition: fine. First. Slim 4to, leather backed marbled boards, by Douglas Cockerell & Son. Mt. Horeb: Perishable Press, n.d. (1969). Limited Edition. Number 108 of 132 copies signed by the poet on the dedication page, with an additional presentation, in 1971, signed "Toby". Seller Inventory # 222273

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A series of letters from Tristram Cary: CARY, TRISTRAM.

CARY, TRISTRAM.

Published by Self-published. 1991-2001, Adelaide. (1991)

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About this Item: Self-published. 1991-2001, Adelaide., 1991. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. First edition. Four letters and a postcard. Letter on his own headed paper, typed with ink annotations and signed 'Tristram'; discussing possible projects together, life in Adelade, his work etc. Letter on his own headed paper, July 5th 1991, two sheets, typed with ink annotations, signed 'Tristram'., discusses muiscal matters, his recent compositions, his family history (his father was the novelist Joyce Cary) his award of the Order of Australia Medal, his school days at Westminster etc. A letter on his own headed paper, typed, with ink annotations and signed Tristram; discusses the publication of his book on Electronic music, with life as market gardener in Suffolk, a forth coming visit to London etc. A postcard dated 10.4.92, from a Polish address, asking for Maxwell's London details, signed Tristram. A letter dated 21/3/2001, typed, signed, discusses events in London, his hopes of purchasing property in England, his latest compositions etc. With a prospectus for the book, a programme for the concert 'Antipodes, a series of explorations: Tristram Cary A 75th Birthday Tribute, with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Wednesday 27 September at the Norwood Concert Hall (2000). A self-published book 'Tristram Cary, Biographoical notes and List of Works: Tristram Cary & Tristram Cary Creative Music Services, 30 Fowler Road, Glen Osmond, S.A. 5064, Australia, updated to 5/90 31pp, photocopies in card covers and plastic spine. Tristram Ogilvie Cary, OAM (14 May 1925 – 24 April 2008) was a pioneering English-Australian composer. Cary was born in Oxford, England, and educated at the Dragon School in Oxford and Westminster School in London. He was the son of a pianist and the novelist, Joyce Cary, author of Mister Johnson. While working as a radar engineer for the Royal Navy during World War II, he independently developed his own conception of electronic and tape music, and is regarded as amongst the earliest pioneers of these musical forms.Following WWII, he created one of the first electronic music studios, later travelling around Europe to meet the small numbers of other early pioneers of electronic music and composition.With Peter Zinovieff and David Cockerell, he founded Electronic Music Studios (London) Ltd, which created the first commercially available portable synthesiser, the EMS VCS 3, and was then involved in production of such distinctive EMS products as the EMS Synthi 100.Musical worksHis concert works of note include a Sonata for guitar (1959), Continuum for tape (1969), a cantata Peccata Mundi (1972), Contours and Densities at First Hill for orchestra (1972), a Nonet (1979), String Quartet No. 2 (1985) and The Dancing Girls for orchestra (1991).Cary is also particularly well known for his film and television music. He wrote music for the science fiction television series Doctor Who (including the first Dalek story, as well as the score for the Ealing comedy The Ladykillers (1955). Later film scores included Quatermass and the Pit (1967) and Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971), both for Hammer. He also composed the score for the ABC TV animated version of A Christmas Carol.Cary was one of the first British composers to work in musique concrète. In 1967 he created the first electronic music studio of the Royal College of Music. He built another at his home in Suffolk, which he transported to Australia when he emigrated there, and incorporated it into the University of Adelaide where he worked as a lecturer until 1986.He provided the visual design for the EMS VCS3 synthesizer.DeathCary died in Adelaide, South Australia on 24 April 2008, aged 82. Seller Inventory # 020557

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Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses: Kipling, Rudyard; Power,

Kipling, Rudyard; Power, Anastasia (bookbinder)

Published by Heinemann and Balestier, Leipzig (1892)

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About this Item: Heinemann and Balestier, Leipzig, 1892. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good-. pp (xvi) 245. 12mo (4 5/8" x 6 1/4"). A book pf poetry by Kipling, including most famously "Gunga Din" and "Mandalay." FINE BINDING BY ANASTASIA POWER, with her gilt monogram on inside back cover turn-in. Full brown morocco with very attractive gilt decoration front, spine and rear boards. Six raised compartments on spine: one with gilt title; other five with gilt arabesque decoration centering five gilt dots, surrounded by alternating three lobed leaves and dots. Publication date 1892 gilt at tail of spine. Both front and rear boards with a charmingly designed rectangular gilt fillet-edged box containing further three lobed leaves, six-petalled flowers and symmetric arabesques of twining stems centering pattern of five dots, all gilt. Front board with title and author also gilt at head and foot of design, all enclosed with a further fillet gilt edge at outermost edge of boards, along turned in edge, and two lines further upon inner dentelle edges, with book binder Annie Power's monogram left edge inside bottom rear board turn-in: "18AP99." Condition: Rubbing on raised spine, at head and tail, some gilt slightly worn in same, some evidence of over-enthusiastic leather cleaning to boards but only to leather, not decoration. Inside, age toned as one would expect, else tight and clean. Light grey endpapers. *** Of ANASTASIA (ANNIE) POWER, English bookbinder, was the youngest of nine children of a Whitby,Yorkshire oculist and his wife. Her training in bookbinding was probably an economic necessity given such a large family, but in any case she managed to get to London by the 1880's and trained with Douglas Cockerell as a bookbinder. Traditionally this work was done by men, as the bookbinding guilds did not employ women. She was said to have been much influenced by Cockerell's designs. Famous in his own right as an inventive and artistic binder, Cockerell had been trained by Thomas Cobden-Sanderson, (original bookbinder at the Kelmscott Press) to whose Doves Bindery Cockerell was apprenticed beginning in 1893. Anastasia was either connected to, or a member of, the following: the Guild of Handicraft, formed by C.R. Ashbee, (whose members included William Morris and Holman Hunt); she also bound books for Cobden-Sanderson's Essex House Press sometime after its founding in 1898; The Guild of Women Binders and Hampstead Bindery in London in the period 1898-1904. A nineteen year old Virginia Woolf has been documented as studying bookbinding with Anastasia Power and her friend Sylvia Stebbing in a bindery they shared on Museum Street in London in 1901. (See Tony Bradshaw: Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts 2010, Chapter 6.) This training would be of use to Woolf when she and her husband Leonard later established the Hogarth Press. While some middle class lady book binders of the day had brief careers, Anastasia Power's work would continue another thirty or so years, well after marriage to painter Gerald Loosely in 1905. Other notable work of hers which has been catalogued into the 1920's. See fig. 126 in Tidcombe Women Bookbinders 1880-1920, black sealskin interlaced with white vellum. The Royal Library at Windsor has another of her later works, a colorful onlaid binding of 1925 for Queen Mary. Interestingly, Annie Power seems to have chosen to use her maiden name professionally, at a time when this was very unusual. One imagines her in the feminist vanguard in Edwardian England; a dedicated professional woman in a traditionally male occupation, taken seriously by her male mentors. What speaks for itself in any case,is this extremely charming early-period book binding here produced by Anastasia Power, signed with a gilt colophon on the inside back cover of her works. Signed in monogram by bookbinder. Seller Inventory # BAAC007068

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The Dolly Dialogues: Hope, Anthony; Power,

Hope, Anthony; Power, Anastasia (bookbinder)

Published by Westminster Gazette, London (1894)

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About this Item: Westminster Gazette, London, 1894. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. pp 111. 12mo (7 1/4" x 5 3/4"). A book of literary sketches by the author of The Prisoner of Zenda, and his first major literary success. FINE BINDING by ANASTASIA POWER, signed and dated with her monogram: 18AP99. In green and brown morocco with extensive gilt decoration on both front and rear covers. Spine in six raised compartments, with gilt three-lobed leaves and dots, title in gilt on second from top, and the date 1894 at foot of spine. Identical gilt design on both front and rear boards, consisting of a outer border of large tudor roses interspersed with three lobed leaves, gilt dots and linked to an inner leafed border with symmetrical straight lines of gilt giving a slight chevron effect. A central gilt design is comprised of one tudor rose within a diamond formation of the same leaves and dots. The edges of the boards are banded with gilt fillet, while the turn-ins are lined with two parallel runs of gilt fillet, with the bookbinder's monogram, described above, within at the left side of rear cover. Grey endpapers with offsetting from turn-ins. Overall, condition is Very Good, with slight rubbing on raised compartments, along outer joints, and at head and tail of spine. Small abrasion to four corners, with chip of leather off back lower corner of cover. The green-to-brown coloration of the binding leather seems a deliberate design element, giving a nice contrasting three dimensional "ombre" effect which contrasts with the flat-looking, heavily gilt design; (one is reminded of a jacquard silk fabric) *** Of ANASTASIA (ANNIE) POWER, English bookbinder, the youngest of nine children of a Whitby,Yorkshire oculist and his wife. Her training in bookbinding was probably an economic necessity given such a large family, but in any case she managed to get to London by the 1880's and trained with Douglas Cockerell as a bookbinder. Traditionally, this work was done by men, as the bookbinding guilds did not employ women. She was said to have been much influenced by Cockerell's designs. Famous in his own right as an inventive and artistic binder, Cockerell had been trained by Thomas Cobden-Sanderson, (original bookbinder at the Kelmscott Press) to whose Doves Bindery Cockerell was apprenticed beginning in 1893. Anastasia was either connected to, or a member of, the following: the Guild of Handicraft, formed by C.R. Ashbee, (whose members included William Morris and Holman Hunt); she also bound books for Cobden-Sanderson's Essex House Press sometime after its founding in 1898; The Guild of Women Binders and Hampstead Bindery in London in the period 1898-1904. A nineteen year old Virginia Woolf has been documented as studying bookbinding with Anastasia Power and her friend Sylvia Stebbing in a bindery they shared on Museum Street in London in 1901 (see Tony Bradshaw: Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts 2010, Chapter 6). This training would be of use to Woolf when she and her husband Leonard later established the Hogarth Press. While some middle class lady book binders of the day had brief careers, Anastasia Power's work would continue another thirty or so years, well after marriage to painter Gerald Loosely in 1905. The Royal Library at Windsor has another of her later works, a colorful onlaid binding of 1925 for Queen Mary. Interestingly, Annie Power seems to have chosen to use her maiden name professionally, at a time when this was very unusual. One imagines her in the feminist vanguard in Edwardian England; a dedicated professional woman in a traditionally male occupation, taken seriously by her male mentors. What speaks for itself in any case,is this extremely charming early-period book binding here produced by Anastasia Power, signed with a gilt colophon on the inside back cover of her works. Signed in monogram by the binder. Seller Inventory # BAAC007048

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Art & Love.: GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS;

GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS; Eric Gill.

Published by Bristol Robert Gibbings at the Golden Cockerell Press in Waltham Saint Lawrence Berkshire for Douglas Cleverdon (1927)

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About this Item: Bristol Robert Gibbings at the Golden Cockerell Press in Waltham Saint Lawrence Berkshire for Douglas Cleverdon, 1927. One of 225 copies signed by the author, from an overall limitation of 260, small 8vo., woodcut device on title and colophon, 6 etched plates by Gill, bookseller's small sticker on front pastedown, original black buckram, minor rubbing, edges uncut. Seller Inventory # 97333

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The Seven Seas: Kipling, Rudyard; Power,

Kipling, Rudyard; Power, Anastasia (bookbinder)

Published by Barnhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig (1897)

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About this Item: Barnhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig, 1897. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. 256pp. 12mo (4 3/4" x 6 1/2"). A book of poetry by Kipling, first published 1896. FINE BINDING by English book binder ANASTASIA POWER, 1899, with her gilt monogram on inside back cover turn-in. Binding in green-dyed morocco with extensive brown inclusions, as was possible with the Arts and Crafts bookbinders' use of vegetable dyes as a "traditional craft" element; woad and indigo, for instance, were once used extensively in medieval England. The highly attractive front cover decoration consists of a single fillet rectangle enclosing a border of large tudor roses, interspersed with five-leaved sprigs and dots, all gilt. Towards the center cover, the design continues with a double gilt fillet rectangle intersected by a double fillet diamond, the book title being gilt in the shape of a smaller diamond within, whose points consist of sets of three gilt dots. Anastasia Power has used small circles of laid-on orange leather within the inner gilt rectangular border, as well as smaller gilt dots as decoration along the outer diamond. Spine is in six raised compartments, with gilt decoration of a square of three lobed leaves and stems centering a small diamond with additional gilt dot decoration. Title is gilt in second compartment from top and the date 1897 appears at the foot. The rear board is almost identical in design to the front, save for the deletion of the laid-on orange dots, and a central design of a tudor rose. In all, it is a well- balanced and charming design, showing an increase in sophistication from her work of an earlier date. Turn-ins feature double fillet gilt border; rear inside cover has bookbinder's monogram "18AP99" on inner edge. A.e.g. Condition is Very Good, with slight rubbing along hinges and spine compartments. Inside, grey endpapers with offset from leather turn-in. *** Of ANASTASIA (ANNIE) POWER, English bookbinder, was the youngest of nine children of a Whitby,Yorkshire oculist and his wife. Her training in bookbinding was probably an economic necessity given such a large family, but in any case she managed to get to London by the 1880's and trained with Douglas Cockerell as a bookbinder. Traditionally this work was done by men, as the bookbinding guilds did not employ women. She was said to have been much influenced by Cockerell's designs. Famous in his own right as an inventive and artistic binder, Cockerell had been trained by Thomas Cobden-Sanderson, (original bookbinder at the Kelmscott Press) to whose Doves Bindery Cockerell was apprenticed beginning in 1893. Anastasia was either connected to, or a member of, the following: the Guild of Handicraft, formed by C.R. Ashbee, (whose members included William Morris and Holman Hunt); she also bound books for Cobden-Sanderson's Essex House Press sometime after its founding in 1898; The Guild of Women Binders and Hampstead Bindery in London in the period 1898-1904. A nineteen year old Virginia Woolf has been documented as studying bookbinding with Anastasia Power and her friend Sylvia Stebbing in a bindery they shared on Museum Street in London in 1901. (See Tony Bradshaw: Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts 2010, Chapter 6.) This training would be of use to Woolf when she and her husband Leonard later established the Hogarth Press. While some middle class lady book binders of the day had brief careers, Anastasia Power's work would continue another thirty or so years, well after marriage to painter Gerald Loosely in 1905. The Royal Library at Windsor has another of her later works, a colorful onlaid binding of 1925 for Queen Mary. Interestingly, Annie Power seems to have chosen to use her maiden name professionally, at a time when this was very unusual. One imagines her in the feminist vanguard in Edwardian England; a dedicated professional woman in a traditionally male occupation, taken seriously by her male mentors. Signed by monogram by bookbinder. Seller Inventory # BAAC007069

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Selected Passages. Chosen by Charlotte F. Shaw.: SHAW, George Bernard.

SHAW, George Bernard.

Published by London: Constable and Company Ltd, 1912 (1912)

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About this Item: London: Constable and Company Ltd, 1912, 1912. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, brown endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a modern green cloth solander box. Extremities faintly rubbed, initial blank recto tanned; 1933 photograph with tiny nick to one corner. A bright copy in excellent condition. Photo-engraved frontispiece of Auguste Rodin's bust of the author (from a photograph by Shaw). First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's friend, Sydney Cockerell, signed by Shaw and inscribed by Charlotte Shaw on the half-title: "To Sydney Carlyle Cockerell from Charlotte F. Shaw". another inscription, with indistinct signature and dated "5th Nov. 1913" reads: "I witness these signatures - on this most pleasant evening". Sir Sydney Carlisle Cockerell (1867–1962) was the director of the Fitzwilliam Museum from 1908 to 1937. Cockerell's innovative style as director left a lasting legacy on museology, his skillful use of light and space being quite revolutionary. In the late 1890s Cockerell had worked as William Morris's de facto personal secretary and was named by Morris as his literary executor. His brother was the bookbinder Douglas Cockerell, who also famously worked with Morris. Shaw and Cockerell appear as two of the three characters in Dame Felicitas Corrigan's The Nun, The Infidel, and the Superman. Laid in are two original photographs of Shaw at the Fitzwilliam Museum, taken in 1933 and 1935 and inscribed by Cockerell on the reverse. One of the photographs shows Shaw in front of the famous portrait which Augustus John painted in 1915 as part of a series and which Shaw bequeathed the museum. Also loosely inserted are Charlotte Shaw's compliments card and three newspaper clippings. A fine association. Laurence A118. Seller Inventory # 103503

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ART & LOVE.: GILL. ERIC.

GILL. ERIC.

Published by Printed by Robert Gibbings at the Golden Cockerell Press, for Douglas Cleverdon. Bristol. 1927 (1928) (1928)

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From: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member. (London, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: Printed by Robert Gibbings at the Golden Cockerell Press, for Douglas Cleverdon. Bristol. 1927 (1928), 1928. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition. LIMITED EDITION. 8vo. (7.9 x 4.7 inches). One of 35 copies, numbered and signed by Gill and with an extra set of the six Copper engravings loose in a folder inside the rear cover. Illustrated with six initial letters from wood engravings plus six full page copper engravings, this special edition also with an extra suite of the six copper engravings. Internally this is a beautiful, clean and uncut copy, printed on Batchelor hand made paper with oak leaf watermark. The six loose engravings in the folder at the end are all fine and clean. In the original full white vellum binding with gilt lettering to the spine, all edges untrimmed. The publishers delux vellum binding has a stain that affects the top 2/3rds of the spine (obscuring some of the gilt lettering) and an area about 1/3rd of the rear board. The stain does not encroach inside the volume at all. ----- Although the printing was completed on June 30th 1927 the book wasn't published until march 1928. 225 ordinary copies were issued, numbered and signed by Gill, and bound in black buckram at 21s and 35 special copies, numbered 1-35, bound in full vellum and signed by Gill, were issued at 2 quineas, although 25 of the ordinary and 5 of the special edition were not for sale. --Evan Gill. Bibliography of Eric Gill. No. 14. Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # 8893

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W H SMITH BINDERY.

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About this Item: 1914. W.H. Smith & Son. Bookbinding Works. Letchworth [no date c.1914] 4to. Bound in full reddish-brown niger morocco, stamp-signed in gilt with the W.H. Smith & Son monogram on rear turn-in, sides with gilt-ruled borders and small embellishments, gilt lettering at the head of the upper cover ("We should a guest love while he loves to stay / And when he likes not give him loving way"), smooth spine with ruled border and title ("Guest Book") in gilt, green cloth endpapers, top edges gilt; a very nice copy, contained in the original hinged wooden box with W.H. Smith & Son's printed label. A very handsome guest book. Douglas Cockerell (1870-1945), master bookbinder and an important figure in the Arts and Crafts movement. He started his own bindery in 1898 in Denmark Street in London, and after a number of moves he finally settled in Letchworth where he worked with his son Sydney until his death. He was in charge of W.H. Smith & Sons bindery from 1905 to 1914. His Bookbinding and the Care of Books is still a standard text book. Seller Inventory # 323859

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Burne-Jones, Edward.

Published by Reproduced by Henri Piazza et Cie for the Fine Art Society (1905)

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About this Item: Reproduced by Henri Piazza et Cie for the Fine Art Society, 1905. 1st Ed. 4to. 6 leaves lettered in red and green. 38 colour plates each with green lettered letterpress leaf. 4pp. facsimile in black and white of part of the lists of flowers made by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. E.ps. and prelims. very lightly browned, bound at W.H. Smith bindery under Douglas Cockerell in modestly beautiful full green morocco, gilt ruling with three green roundels to corners of boards, gilt ruled compartments to spine with gilt roundels to each corner, gilt lettered spine and upper board with the date in gilt to tail of spine, some light marking to boards, t.e.g. rest uncut, enclosed in green clamshell box with title in gilt to upper cover, some minor fraying, with the lower catch detached from case but affixed to upper catch. No. 227 of 300 Copies, numbered and signed ‘FAS’, by Georgiana Burne-Jones.Left at his death the original album of flower paintings, his wife Georgiana published the above facsimile, in an edition of 300 copies, in 1905 with the co-operation with the Fine Art Society in London. Superbly printed by Piazza, he hand-stencilled watercolour over collotypes using the pochoir technique to produce brilliant colours. The typography was by William Graily Hewitt. Sold in both bound and unbound form, the unbound copies being contained in a clamshell box.Worked in watercolours, gouache, and gold paint, the paintings reflect the landscape around Rottingdean. Instantly recognisable as the work of Burne-Jones, it draws on favoured themes including the The Beguiling of Merlin and his ‘Briar Rose’ series. US$14520. Seller Inventory # 258133

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La Divina Commedia / The Divine Comedy]: Anonymous] Dante Alighieri

About this Item: England, [Douglas Cockerell / John William North], no year [c.]., 1910. Folio (34 cm wide x 42.5 cm high). 216 pages. Hardcover / Binding in full green morocco with lettering and Dante's head as bronze sculpture per inlet to front cover. Binding by Douglas Cockerell, signed "WHS", during his directorship of W.H.Smith & Son (1905 - 1914). The manuscript is on excellent paper, watermarked O.W.P. & A.C.L. [O.W. Paper & Arts Co. Ltd., established by English painter John William North (1842-1924) in 1895]. The binding rubbed and with some small damages, in need of some minor restoration but overall still very good. The interior, the paper and the artwork all in excellent condition besides one of the juxtaposed photographs (Filippina Lippo) removed from the manuscript with some residue of the photograph remaining and some of the photographs with some dogears and minimal discoloration. All the original artwork in spectacular and fresh condition. The manuscript is a spectacular find and the quality of its execution is of utmost interest for any lover of rare books, manuscripts and special bindings. The circle of Douglas Cockerell, his involvement in one of the most beautiful books ever printed: the Ashendene Press Dante, as well as Cockerell being the binder of this unique manuscript, the fantastic paper used for the manuscript by one of the idyllist movement's central figures, John William North, and the wonderful Dante - theme of the manuscript with illuminated poetry from the Divine Comedy and the unique style of collage art, lets us rightfully dream that the anonymous composer of the manuscript was an important or at least peripheral member to either the Arts and Crafts Movement, the Ashendene Press or it was someone who worked in the style of the calligraphy schools that were inspired by William Morris or even earlier epigones like Owen Jones. Seller Inventory # 100250AB

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