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ASHENDENE PRESS.) CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de.

Published by Chelsea: at the Ashendene Press, 192728 (1927)

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Item Description: Chelsea: at the Ashendene Press, 192728, 1927. 2 volumes, folio. Original white cloth backed patterned boards, printed paper labels to spines, edges untrimmed. In a contemporary brown cloth slipcase. Lightly rubbed with some wear to the corners, spine labels nicked, hinges cracked, binding a little dulled. A very good set. Woodcut initials, text printed in red and black. First Ashendene edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 225 copies on Batchelor paper. One of the most impressive productions of the press and the first work to be printed in the new Ptolemy type. Ashendene Bibliography 36. Bookseller Inventory # 65607

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The First Part and the Second Part: ASHENDENE PRESS.) CERVANTES

ASHENDENE PRESS.) CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de.

Published by Chelsea: Chelsea, The Ashendene Press, 192728 (1927)

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Item Description: Chelsea: Chelsea, The Ashendene Press, 192728, 1927. 2 large folio volumes (430 × 308 mm). Publisher's full green morocco, spine in compartments with gilt titles direct. Nicks to bands and corners, but a lovely set, internally fine and in excellent condition. Printed in red and black in Ptolemy type; text in double columns; border and initials designed by Louise Powell and cut on wood by W. M. Quick and Geo. H. Ford. First Ashendene edition, one of 225 copies on Batchelor paper, out of a total edition of 245 copies. "First appearance of Ptolemy type. Ashendene knight-in-armour paper taken as a single work Don-Quixote is the largest of the Ashendene books. It has an interesting alternative to Hewitt's drawn or printed initials, the successful but unrepeatable device of neo-Kelmscott initials, borders and opening words cut on wood from designs by Louise Powell. The new Ashendene type was imitated and adapted from the Geographia of Ptolemaeus, printed by Leonard Holle at Ulm in 1482. In two columns, with red used chiefly for headings and shoulder notes, decorated but not illustrated, this link with the Kelmscott past was an entirely successful venture" (Franklin, The Ashendene Press). Ashendene Bibliography XXXVI; Franklin, The Ashendene Press, pp. 241-242; Ransom, Private Presses, p. 206, no. 39; Tomkinson, p. 8, no. 39. Bookseller Inventory # 87243

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