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The Road Is Wider Than Long. An: Penrose, Roland

Penrose, Roland

Published by Arts Council Of Great Britain, London (1980)

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From: Lott Rare Books (Banstead, SRY, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: Arts Council Of Great Britain, London, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Roland Penrose (illustrator). Second Edition. Stiff card covers with title to front and spine. Unpaginated. Second Edition, 1980. 3000 copies on the occasion of an exhibition of Roland Penrose's work Published by the Arts Council of Great Britain; containing his photographs, surrealist poetry and "unconventional layouts", using various typeface in both black and red. The first edition for 'London Gallery Editions', was No 1 of a series of Surrealist Poetry edited by ELT Mesens, 1938. In perfect original condition. A fine copy. Seller Inventory # 1470

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The Road is Wider Than Long: An: Penrose, Roland

Penrose, Roland

Published by London Gallery Editions (1939)

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From: Ashton Rare Books ABA : PBFA : ILAB (Leicester, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: London Gallery Editions, 1939. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. The First UK printing published by London Gallery Editions :1939. Number 486 of a Limited Edition of 500 copies. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition in original wood grain boards. Mild rubbing at the spine ends, corners and folds. Some offsetting to the end papers. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The binding remains tight. A little light rubbing to the spine lettering. No wrapper -as issued. Illustrated from photographs by the author, printed in red and black, using various decorative type faces, at The Bradley Press. Published as No. 1 in the Series of Surrealist Poetry, edited by E.L.T. Mesens. During July and August 1938, as Europe prepared for war, Roland Penrose and Lee Miller journeyed through the Balkans. Penrose was a painter and a writer; Miller was a studio assistant to Man Ray, a muse to several artists, and a photographer. As they travelled, Penrose snapped pictures and took notes of a world that both artists were just discovering and that would soon largely be destroyed and transformed forever. Scarce. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. Seller Inventory # ABE-1537268855380

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The Road is Wider Than Long; an: PENROSE, Roland

PENROSE, Roland

Published by London Gallery Editions, 1939. (1939)

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From: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller (Sheerness, KENT, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: London Gallery Editions, 1939., 1939. 1st Edition. Printed in red and black in a variety of typefaces. Number 86 of a Limited Edition of 500 copies. A few light finger marks. Very Good in original wood grain boards a little worn at the spine extremities. RARE PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO THE ENGLISH SURREALIST HUGH SYKES DAVIES. ?To Hugh & Joyce Sykes Davies with all best wishes Roland Penrose.?. Seller Inventory # 38325

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The Road is Wider Than Long. An: PENROSE, Roland.

PENROSE, Roland.

Published by London: Gallery Editions, 1939 (1939)

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From: Peter Harrington. ABA member (London, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: London: Gallery Editions, 1939, 1939. Small quarto. Original wood grain boards, titles to spine and front cover in blue. Bookplate of John Lyle, surrealist book collector, to front pastedown. Joints a little worn, otherwise an excellent copy. Photographic frontispiece and photographs in the text throughout, all by the author. First and limited edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to French actor and writer Jacques B. Brunius (1906–1967) on the half-title, "à Brunius mon ami, Roland Penrose", number 137 of 510 copies. Penrose visited the Balkans with Lee Miller in 1938 and recorded the tour in this photographic diary, the first work in the Series of Surrealist Poetry, edited by E. L. T. Mesens. Laid in are six items: (a) two pencil sketches by Brunius; (b) a pencil-written autograph note from Roland Penrose to "his dear friend" inviting him to dinner (no date or place indicated); (c) a postcard with a dancing nun atop a donkey, written from French poet Jacques Prévert (1900–1977) to Brunius; (d) a leaf with hand-written notes on the structure of The Road is Wider Than Long; (e) a note written in blue ink by Prévert. Seller Inventory # 123648

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About this Item: Hardcover Jan 01, 1939. Condition: Used: Very Good. [FIRST EDITION] London: London Gallery Editions, 1939. Hardcover in thin boards issued without dust jacket. Unpaginated (52 pages), illustrated with numerous b/w photographic plates and typographically designed printing in red and black. Covers designed by Hans Bellmer with faux wood-grained boards and blue lettering on front and spine. Number 477 of 500 unsigned, hand-numbered copies on Art paper (outside the edition of 10 copies on Millbourn Hand-made paper that included an original drawing, and was illuminated and signed by author). An early artists book by the painter and writer Roland Penrose, documenting a trip he took with Lee Miller through the Balkans. Miller was a studio assistant and muse to Man Ray (and others), as well as a brilliant photographer in her own right. Upon their return, Penrose created a handmade book for Miller containing his photographs embellished with poetic commentary. This title is a direct result of that effort and occupies an important place in the history of surrealist literature. Covers a touch soiled with minor wear to spine ends, text a little dingy due to age-toning and some light foxing, but overall a very good example of this now rare title. No marks, NOT-EX LIBRARY. (fc) [FIRST EDITION0 London: London Gallery Editions, 1939. Hardcover in thin boards issued without dust jacket. Illustrated with numerous photographic plates. Boards are covered with wood-grained paper, with titles printed in blue on front cover (design by Hans Bellmer). "During July and August 1938, as Europe prepared for war, Roland Penrose and Lee Miller took a journey through the Balkans. Penrose was a painter and a writer; Miller was a studio assistant to Man Ray, a muse to several artists, and a brilliant photographer. As they traveled, Penrose snapped pictures and took notes on a world that both artists were just discovering and that would soon be transformed forever. Shortly after their return, Penrose created a handmade book for Miller, containing the photographs he made and a poetic commentary on what he and Miller experienced during their travels. It was later published as a limited edition book, which Penrose then personalized with a series of fanciful drawings. Altogether, this affecting little book occupies an important place in the history of surrealist literature and, indeed, the history of Europe". One of 500 numbered copies on Art paper (outside the edition of 10 copies on Millbourn Hand-made paper with an original drawing, illuminated and signed by author). Seller Inventory # 8H-ILDR-AZOZ

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The Road is Wider than Long. An: Penrose, Roland

Penrose, Roland

Published by London Gallery Editions (1939)

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From: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA) (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: London Gallery Editions, 1939. Penrose, Roland; Bellmer, Hans (illustrator). First edition. Illustrated from photographs by the author, printed in red and black, using various decorative type faces, at The Bradley Press. One of 500 numbered copies. 8-1/2 x 6-7/8 inches, 52 pages. Published as No. 1 in the Series of Surrealist Poetry, edited by E.L.T. Mesens. A rare presentation copy, inscribed by Penrose to John Langdon-Davies, author and war correspondent . Langdon-Davies commanded the Osterley Home Guard Training School in 1940 where Penrose taught camouflage (famously using a photo of his wife Lee Miller wearing only a camouflage net).Bound by Peter Jones, using multiple strips of quarter-sawn oak from Penrose's Farley Farm, a gift to the binder from Anthony Penrose, the author's son, with single strip of yew in each board. The strips were butt-jointed and threaded into carbon fiber rods. Throughlays of sanded acrylic inserts with gold leaf, quarter jointed black goatskin spine, the original wood veneer covers designed by Hans Bellmer are preserved, and incorporated in the binding, which has a lidded box made of the same oak, tongued and grooved with rebate corner joints. Jones has been President of Designer Bookbinders. His works are owned by major collectors and institutions in the USA and the UK. He is a member of the Tomorrow's Past group of binders who make modern conservation bindings for antiquarian books, avoiding the historicist pastiches of restoration bindings. "The structure developed as a sympathetic treatment for the text block and in consequence determined much of the design. Book treated as found object in line with the 'objets trouvés' favoured by Roland Penrose and other surrealists. Original condition of cover and text block accepted as part of and evidence of its history, retained and re-used. Oak sourced from Roland Penrose's home, Farley Farm, in Chiddingly, Sussex and donated to the project by his son.Two strips of yew added reference the passing of Roland Penrose and Lee Miller. Various flashes of black, white, and opaque acrylic reference black and white photography. Red endpapers and spine onlay refer to the use of red ink in the printing. Gold used to highlight the dilapidation of the original binding and to give visual highlights to the new binding." From the binder's statement. Seller Inventory # 29542

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