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A Stickful of Nonpareil.

Published: Cambridge: Privately printed at the University Press, 1956

Stock code: 100044

Price: £275

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First edition, first impression. One of 500 copies printed and bound by Cambridge University Press for “presentation by the university printer to his friends in printing and publishing, Christmas 1956”. This is the story of Cambridge University Press at the turn of the century, when it was run by a succession of members of the Clay family and by their redoubtable manager, Alfred Mason.

Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and decoration to spine and front board gilt, top edge green, white and green patterned endpapers. With the original glassine jacket. With 15 black and white by Edward Ardizzone. An exceptionally bright and fresh copy in glassine with a few spots and tiny chips. Excellent.

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