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  1. 130960comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page, with his printed name struck through. This copy additionally bears an inscription of love by man of letters and bookseller Maurice Firuski, to his wife, Elvia Scoville Firuski, on the first blank, "I'm tired of hiding our love;/aren't you? Very well-then-/... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 130960

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  2. 122166comp
    First and limited edition, number 64 of 500 copies privately printed, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To W. S. S. Rodgers with my friendship and affection 1/19/38 W. P. Chrysler", on the first blank leaf. The book's foreword describes the printing of this edition, designed as a Christmas remembrance for the Chrysler... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 122166

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  3. God Save the King
    First and limited edition, number 29 of 150 copies signed by the author. This is the only substantial poetry collection of Brian Howard (1905-1958), one of the Eton Arts Society group with Harold Acton, Oliver Messel, Anthony Powell, and Henry Yorke; at Oxford he knew Evelyn Waugh and Waugh, writing later that Howard "dazzled... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 106933

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  4. 127093

    Sonnets.

    Lexington, Kentucky: 1956

    Limited edition, number 90 of 240 copies. An attractive example of a production of a lesser-known American private press, printed by Jacob Hammer on handmade paper, after the Praetorius Facsimile edition of the first quarto of 1609. The Anvil Press was a small association of ten printing enthusiasts, active during the fifties... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 127093

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  5. 125625comp
    First and limited edition, number 100 of 140 copies signed by the illustrator. A stylishly produced volume from Frances and Nicolas McDowell's Old Stile Press, the binding designed by Hamid Dingle and the striking, expressionist woodcuts by Maryclare Foa. "This hauntingly powerful text, a fragment of a Norwegian Epic, c.400... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 125625

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  6. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
    First edition thus, deluxe limited issue: copy XX of 20 deluxe copies with an original guide sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages, as well as colour collotype proofs,from a total edition of 526 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, with each page watermarked... Learn More
    £5,250

    Stock Code: 115038

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  7. Milton: A Poem.
    First edition thus, copy S of 26 lettered copies reserved for Lessing J. Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, containing an original guide-sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages in the stencil work, as well as colour collotype... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 115042

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  8. 122069comp
    First and signed limited edition, number 21 of 50 copies. This portfolio comprises of seven broadsides, each individually numbered and signed by Steadman and the relevant poet: Fleur Adcock, Bill Butler, Jane Deverson, David Harsent, Adrian Henri, Roger McGough, and Douglas Mellor. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 122069

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  9. 123301

    Shakespeare's England.

    New York and London: 1892

    Limited edition, one of 250 unnumbered copies, finely printed with wide margins. Unique extra-illustrated copy with five original unsigned watercolours and fine pen-and-ink sketches, showing charming scenes of Stratford and other sites linked to Shakespeare's life. Winter's account of the landmarks and rustic architecture... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 123301

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  10. 123277
    First trade edition. A very attractively illustrated and printed copy of the first book book published by the Medici Society, in a fine binding. This edition of the Song of Songs was first published in 1909 in extra crown quarto by Riccardi Press Books. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 123277

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  11. 122918
    First Mosher edition, number 20 of 100 copies printed on japon paper, with an additional 925 copies printed on Van Gelder paper. The printer, Thomas Mosher, was a major contributor to the American private press movement. A finely printed and bound copy, which was first published in 1887. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 122918

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  12. 122914
    First Mosher edition, number 28 of 100 copies printed on japon paper, with an additional 925 copies printed on Van Gelder paper. The printer, Thomas Mosher, was a major contributor to the American private press movement. A finely printed and bound copy, first published in 1879. Learn More
    £200

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  13. 122904
    First US edition, first printing, one of 925 unnumbered copies on Van Gelder paper, with an additional 100 copies printed on japon. The printer, Thomas Mosher, was a major contributor to the American private press movement. An attractively printed and bound book, which was first published in Edinburgh in 1897. Learn More
    £200

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  14. 122743
    Limited edition, number 341 of 364 copies, of which 350 were printed on paper and 14 on vellum. A handsomely bound copy of the Caradoc Press's finely printed edition of Walton's treatise, which was first published in 1653. Learn More
    £600

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  15. 120134comp
    First edition in English, signed limited issue of 500 copies, of which 100 were specially bound in full vellum; this copy being number four. Additionally inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Gathorne, from a tired Crusader, this account of those who enjoyed on the road to Jerusalem 'a Happy Martyrdom,'... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 120134

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  16. 122044comp
    First and only edition, limited to 40 copies for personal distribution by Viscount Carlow, founder of the Corvinus Press, as a Christmas gift, this copy inscribed on the presentation leaf "For Eileen, from Carlow, 1938". The text was printed verbatim from the original manuscript, which is now in the National Maritime Museum... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 122044

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  17. Europe: A Prophecy.
    First edition thus, limited issue, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy. Number 1 of 480 copies, from a total limited edition of 526 copies on Arches rag paper to match that used by Blake. This copy derives from the archive of the Trianon Press, from the estate of publisher and founder Arnold Fawcus. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 115036

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  18. image1
    First edition thus, limited issue, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy. Copy A of 26 copies reserved for the trustees of the William Blake Trust and the publishers, from a total edition of 458 copies, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. This copy derives from the Trianon Press archive, from... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 115053

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  19. The Visions of the Daughters of Albion.
    First edition thus, number 369 of 400 copies thus (this one of 200 for the US), from a total edition of 446 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, each page watermarked with Blake's monogram. Blake scholar Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), the brother of John Maynard, provides a commentary and bibliographical... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 115055

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  20. The Book of Los.
    First edition thus, copy II of 32 copies bound in full morocco with an original guide sheet, stencil and copperplate, and a set of extra plates showing progressive stages of the collotype and hand-stencil process, from a total edition of 538 copies, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake.... Learn More
    £1,275

    Stock Code: 115051

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  21. The Book of Ahania.
    First edition thus, copy XXIX of 32 deluxe copies in full morocco, each containing an original guide-sheet, stencil and copperplate, and a set of plates showing the progressive stages of the collotype and hand-stencil process, from a total edition of 808 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that bused by Blake.... Learn More
    £1,525

    Stock Code: 115043

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  22. There is No Natural Religion.
    First edition thus, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy, number 1 of 540 copies thus, from a total edition of 616 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. This copy, numbered 1 in the series, derives from the archive of the Trianon Press, from the estate of publisher and founder Arnold Fawcus. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 115037

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  23. A Study of The Illuminated Books of William Blake.
    First edition, limited to 525 numbered copies signed and numbered by the author on the limitation leaf, this copy out of series. Keynes (1887-1982) was an academic, biographer, and the younger brother of John Maynard Keynes. He was a world authority on Blake, and was instrumental in the production of the Trianon facsimiles,... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 115016

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  24. The Book of Thel.
    First edition thus, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy, copy A of 26 lettered copies reserved for Lessing J. Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, from a limited edition of 426 copies printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, each page watermarked... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 115014

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  25. The Book of Ahania.
    First edition thus, number 4 of 750 copies in quarter morocco from a limited edition of 808 copies. The Trianon Press, in collaboration with The William Blake Society, produced a series of fine facsimiles of Blake's books based on copies in the Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress. These facsimiles were printed... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 114944

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  26. .
    First Kelmscott edition, one of 300 copies on paper, uncommon in this condition with the silk ties intact: "They are, incidentally, the most fragile part of the Kelmscott books and are broken on many copies" (Peterson p. xxxvi). The main text reproduces the second edition of Ralph Robinson's English translation, first published... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 110283

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  27. The Book of Los.
    First facsimile edition, number 98 of 538 copies printed on Arches pure rag paper, made to match the paper used by Blake. Blake scholar Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), the brother of John Maynard, provides a commentary and bibliographical history. "The Book of Los was the first of the two small books executed by Blake mainly... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 112647

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  28. .
    Signed limited edition, number 86 of 110 copies signed by the illustrator Errol Le Cain, the calligrapher David A. Howells, and the paper maker Philip H. Rowson. The contrast of Le Cain's boldly colourful illustrations with the delicate quality of the pressed seaweed peppered throughout the text lends itself particularly... Learn More
    £2,450

    Stock Code: 99434

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  29. A Christmas Carol. In Prose.
    Signed limited edition on Japanese vellum, number 46 of 100 copies signed by Elbert Hubbard, founder of the Roycroft artisan community, or by one of his Roycrofters whom he had trained to imitate his signature. An attractive example of Roycroft presswork. Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 97379

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  30. Initium S. Evangelii Secundum S. Joannem.
    First edition illustrated by Elizabeth Rivers, first impression, from a limited edition of 500 copies. The Beginning of the Holy Gospel According to St John was the first Dolmen Press collaboration with Elizabeth Rivers. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 94533

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  31. Letters to Frank Savery.
    Signed limited edition. Number 58 of 80 copies signed by James Elroy Flecker's wife Hellé, who edited this title and wrote its foreword, as well as the two illustrators, Claudia Guercio and Randolphe Schwabe, and the publisher, Cyril William Beaumont. Contained in this volume are the letters the British poet sent to his... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 94293

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  32. Life, Travels and Reminiscences of Jonathan Ceredig Davies.
    One of 70 copies only printed by the author at his own printing-press for private circulation. This copy is inscribed "yours sincerely, J. Ceredig Davies" on the frontispiece, and was sent to Davies's cousin the Hon. Dan W. Williams, who is mentioned (though misnamed, as Williams comments in the margin) on page 5 as part... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 93335

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    A Lunch Appointment.

    [North Pomfret]: [1993]

    Number XIII. One of XX copies signed by Edmund White on the limitation leaf and containing an original signed etching by Pierre Le-Tan, from a total edition of 170 numbered copies. Printed by hand on Arches paper at the Dartmouth College Graphic Arts Workshop. A beautiful production. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 88946

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  34. A Woman's Reliquary.

    A Woman's Reliquary.

    Churchtown, Dundrum: 1913

    First edition, first impression. Edward Dowden (1843-1913) was an Irish literary critic, Shakespeare scholar, and poet, and this collection of his poems was published pseudonymously. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 83954

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  35. Poems.
    Limited edition, one of 200 copies bound in vellum, printed on handmade paper in large paper format. Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 48989

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  36. 74669
    First facsimile edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 526 numbered copies on Arches rag paper to match that used by Blake. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 74669

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  37. 59516
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £60

    Stock Code: 59516

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  38. Printing With the Handpress.
    First trade edition, first printing. Originally published in a limited edition of 140 hand-printed copies, with the trade edition offset from proofs of the limited edition. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 59108

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  39. 51429
    First Millennium edition, with additional material. Originally published in 1960. From the library of Alan Ansen. Learn More
    £40

    Stock Code: 51429

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  40. A Little Book of Legends for Children.
    £125

    Stock Code: 50737

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  41. 50212comp
    First edition, first impression. One of 125 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 50212

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  42. 50473
    £65

    Stock Code: 50473

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  43. Printer's Progress. A Comparative Survey of the Craft of Printing 1851-1951.
  44. Metamorphosis of 741.
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 440 numbered copies. Inscribed by the author on the limitation leaf "With love for Alan - who must never change - DJ & JM v. 77". Also with a pencilled correction on the second page of text. Alan Ansen (1922-2006) was a central figure in the loose collection of... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 51351

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  45. A Woman's Reliquary.

    A Woman's Reliquary.

    Churchtown, Dundrum: 1913

    First edition, first impression. Edward Dowden (1843-1913) was an Irish literary critic, Shakespeare scholar, and poet, and this collection of his poems was published pseudonymously. The editor, Elizabeth Yeats, has inscribed this copy "To Philip & Sophia Miller friends of - Edward & Elizabeth Dowden - this little book is... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 63336

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