Lot 220
  • 220

English Private Presses, etc.

1,000 - 1,500 GBP
1,375 GBP
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  • Collection of 31 volumes from the late twentieth-century
  • paper
mostly limited signed or illustrated editions, including texts by Simon Armitage, Padraic Colum, Wendy Cope, U.A. Fanthorpe, Roger McGough, William Morris, Craig Raine, Sacheverell Sitwell, Stephen Spender, etc.; illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, John Farleigh, David Hockney, Blair Hughes-Stanton, Henry Moore, Colin Paynton, Eric Ravilious, Gerald Woods, etc. and with presses including Basilisk Press, Clarion Publishing, Clover Hill Editions, Eugrammia Press, The Fairfax Press, The Fleece Press, Gwasg Gregynog, Gresham Books, Rampant Lions Press, Snake River Press, The Tragara Press, etc.; all various sizes, original bindings, occasional minor wear (31)


CLARION PUBLISHING—PROSPERO POETS. Collection of material by Simon Armitage, Wendy Cope, Roger McGough, Craig Raine, Matthew Sweeney and U.A. Fanthorpe, Alton: Clarion Publishing, 1994-1995, 6 vol. and other related material, collector’s box

CLOVER HILL EDITIONS—MORRIS, WILLIAM. The Story of Cupid and Psyche. London: Clover Hill Editions, 1974, 2 volumes, number 258 of 270 copies, illustrations after Edward Burne-Jones, slipcase

DOLMEN PRESS—COLUM, PADRAIC. Moytura. Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1963, one of 750 copies, dust-jacket

EUGRAMMIA PRESS—DUVET, JEAN. Lapocalypse figure. London: Eugrammia Press, 1962, number 729 of 735 copies

FABER AND FABER—SPENDER, STEPHEN. Hockney’s Alphabet. London: Faber and Faber, 1991, signed by Spender and Hockney, illustrations by David Hockney, slipcase

FAIRFAX PRESS—SITWELL, SACHEVERELL. Valse des Fleurs. York: Fairfax Press, 1980, number XVII of 400 copies of which this is one of 60 copies bound in quarter leather, signed by the author and Henry Moore, slipcase, collector’s box, lacking lithograph by Moore

FLEECE PRESS—ed. LAWRENCE, SIMON. Tales from Bleeding Heart Yard. Huddersfield: Fleece Press, 1987, one of 310 copies

GEMINI PRESS—GRAVES, IDA. Epithalamion. London: Basilisk Press / Colchester: Gemini Press, 1934 [London: Basilisk Press, 1980], 2 vol., number 281 of 330 copies, illustrations by Blair Hughes-Stanton, prospectus loosely inserted, slipcase

GRESHAM BOOKS—POOLE, MONICA. The Wood Engravings of John Farleigh. Henley-on-Thames: Gresham Books, 1985, number 27 of 110 copies, illustrations by John Farleigh, additional engraving loosely inserted, slipcase

GWASG GREGYNOG—ed. ROBERTS, BRYNLEY F. Giraldus Cambrensis. Newtown: Gwasg Gregynog, 1989, number 26 of 280 copies, illustrations by Colin Paynton, slipcase

LA CONCHIGLIA—PEYREFITTE, ROGER. Amori et Dolori Sacrum. Capri: La Conchiglia, 1990,

LION AND UNICORN PRESS—RICHARDS, J.M. The wood engravings of Eric Ravilious. London: Lion and Unicorn Press, 1972, number II 66 [of 500 copies?], illustrations by Eric Ravilious

NINE ELMS PRESS—GERARD, DAVID. John Ruskin & William Morris. London: Nine Elms Press, 1988, number 285 of 350 copies

PRIVATE LIBRARIES ASSOCIATION—HUGHES-STANTON, PENELOPE. The Wood-Engravings of Blair Hughes-Stanton. Pinner: Private Libraries Association, 1991, number 69 of 112 copies with eight additional engravings, illustrations by Blair Hughes-Stanton, slipcase

RAMPANT LIONS PRESS—SMART, CHRISTOPHER. A Song to David. Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press, 1960, number 466 of 600 copies, dust-jacket

SIEMER, [HAN]. Nagelaten Grafisch en Beeldend Oeuvre. Tilburg: MSC, [n.d.], loose sheets within portfolio

[SNAKE RIVER PRESS]—VERLAINE, PAUL. Beaute des femmes. [Hove: Snake River Press], 1978, number 11 [of 15 copies], illustrations by Gerald Woods

TRAGARA PRESS—ADLARD, JOHN. One Evening of Light Mist in London. Edinburgh: Tragara Press, 1980, number 18 of 145 copies

TRAGARA PRESS—BAUDELAIRE—VERLAINE. From the Nineties. Edinburgh: Tragara Press, 1982, number 13 of 95 copies of which this is one of 20 on Zerkall paper, together with four gatherings of proofs

TRAGARA PRESS—GRAY, JOHN. Aubrey Beardsley. Edinburgh: Tragara Press, 1980, number 16 of 95 copies

TRAGARA PRESS—O’SULLIVAN, VINCENT. Some Letters of Vincent O’Sullivan to A.J.A. Symons. Edinburgh: Tragara Press, 1975, number 12 of 130 copies of which this is one of 20 copies on Barcham Green paper, collector’s slipcase

TRAGARA PRESS—SYMONS, ARTHUR. Paul Verlaine. Edinburgh: Tragara Press, 1980, number 14 of 115 copies of which this is one of 20 copies on hand-made paper

TRAGARA PRESS—SYMONS, ARTHUR. Paul Verlaine. Edinburgh: Tragara Press, 1980, number 114 of 115 copies

TRAGARA PRESS—WEEKS, DONALD. Frederick Rolfe and The Times. Edinburgh: Tragara Press, 1977, number 145 of 175 copies

TRAGARA PRESS—WEEKS, DONALD. Two Friends. Edinburgh: Tragara Press, 1978, proof copy;

all various sizes, original bindings