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  • The Deserted Village by Signed by Elbert Hubbard with photograph of Frank L Baum loosely inserted GOLDSMITH, Dr Oliver.
    Signed by Elbert Hubbard with photograph of Frank L Baum loosely inserted GOLDSMITH, Dr Oliver.
    The Deserted Village to which is prefaced some notes concerning a Little journey to "Sweet Auburn" as written by Elbert Hubbard.

    New York Aurora Village Roycroft Shop 1898

    Number 18 of 470 copies. Dickinson's wove paper 290 × 230 mm. Green half cloth spine. Paper covered boards. Title in gilt on the green cloth on upper board. Some slight wear to corners, head and base of spine else a very good copy. The Deserted Village was the first book which W.W. Denslow designed for the Roycroft Press. Denslow's 19 initials are outline letters, embellished with scrollwork, spiral flourishes, shamrocks, and other ornamental devices throughout the book. These letters are printed in green and filled in by hand with gold paint. Designer and illustrator W.W. Denslow, writer and publisher Elbert Hubbard and fantasy fiction author Frank L. Baum are linked in…

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    New York Aurora Village Roycroft Shop 1898

    Number 18 of 470 copies. Dickinson's wove paper 290 × 230 mm. Green half cloth spine. Paper covered boards. Title in gilt on the green cloth on upper board. Some slight wear to corners, head and base of spine else a very good copy. The Deserted Village was the first book which W.W. Denslow designed for the Roycroft Press. Denslow's 19 initials are outline letters, embellished with scrollwork, spiral flourishes, shamrocks, and other ornamental devices throughout the book. These letters are printed in green and filled in by hand with gold paint. Designer and illustrator W.W. Denslow, writer and publisher Elbert Hubbard and fantasy fiction author Frank L. Baum are linked in this particular copy as Denslow illustrated Baum's Wizard of Oz, along with other titles by him, and it is Baum's photograph which is loosely inserted in the book – perhaps it was his copy? An interesting connection nonetheless. This copy is one of the first 40 copies. Others amongst this first 40 were all reputedly produced as extra illustrated editions, although this copy does not have illustrations beyond the decorated letters by Denslow. Hubbard began his own printing concern, the Roycroft Press in 1893, inspired by William Morris's Kelmscott Press.

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    Stock ID: 22692
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  • [GILL, Eric] PEPLER H. D. C.
    The Dressmaker and milkmaid

    Ditchling St Dominic's Press 1926

    The "Small Rhyme Sheets". These two each folded once. No. 16, Dressmaker; No. 12, Milkmaid. Reduced Eric Gill engraving. Bound in half calf with hand made paper covered boards. Arts and crafts style binding. Taylor and Sewell, B39 & B35. originally issued in string tied light grey wrappers.

    Stock ID: 22249
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  • The Industrial Design Consultant by MERCER, F. A.
    MERCER, F. A.
    The Industrial Design Consultant Who he is and what he does?

    London and New York The Studio 1947

    144pp illustrated with b/w plates grouped together after the text pages. Small 8vo. Good. Dust wrapper chipped and worn but protected in glassine. End papers slightly foxed. Fascinating publication on design remedies which can be achieved by using a consultant. A greater part of Mercer's life was spent working for The Studio and he was editor of Modern Publicity, Modern Posters and Art and Industry. He was on the board of the RSA for many years and this book was produced from a paper he wrote for the RSA and for which he was awarded a silver medal.

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  • The Kelmscott Press and William Morris Master Craftsman by [WILLIAM MORRIS] SPARLING H Haliday.
    [WILLIAM MORRIS] SPARLING H Haliday.
    The Kelmscott Press and William Morris Master Craftsman

    London, Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1924

    Portrait frontispiece of Morris engraved by Emery Walker from a photograph by Sparling, ix + 177pp + [2]pp advertising leaf at the end and 16 plates. 8vo., original linen backed, blue holland paper covered boards with paper printed spine label. Fine. A very useful study of the operation and histor oc the Kelsmcott Press, founded by Morris in 1891. Henry Halliday Sparling was the son-in-law of William Morris between 1890 and 1898 He had married May Morris but this ended over her involvement with George Bernard Shaw.

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  • PEEL Mrs [Dorothy] C S
    The Labour Saving House

    London John Lane and the Bodley Head 1918

    190pp + [2] illustrated with b/w plates. Decorated cloth. Superb insights into contemporary house keeping, arrangement of rooms etc. Includes contemporary issues such as electric lighting, the arrangement of entrance halls and indeed all the rooms of the house. Peel wrote a series of books aimed at improving the lot of women in the home over her career and was given the OBE for her work in the first world war relating to women and the war and food preparation etc. She deserves to be better known for her contributions in writing and on government committees relating to home economics.

    Stock ID: 22117
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  • AYERS, Tim
    The Medieval Stained Glass of Merton College, Oxford

    Corpus Vitraearum Medii Aevi: Great Britain published by OUP 213

    762pp illustrated in colour. 4to. 2 volumes in slip case. Significant study of glass both in terms of detail and approach, which includes a comprehensive context for the stained glass at Merton.

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  • The Medieval Stained Glass of the County of Lincolnshire by HEBGIN-BARNES Penny
    HEBGIN-BARNES Penny
    The Medieval Stained Glass of the County of Lincolnshire

    Oxford Oxford University Press 1996

    lvii, 390pp (24), with 24 colour plates at the rear of the book. 316 b/w illustrations throughout text. 8vo. Dust wrapper. Very good. An extremely comprehensive illustrated catalogue of the medieval stained glass of the county, excluding Lincoln Cathedral. Interesting text on Lincolnshire's historical and cultural heritage.

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  • The Methods of Construction of Celtic Art by BAIN George
    BAIN George
    The Methods of Construction of Celtic Art

    Glasgow William MacLellan & Co. Ltd 1951

    166pp. Copious black and white illustrations and designs plus 40 plates at the end of the text including three in colour. Colour frontispiece of the Tara Brooch. All "Pictish Decorations" by George Bain. Cloth covered boards with gilt titling and embossed decoration on upper board. Quarto. Previous owners name written in neat hand, along with an earlier dedication to a Jean Fraser. Good. Some minor foxing internally, and upper hinge cracked. Boards age worn and marked or nicked in some places. A good copy nonetheless, of an important and influential book which contributed to a revival of interest in Celtic art.

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  • SAVORY Charles, H.
    The Practical Carver and Gilders Guide and Picture Frame Makers Companion

    London Brodie & Middleton, Simpkin Marchall & Co c1877

    205pp illustrated. Decorated boards, cloth spine. Very good copy. 5th edition. Ex libris with his bookplate Frank Harwood. A handbook for modest commercial and amateur craftsmen. Five editions between c.1874 and c.1877. Covers Mouldings; Picture and Looking-glass Frames; Plate Glass; Silvering Plate Glass; Composition Ornaments; Gilder's Tools; Preparations Used in Gilding; Gilding; Interior and Exterior Gilding; Cleaning and Restoration of Oil Paintings; Picture Frames and Their Manufacture, mitring, mounting etc. Whilst not uncommon it is hard to find in this condition.

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  • MORRIS, WILLIAM GLASS] SEWTER,
    The Stained Glass of William Morris and his Circle two volumes.

    Yale University Press 1974

    Volume 1: 119pp + 665 colour and black and white plates. Volume 2; Catalogue of window and glass designs. Large 4to. Good set with slightly worn and darkened dust wrappers. Internally very good. Previous owners name on front end papers. A. Charles Sewter thoroughly describes the firm's work from its founding in 1861 to its closing in 1940. Drawing on his first-hand knowledge of almost every Morris window in the United Kingdom and throughout the world, and on account-books and other unpublished sources, he treats in detail the firm's major commissions. He describes the preparation of cartoons and windows and comes to new conclusions about the creative role of Morris and the other artists. Hard to find.

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  • [FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN 1951] LAZARIDES, T. O.
    The Structural Analysis of the Dome of Discovery

    London Crosby Lockwood & Son Ltd 1952

    VII + 64pp illustrated with 35 line ills and one photograph of the Dome. Also three fold-out plates of tables in pocket to rear Long 4to. Good with slightly worn dust wrapper. The Dome of Discovery housed a temporary exhibition building designed by architect Ralph Tubbs for the Festival of Britain at the South Bank. The consulting engineers were Freeman Fox & Partners and this book is a technical analysis of the construction.

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  • The Veedee and How to Use It by [VEDEE COMPANY]
    [VEDEE COMPANY]
    The Veedee and How to Use It For Curative Vibration, Vibratory Massage, Nerve Stimulation and Blood Circulation, in various complaints etc., with Special Chapters, relating to its uses for the toilet.

    Published by the firm 1908

    48pp. b/w (and some with red) illustrations. Green printed paper wraps. Stapled pamphlet. H21.4cm x 13.6cm. Slipped in price list (two sheets stuck) for the Veeddee and its Attachements, Accessiories, Cases etc. Attached to this is an information slip about the smaller, lower-priced "Veedette." Also slipped into the pamphlet is a letter dated 1929, to Mr. E.W.Pring in Streatham, from The Veedee Company regarding a broken machine. Bound into the item is a smaller format sheet listing names of famous people who use the Veedee. "Who Uses It?... Members of our Royal Family, also Her Majesty the Queen of Spain..." Wrappers marginally age worn and internally bright and clean. The last three pages have…

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    Published by the firm 1908

    48pp. b/w (and some with red) illustrations. Green printed paper wraps. Stapled pamphlet. H21.4cm x 13.6cm. Slipped in price list (two sheets stuck) for the Veeddee and its Attachements, Accessiories, Cases etc. Attached to this is an information slip about the smaller, lower-priced "Veedette." Also slipped into the pamphlet is a letter dated 1929, to Mr. E.W.Pring in Streatham, from The Veedee Company regarding a broken machine. Bound into the item is a smaller format sheet listing names of famous people who use the Veedee. "Who Uses It?... Members of our Royal Family, also Her Majesty the Queen of Spain..." Wrappers marginally age worn and internally bright and clean. The last three pages have been stuck together. Very good otherwise. And an interesting document explaining the many uses for the early massage gun.

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  • YARDLEY
    Trade catalogues and price lists 1952-1953

    8 items: comprising export price lists with texts in English French and Spanish, April 1952, Price list for April 1952 revised price list April 1952, [ Campbell Horsfall written in pencil on upper wrapper], Retail price list April 1952. Whole Sale Price list September 1952, Export price list March 1953 and Gift Cases list from Ist June 1953 and leaflet "Prestige and Profit for You" a gatefold leaflet illustrate in colour, + typed letter concerning the end of rationing of beauty soaps. Mostly 4pp each. Decorated upper wrapper design. All from Yardley House, 33 Old Bond Street London

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  • CRUTCHLEY, Brooke
    Two Men: Walter Lewis and Stanley Morison at Cambridge

    Cambridge, University Private Press 1968

    vi + 48pp + 7 mounted sample sheets of work by Morison and Lewis. 12 b/w illustrations and 2 colour plates. Boards, covered with decorative paper design by Reynolds Stone. Fine, in sl chipped slipcase. Printed for his friends by the University Printer, Christmas 1968.

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  • TYPE BEHAVIOUR by MONOTYPE:
    MONOTYPE:
    TYPE BEHAVIOUR

    An envelope containing four editions of the Type-Specimen Pamphlet "Twenty-One Classic Type Faces" published by The Monotype Corporation Limited London to aid the comparison of type behaviour. No date c 1959. Edition A [Letterpress on Antiques Papers], Edition B [Letterpress on Coated Paper] C [Augmented reprint by Photo-Offset] and Edition D [Ditto, by Rotary Photogravure]. Each version of the pamphlet has 8pp printed in red and black. Brown envelope with card title page, this slightly dusty. This initially was attached to the flap of the envelope but the glue has perished. Lovely item. Great for showing the impact in terms of type behaviour dependent on the selection of the paper type and print method.

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  • [DECK GAMES]
    UNION CASTLE LINE: Souvenir Book 1. Postcard Souvenir no 1

    London Nd Donald Currie & Co Managers, 1910

    Unpaginated 6pp prelims, 30 sepia postcards in a small rexine covered binding designed to allow cards to be removed by tearing perforations. The cards show the ship's activities which passengers could participate in along with images of places visited on route between Southampton and the Cape, South Africa. Memorandum pages between the images are used for printed explanations of deck games in some cases. Shaky at binding else good copy of a scarce souvenir publication. Paste downs have adverts for hotels on them. Possibly lacks rear end paper. Dedication of free end paper "To Ma & Pa this book is the best I have seen illustrating the voyage to the Cape"…

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    London Nd Donald Currie & Co Managers, 1910

    Unpaginated 6pp prelims, 30 sepia postcards in a small rexine covered binding designed to allow cards to be removed by tearing perforations. The cards show the ship's activities which passengers could participate in along with images of places visited on route between Southampton and the Cape, South Africa. Memorandum pages between the images are used for printed explanations of deck games in some cases. Shaky at binding else good copy of a scarce souvenir publication. Paste downs have adverts for hotels on them. Possibly lacks rear end paper. Dedication of free end paper "To Ma & Pa this book is the best I have seen illustrating the voyage to the Cape" dated 9 September 1910 and initialled A G. Another postcard album appears to have been published in parallel but this stands alone. The Union Castle Line was formed from the merger of the Union Line and Castle Shipping Lines in 1903 and operated until 1977. It also incorporated the Royal Mail Service.

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  • Untitled by Racist stereotypes of native cultures in Tobacco Advertising WORLDS COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION 1893
    Racist stereotypes of native cultures in Tobacco Advertising WORLDS COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION 1893
    Untitled Promotional items for Havana Cigars

    New York George Schlegel 1893

    Two advertising items promoting Cigars which are chromolithographic images . Sizes are 260x155mm and 120x120mm. Set against the background of the Worlds Fair Buildings these two items illustrate a romanticised scene depicting the discovery of the New World by Columbus. George Schlegel Lithographing Co. (1849-1957)[1] was a New York printing company best known for its label designs for cigars and cigar boxes, and was owned and operated during its lifetime by four generations of the family. Very good

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  • [LATE VICTORIAN SCRAP BOOK]
    Untitled Scrap Book

    1886

    96pp. green cloth covered boards with gilt embossing on upper boards and blind stamped cloth on verso. Measures c. W285mm x H370mm. "Charles Gordon Cater. June 1886" written in ink on front paste down, above a small label for "W. Lockwood & Co. Stationers &c.,..." Laid down cuttings from magazines alongside postcards, greetings cards, calling cards, die-cut paper scraps, illustrations, reproductions of paintings etc. and the occasional comment or reference written in neat hand in blue or red ink. A single page, likely from another album is loosely inserted into the album. Some comical placing and collaging of elements on some of the pages. The inclusion of a full page image of General Gordon (1833 - 1885) on…

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    1886

    96pp. green cloth covered boards with gilt embossing on upper boards and blind stamped cloth on verso. Measures c. W285mm x H370mm. "Charles Gordon Cater. June 1886" written in ink on front paste down, above a small label for "W. Lockwood & Co. Stationers &c.,..." Laid down cuttings from magazines alongside postcards, greetings cards, calling cards, die-cut paper scraps, illustrations, reproductions of paintings etc. and the occasional comment or reference written in neat hand in blue or red ink. A single page, likely from another album is loosely inserted into the album. Some comical placing and collaging of elements on some of the pages. The inclusion of a full page image of General Gordon (1833 - 1885) on the first and last page suggests a possible interest with the General, if only in the shared names, Charles Gordon. A very carefully put together album with some interesting socio-historical and artistic references placed alongside various more personal mementos. Shows some signs of its age with pages crockled - in part due to the paste used in the album's creation. A very few of the stuck down elements have torn slightly or are missing and the boards are a little marked and bumped at the corners and top of spine. Nonetheless this is a very good, bright and hugely engaging item.

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