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  1. Limited edition, number 36 of 260 copies, signed by the artist on the colophon; 8vo; 6 copper plate etchings by Eric Gill, light toning to edges, otherwise unmarked internally; original black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, extremities slightly faded, top edge partly unopened, others uncut, overall a very good copy.

    £500
  2. Second printing; 12mo; woodcuts by Ronald Seal and David Pepler after drawings by Priscilla Johnston, unmarked internally; original wrappers, pictorial title to upper cover, a near-fine copy.

    £150
  3. Limited edition, number 464 of 850 copies on Italian handmade paper with the Nonesuch watermark; small folio; portrait frontispiece; original cream paper covered boards, gilt border and central device to covers, top edge unopened, others uncut, an excellent copy.

    £250
  4. Limited edition, one of 800 copies; 2 vols, 8vo; wood-engraved headpieces by Reynolds Stone; publisher's niger morocco, slight spotting and fading as always, red morocco labels with gilt lettering, top edges gilt, others uncut, maroon endpapers, an excellent example.

    £300
  5. Limited edition, number 210 of 1475 copies; 2 vols, 8vo; 21 colour illustrations by E. McKnight Kauffer, very occasional light dampstaining to fore-edge; publisher's niger morocco, spotted and faded as always, red morocco labels with gilt lettering, top edges gilt, others uncut, light spotting to fore-edge, otherwise an excellent example.

    £650
  6. Limited edition, number 1354 of 1500 copies on Arches; 5 vols, 4to; full-page engraved portrait for each 'biography' or chapter, slight spotting to edges; publisher's brown cloth, bevelled boards, original paper labels to spine and a spare one for each vol. at the rear, as published, top edges gilt, tarnished, slight fading to boards and spines, endpapers toned, otherwise a sound set.

    £325
  7. Limited edition, number 1008 of 1450 copies; 2 vols, large 8vo; 53 collotype plates after William Blake; publisher's vellum-backed patterned paper boards, top edge unopened, others uncut, some offsetting to endpapers, light rubbing to extremities; an excellent set.

    £650
  8. Limited edition, number 1392 of 1475 copies; folio; text in Italian and English printed in parallel, 34 double-page and 8 full-page illustrations after the drawings of Sandro Botticelli, scattered light foxing, heavier to endpapers; publisher's full orange-stained vellum, double gilt rule borders to upper and lower covers, central gilt device to both covers, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, covers slightly marked and bowed (as usual), otherwise a very good copy with none of the usual spine fading.

    £1,000
  9. 8vo, edition limited to 150 copies of which 125 for sale, [2], 48 pp., original vellum gilt, stext slightly wavy else an excellent example.

    £2,250
  10. Number 4 of 60 specially bound copies, with a duplicate set of the plates, from an overall edition limited to 360 copies, signed by the author and artist; tall quarto (320 x 200 mm); title printed in pink and green with vignette and decorative border, 7 collotype plates after aquatints by John Buckland-Wright, 9 additional aquatint plates loose in pocket at end (title and 8 plates, including the extra unused plate referred to on the colophon); publisher's grey and salmon morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, upper cover with fighting cock design by Buckland-Wright blocked in gilt, spine gilt lettered and with cockerel motifs, top edge gilt, slight abrasions to 2 raised bands and a small, faimt mark to the upper board, blue cloth slipcase (slightly rubbed), otherwise near-fine copy.

    £2,750
 

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