• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 171

    ASHENDENE PRESS -- The Wisdom of Jesus, the Son of Sirach, commonly called Ecclesiasticus. London: The Ashendene Press, 1932. 4°. Subiaco type printed in red and black, hand-coloured initials in blue and green by Graily Hewitt, Ida D. Henstock and Helen E. Hinkley, original limp orange vellum, spine lettered in gilt, cloth ties (without slipcase). Provenance: Boston University (booklabel; deaccession letter provided). LIMITED TO 328 COPIES in an overall edition of 353. Ashendene Press 38: 'One of the most satisfactory of the books of the Press'.

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    ASHENDENE PRESS -- The Wisdom of Jesus, the Son of Sirach, commonly called Ecclesiasticus. London: The Ashendene Press, 1932. 4°. Subiaco type printed in red and black, hand-coloured initials in blue and green by Graily Hewitt, Ida D. Henstock and Helen E. Hinkley, original limp orange vellum, spine lettered in gilt, cloth ties (without slipcase). Provenance: Boston University (booklabel; deaccession letter provided). LIMITED TO 328 COPIES in an overall edition of 353. Ashendene Press 38: 'One of the most satisfactory of the books of the Press'.

    LONGUS. Les Amours Pastorales de Daphnis et Chloe. Chelsea: The Ashendene Press, 1933. 4° (258 x 180mm). Text printed in red and black, initials by hand in blue. 26 wood engravings by Gwendolen Raverat (light spotting on the top edge.) Original vellum-backed blue paper covered boards, front cover blocked in gilt (edges rubbed, covers lightly faded). Provenance: Edward Bellamy (bookplate over another, and traces of removed label) -- Boston University (booklabel; deaccession letter provided). LIMITED TO 290 COPIES in an overall edition of 310. Ashendene Press 39. (2)


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