• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 170

    ASHENDENE PRESS -- THUCYDIDES (471?-400? B.C.). [The History of the Pelopennesian War]. Chelsea: The Ashendene Press, 1930. 2° (404 x 275mm). Each chapter with a 3-line red initial designed by Graily Hewitt, opening lines of each book, chapter summaries and marginalia printed in red. Contemporary white pigskin by W.H. Smith, uncut (extremities lightly rubbed).

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    ASHENDENE PRESS -- THUCYDIDES (471?-400? B.C.). [The History of the Pelopennesian War]. Chelsea: The Ashendene Press, 1930. 2° (404 x 275mm). Each chapter with a 3-line red initial designed by Graily Hewitt, opening lines of each book, chapter summaries and marginalia printed in red. Contemporary white pigskin by W.H. Smith, uncut (extremities lightly rubbed).

    LIMITED TO 260 COPIES on paper in a total edition of 280. Printing commenced in October 1928 and finished in August 1930. Ashendene Press, pp. 88-89.


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