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ASHENDENE PRESS -- The Book of Ecclesiastes or The Preacher. [London:] The Ashendene Press, 1897. 16° (144 x 110mm). Original calf decorated in gilt and blind, gilt spine (spine lightly faded). Provenance: Charles Harry St. John Hornby (1867-1946; gift inscriptions dated 1897 to:) -- Esther Smith -- Wiliam Henry Smith, 3rd Viscount Hambleden (1903-1948; book label).
ASHENDENE PRESS -- The Book of Ecclesiastes or The Preacher. [London:] The Ashendene Press, 1897. 16° (144 x 110mm). Calf by W.H. Smith, decorated in gilt and blind, gilt spine (spine lightly faded). Provenance: Charles Harry St. John Hornby (1867-1946; gift inscriptions dated 1897 to:) -- Esther Smith -- Wiliam Henry Smith, 3rd Viscount Hambleden (1903-1948; book label).

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ASHENDENE PRESS -- The Book of Ecclesiastes or The Preacher. [London:] The Ashendene Press, 1897. 16° (144 x 110mm). Calf by W.H. Smith, decorated in gilt and blind, gilt spine (spine lightly faded). Provenance: Charles Harry St. John Hornby (1867-1946; gift inscriptions dated 1897 to:) -- Esther Smith -- Wiliam Henry Smith, 3rd Viscount Hambleden (1903-1948; book label).

LIMITED EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY from the printer Charles Harry St. John Hornby to Esther Smith, wife of Frederick Smith, 2nd Viscount Hambleden. The present copy is no. XIX of 27 copies and it is the only book from the Press printed using Fell small-pica type; the paper was specially made by Joseph Barchelor & Sons. Steele pp. 45-48; Hornby VII.

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