3 June 2009
ASHENDENE PRESS -- Three Elygies. Lycidas by John Milton. Adonais by Percy B. Shelley. Thyrsis by Matthew Arnold. [Hertford]: Ashendene Press, 1899. 4° (218 x 156mm). Russet morocco by W.H. Smith bindery, sides with foliate decoration in blind and gilt, original green wrappers bound in. PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: 'To W.F.D. & Esther Smith from St John & Cicely Hornby 1899'. Number 30 of 50 copies. The last book printed at the Ashendene Press before its removal to Chelsea. Hornby X.
A Book of Songs and Poems from the Old Testament and the Apocrypha. Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1904. 4° (186 x 125mm). Printed in black and red. Manuscript initials by Graily Hewitt in blue. Blue morocco by W.H. Smith bindery, sides with foliate decoration in blind and gilt, top edge gilt. PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: 'To W.F.D. & Esther Smith from the Printers, C.H. St J. and Cicely Hornby. August 1904'. Limited to 175 copies, this one of 150 on paper. Hornby XVIII.
Wilde, Oscar (1854-1900). The Young King and Other Tales. Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1924. 8° (206 x 137mm). Dedicatory poem 'To Rosamund on her tenth birthday' printed in red and blue. Manuscript initials in red and blue by Graily Hewitt. Original patterned boards with paper spine label. ASSOCIATION COPY, inscribed: 'With love from Rosamund July, 1824'. Limited to 72 copies, this one of 65 on paper, 'printed by St John Hornby ... for his daughter Rosamund on her tenth birthday'. Hornby XXXIV. (3)
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