11 - 13 July 2000
ASHENDENE PRESS--Sir Thomas MALORY (d.1471). The Noble and Joyous Book Entytled Le Morte d[']Arthur. Chelsea: 1913.
2° (398 x 281mm). Chapter headings, shoulder notes and final lines of books printed in red. 29 woodcut illustrations by W.H. Hooper and J.B. Swain after Charles H. Gere and Margaret Gere, 2 full-page, initials in red and blue by and after Graily Hewitt. Original dark-brown cowhide, bound by W.H. Smith after the design by Douglas Cockerell, the spine divided into 6 compartments by raised bands, titled in gilt in 2 and with the imprint in gilt at the foot, board edges and turn-ins gilt with single and double fillets respectively (very slightly rubbed and scuffed).
LIMITED TO 155 COPIES, THIS ONE OF 145 ON PAPER. IN THE ORIGINAL BINDING DESIGNED BY DOUGLAS COCKERELL AND EXECUTED BY W.H. SMITH. Hornby Bibliography XXVI; Ransom p.205; Tomkinson p.69.
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