11 - 13 July 2000
GREGYNOG PRESS--George HERBERT (1593-1633). Poems. Edited by H. Walford Davies. Newtown: 1923. 8° (208 x 142mm). Title printed in red and black with woodcut press device [Harrop 7]. Text printed in red and black. Woodcut plate and initials by and after R.A. Maynard, the initials printed in red. (A few leaves with very light offsetting or spotting.) Original polished, crushed crimson morocco gilt [by The Gregynog Bindery, ?executed by John Mason, binder of the first 30 copies], the covers with single gilt fillet borders, the spine divided into 6 compartments and titled in gilt, board edges and turn ins ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut (board edges lightly rubbed). LIMITED TO 300 COPIES, THIS NUMBER 23 OF 43 SPECIALLY-BOUND COPIES. THE PRESS' FIRST BOOK. Harrop 1; Ransom p.306; Tomkinson p.99.
Robert BRIDGES (1844-1930). Eros and Psyche. Newtown: 1935. 4° (280 x 210mm). Printed in red and black with initials in green. Title with woodcut vignette after Edward Burne-Jones. Woodcut illustrations by Lloyd Haberley and R. John Beedham after Burne-Jones. (Scattered light spotting.) Original white pigskin gilt by the Gregynog Press Bindery, the upper cover with central gilt design, the spine titled and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut (covers slightly marked). LIMITED TO 300 COPIES, THIS ONE OF 285 COPIES BOUND IN WHITE PIGSKIN. Harrop 33.
Juan Eugenio HARTZENBUSCH (1806-1880). The Lovers of Teruel. Translated by Henry Thomas. Newtown: 1938. 4° (244 x 168mm). Initials printed in red. (A few leaves lightly spotted.) Original red morocco by the Gregynog Press Bindery, the covers blind-stamped with a mudejar design of interlacing strapwork, titled in gilt on the spine, top edge gilt, the others uncut (spine lightly faded). LIMITED TO 175 COPIES, THIS NUMBER 136 OF 155 COPIES BOUND IN RED MOROCCO. Harrop 38. (3)
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