London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
THE DOVES PRESS-- Alfred, Lord TENNYSON (1809-1892). Seven Poems & Two Translations . Hammersmith: The Doves Press, 1902. 4° (236 x 166mm). Printed in red and black. (Occasional very light spotting.) Original limp vellum by the Doves Bindery, spine lettered in gilt. Provenance: Johan Berend Wouter Polak (1928-1992, inkstamp on lower pastedown). ONE OF 325 COPIES ON PAPER. From the library of the Dutch writer, publisher and bibliophile Johan Polak. Tidcombe Doves Press DP 4.
John William MACKAIL (1859-1945). William Morris. An Address. Hammersmith: The Doves Press, 1901. 4° (235 x 165mm). Printed in red and black. (Occasional light spotting.) Original limp vellum gilt by the Doves Bindery, spine lettered in gilt. ONE OF 300 COPIES ON PAPER. Tidcombe Doves Press DP 3.
J.W. MACKAIL. William Morris. An Address. Hammersmith: The Chiswick Press for the Hammersmith Publishing Society [i.e. Annie and Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson], 1902. 8° (214 x 148mm). Original vellum-backed boards. SIGNED BY COBDEN-SANDERSON ON THE REAR FLYLEAF, and further inscribed 'Education towards Revolution by influence on opinion'; the quotation is taken from Morris, and was used by Mackail in his lecture. Cf. Tidcombe Doves Press p. 233. (3)
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In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru