London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
THE DOVES PRESS -- William WORDSWORTH (1770-1850). A Decade of Years. Hammersmith: The Doves Press, 1911. 4° (236 x 166mm). Printed in red and black. Original limp vellum by the Doves Bindery, spine lettered in gilt (spine slightly creased). Provenance: 'To Katie With very much affection from the printer C.-S. Xmas 1911' (presentation inscription) -- Carolyn Slocum (booklabel). ONE OF 200 COPIES ON PAPER, PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by Cobden-Sanderson. Tidcombe Doves Press DP 25.
WORDSWORTH, William. The Prelude. Hammersmith: The Doves Press, 1915. 4° (236 x 166mm). Printed in red and black. (Some light spotting.) Original limp vellum by the Doves Bindery, spine lettered in gilt (spine slightly creased). Provenance: 'To dear Katie for the new & coming years and "for remembrance". C.-S. 31 December 1915' (presentation inscription) -- Myles Standish Slocum (sale, Christie's New York, 20 November 1981, lot 201) -- Carolyn Slocum (booklabel). ONE OF 155 COPIES ON PAPER. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Cobden-Sanderson in the month of publication. Tidcombe Doves Press DP 38.
The lot also includes a 1-page ANs from Charles Liddell, 9 February 1912, noting a reference to his father in Wordsworth's 'Yarrow Revisited'. (2)
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