Sale 2497 - Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics, January 29, 2019

PRIVATE PRESS & FINE PRINTING LOTS 1-36 1 c   (ASHENDENE PRESS.) Spenser, Edmund. Minor Poems. Printed in red, blue and black in Subiaco type, in two columns, initials designed by Graily Hewitt. Folio, original calf-backed vellum, gilt-lettered spine with raised bands, rubbed, rear joint splitting, usual faint soiling and discoloration to boards; custom felt-lined slipcase edged in morocco. one of 200 unnumbered copies printed on paper , the last Ashendene book to be printed in Subiaco type, and with the most blue ink. Hornby 35; Franklin 240-41. Chelsea, 1925   [1,500/2,500] 2 c   (DOVES PRESS.) Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Essays. Preface by Thomas Carlyle. Printed in red and black. Small 4to, rebound in modern crushed tan morocco with gilt rules and f loral device in corners, gilt-lettered walnut leather spine label, by Philip C. Duschnes, a bit of light toning to fore edges; custom tan cloth clamshell box. one of 300 unnumbered copies . Hammersmith, 1906   [400/600] 2