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Ashendene Press Bibliography Examples

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Original Unbound Sheets 1923-1935. [Ashendene Press].

(Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1961). Small folio portfolio. One of seventeen portfolios distributed by Dawson's Book Shop. Contains Dawson's contents sheet, plus 20 leaves of proof, trial, and discarded sheets, which were purchased from the daughter of C. H. St. John Hornby. These are: an eight-page signature from The Faerie Queen (1923); eight pages from The Golden Asse of Apuleius (1924); two sheets of eight pages each from The Wisdom of Jesus, Son of Sirach (1932); eight pages from Daphnis and Chloe, with a single woodcut by Gwen Raverat; twelve pages from Spenser's Minor Poems (1925) partly printed in red and blue; and four pages from the Ashendene bibliography (1935) showing specimen pages from Un Mazzetto Scelto di Certi Fioretti ... di San Francesco (with a woodcut in red), the Purgatorio of Dante, the Horace, and A Treatyse of Fysshinge with an Angle. In addition, this copy, which is from the library of Muir Dawson, contains two extra leaves not called for in the contents sheet: a single leaf of the opening text page of Le Morte D'Arthur, printed on glossy paper on the recto only. There is a penciled note on the upper right margin indicating that this is a proof. Also included is a two-page ALs from Hornby to Graily Hewitt on a single sheet of Shelley House stationery. The letter, which is undated, discusses pages that were ready for lettering, specifically, pages 28 and 29 of the Horace, and page 7 of the Virgil. The content of the letter and selection of the pages indicate that Hornby was working on the Bibliography at this time. Some wear to spine foot of portfolio, slight rubbing to corners, minor dampstain to corners of several leaves. A near fine example of a scarce collection of leaves. Housed in a red cloth folio-size portfolio with leather label. Item #25424

Price: $4,500.00

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