English Private Presses 1757 to 1961. An Exhibition. April 12-22 1961.
Seller ID: 1065
London: The Times Bookshop, 1961. First edition of the catalogue ( 10-62 pp.). Small folio, 25cm x 14cm, wraps. Introduction by John Carter to the exhibition of 95 examples of the work of private presses in England. As the TLS reviewer says, "Lip-service is paid to the first 130 years by the inclusion of 2 of Horace Walpole's books; but... the organizers were right to begin... in 1882 or 1883, when Daniel printed [Bridges'] Prometheus... for with Daniel began the private press movement.... All the great names are there: the Kelmscott Chaucer, the Doves Bible, the Ashendene Faerie Queene." Bibliographic particulars are clearly presented in a suitably attractive catalogue; home-made protective wrapper includes the TLS review; neat ms. note on half-title page. Very nice indeed. Scarce.
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