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Lot Number 199
Author Private Press
Title

A COLLECTION OF PRIVATE PRESS BOOKS, COMPRISING:

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Description A COLLECTION OF PRIVATE PRESS BOOKS, COMPRISING:

Private Press

i) George Moore. Pure Poetry. London: The Nonesuch Press, 1924, 8vo, NUMBER 805 OF 1250 COPIES, original vellum over grey boards, endpapers browned;  ii) Francis Macnamara. Miscellaneous Writings of Henry the Eighth. Waltham St Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1924, 4to, NUMBER 142 OF 365 COPIES, printed in red and black, original vellum over red boards;  iii) A New Orchard and Garden. London: The Cresset Press, 1927, 4to, NUMBER 21 OF 650 COPIES, ONE OF 50 on hand-made paper and specially bound, original limp vellum, ties;  iv) Mona Wilson. The Life of William Blake. London: The Nonesuch Press, 1927, 4to, NUMBER 6 OF 1480 COPIES, original vellum over patterned boards, collectors bookplate on front endpaper;  v) Ben Jonson. The Masque of Queens. London: The Kings Printers, 1930, folio, NUMBER 133 OF 350 COPIES, plates by Inigo Jones, original red boards, boards a little soiled; vi) Christina Rossetti. Goblin Market. Middleton, Sussex: The Silver Unicorn Press, 1931, 8vo, NUMBER 4 OF 100 COPIES, original printed boards, completely unopened;  vii) Gustave Flaubert. Salambo. Waltham St Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1931, 4to, NUMBER 297 OF 500 COPIES, woodcut illustrations by Robert Gibbings, original blue cloth over marbled boards;  viii) Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Selected Poems of Coleridge. London: The Nonesuch Press, 1935, 4to, NUMBER 90 OF 500 COPIES, plates, original orang limp vellum, top edge gilt, slipcase;  ix) George Bernard Shaw. Shaw Gives Himself Away. Newtown: Gregynog Press, 1939, 4to, NUMBER 221 OF 300 COPIES, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO VIVIEN LEIGH ON HER BIRTHDAY (“Love | Paul Demel | London 5th Nov. 1942??) beneath a portrait sketch on a preliminary blank, full black morocco with red onlays designed by Paul Nash, boards very slightly bowed;  x) Katherine Mansfield. The Garden Party and other stories. London: The Verona Press, 1939 [1947], large 8vo, NUMBER 67 OF 1200 COPIES, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO VIVIEN LEIGH ON HER BIRTHDAY (“For Vivien | with love | Dan [Cunningham] | “Corinthic?? Nov. 5th 1948??) on the front free endpaper, illustrations by Marie Laurencin, original patterned green cloth, upper board slightly soiled;  xi) William Shakespeare. The Sonnets of William Shakespeare. Mount Vernon: The Peter Pauper Press, [c.1940], 8vo, presentation copy inscribed to Vivien Leigh by Theodore Bertstein (“…in remembrance of a lovely day in May…??) beneath his bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper, original cloth over patterned boards, slipcase, loss to foot of spine of slipcase;  xii) William Shakespeare. The Sonnets of William Shakespeare. Mount Vernon: The Peter Pauper Press, [c.1940], 8vo, original patterned boards, slipcase;  xiii) Harold Acton and Lee Y-Hsieh. Glue and Lacquer. London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1941, 4to, NUMBER 362 OFF 350 COPIES, illustrations by Eric Gill, black morocco over yellow boards by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, top edge gilt;  xiv) Paul McPharlin. The Songs of Sappho. Mount Vernon: The Peter Pauper Press, [c.1942], note to the Oliviers loosely inserted (“…this might brighten the long hours in the air…Bon voyage, Hugh CXXXX??), original printed boards, slipcase, boards slightly rubbed, slipcase faded;  xv) John Hadfield. Georgian Love Songs. Hitchin: The Cupid Press, 1949, 8vo, NUMBER 426 OF 660 COPIES, illustrations by Rex Whistler, original cloth over marbled boards, top edge gilt;  xvi) John Hadfield. Restoration Love Songs. Hitchin: The Cupid Press, 1950, 8vo, NUMBER 457 OF 660 COPIES, folding frontispiece and illustrations by Rex Whistler, original cloth over marbled boards, top edge gilt;  xvii) John Hadfield. Elizabethan Love Songs. Hitchin: The Cupid Press, 1955, 8vo, NUMBER 94 OF 660 COPIES, SIGNED BY JOHN PIPER, lithographic plates by John Piper, original cloth over marbled boards, top edge gilt;  xviii) Emily Dickinson. Love Poems and Others. Mount Vernon: The Peter Pauper Press, [c.1957], 8vo, presentation copy inscribed to the Oliviers (“Best wishes to you on you anniversary […] August 1957??) on the front free endpaper, original patterned boards, slipcase (18)
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Estimated Price GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
( USD 2,700.00 - 4,050.00 )
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Auction House Sothebys
Website http://www.sothebys.com/
Auction Name The Vivien Leigh Collection - Books, Scripts, Photos, Autographs
Sale Number #L17148
Auction Date September 26, 2017 - September 26, 2017
Sale Name The Vivien Leigh Collection - Books, Scripts, Photos, Autographs
Total Lots 86
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