One of Only a Few Copies with Manuscipt Flourishes by Edward Johnston
[Doves Press]. Robert Browning. Men &
Women. [Hammersmith: The Doves Press, 1908]. One of 250
paper copies, out of a total edition of 263 copies. Printed by T.J.
Cobden-Sanderson & Emery Walker at The Doves Press from the
first edition of 1855. This is one of a few copies flourished by
Edward Johnston in red, green, and blue, with the colophon of each
volume signed and dated by him in a calligraphic hand. Two
small quarto volumes. 200; 192 pages. Printed in red and black.
Bound by The Doves Bindery in full limp vellum with spines lettered
in gilt. Volume I a bit bumped at the spine, with slightly wrinkled
boards, and some marginal soiling to lower edge to binding and
text. Volume II a bit browned, and boards a bit bowed. Still, a
near fine set, much enhanced with lovely manuscript flourishes.
From the collection of John Carrol Collins.
Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, p. 97. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 252, no. 15. Tomkinson, p. 55, no. 15.
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