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    Three Finely Printed Works from the Essex House Press

    [Essex House Press]. [Laurence Hodson and C. R. Ashbee]. Three Finely Printed Works, Finely Bound, including: F. Crawford Burkitt (translator). The Hymn of Bardaisan. London: Printed by the Essex House for Edward Arnold, 1899. First edition, one of 300 printed. Sixteenmo. 32 pages. Decoratively-tooled full crushed morocco binding with gilt spine titles. Double-ruled gilt turn-ins. All edges gilt. Minor shelf wear to binding. Corners rubbed. Offsetting from turn-ins. Near fine. [and:] John Bunyan. The Pilgrims Progress... London: Printed by the Essex House for Edward Arnold, 1899. First edition, limited to 750 numbered copies, of which this is number 6. Sixteenmo. 428 pages. Decoratively-tooled full brown morocco binding executed in 1902 by Douglas Cockerell, stamp-signed by him on the rear bottom turn-in. Gilt spine titles. Double-ruled gilt turn-ins. All edges gilt. Spine worn and abraded. Moderate wear to edges and corners. Fore-edge clasps not present. A fine, clean text in a very good binding. [and:] William Penn. Some Fruits of Solitude. London: Printed by the Essex House for Edward Arnold, 1901. First edition, limited to 250 numbered copies, of which this is number 3. Sixteenmo. 258 pages. Woodblock engraving to title page by T. Sturge Moore. Decoratively-tooled full dark green morocco binding executed in 1901 by the Guild of Handicraft, London, stamp-signed on the rear bottom turn-in. Gilt spine titles. Double-ruled gilt turn-ins. All edges gilt. Housed in a simple paper slipcase. Spine sunned to brown. Minor edge wear. Offsetting to endpapers from turn-ins. Near fine. Bookplate of Martha P. Laughlin, a friend of T. J. Cobden-Sanderson affixed to the front pastedown of each book.

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