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    Lot of Two Books on Book Design,

    including: Arthur Warren. The Charles Whittinghams Printers. New York: The Grolier Club of New York, 1896. First edition, limited to 385 copies. Large octavo. 344 pages. Plates and illustrations. Charles Whittingham portrait frontispiece. Half leather over paper-covered boards. Gilt titles on spine; pictorial device printed on front cover. Hand-made paper with uncut edges. Leather rubbed at extremities; paper boards darkened and lightly soiled. Minor offsetting to free endpapers. Overall, a very good copy. This early Grolier Club publication profiles the distinguished Whittingham family of printers and their Chiswick Press, the most successful English printing house of its time which became very influential in printing and typography, publishing some of the early designs of William Morris. [and:] Alfred E. Hamill. The Decorative Work of T. M. Cleland, A Record and Review. New York: The Pynson Printes, 1929. First edition of 1200 copies, this being number 71. Large quarto. xxiii, 99 pages. Lithograph portrait of Cleland by Rockwell Kent. Many illustrated plates, most in color, one folding. Full cloth with gilt titles. Extremities rubbed; rear board sunned. Overall, a very good copy of a handsomely-designed book. An overview of prolific American artist T. M. Cleland (1800-194) who, among other things, illustrated several Limited Editions Club publications.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2008
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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