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    Lot of Two Printing Books, Including a Lovely Small-Press Edition of Essays by William Morris.

    This lot contains two books, including: William Morris. The Art and Craft of Printing; Collected Essays of William Morris. [New Rochelle, New York: The Elston Press, 1902.] Edition limited to 210 copies, printed by Clarke Conwell at the Elston Press. Octavo. Essays are "A Note by William Morris on His Aims on Founding the Kelmscott Press Together With a Short Description of the Press by S. C. Cockerell, and an Annotated List of the Books Printed Thereat" (44 pages) and "The Ideal Book: An Address by William Morris, Delivered Before the Bibliographical Society of London, MDCCCXCIII" (19 pages). With a William Morris engraved frontispiece, after Edward Burne-Jones. Drab boards with paper title label to spine. Stiff handmade paper. Pages uncut and unopened. Very good. [and:] Pastonchi, A Specimen of a New Letter For Use on the Monotype. London: The Lanston Monotype Corporation, [1928]. Special edition limited to 200 copies. Quarto. Brown cloth with gilt titles. Some foxing. Various specimen booklets of various sizes bound in. Designed by Hans Mardersteig and printed at the press of Arnoldo Mondadori. Very good condition.


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    October, 2008
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