Item #68761 Descriptive Bibliography of the Books Printed at the Ashendene Press. Charles Harry St. John HORNBY.
Descriptive Bibliography of the Books Printed at the Ashendene Press
Descriptive Bibliography of the Books Printed at the Ashendene Press
Descriptive Bibliography of the Books Printed at the Ashendene Press
Descriptive Bibliography of the Books Printed at the Ashendene Press
Descriptive Bibliography of the Books Printed at the Ashendene Press
ASHENDENE PRESS; ASHENDENE PRESS.

Descriptive Bibliography of the Books Printed at the Ashendene Press. MDCCCXCV—MCMXXXV.

Chelsea: Shelley House, 1935.

The Last Book from the Ashendene Press

[ASHENDENE PRESS]. A Descriptive Bibliography of the Books Printed at the Ashendene Press MDCCCXCV—MCMXXXV. Chelsea: Shelley House, 1935.

Limited to 390 numbered copies, signed by C.H. St. John Hornby, this being number 270. Folio (13 x 9 1/8 inches; 332 x 230 mm.). [8], 172 pp. With errata slip tipped in at end but without the "Additional Errata" slip laid-in. Printed in red and black in Ptolemy type. Full-page woodcut of "The Printer at Work" on p. viii and two woodcut vignettes (on pp. 1 and 11) by R.A. Maynard. Five collotype plates illustrating bindings, five additional collotype plates, and two photogravures (on pp. 47 and 53) in the text. Specimen pages are given of most of the books of the Press (including six double-page inserted). Printer's mark in red.

Publisher's russet sheep by W.H. Smith & Son Ltd. Front cover stamped in gilt with publisher's device. Spine ruled in blind and lettered in gilt in compartments. Top edge gilt on the rough, others uncut. Some minor rubbing to head and tail of spine. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell. A fine copy with an excellent provenance.

"This book, the last from the Ashendene Press, was printed at Shelley House, Chelsea, by C.H. St J. Hornby with the help of A.J. Fisk, compositor, and H. Gage-Cole, pressman, and was finished in the month of February, 1935, forty years after the date of the first book printed at the Press. The collotypes & photogravures were made and printed by Emery Walker, Ltd., and those initial letters which are filled in by hand were done, as in the original books, by Graily Hewitt" (Colophon).

Ashendene Bibliography XL.

HBS 68761.

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