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A COLLECTION OF 30 EPHEMERAL ITEMS FROM THE GUILD OF HANDICRAFT AND THE ESSEX HOUSE PRESS by (ESSEX HOUSE PRESS) - 1892-1906 - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: CCS1931)

A COLLECTION OF 30 EPHEMERAL ITEMS FROM THE GUILD OF HANDICRAFT AND THE ESSEX HOUSE PRESS

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A COLLECTION OF 30 EPHEMERAL ITEMS FROM THE GUILD OF HANDICRAFT AND THE ESSEX HOUSE PRESS

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London and Campden: Guild of Handicraft and Essex House Press, 1892-1906. Mostly octavo. Paper wrappers or unbound as issued. Printer's flower device, woodcut initials, and woodcuts of Essex House. One leaf a bit soiled and with short marginal tear, one item a little foxed, occasional mild browning, dust-soiling, or minor creases, but the specimens overall in clean and fresh condition. The collection includes: 1. C. R. Ashbee, "A Table of the Arts and Crafts of the Renaissance." Third Edition. (1892) 2. November 1898 Guild of Handicraft announcement of their purchase of the plant and presses of the Kelmscott Press and the founding of the Essex House Press, with order form for its first book, "Treatises of Benvenuto Cellini." 3. December 1898 Guild of Handicraft announcement of their purchase of the plant and presses of the Kelmscott Press and the founding of the Essex House Press, with order form for its first book, "Treatises of Benvenuto Cellini." (Two copies) 4. May 1899 announcement and order form for "The Hymn of Bardasian." 5. June 1899 announcement and order form for "The Hymn of Bardasian." 6. September 1899 announcement and order form for "Pilgrim's Progress." 7. March 1900 announcement and order form for Shelley's "Adonais." 8. May 1900 announcement and order form for "The Poems of Shakespeare and Lyrics from his Plays." 9. September 1900 announcement and order form for Keats' "The Eve of St. Agnes." 10. October 1900 announcement and order form for "The Courtyer of Count Baldessar Castilio." 11. October 1900 announcement and order form for "John Woolman's Journal" and William Penn's "Some Fruits of Solitude." 12. January 1901 announcement and order form for Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard." 13. March 1901 announcement and order form for Walt Whitman's "Hymn on the Death of Lincoln." 14. April 1901 announcement and order form for "An Endeavour towards the Teaching of John Ruskin and William Morris: Being an Account of the Work and Aims of the Guild of Handicraft" by C. R. Ashbee, with three specimen leaves. 15. May 1901 announcement and order form for "John Woolman's Journal." 16. June 1901 announcement and order form for Erasmus' "Praise of Folly." 17. June 1901 announcement of the forthcoming publication of "Parentalia," in response to the proposed destruction of several Christopher Wren churches to make way for underground railways. 18. July 1901 announcement and order form for "The Essex House Song Book." 19. 1901 announcement and order form for "American Sheaves and English Seed Corn," with specimen leaf. 20. October 1901 announcement and order form for "The Psalter or Psalms of David." 21. November 1901 announcement and order form for Spenser's "Epithalamion." 22. December 1901 announcement and order form for "The Old Palace of Bromley." 23. December 1901 announcement and order form for "The Doings of Death." 24. May 1902 announcement and order form for "A Coronation Masque Entitled The Masque of the Edwards." 25. October 1902 announcement and order form for Chaucer's "The Flower and the Leaf." With an announcement of the Essex House Bindery under the direction of Miss Power, taking orders for special bindings. 26. February 1903 announcement and order form for "Parentalia," with (11 1/2 x 8 1/2") specimen leaf, featuring two woodcuts of churches. 27. June 1903 announcement and order form for Heine's "Selected Songs," with specimen leaf (these stamped with "Supplied by Bickers & Son"). 28. May 1904 announcement of a June exhibition of works from the Essex House Press, accompanied by a special invitation to a June 7 private viewing, this with "Mr. G. D. Smith & Friends" written across the top. 29. November 1904 announcement and order form for Cicero's "De Amicitia." 30. December 1904 announcement and order form for "The Imitation of Christ." 31. Ashbee, C. R. "A Bibliography of The Essex House Press with Notes on the Designs, Blocks, Cuts, Bindings, Etc., from the Year 1898 To 1904." (1904) 24 pp. ONE OF 250 COPIES. Original illustrated wrappers. 32. [1905] announcement and order form for "Echoes from the City of Sun." (Two copies) 33. Christmas 1906 announcement and order form for Ashbee's "Country Schools of Arts and Crafts" and Ramage's "Essay on Dr. Johnson.

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Bookseller
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
CCS1931
Title
A COLLECTION OF 30 EPHEMERAL ITEMS FROM THE GUILD OF HANDICRAFT AND THE ESSEX HOUSE PRESS
Author
(ESSEX HOUSE PRESS)
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Publisher
Guild of Handicraft and Essex House Press
Place of Publication
London and Campden
Date published
1892-1906

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About Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books an Manuscripts was established in 1978 on a ping pong table in a basement in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From the beginning, its founder was willing to sell a range of material (both because this approach made the work more educational than otherwise and because it gave him a good excuse for not being an expert in any particular specialty). Over the years, the business has gravitated toward historical artifacts that are physically attractive in some way--illuminated material, fine bindings, books printed on vellum, fore-edge paintings, beautiful typography and paper, impressive illustration. Today, the company still sells a wide range of things, from (scruffy) ninth century leaves to biblical material from all periods to Wing and STC imprints to modern private press books to artists' bindings. While we are forgiving about condition when something is of considerable rarity, we always try to obtain the most attractive copies possible of whatever we offer for sale.

Glossary

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foxed
Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process...[more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
leaves
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet...[more]
device
Especially for older books, a printer's device refers to an identifying mark, also sometimes called a printer's mark, on the...[more]
G
Good describes the average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects must be noted. (as defined...[more]
soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
Unbound
A book or pamphlet which does not have a covering binding, sometimes by original design, sometimes used to describe a book in...[more]
wrappers
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback.  Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...[more]

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