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Glue and Lacquer. Four Cautionary Tales : The Special Edition Of Only 30 Copies With Reproductions Of Eric Gill's Original Drawings : With The Publisher's Prospectus by  Lee (Translators)  Harold & Yi-Hsieh - Hardcover - First UK Edition - 1941 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 11111112222233485)

Glue and Lacquer. Four Cautionary Tales : The Special Edition Of Only 30 Copies With Reproductions Of Eric Gill's Original Drawings : With The Publisher's Prospectus

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Glue and Lacquer. Four Cautionary Tales : The Special Edition Of Only 30 Copies With Reproductions Of Eric Gill's Original Drawings : With The Publisher's Prospectus

by Acton, Harold & Yi-Hsieh, Lee (Translators)

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  • hardcover
Condition
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The First UK printing published by The Golden Cockerel Press in 1941. Number '12' of 30 specially bound copies. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Original full blue morocco (by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with their monogram to the lower front pastedown), spine lettered in gilt, four Chinese characters in gilt on the front cover, top edge gilt with others untrimmed. The binding remains tight. Some rubbing to the spine folds with a little light offsetting to the end papers. A couple of minor nicks to the untrimmed edge of the front free end paper. A small bookseller's label (Sotherans) to the lower front pastedown. Free from inscriptions and bookplates. Lacking the plain card slipcase. All five full page copper-plate engravings by Denis Tegetmeier (Eric Gill's son-in-law) are present and in fine condition. Additionally and only in this special edition, the collotype reproductions of Eric Gill's original drawings are complete and present at the rear of the book. This special edition was printed on handmade paper and bound in full morocco. The 'ordinaries' edition of 320 copies were printed on mould made paper, bound in quarter morocco and lacked the collotype reproductions to the rear. Eric Gill composed these images during the last week of his life and they were subsequently engraved by his son-in-law Denis Tegetmeier. With an introduction by Arthur Waley. 'In 'More Memoirs of an Aesthete' (p88), Acton says that the edition was sold out on publication and in a letter to Sandford (Golden Cockerel Press) dated 26 March 1951 he recalls he defrayed the production costs himself. Beryl de Zoete, anthropologist, to whom the book is dedicated, was for over forty years until her death in 1962, the companion of the orientalist Arthur Waley who contributes the preface' (Woolmer p.43). The book is protected in a loose archival Mylar cover. Loosely inserted is the publisher's original four page prospectus. A very scarce title with as far as I can tell, only two copies having appeared at auction in the last twenty years. A very handsome production. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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Bookseller
Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
11111112222233485
Title
Glue and Lacquer. Four Cautionary Tales : The Special Edition Of Only 30 Copies With Reproductions Of Eric Gill's Original Drawings : With The Publisher's Prospectus
Author
Acton, Harold & Yi-Hsieh, Lee (Translators)
Illustrator
Gill, Eric
Book condition
Used - Very Good++
Quantity available
1
Edition
First UK Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Golden Cockerel Press
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1941
Keywords
Acton, China, Gill, Tegetmeier

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We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: www.ashtonrarebooks.com. All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : les@ashtonrarebooks.com if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.

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tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
top edge gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the...[more]
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