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1 ANON. The University Printing Houses at Cambridge. From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century.
Cambridge University Press. 1962 
Limited edition of 500 copies. Slim landscape 8vo. Illustrated. Brick red cloth, gilt decoration to upper board. Previous owner's inscription to blank page opposite title page. A lovely copy. VG+. 36460 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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2 BARKER, Nicolas. The Printer and the Poet. An Account of the Printing of 'The Tapestry' based upon Correspondence between Stanley Morison and Robert Bridges.
Privately Printed at the University Printing House, Cambridge. 1970 
Limited edition of 500 copies. Grey boards, red cloth backstrip, gilt. Gilt decoration to upper board. Spine and lower board slightly stained. Previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper o/w contents clean and fresh VG+. 36457 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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3 BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL OF PRINTING The Book of the Holy Grail from The Morte D'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory together with William Caxton's Prologue.
1934 
Birmingham School of Printing, Birmingham, 1934. First and only edition. Slim 4to. Original orange and white patterned paper covered wraps on card with printed paper label. Book Condition: Very good. First edition. 4to. (43),(1)pp. Finely printed in black, red and blue under the direction of Leonard Jay at the City of Birmingham School of Printing. Printed by students in the Letterpress Machine classes. Set in Garamond. Illustrated with wood engravings by Ivy Ellis, Winifred Hobday, Madeline Rose, Rose Thornton; shields cut by Evelyn Hill and Stanley Dennis. Beautifully illustrated with full page wood engravings and different coloured shields to text. Small split at upper joint to tail of spine, yapp edges are slightly creased and worn otherwise a remarkably clean and sound copy of a very scarce item. 73055 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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4 COVENTRY, Francis. The History of Pompey the Little, Or, the Life an Adventures of a Lap-Dog.
The Golden Cockerel Press. 1926 
Limited Edition of 400 copies this being No 93. No DW. Brown boards with white cloth backstrip, gilt. Frontis + delightful wood engravings by David Jones. xvi, 225pp. Spine a little grubby, extremities bumped with very slight loss to bottom edge of front board. Some age browning to page margins, indentation to outer margin of pages 221 to last page o/w a charming copy. VG. 65684 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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5 EDWARDS, Owen. [THE GREGYNOG PRESS.] Clych Atgof. Penodau Yn Hanes Fy Addysg.
Gregynog Press. Montgomeryshire, Wales. 1933 
Limited edition of 450 copies, this one no.97. 8vo. Frontis. + 7 engraved head pieces to each chapter. Bound in full light tan goatskin, decorated in brown, v. sl. foxed. Outer edges foxed, contents clean and fresh. Near fine in torn remains of original glassine wrapper. A charming copy. 33867 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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6 GOLDEN COCKERELL PRESS. [NAPOLEON] Napoleon's Memoirs In Two Volumes. Vol: 1 Corsica to Marengo. Vol. II: Waterloo Campaign. Edited and Translated by Somerset de Chair.
The Golden Cockerel Press. 1945 
In Two Volumes. Limited to 500 sets, ths being number 198. Large 4to. Engraving to title pages and decorations to binding by John Buckland-Wright. Portrait frontis to both vols. maps to endpapers. Original green cloth gilt, top edge gilt. Outer edges of pages lightly foxed, upper boards to both vols. and lower board to vol. II sunned o/w a clean and sound set. 41849 
Price: 300.00 GBP
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7 GREGYNOG PRESS. An Order of Service To Be Used at Gregynog on Maundy Thursday 6 April 1939. The Saint Matthew Passion. John Sebastian Bach. 1685 - 1750.
Gregynog Press. Newtown. 1939 
First edition. Slim 4to pamphlet. Original limp grey bds. Printed in black with two red crosses to upper bd. Decorated with red crosses inside. Rear bd. sl. creased. Some occ. light foxing. Near fine. 19736 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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8 GREGYNOG PRESS. An Order of Service To Be Used at Gregynog on Maundy Thursday 6 April 1939. The Saint Matthew Passion. John Sebastian Bach. 1685 - 1750.
Gregynog Press. Newtown. 1939 
First edition. Slim 4to pamphlet. Original limp grey bds. Printed in black with two red crosses to upper bd. Decorated with red crosses inside. Sm. mark to upper bd., rear bd. sl. creased. Some occ. light foxing. Near fine. 19737 
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9 GREGYNOG PRESS. An Order of Service To Be Used at Gregynog on Sunday 17 January 1932. Distressed Areas of South Wales: Conference on Social Reconstruction. 15 - 18 January 1932
Gregynog Press. Newtown. 1932 
First edition. Slim 4to pamphlet. Original limp beige bds. Printed in black. Sm. mark to upper bd., rear bd. sl. creased. Some occ. light foxing. Near fine. 19739 
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10 GREGYNOG PRESS. An Order of Service To Be Used at Gregynog on Sunday 29 January 1933 Distressed Areas of South Wales: Conference on Social Reconstruction. 27 - 30 January 1933.
Gregynog Press. Newtown. 1933 
First edition. Slim 4to pamphlet. Original limp dark tan bds. Printed in black with two red crosses to upper bd. Decorated with red crosses inside. Upper corner sl. creased. Some occ. light foxing. Near fine. 19738 
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11 GREGYNOG PRESS. Ellis Wynne. Visions of the Sleeping Bard. By Ellis Wynne. translated by T. Gwynn Jones.
The Gregynog Press. Newtown, Powys. 1940 
First edition. Limited to 175 copies only. This being no. 41. Frontis. by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Text in Welsh and English. Large 8vo. Original decorated stencilled bds. in red and gilt, red morocco spine, tooled in gold, sl. sunned. A very handsome volume. Fine. 18538 
Price: 400.00 GBP
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12 GREGYNOG PRESS. Lord Herbert of Cherbury. The Autobiography of Edward Lord Herbert of Cherbury. An Introduction by C.H. Herford.
The Gregynog Press. Newtown, Powys. 1928 
First Edition. Limited Edition of 300 copies of which this is 210. 4to. Brown buckram, gilt armorial shield to upper board. 93pp. Illustrated with some text in red and blue. Some wear to lower edge, tail of spine frayed with sl. loss with indentation to lower margin. Bookplate to front pastedown. Owner dated inscription to front free endpaper. Very occasional light foxing o/w a very handsome volume. VG+ in slipcase. 58966 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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13 GRUFFYDD, W.J. [HUGHES-STANTON, Blair] [GREGYNOG PRESS] Caniadau.
Gwasg Gregynog. Newtown, Powys. 1932. 
Limited edition of 450 copies, this being No. 385. Khaki buckram backstrip with gilt to spine and upper, mottled reddish paper-covered boards, bevelled edges. 102pp. 4 ills. by Hughes-Stanton. Text printed in black and tan. Extremties sl. rubbed. VG 33873 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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14 GWASG GREGYNOG. PARRY, Robert Williams. Cerddi Robert Williams Parry. Detholiad Gyda Rhagymadrodd Gan Thomas Parry
Gwasg Gregynog. Newtown, Powys. 1980 
Limited edition of 200, this being number 72. Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in quarter olive goatskin, green cloth boards. Text in olive, red and black. Illustrated with woodcuts. 4to. Contains signed presentation letter from Eric Gee, the controller of Gwasg Gregynog, to a Librarian. There are three neat cancellation stamps to front blank endpapers o/w no other sign of library or any other use. Fine. 62345 
Price: 300.00 GBP
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15 HUGHES-STANTON, Blair. (Illustrated) GRUFFYDD, W. J. [GREGYNOG PRESS]. Caniadau.
Gregynog Press. Montgomeryshire, Wales. 1933 
Limited edition of 450 copies, this being number 161. 4 full page engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Pages printed in red and black and still unopened. Beige buckram spine, mottled red bds. Spine partially faded o/w a fine copy. 33868 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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16 LAVER, James. A Stitch in Time; or, Pride prevents a Fall.
Nonesuch Press, London. 1927 
Lg. 8vo. marbled paper covered bds., label to upper bd. Limited to 1525 copies, this being no. 1028. 27pp. Pages v. sl. browned. Wrapps sl. faded and worn, with sm. portion missing to head of spine.A very nice copy. 33866 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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17 LORD ACTON. Longitude 30 West. A Confidential Report to the Syndics of the Cambridge University Press by...
Cambridge University Press, New York. 1969 
Limited edition of 1,000 copies. Tall slim 8vo. Blue boards, black linen backstrip. Board extremities slightly rubbed. Previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper o/w contents clean and fresh. VG+. 36459 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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18 MARVELL, Andrew. Miscellaneous Poems.
Nonesuch Press. London. 1923 
Limited edition of 850 copies, of which 825 are for sale, this being number 176. Printed on hand-made Italian paper with Nonesuch watermark. Quarto. 27 x 18cm. Gilt stamped dec. bds. Plate to frontis. Upper bds. v. sl. warped. Spine ends bumped with small section missing from head. Some browning and foxing to eps. and extremities. Internally a very clean copy. 33864 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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19 RASTELL, John. The Four Elements. Edited by Roger Coleman. As performed at the University Printing House, Cambridge in the summer of this year now printed for friends at Christmas.
Privately Printed, Cambridge. 1971 
Limited edition of 500 copies. Cambridge Caxton Celebrations Dinner Menu dated Thursday 30 September 1976 loosely inserted. Illustrations by Charles Keeping. Paper covered boards, red linen backstrip, gilt. FINE. 36467 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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20 SHAHN, Ben (Illustrated by... ); MARTIN, Stefan (Engraved by...); SOSHENSKY, David (Caligraphy by... ); BLUMENTHAl, Joseph (Printed by... ) ECCLESIATES Or, The Preacher. The King James Version.
The Spiral Press. New York. 1965 
First edition. Tall slim 4to. Limited to 285 copies only, this being copy number 248, signed by Shahn, Martin, Soshensky and Blumenthal. Original quarter vellum gilt. Fine in sl. distressed slip-case that has a few marks and some rubbing and is pulled and torn along first part of both top and bottom of slip-case. 66711 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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