Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1935.
Full Leather. Small folio in full calf, stamped in gold with the press device. In orange, ochre and black marbled slipcase. With Foreward by C. H. St. J. Hornby; a bibliography of all the books and minor pieces of the press. Number 43 of 390 copies, signed by the Hornby in black ink, beneath the colophon. Printed in red and black in Ptolemy type on specially made hand-made paper.~~With woodcut portrait frontispiece of Hornby, leaf from each of the books reset and inserted, and generally printed in colors. They are: one specimen page of the Tutte le Opera, Le Morte Darthur, Il Decameron, The Faerie Queene, Don Quoxite, Thucydides, Daphnis et Chloe and two pages of the Queen’s Doll House miniature book. As well, there is inserted a 4 pp. announcement of the last books to be issued to be issued from the press (1933), and collotype plates of bindings. With two errata slips With examples of woodcuts, specimens of initials, printer’s marks, water-marks, title pages, illustrations of bindings, and specimens of type. The collotypes and photogravures were printed by Emery Walker, Ltd. and those initial letters which are filled in by hand (in red or blue) were done, as in the original books, by Graily Hewitt.~~The late Colin Franklin writes “As a leaf-book [the Ashendene bibliography] scaled new heights” [The Ashendene Press, p. 200]. And Franklin quotes Sidney Cockerell’s letter to Hornby, “It [the Bibliography] is a magnificent record of a magnificent achievement.” [p. 204]. ~~~~~~~~ (Colin Franklin, The Ashendene Press (1986)).
Near Fine binding.