Bloomsbury Auctions | Private Press and Limited Editions

Bloomsbury Auctions | Private Press and Limited Editions

Bloomsbury Auctions | Private Press and Limited Editions

Works produced in small quantities or limited editions by skilled typographers and book designers from the 19th century to more recent times. Notably, William Morris and the Kelmscott Press, Doves Press, Ashendene Press and the Golden Cockerel Press. Frequently providing a finely crafted vehicle to showcase the wood-engraving skills of artists such as Eric Gill, Eric Ravilious and Robert Gibbings.

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Here we introduce some recent Private Press and Limited Editions highlights: 

Inline Image - Charles Dickens, The Works, edited by Arthur Waugh, Hugh Walpole and others | 24 volumes, including box with original steel plate | one of 877 sets, Nonesuch Press, 1937-38 | One of the  most attractive editions of Dickens's work, the steel plate is 'Making Off', by H.K. Browne 'Phiz' from Little Dorrit | est. £3,000-4,000, sold for £5,580
Charles Dickens, The Works, edited by Arthur Waugh, Hugh Walpole and others | 24 volumes, including box with original steel plate | one of 877 sets, Nonesuch Press, 1937-38 | One of the most attractive editions of Dickens's work, the steel plate is 'Making Off', by H.K. Browne 'Phiz' from Little Dorrit | est. £3,000-4,000, sold for £5,580
Inline Image - Eric Ravilious, Almanack 1929 with Twelve Designs | wood engraved illustrations by Ravilious, original backram-backed boards | Lanstone Monotype Corporation, 1929 | est. £400-600, sold for £806
Eric Ravilious, Almanack 1929 with Twelve Designs | wood engraved illustrations by Ravilious, original backram-backed boards | Lanstone Monotype Corporation, 1929 | est. £400-600, sold for £806
Inline Image - Nicolas Barker, The Great Book of Thomas Trevilian | a facsimile of the manuscript in the Wormsley Library, 2 volumes, 2000 | est. £500-700, sold for £620
Nicolas Barker, The Great Book of Thomas Trevilian | a facsimile of the manuscript in the Wormsley Library, 2 volumes, 2000 | est. £500-700, sold for £620
Inline Image - Kate Whiteford, Sitelines | No. 18 of 35 sets, 4 colour screenprints, signed, numbered and dated by the artist | Frith Street Gallery, 1989 | est. £200-300, sold for £273
Kate Whiteford, Sitelines | No. 18 of 35 sets, 4 colour screenprints, signed, numbered and dated by the artist | Frith Street Gallery, 1989 | est. £200-300, sold for £273
Inline Image - Eric Ravilious and J.M. Richards, High Street | first edition, 24 colour lithograph plates and plain wood-engraved title vignette by Eric Ravilious | Curwen Press for Country Life Ltd, 1938 | One of the best examples of Ravilious' experimentations with colour lithography produced for the Curwen Press | est. £1,200-1,500, sold for £1,736
Eric Ravilious and J.M. Richards, High Street | first edition, 24 colour lithograph plates and plain wood-engraved title vignette by Eric Ravilious | Curwen Press for Country Life Ltd, 1938 | One of the best examples of Ravilious' experimentations with colour lithography produced for the Curwen Press | est. £1,200-1,500, sold for £1,736
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