[Doves Press Leaf Book] C-S MASTER CRAFTSMAN: An Account of the Work of T. J. Cobden-Sanderson [and] Cobden-Sanderson's Partnership with Emery Walk
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Folio. 54, [2] pp. Limited edition, number XI of 75 Roman numeral copies, signed by the Leonard Bahr, the printer. As issued, quarter bound in vellum with marbled paper over boards; spine titled in gold; printed in black with running headers in blue and red. The edition includes two leaves from the Doves Press, one quarto leaf from Paradise Lost printed on vellum as well a folio leaf from the book of Esther from the Doves Press Bible. This series is from a larger limitation that included 12 lettered copies with both Doves Press specimen leaves on vellum and approximately 242 numbered copies with both specimen leaves on paper. A bright, fresh copy, complete with mounted photograph of Emery Walker and T. J. Cobden-Sanderson along with the pamphlet, "A Letter from Stella" (1971), which serves as an epilogue to this present work. Boards are very slightly splayed at the fore-edge, and the front free endpaper has a gentle wrinkle, else Fine. The most substantial book issued by The Adagio Press and a stunning example of Bahr's printing with substantial material on and specimen pages from Cobden-Sanderson and the Doves Press, one of the most esteemed of the private presses. Chalmers 154; Cave, The Private Press.
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