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DIXEY, Giles (Harold Giles), 1893-1974 : PROOFS OF ENDEAVOUR.

DIXEY, Giles (Harold Giles), 1893-1974 : PROOFS OF ENDEAVOUR.

Oxford : H. G. Dixey, 1963. First edition : limited to 102 numbered copies. Inscribed, signed with initials, and dated (1965) by the author. A collection of proof impressions of the Oxford printer-poet’s linocuts, wood-engravings, etc.
Pott 4to (20cm). [vi],[58]pp. Illustrations throughout, some in colour. Original yellow wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; wrappers faintly creased; a few faint marks, but a very good copy of a scarce and fragile production.

£25

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(HODGSON, Pat) : ERIC FRASER : AN ILLUSTRATOR OF OUR TIME. A TRAVELLING EXHIBITION SPONSORED BY BRITISH GAS.

(HODGSON, Pat) : ERIC FRASER : AN ILLUSTRATOR OF OUR TIME. A TRAVELLING EXHIBITION SPONSORED BY BRITISH GAS.

[London] : British Gas, (1991). First edition. A well-illustrated survey of the work of Eric Fraser (1902-1983), designed to accompany the 1991-1993 touring exhibition. Loosely inserted are the flyer for the exhibition, with additional information, and a related press-cutting.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). 36pp. Illustrations throughout, many in colour. Original pictorial wrappers – a Fraser design printed in maroon and grey on white; very good.

£20

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RABELAIS, François, ca.1490-1553 : GARGANTUA AND PANTAGRUEL : SELECTIONS FROM THE WORKS OF FRANCIS RABELAIS.

RABELAIS, François, ca.1490-1553 : GARGANTUA AND PANTAGRUEL : SELECTIONS FROM THE WORKS OF FRANCIS RABELAIS.

London : John Westhouse, 1945. First Brandt edition. Seventeenth-century translations of Rabelais by Sir Thomas Urquhart (1611-1660) and Peter Anthony Motteux (1660-1718), here combined with the extraordinary illustrations of Rolf A. Brandt (1906-1986). Introduction by Denis Saurat.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [xvi],(270),[ii]pp. Fourteen plates by Brandt. Original black cloth, lettered in gilt; a touch rubbed and slightly rolled; a few minor marks and spots, but a good copy in the Brandt dust-jacket – lightly tanned, slightly worn, nicked and split, with some neat taped repairs, but substantially complete and not unattractive.

£20

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 : A CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 : A CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES.

London : Bodley Head, 1960. First Leonard Rosoman illustrated edition. A perennial favourite since its first publication in 1895, but here given a complete makeover by the original publishers with over 100 fresh drawings for this edition by Leonard Rosoman.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 142,[ii]pp. Numerous illustrations. Original green boards, lettered in gilt; some spotting of edges, but a very good copy in the original Rosoman dust-jacket – a design in green, grey and black – just slightly nicked.

£15

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