An Address Delivered by William Morris at the Distribution of Prizes to Students of the Birmingham Municipal School of Art on Feb. 21, 1894. London Longmans & Co. at the Chiswick Press. 1898. 8vo. Boards, printed title to front. Pp25. Boards age discoloured at spine, Library card affix to front pastedown, Neat ownership mark of 1898 on front endpaper together with a memorial bookplate. Small red stamp of St Augustine Abbey Ramsgate on blank lower area of first page. All pages clean and bright throughout with a very strong imprint. A very interesting address filled with William Morris’s thoughts and views on art, beauty and the capacity of man to enjoy art. A good book with a respectful provenance. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Searle, Ronald. Forty Drawings. London, Cambridge University Press. 1946 1st Edition. Square 4to, 240mm x 290mm. Heavy paper wrapped card covers. Introduction, pp40. Light age tone to covers and page edges, otherwise in excellent near fine order throughout. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item. Cat. No. 93622. £290
Leete, Alfred. Leetle Lessons in Engraving. London, The Practical Etching Service Ltd. 4to, 205mm x 280mm. 1st Edition. Printed Card Covers, pp12, bound with tied cord.. This is a book illustrated by Leete for The Practical Etching Service. The Forward describes how Leete was taken around the works to show him the various processes of engraving. Once the word copper was mentioned Leete took this up for his theme using a policeman to illustrate. 10 full page illustrations by Leete illustrating with humour the tasks undertaken from First Impression to despatching the end product to the customer. Tipped onto the inside back cover is a Scale of Prices for Process Work and Incidental Charges. Covers bumped at edges, front cover has short tears to blank margin. All pages in clean and bright condition with strong print. By the artist famed for his Kitchener WW1 poster and art of the Underground. Rare. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Colton’s Atlas of the World provided a good record of its time. From the atlas we can see George W Colton’s map of Canada East or Lower Canada and New Brunswick (Map No 5). New York J H Colton & Co 1856. The atlas was published by G W Colton and is accompanied with Descriptions Geographical, Statistical and Historical by Richard Swainson Fisher M.D. The map size 320 x 400mm one edge rough where once bound in an atlas. Original steel engraved map with hand coloured territories with insets of Montreal. Railroads, Canals, Common Roads and Townships are indicated Decorative Border. Associated text page of the Colton’s Atlas of the world included. A little age tone to edges, in excellent clean and bright condition. An ideal gift to be framed for folk with a love of Canada and its history. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
The Canadian Arctic Expedition commenced in 1913. and this is described and illustated in Vilhjalmur Stefansson’s The Friendly Arctic, the Story of Five Years in the Polar Regions. The book describes the origin and organisation of the Expedition which lasted until 1918.
I have a UK 1st edition available. Published by Harrap, London, ca. 1922. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt titles to front and spine. Xxxi, 784p, 68 plates, 9 maps [2 folded in back pocket]. Covers bumped and rubbed at edges. Neat ownership inscription on front pastedown, light water stain to lower fore edge corner, not affecting printed area. Bound-in maps are in fine condition, folded maps in pocket with weakened splits at folds but in clean and bright condition. Contains preface by Stefansson, foreword by Gilbert Grosvenor, and introduction by Sir Robert Borden. A good 20th century record of Polar exploration. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
A book of 50 Caricatures illustrated by Man Beerbohn: Fifty Caricatures. William Heinemann 1913. 8vo 185mm x 225mm. Title, Advert to recto [i,ii Contents], 50 Caricatures, the first 48 tipped in on brown card, 2 full page prints. 1 pp adverts.
All clean and bright. Paper thinned area on back end paper. Green cloth with gilt caricature of author, gilt title to spine. A little
bumped at edges and a small area of light fading to back cover. Stylish two tone caricatures of notable people and events of the early 20th century. An artistic political pictorial commentary of Bernard Shaw, Lloyd George, Mr Thomas Hardy composing a lyric, Bonar Law and Signor Caruso to name a few. In very good condition. An interesting snapshot the people of 1913. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
One Hundred years ago G R Edwards of the War Office was reading Max Beerbohm’s Zuleika Dobson or an Oxford Love Story. The first edition was published by Heinemann of London in. I have this book available. It is Octavo size, with brown cloth boards, gilt titles to spine. PP350, fore edge roughcut. It lacks the dustwrapper and the covers are bumped with some light soiling. Offset toning from pastedowns onto front free endpapers. Some light foxing to pages near the beginning and end of book block, tightly bound. Perhaps the War Office was not the best place for books! There is a neat ownership mark in ink on front pastedown “G R Edwards/ War Office/ Aug 1916” I wonder what he did there? Do you know? Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this
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