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  • Imagen del vendedor de Canticum Canticorum Salomonis Quod Hebraice Dicitur Sir Hasirim a la venta por Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA

    Publicado por Cranach Press, (Weimar), 1931

    Librería: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA, Boston, MA, Estados Unidos de America
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    Gill, Eric Ilustrador. Tall octavo. 31, (1)pp. From an edition of 268 copies, this is one of 200 copies on handmade Maillol-Kessler paper. Printed in red and black and illustrated throughout with wood engravings and decorated initials by Eric Gill. This ancient dialogue between the Bride and Groom is one of the most lyrical love passages of all time. Bound in half vellum and plain boards with original dust wrapper and slipcase. T.e.g. A fine copy with the usual slight foxing to the fore-edge and some to vellum on spine. Bifolium listing previous Cranach Press publications laid in, along with another bifolium Christmas greeting, featuring a wood engraving from the book. A book of distinction, sought after as a major illustrated, private press book and one of the outstanding efforts from the Cranach Press. It is perhaps worth noting that this book appeared at a time when the effects of the Great Depression were really being felt. This was not lost on Kessler, who remarked in a letter to Gill that "one must hope that a sufficient number of people and fortunes have survived the crisis and will continue to buy fine books and thus make their production possible." (Müller Krumbach 56; Gill 284; The Artist & the Book 121).

  • Imagen del vendedor de CANTICUM CANTICORUM SALOMONIS a la venta por Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller

    Gill, Eric

    Publicado por Cranach Press, Weimar, 1931

    Librería: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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    Valoración del vendedor: Valoración 5 estrellas

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    [Text in Latin]. Pp. 32+[2](colophon, blank), text printed in red & black, 11 wood-engraved illustrations (7 full page), and 18 decorative initials by Eric Gill; narrow roy. 8vo; qr. vellum, spine lettered in gilt, buff papered boards with vellum corner tips; t.e.g., others uncut; plain dust wrapper, slightly foxed, edges lightly rubbed, the backstrip slightly browned; within papered slipcase matching the dust wrapper, slightly soiled, edges lightly rubbed and faintly browned; book label of David Levine, Sydney, on the upper pastedown, outer leaves and edges slightly foxed; Cranach Press, Weimar, 1931. Latin version; one of 200 numbered copies thus (total edition 268). Gill 284; Brinks 91 (and also pp. 146-167). *One of the last books from the Cranach Press; issued in three versions: French, German and Latin. Although located in Germany, Count Harry Kessler's press was directly inspired by the English private presses.

  • Imagen del vendedor de The Eclogues a la venta por Woodbridge Rare Books

    P. Vergili Maronis (Virgil)

    Publicado por Cranach Press, 1927

    Librería: Woodbridge Rare Books, Suffolk, Reino Unido
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    Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. Aristide Maillol / Eric Gill Ilustrador. 336x256mm (leaves 330x251mm), [8], [1-3], 4-110, [10] pp. With 43 original woodcuts by Aristide Maillol, initials by Eric Gill and ornamented by Maillol. Copy 18 of 225 (264) of the Latin / English edition on Maillol-Kessler handmade paper, bound in quarter-holland over blue paper-covered boards, paper title-label to the backstrip, spare title-label tipped-in to rear endpapers. One of the most celebrated Press books of the 20th century. 'For me this work of the Cranach Press is the unrivalled highlight of the Modern Art of the Book' (Georg Alexander Mathey, quoted by Brinks), Edward Gordon Craig's Hamlet notwithstanding. The project was very long in its gestation (1914 - 1927) and involved a multinational group of talents including Kessler himself, Maillol, Eric Gill and the printers J H Mason (ex-Doves Press) and Harry Gage-Cole (ex-Kelmscott, Doves and later at Ashendene). If one includes the matter of type design, the list grows to include Emery Walker, Edward Johnston and the punchcutter Edward Prince - essentially a roll-call of the early Private Press movement. As always with the Cranach Press magnum opi (ie the Hamlet, the Eclogues and the Song of Solomon), the variants are complex. Firstly the book was offered in Latin/German, Latin/French and Latin/English editions (as befitting the international mix of the principal contributors), this copy being from the English edition. The limitations for this edition consisted of either vellum (six copies), Imperial Japon (33 copies) and finally 225 copies on the specially-made 'Maillol-Kessler' paper made from hemp and linen as here, which was the subject of much experimentation and perfectionism. Neither Brinks nor Muller-Krumbach record full details of the binding of the Maillol-Kessler paper copies, but it seems likely that only the English edition was offered in quarter-holland over blue boards, as here. Typical of private press books of the period, such bindings were only ever intended as a basic and temporary measure prior to a customer commissioning his/her own more permanent binding. Somewhat ironically, surviving copies in these bindings are now generally regarded as desirable examples of the as-issued state. Perhaps reflecting the reverence with which the Cranach Press is held in the Anglophone bibliophile world (and a limitation smaller by about 30 copies), the English edition appears to be scarcer today compared to its German and French cousins. A most pleasing, original and authentic copy therefore, with the additional attraction of the larger of the two paper sizes recorded by Brinks, and overall Very Good indeed. Condition: Internally bright, crisp, no inscriptions, the small blind-embossed stamp of Dr Trevor Weston of Neatham Mill, proprietor of The Clarion Publishing Company, to the lower corner of the final endpaper, a few scattered foxing spots present on around twenty pages but none impinging on the images or text (as is often seen, this copy being better than average in our experience - despite the care taken with its formulation the Maillol-Kessler paper seems more susceptible to foxing than many of its handmade contemporaries). The binding with a little browning around the edges of the upper board, crushes to foredge foot corners, cloth evenly darkened, a hairline tear and a small loss to a corner of the title-label (although the original spare is bright and intact, so could now be used as intended). Brinks 67, Muller-Krumbach 43.

  • Imagen del vendedor de Canticum Canticorum Salomonis Quod Hebraice Dicitur SIR HASIRIM a la venta por Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA

    Gill, Eric (Illustrator)

    Publicado por Count Harry Kessler at the Cranach Press, Weimar, 1931

    Librería: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA, Ardsley, NY, Estados Unidos de America
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    Hardcover. First edition. 31 pages, 26 x 13.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 180 of 200 designed by Count Harry Kessler: printed in red and black in Jenson Antiqua on hand-made Maillol Kessler paper with watermark of the Cranach Press. 11 wood engraved illustrations (seven are full page) and 18 initials by Eric Gill. Laid-in, "Former Publications Of The Cranach Press." which lists three tittles -- The Ecologues of Virgil, Hamlet & The Duinese Elegies. An almost as new copy save for a few small toned fore-edge spots. THE ARTIST AND THE BOOK. 121. EVAN GILL 284. Quarter vellum and gilt lettered tan parchment boards. Fine in fine plain wrapper in matching fine board slipcase.

  • Imagen del vendedor de Cantique des Cantiques de Salomon a la venta por Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA

    Publicado por Cranach Press, (Weimar), 1931

    Librería: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA, Boston, MA, Estados Unidos de America
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    Gill, Eric Ilustrador. Tall octavo. 32, (2)pp. From the French edition of 164 copies, this is one of 50 on Japon. Printed in blue and black, and illustrated throughout with eleven wood engravings and decorative initials by Eric Gill. This ancient dialogue between the Bride and Groom is one of the most lyrical love passages of all time. Bound in full orange morocco by Otto Dorfner, with gilt tooling and titling to covers. T.e.g. Small spot of discoloration to upper cover, otherwise a fine copy of a book of distinction, sought after as a major illustrated private press book and one of the outstanding efforts of the Cranach Press. It is worth noting that this book appeared at a time when the effects of the Great Depression were really being felt. This was not lost on Kessler, who remarked in a letter to Gill that "one must hope that a sufficient number of people and fortunes have survived the crisis and will continue to buy fine books and thus make their production possible." Housed in a fleece-lined drop-back box. (Müller Krumbach 56; Gill 284; The Artist & the Book 121).

  • Imagen del vendedor de Cantique des Cantiques de Salomon. a la venta por SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS, ABA, ILAB

    CRANACH PRESS. GILL (Eric).

    Publicado por Cranach Press for Edition de Cluny, Weimar, 1931

    Librería: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS, ABA, ILAB, LONDON, Reino Unido
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    Miembro de asociación: ABA ILAB PBFA

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    One of only 50 de luxe copies printed on japon with roman numerals, this L or no.50, of a total edition of 158. There were other editions in Latin and German. 11 original woodcuts and 13 initials by Eric Gill, with headlines across each page printed in red. Tall thin 4to., in a fine binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe of full red crushed morocco with gilt rules round each side and using Gill titling on the upper cover, spine in compartments with raised bands, turn-ins with gilt fillet and signed by S&S on the front turn-in, top edge gilt, others uncut. A superb copy. The book was the last to come from Kessler's Cranach Press and was a triumph. Kessler himself expressed his enthusiasm for Gill's engravings in a letter to the artist "I think it is one of the most beautiful series of illustrations produced in modern times". Cave, the Private Press experts, believed that the Song of Songs was one of the three exceptional items printed by the Cranach Press, the other two being the Hamlet and the Eclogues. Sangorski & Sutcliffe had made all the morocco bindings for the vellum copies of this French edition. There are variants of the japon de luxe edition with blue lettering.