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288 288.WOOD ENGRAVING. A Book of Woodcuts.


A fascinating collection of original engravings, many signed by the artists, largely from the 1920’s and 1930’s. including: 2 proof wood engravings by John Farleigh for the GcP Swift (1925), each one of 12 copies signed by Farleigh. 2 original wood engravings by John Bateman of geese, both signed and dated (1926). A signed original lithograph christmas card from Barnett Freedman.


other signed contributors include virgina Di Seigneur Litchfield, many by E owen Jennings, Enid Butcher, Donald Watson, J Walford, Grace Golden, irwin Fairbank, vera K Spenser, Pamela nathan, Stanley hickson, Percy Smith, Ronald marley, Eric hall, and George Friend.


This fine collection was put together by Kenneth holmes, o.B.E., A.R.c.A. holmes was born in Yorkshire in 1902 and first studied art at Leeds and then the Royal college of Art where he obtained his A.R.c.A in engraving and mural design. he was appointed head of the Leicester college of Art in 1934 where he contributed to the sphere of art education and industrial design. his watercolours and prints were widely exhibited and reproduced, and he also designed textiles, glass, silver and book bindings.


289. [WOOD-ENGRAVING]. The Pretty Pleasing Picture Book. illustrated With Above Five hundred Pictures and verses. The Engravings by Artists of celebrity, including Gilbert, Franklin, Williams etc. London: Dean And Son, 31, Ludgate Hill., circa 1854.


£138


Folio. original blue cloth-backed pink pictorial boards, elaborately decorated in gilt and hand painted colour; pp. [66], printed on one side; with over 500 detailed engravings with rhyming couplets beneath; externally and internally in very clean, and extremely fresh, condition with some light creasing of free endpapers.


First edition. A varied assembly of engravings featuring animals, birds, children, architecture, famous monuments etc.


290. [YOUNG, H.] A record of the scientific work of John Tyndall. Printed for Private Circulation at the Chiswick Press,1935.


£150


8vo. original printed wrappers; pp. 38, [1, colophon]; very good. Provenance: ownership inscription and inkstamp of A. T. J. Dollar to upper wrapper, with his booknumber inkstamped to upper cover and half- title. A.T. John Dollar (1908 - 81), later head of geology at Birkbeck college London, was a Fellow at Emmanuel college cambridge when he bought this book. Also in this year he set up the British Earthquake Enquiry which, with its network of 200 observers all feeding date to Dollar, made important advances in British seismology.


First edition, one of 200 copies signed and numbered by the editor to half-title verso along with Young’s name and address written in a different hand. This bibliography of Tyndall’s published writings was edited by h. Young. it covers both his scientific work on such topics as sound, heat and light, as well as three pages of his publications on ‘Water, glaciers and mountaineering.’


Meckly A Bibliography of Privately Printed Mountaineering Books A Revision (AJ vol.96, 340, p. 207); not in other bibliographies.


£1,998


Folio, quarter morocco over cloth boards, lettered on gilt on spine. With 91 woodcuts, lino cuts, etchings and engravings tipped in. Spine a little faded and rubbed otherwise in fine condition.


FiRST EnGLiSh EDiTion oF A moUnTAinEERinG cLASSic, LimiTED To 300 coPiES


291. ZSIGMONDY, Emil. in the high mountains … Translated by olwyn Grimshaw. [S.l.]: Martins the Printers for The Ernest Press, 1992.


£95


8vo (253 x 188mm). original red cloth by hunter & Foulis, spine and upper board titled in gilt, design of ice-axe and ropes in silver and black on upper board, all edges gilt, dove-grey endpapers; pp. [2 (limitation leaf, verso blank)], xxviii, 378, [6 (blank)]; frontispiece, 16 plates after E.T. compton, text illustrations after Zsigmondy et al.; a fine copy.


First English edition, no. 207 of 300 copies, of Zsigmondy’s im Hochgebirge (1889), with a foreword by Keith Treacher. Zsigmondy’s outstanding climbs in the Alps and the Dolomites, as related in the present work, were among the finest of the age (many first ascents), and range through almost all regions of the Austrian Alps, to the Dolomites, the valais, and the Dauphiné. Additional material includes the original review from the Alpine Journal and the account by Emil’s brother of the author’s fatal meije accident in 1885 from the Oesterreichische Alpen-Zeitung.


Perret 4659 (noting this edition).


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