[Ashendene Press- Don Quixote, Scarce Original Publisher's Full Pigskin Binding] The History of the Valorous and Wittie Knight-Errant Don Quixote of the Mancha
Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1927-1928.
First Edition. Two volumes. Folio (17 x 12 inches). Extremely scarce in the Ashendene full pigskin binding which Ashendene procured W. H. Smith to expertly bind (signed on rear lower dentelle of volume two in gilt pallet: "Bound by W. H. Smith and Son," An impressive binding with five large raised bands extending slightly onto covers forming a triangle, six large raised bands and two extending out at top and bottom, six panels, two of which contain gilt-stamped lettering. Printed in Ptolemy type, designed for its first use by Emery Walker, in black and red, double column, shoulder notes in red, chapter headings in red beneath chapter numbers in black, two three-quarter page borders, 18-line and smaller initial capitals or opening words in a stylized black-on-white leaf and tendril pattern, designed by Louise Powell and cut on wood by W. M. Quick and G. H. Ford. All edges untrimmed. One of 255 copies, this in the original pigskin binding (Hornby 36). An aesthetic masterpiece. Im fine condition. Very scarce.
Price: $9,500.00 Item #6220