Collection: Private Press

The Literature department here at Sotheran’s have recently acquired a wonderful collection of Private Press books, mostly dating from the 1920s and 30s. There is a proliferation of items from the Nonesuch and Golden Cockerel Presses (also including reference works), but also featured are items from the Cuala, Gregynog, Anvil, De la More, Temple-Sheen, Mainstone, Curwen, Kelmscott and Ampleforth presses. Some are presented in deluxe vellum bindings, and many come complete with their original glassines, slipcases, and/or jackets.

Particular highlights are beautiful copies of the Shakespeare Head Press edition of the Canterbury Tales, Homer's Odyssey translated by T.E. Lawrence with typography by Bruce Rogers, and Paul Nash's illustrated Book of Genesis for the Nonesuch Press.

23 items
  • BROWNE, Sir Thomas and Paul NASH (illustrator). Urne Buriall and the Garden of Cyrus ... Edited with an Introduction by John Carter.
    Urne Buriall and the Garden of Cyrus ... Edited with an Introduction …
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    £7,500.00
  • NASH, Paul. Genesis. Twelve Woodcuts by Paul Nash.
    Genesis. Twelve Woodcuts by Paul Nash
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    £3,998.00
  • KING CHARLES I. Eikon Basilike or The King's Book.
    Eikon Basilike or The King's Book
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    £3,500.00
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    £3,500.00
  • CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales.
    The Canterbury Tales
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    £1,998.00
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    £1,998.00
  • MORRIS, William. Gothic Architecture. A Lecture For The Arts And Crafts Exhibition Society.
    Gothic Architecture. A Lecture For The Arts And Crafts Exhibition Society
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    £998.00
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    £998.00
  • COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor; David JONES, Illus. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
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    £800.00
  • KREDEL, Fritz. The Acts of Samson.
    The Acts of Samson
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    £650.00
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    £650.00
  • CERVANTES, Miguel de. Don Quixote de la Mancha.
    Don Quixote de la Mancha
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    £600.00
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    £600.00
  • BROWNE, Sir Thomas. Religio Medici.
    Religio Medici
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    £498.00
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    £498.00
  • SCOTT, Walter Sidney [Ed.]. The Athenians, Harriet & Mary [&] Shelley at Oxford.
    The Athenians, Harriet & Mary [&] Shelley at Oxford
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    £400.00
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    £400.00
  • MORRIS, Jan. A Machynlleth Triad.
    A Machynlleth Triad
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    £398.00
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    £398.00
  • WALTON, Izaak. The Compleat Angler. The Lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Herbert & Sanderson. With Love and Truth & Miscellaneous Writings. Edited by Geoffrey Keynes.
    The Compleat Angler. The Lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Herbert & Sanderson …
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    £350.00
  • SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles. Laus Veneris.
    Laus Veneris
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    £250.00
  • [BAWDEN, Edward]. RUSSELL, James (author). The Lost Watercolours of Edward Bawden.
    The Lost Watercolours of Edward Bawden
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    £200.00
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    £200.00
  • NONESUCH PRESS. DICKENS, Charles. Nonesuch Dickensiana.
    Nonesuch Dickensiana
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    £198.00
  • SIDNEY, Sir Philip. Astrophel & Stella.
    Astrophel & Stella
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    £98.00
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    £98.00
  • SECUNDUS, Johannes. Kisses, being the Basia of Johannes Secundus rendered into English verse by Thomas Stanley 1647.
    Kisses, being the Basia of Johannes Secundus rendered into English verse …
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    £98.00
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    £98.00
  • NONESUCH PRESS. KEYNES, GEOFFREY. Jane Austen: A Bibliography.
    Jane Austen: A Bibliography
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    £98.00
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    £98.00
  • JONES, Thomas. The Gregynog Press. A paper read to the Double Crown Club on 7 April 1954 by Thomas Jones C.H.
    The Gregynog Press. A paper read to the Double Crown Club …
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    £98.00
  • JOHNSON, Samuel. The New London Letter Writer, containing the compleat art of corresponding with Ease, Elegance, and Perspicuity as is now practised by all Persons of ….
    The New London Letter Writer, containing the compleat art of corresponding …
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    £98.00
  • FONTENELLE, Bernard de. A Plurality of Worlds. John Glanvill'sTranslation with a Prologue by David Garnett.
    A Plurality of Worlds. John Glanvill'sTranslation with a Prologue by David …
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    £98.00
  • ADLINGTON, WILLIAM. Cupid and Psyches. The excellent narration of their marriage translated into English by William Adlington out of the Latine Bookes of the Golden Asse ….
    Cupid and Psyches. The excellent narration of their marriage translated into …
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    £98.00
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    £98.00
  • CYNWAL, William. In Defence of Woman.
    In Defence of Woman
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    £75.00