ASHENDENE PRESS. ~ A Descriptive Bibliography of the Books Printed at the Ashendene Press. MDCCCXCV-MCMXXXV
No.134 of 390 copies on Batchelor Ashendene 'knight in armour' paper, numbered and signed by Hornby. Printed in Ptolemy type, with part of title and occasional text printed in red. Several illustrations, including the famous engraving by Ashwin Maynard of Hornby at his press and numerous sample leaves, several set again line-for-line, with many hand drawn initials, of most of the Ashendene books. Large leaves folded and mounted on a guard. Included is a leaf from the destroyed Japanese vellum 'Daphnis & Chloe', type-specimens, title-pages, prospectuses and the folded 'Announcement of the Last Books'. Collotypes and photogravures made and printed by Emery Walker Ltd. Errata slip tipped in at the end. Large 4to., original full brown calf by W.H. Smith, lettered on the spine and with the Ashendene Press device in gilt on the front cover, t.e.g, fore and lower edges uncut. Spine rather scuffed and dry, otherwise a good copy.
The Bibliography is the last book from the Press and one of the most magnificent. Hornby foreword gives a really good overview of the work of the Press. The books themselves are given full descriptions and accounts of their printing, and, in most cases, are illustrated with specimen leaves from the original printings or pages entirely reset and reprinted for the occasion by Hornby. The leaves include on from the superb abandoned Japanese vellum edition of Daphnis and Chloe.