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[BKARTS] FS: The Doves Press & Golden Cockerel Press



Dear Book Arts List member,

"Advanced publication notice"
New from Oak Knoll Press & The British Library . . .

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THE DOVES PRESS
by Marianne Tidcombe

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? The fullest account to date of  the first and most famous private
   press of the 20th century  - THE DOVES PRESS
? Eight pages of color illustrations with over 100 b/w illustrations

Starting its operation in the wake of William Morris, the Doves Press
became a major influence in the development of modern book design.

Marianne Tidcombe reveals the intriguing story of the cutting of the famous
Dove?s Type, the printing of Paradise Lost, Paradise Regain?d, and The
English Bible.
Also included is the saga of Cobden-Sanderson?s short and stormy partnership
with Emery Walker. Recounted in detail, this blusterous relationship
ultimately lead to
a final episode where Cobden-Sanderson throws the Doves type into the River
Thames
to prevent it from falling into Walker?s hands after his death.

This work contains eight pages of color illustrations with over 100 black &
white illustrations.
A detailed descriptive bibliography of all the books and papers printed at
the Doves Press
along with a list of all ephemeral items is provided.  Co-published with
The British Library. Publication date is February 2003.

Feb. 2003, hardcover, 8 x 11 inches
272 pages, 8 pages of color illustrations with over 100 b/w illustrations
ISBN 1584560843
Order No. 72642-EM - Price $110.00

You can also order this book at
http://www.oakknoll.com/pressrel/dovespress.html

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A HISTORY OF THE GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS 1920-1960

by Roderick Cave & Sarah Manson
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? First extensive study of one of the foremost publishers of
   illustrated books.
? 16 pages of color illustrations with over 150 b/w illustrations

The Golden Cockerel Press, one of the foremost publishers of illustrated
books,
was the most important and productive of the English private presses during
the period of 1920-1960.

This notable work is the first extensive study of the press, based on
interviews
and the Press?s widely-scattered archives.

Richly illustrated with 16 pages of color illustrations and over 150 black
& white illustrations,
this work delves into the history of the press and discusses and assesses its
important private press books. Closely associated with the revival of
wood-engraving,
the Golden Cockerel Press books were vehicles for the work of such artists
as Robert Gibbings,
Eric Gill, David Jones, Agnes Miller Parker, Eric Ravilious, John Buckland
Wright and others.

Unlike other fine presses which succumbed to the Depression or closed
during the Second World War,
Golden Cockerel continued to produce outstanding books. The Press?s
literary achievement was as
significant as its artistic contribution through its publication of
original manuscripts by writers such as
H.E. Bates, A.E. Coppard and T.E. Lawrence.

This work also reveals how the market for fine books was created and
sustained, and it provides many
insights into other aspects of the British publishing scene.

A bibliography of all books printed by the Golden Cockerel Press is
included. Co-published with
The British Library. Publication date is February 2003.

Feb. 2003, hardcover, 8 x 11 inches
288 pages, 16 pages of color illustrations with over 150 b/w illustrations
ISBN 1584560932  Order No. 72643-EM - Price $98.00

You can also order this book at http://www.oakknoll.com/pressrel/cockerel.html

Sales rights for both books: North & South America only; elsewhere, The
British Library.

Michael Guessford
Publicity & Marketing Director
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Oak Knoll Books (ABAA and ILAB) / Oak Knoll Press / St. Paul's Bibliographies
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