THE DANIEL PRESS. C. H. O. Daniel, Falconer Madan.


Memorials of C. H. O. Daniel with a bibliography of the Press, 1845-1919. Pp. viii+198+[2](colophon, verso blank), frontispiece portrait, plus 13 plates, title and text decorations, bibliography, appendices, index; small cr. 4to; qr. natural canvas, spine lettered in black, blue/grey papered boards, a trifle sprung, with small damp stain to top fore-corner of lower board and larger damp stains to bottom fore-corners, the bottom fore-corners also slightly worn; uncut; lower free endpaper offset, a little light foxing; Daniel Press, Oxford, 1921. First trade edition [limited to 500 copies]. Ransom 59. *With the evocative woodcut bookplate of R. T. Gibbon on the upper pastedown. Loosely inserted is a foxed and faintly creased copy of the publisher's 4 page prospectus for this volume, with bookseller's stamp on first and last pages, and damp stains to bottom edges. 'The Daniel Press, connected with the name of the Rev. C. H. O. Daniels, D.D., Provost of Worcester College, Oxford (died 1919), is famous for the choice literature produced, for the revived use of the seventeenth century Fell type and ornaments, and as a precursor of the Kelmscott Press. Every known production of the Press, from 1845 to 1919, is described' [prospectus]. The bibliography was compiled by Falconer Madan, and the tributes by various friends of Daniel include the first printing of John Masefield's poem The Dream. Item #134094

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