The Century Guild Hobby Horse, Numbers 6, 16 and 25

Century Guild No. 6
[Horne, Herbert Percy, and Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo, eds.], THE CENTURY GUILD HOBBY HORSE, NO. 6 (London: Kegan Paul Trench & Co., April 1887).  First edition, 31.5 x 23.5cm (4to), in publisher's printed paper wraps w/engraved design & title (by Selwin Image) to fr. cover & printed device to rear, deckle edges, [43-46] 47-80, [1-6 Century Guild adverts] unopened pp. + sepia photogravure frontis of Priscilla and Aquila by Frederic James Shields, w/essay on Arthur Burgess by John Ruskin (incl. 3 interleaved plates), & several head & tailpieces.  Printed on handmade paper at the Chiswick Press, London.  Binding Very Good (lt. soiling & foxing); contents Near-Fine (edges sl. soiled).  Colbeck 6 (p.987).  (Inv. #674)  C$150



Century Guild No. 16
[Horne, Herbert Percy, and Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo, eds.], THE CENTURY GUILD HOBBY HORSE, NO. 16 (London: The Chiswick Press, October 1889).  First edition, 31.5 x 23.5cm (4to), in publisher's printed paper wraps w/engraved design & title (by Selwin Image) to fr. cover & printed device to rear, deckle edges, [119-120] 121-160 [161-162], [1-2 Century Guild adverts] unopened pp. + sepia photogravure frontis of The Vision of Britomart by Frederic James Shields, w/repr. of 2 pp. from The Book of Hours, & several head & tailpieces from designs by H.P. Horne.  Printed on handmade paper by the publisher.  Binding Good (tips of spine worn, & closed tear to bottom of fr. cover); contents Near-Fine.  Colbeck 6 (p.987).  (Inv. #677)  C$150



Century Guild No. 25
[Mackmurdo, Arthur Heygate, ed.], THE CENTURY GUILD HOBBY HORSE, NO. 25 (London: The Chiswick Press, January 1892).  First edition, 31.5 x 23.5cm (4to), in publisher's printed paper wraps w/engraved design & title (by Selwin Image) to fr. cover & printed device to rear, deckle edges, [i-ii] 1-40 pp. + sepia photogravure frontis of a drawing by Peter Lely, & several head & tailpieces from designs by H.P. Horne.  This issue includes the 1st printing of William Morris's "The Influence of Building Materials upon Architecture."  Printed on handmade paper by the publisher.  Binding Good (moderate soiling, & edges of covers chipped); contents Very Good (stains to top of pp.35-40).  Colbeck 6 (p.987).  (Inv. #678)  C$150



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