Bookplates by Richard Shirley Smith.

(Fleece Press.) (SHIRLEY SMITH (Richard)) North Lee (Brian)

Bookplates by Richard Shirley Smith.

Description: ONE OF 40 COPIES (from an edition of 275 copies) signed by the author, this special issue with a folder of 6 proof bookplates each signed by the artist, printed on Saunders paper, 65 illustrations by Richard Shirley Smith of his bookplate-designs, including 9 engravings printed from the original wood-blocks and 12 from line-blocks, 6 of the illustrations tipped in, photographic portrait of Shirley Smith also tipped in, the title printed in brown, pp. [ii], 103, 8vo, original quarter green linen, printed label, matching stained wood veneer boards, untrimmed, the book together with folder containing proofs in green linen dropback box with printed label, fine

Publication Details: Upper Denby: The Fleece Press, 2005 (i.e. 2006)

Notes: The type set at the Whittington Press. With the errata-slip, referring to the publication date, tipped to the front pastedown. The colophon suggests this deluxe issue should be accompanied by 4 signed proofs, but 6 are present.

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Price: £300

Subject: Private Press

Published Date: 2005 (i.e. 2006)

Stock Number: 70022

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