Boar’s Head Press

Two titles from the Boar’s Head Press, both from 1932 and sharing some characteristics: both covered in lovely patterned papers, the title in gilt on the spine. Both using mould-made paper and each containing a little history of the font used in each case. Neither of these have illustrations.

Boars Head Press 1930-1936, titles printed at Chiswick Press. Christopher Sandford ran the Boar’s Head Press at Manaton in Devon, from which he issued a number of books, mainly by contemporary authors and many of them with wood-engravings by his wife Lettice. Previously the press was owned by Robert Gibbings. Christopher Sandford (1902-1983) of Eye Manor, Herefordshire, was a book designer, proprietor of the Golden Hours Press after this one, a founding director of the Folio Society, and husband of the wood engraver Lettice Sandford.

East and West
A touch of worm in this title! First time I have encountered that.

East & West. Poems. UBSDELL, A.R.1st edtion, no.45 of 255 copies; pp.60 + colophon; small worm slit at foot of front pastedown endpaper, otherwise well preserved in original Cockerell marbled boards, top edge gilt, others uncut. An attractive early production from Sandford’s press, printed in Blado italic.

Maya: 55 sonnets by H. Bersan

This one has lovely publishers slip enclosed.





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