Kelmscott, Doves and Ashendene: The Private Press Credos with an Introduction by Will Ransom
The Book Club of California
Kelmscott, Doves and Ashendene have been referred to as "the great triumverate" of 19th-century private presses. The success of William Morris's Kelmscott Press gave rise to numerous other presses, not necessarily with the same artistic outlook. The work of T. J. Cobden-Sanderson's Doves Press was created as a direct reaction to Morris's strongly decorative approach to bookmaking, Doves looking more austere. Ashendene books show a range of styles. In the 20th century, still more priviate presses were founded in England, inspired by the beautiful work of these three.
- Publisher: The Book Club of California
- Edition: Limited to 300 copies
- Date Published: 1952
- Place Published: n/a
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: n/a
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
300 copies printed for members of The Book Club of California by the Ward Ritchie Press. vi, 197 p. 19 cm. Title page illustration, one other full-page illustration and numerous smaller illustrations and decorations. Grey paper-covered hardcover with beige cloth spine. A little fading to paper near spine. Slightly worn upper front corner.