Ended Apr 21, 2023 11:06:56 AM
Category: Collectables:Paper & Ephemera:Ephemera:1951-Now
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1950s UNWIN PUBLISHERS PROOF ALBUM, HOBBIT FRONTIS, DUSTJACKETS PRINTING SAMPLES Click images to enlarge Description UNWIN BROTHERS, ALBUM OF PUBLISHERS SAMPLES 1950'S INCLUDING PROOF OF FRONTIS ILLUSTRATION FOR THE HOBBIT Selling here is a substantial album of printing proofs/samples amassed by or for publishers Unwin Brothers, early 1950's period. Containing approx 130 printed samples ranging from dust jackets, greetings cards, orders of service, book illustrations, theatre programmes (largely institutional drama), some Festival of Britain items and much more. In some cases items are presented in more than one state. The Unwin offices were located at Woking, so the collection naturally includes a quantity of ephemera relating to various Surrey institutions and events comissioned to them, some private stationery of local families etc. Also loosely inserted is a programme for the Trooping of the Colours at Sandhurst, 27th June 1957. Of note is a frontispiece for Tolkien's 'The Hobbit', presumably for an edition of the period stated. Other literary items include dust jackets for works by authors including Reginald Arkell; H E Bates; Alun Lewis; Henry Treece: Macdonald Hastings etc. Contained in a large 4to album, the covers of burgundy leather and spine gilt lettered, blue endpapers. The majority of items are tipped in though a good many are loosely inserted, the latter mainly toward rear. An interesting collection. The book measures: 21cm by 29cm. Condition: Overall in very good condition: album firm, general light wear externally: contents in very good order, some scattered foxing round edges, some peripheral bumps and creases here and there, very occasional adhesion tears. Please study the photos carefully and feel free to ask any questions, more details or images available on request. Pictures sell! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.300+ Listing Templates! Auctiva gets you noticed! The complete eBay Selling Solution. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter