Bax, Clifford & Austin Osman Spare (Ed.) ~ The Complete Series Of ‘The Golden Hind, A Quarterly Magazine Of Art And Literature’ : The Deluxe Editions Which Are Each Numbered And Signed By Both Clifford Bax & Austin O. Spare : With The Loose Lithographs Signed By The Artists
Chapman and Hall, London : 1922-24
The complete set of the 8 journals issued between Oct 1922 and July 1924 published by Chapman and Hall, London. Volume 1, numbers 1- 4 are individual volumes and each are the Deluxe Edition which are each numbered and Signed by both Clifford Bax and Austin O. Spare to either the front blank end-paper or the title page. Two are numbered ’64' and the other two are numbered ’65'. The edition size of the deluxe edition was only 75 copies and issued in cloth as opposed to stiff wrappers. All 4 volumes are in their original publisher’s hardback bindings and in Very Good+ condition. Each deluxe copy from Vol.1 was issued with a loosely inserted lithograph Signed in pencil by the artist. All 4 of these lithographs are present ( Artists Cecil French : Grace Rogers : Haydn Mackey : Laurence Bradshaw). Volume 2, numbers 5-8 are the standard issue and contained within one volume with the original publisher's cloth-backed boards and the front wrappers bound in as issued. This volume is in Very Good++ condition. Profusely illustrated throughout by various artists including many striking contributions by Austin Osman Spare and John Austen, John Nash, Glyn Philpot, Robert Gibbings, Jack Yeats, Alan Odle Laurence Bradshsaw, Robert Gibbings, J B Yeats, John Nash, Grace Rogers, Cecil French, Frank Brangwyn, Evelyn Waugh (!) et al. A very wide range of Literary contributions include Huxley, Tagore, Waugh, Greene, W H Davies, Ford Madox Ford et al. The Books are in Very Good ++ condition. Some rubbing in places to the covers and a little spotting in places. The bindings are tight. Small previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown of Vol.2. Each book is protected in a loose Mylar archival cover. Loose editorial inserts and flyers accompany the books. 'The Golden Hind' publication was guaranteed for 2 yrs but it ceased production after that time. As described and reasoned for in one of the loosely inserted notes from the literary editor Clifford Bax, the publishers shifted the size to a smaller format for Vol 2., Numbers 5-8. The Deluxe Edition for the first year was over-subscribed and sold out before publication. I am unable to ascertain whether Vol 2 numbers 5-8 were also issued in the deluxe format or whether funding ran out. Equally I am not sure whether they were issued with a loose signed lithograph as in Volume 1. An exceptionally scarce set to find complete with such attributes. More images available on request.
CONDITION: Very Good+