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Mackmurdo (A.H., et al., editors). The Century Guild Hobby Horse, 7 vols. in 4, 1886-92

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,354 - US$2,031
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Mackmurdo (Arthur Heygate; Horne, Herbert P. & Image, Selwyn, editors). The Century Guild Hobby Horse, volumes 1-7 in four, Kegan Paul & Chiswick Press, 1886-92, half-titles present, woodcut decorative title by Selwyn Image, plates and illustrations, woodcut decorations and initials by Mackmurdo and Horne, occasional minor spotting, top edge gilt, remainder untrimmed, contemporary quarter morocco, cloth sides, extremities slightly rubbed, 4to (Qty: 4) The Century Guild was founded in 1882 by the architect Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo to produce decorative work in every field of interior design including architecture, decorative painting, furniture, metalwork, ceramics and glass etc., with an emphasis on crafts and in particular, and the new style of Art Nouveau. The architect Herbert P. Horne and artist & writer Selwyn Image were co-editors, but many other artists were involved with the group. In 1884 they started The Century Guild Hobby Horse, concentrating on the visual arts but also including literature and social issues. The first issue was published in April 1884, with no others until 1886 when they started again with volume number 1. In 1893 it was renamed The Hobby Horse but only lasted for a further three issues until it ended in 1894. Printed on handmade paper, and illustrated with woodcuts, lithographs and photogravure reproductions, the typography and design was by Emery Walker and printed at the Chiswick Press. Contributors included Burne-Jones, William and May Morris, John Ruskin, Oscar Wilde, Simeon Solomon, Heywood Sumner, Ernest Ricketts, Ford Madox Brown, Laurence Binyon, Lionel Johnson, Christina Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti, and Wilfrid Scawen Blunt. The Century Guild influenced many members of the Arts and Crafts movement including C.F.A.Voysey and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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Auction house: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Title: Modern Literature & First Editions, Children's & Illustrated Books, Autographs of the Arts
Date of the auction: 21 Jan 2021
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