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Chiswick Press

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Works: 1,060 works in 1,534 publications in 1 language and 21,921 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bibliography  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Biography  History  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fictional autobiographies  Juvenile works  Personal narratives 
Roles: Printer, Publisher, Book producer, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6037.A86, 940.48142
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Memoirs of an infantry officer by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

3 editions published between 1928 and 1930 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A highly decorated English soldier and an acclaimed poet and novelist, Siegfried Sassoon won fame for his trilogy of fictionalized autobiographies that wonderfully capture the vanishing idylls of Edwardian England and the brutal realities of war. The second volume of Siegfried Sassoon's semiautobiographical George Sherston trilogy picks up shortly after Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man: in 1916, with the young Sherston deep in the trenches of WWI. For his decoratged bravery, and also his harmful recklessness, he is soon sent to the Fourth Army School for officer training, then dispatched to Morlancourt, a raid, and on through the Somme. After being wounded by a bullet through the lung, he returns home to convalesce, where his questioning of the war and the British Military establishment leads him to write a public anti-war letter (verbatim the letter Sassoon wrote in 1917, entitled "Finished with the War: A Soldier's Declaration", which was eventually read in the British House of Commons). Through the help of close friend David Cromlech (based on Sassoon's friend Robert Graves) a medical board decides not to prosecute, but instead deem him to be mentally ill, suffering from shell-shock, and sends him to a hospital for treatment. Sassooon's stunning portrayal of a mind coming to terms with the brutal truths he has encountered in war - as well as his unsentimental, though often poetic, portrayal of class-defined life in England at wartime - is amongst the greatest books ever written about World War I, or war itself."--Book description, Amazon.com
The earliest English music printing : a description and bibliography of English printed music to the close of the sixteenth century by Robert Steele( Book )

2 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some hints on pattern-designing by William Morris( Book )

4 editions published between 1899 and 2007 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by Alice Meynell( Book )

2 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An address delivered by William Morris at the distribution of prizes to students of the Birmingham Municipal School of Art on Feb. 21, 1894 by William Morris( Book )

2 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen;a bibliography by Geoffrey Keynes( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Printers' & publishers' devices in England & Scotland, 1485-1640 by R. B McKerrow( Book )

2 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Saga library( Book )

in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trivia, or, The art of walking the streets of London by John Gay( Book )

1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early editions of The Roman de la Rose by Francis William Bourdillon( Book )

4 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture and history ; and Westminster Abbey by William Morris( Book )

3 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Mrs. Godolphin by John Evelyn( Book )

5 editions published between 1847 and 1864 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English printed almanacks and prognostications : a bibliographical history to the year 1600 by Eustace F Bosanquet( Book )

2 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of William Collins by William Collins( Book )

3 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecce mundus : industrial ideals, and the book beautiful by T. J Cobden-Sanderson( Book )

2 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antoine Vérard by John Macfarlane( Book )

5 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Reynard the Fox : his friends and his enemies, his crimes, hairbreadth escapes and final triumph ; a metrical version of the old English translation, with glossarial notes by Frederick Startridge Ellis( Book )

2 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shepheard's calender: twelve aeglogues proportionable to the twelve monethes by Edmund Spenser( Book )

2 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shepheard's Calender was Edmund Spencer's first work of poetry. The volume was illustrated by Walter Crane in the late 19th century
The first six books of the Elements of Euclid : in which coloured diagrams and symbols are used instead of letters for the greater ease of learners by Euclid( Book )

2 editions published in 1847 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title presents the elements of Euclid in living color. This is a rare and beautiful geometry primer from the 19th century. In 1847, Charles Whittingham of the Chiswick Press published an extraordinary edition on Euclidean geometry, authored by an obscure mathematician called Oliver Byrne. As Surveyor of Her Majesty's Settlements in the Falkland Islands, Byrne had already published mathematical and engineering works, but never anything like this. Written and designed by Byrne to simplify Euclid's propositions, this remarkable example of Victorian printing has been described as one of the oddest and most beautiful books of the 19th century. Each proposition is set in Caslon italic, with a four line initial: the rest of the page is a unique riot of red, yellow and blue: on some pages letters and numbers only are printed in color, sprinkled over the pages like tiny wild flowers, demanding the most meticulous register: elsewhere, solid squares, triangles and circles are printed in gaudy and theatrical colors, attaining a verve not seen again on the pages of a book until the era of Dufy, Matisse and Derain
Rhymes à la mode by Andrew Lang( Book )

3 editions published in 1885 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a prolific Scots man of letters, a poet, novelist, literary critic and contributor to anthropology. He now is best known as the collector of folk and fairy tales. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, St Andrews University and at Balliol College, Oxford. As a journalist, poet, critic and historian, he soon made a reputation as one of the ablest and most versatile writers of the day. Lang was one of the founders of the study of ""Psychical Research, "" and his other writings on anthropology include The Book of Dreams and Ghosts (1897), Magic and Religi
 
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