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Creator:
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author.
Title:
The new London letter writer : containing the compleat art of corresponding with ease, elegance, and perspicuity as is now practised by all persons of respectability / by Samuel Johnson, M.A. ; foreword and decorations by Averil Mackenzie-Grieve.
Published/Created:
London : The Golden Cockerel Press, 1948.
Physical Description:
63, [1] pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PE1495 .J646 1948
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
"The New London letter writer has been designed, produced, and published by Christopher Sandford, at the Golden Cockerel Press, London, in Caslon's Old Face type on Arnold's mould-made paper. Composition and presswork by W.S. Cowell Ltd, of Ipswich, under the supervision of Geoffrey Smith. The edition is limited to 500 numbered copies. Nos. 1-100 are specially bound."--Colophon.
Selected from an undated 'new edition' of a work that seems to have been published originally in 1794. - Foreword.
Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press, 1921-1949, 179
LWL 19 794Jc: No. 7.
LWL 19 794Jc: Olympic Bookshop summer 1968.
SML,Y Ia780 794jb: "No. 379."
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 29 of 500, signed by the editor. Bound in crimson quarter morocco with marbled paper covered boards.
Subject Terms:
English language -- Rhetoric.
Letter writing.
Mackenzie-Grieve, Averil -- Autograph.
Private press books -- England -- London -- Specimens.
Form/Genre:
Wood engravings -- 1948.
Private press books (Publishing) -- England -- London.
Contributors:
Mackenzie-Grieve, Averil , engraver.
Golden Cockerel Press, publisher.
Sandford, Christopher, book designer.
W.S. Cowell Ltd., pressman.
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