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Johnson, Samuel, 1709–1784
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.
London : The Golden Cockerel Press, 1948.
Physical Description:
63, [1] pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PE1495 .J646 1948
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
"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
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.
Wood engravings -- 1948.
Private press books (Publishing) -- England -- London.
Mackenzie-Grieve, Averil , engraver.
Golden Cockerel Press, publisher.
Sandford, Christopher, book designer.
W.S. Cowell Ltd., pressman.

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