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Curwen Press.
A specimen book of types & ornaments in use at the Curwen Press, Plaistow, London.
Alternate Title(s):
Specimen book of types and ornaments in use at the Curwen Press
London : Published for the Curwen Press by The Fleuron Ltd., 1928.
Physical Description:
ix, 229, [12] p., [1] folded leaf of plates : ill. ; 31 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z250 .C98 1928+ Oversize
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Includes type specimens, initial letters, borders, printer's flowers, ornaments, head-pieces, vignettes, and one folded leaf of poster type.
Includes work by Paul Nash, Lovat Fraser, Albert Rutherston, and Eric Gill.
Versos of most leaves blank.
Preface signed: O. S. Edited and designed by O. Simon. Cf. H. Simon. Song and words.
"Catalogue raisonné of books printed at the Curwen Press, 1926-27": p. [233-241]
Limited edition of 135 copies.
SML,AOB : Slight variation in imprint.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 86 of a limited edition of 135 copies. Bound in original green cloth, with leather spine label.
Subject Terms:
Book ornamentation.
Curwen Press.
Printers' ornaments -- Specimens.
Printing -- Specimens.
Type and type-founding -- England -- Specimens.
Type ornaments.
Type specimens.
Nash, Paul, 1889-1946.
Fraser, Claud Lovat, 1890-1921.
Rutherston, Albert Daniel, 1881-1953.
Gill, Eric, 1882-1940.
Simon, Oliver, 1895-1956
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