Yale Center for British Art

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.
Published / Created:
London : The Golden Cockerel Press, 1948.
Physical Description:
63, [1] pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
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.
Subject Terms:
Letter writing. | English language -- Rhetoric. | Private press books -- England -- London -- Specimens. | Mackenzie-Grieve, Averil -- Autograph.
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.