Doves Press: The Start of a Worry.


LIMITED EDITION of 275 copies, this is number 46, printed by the Bird & Bull Press in Newtown, PA, composed by Mackenzie-Harris, binding by E. G. Parrot. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. 31, [3] pp. Half-title, title page printed in brown and black inks, initials in brown, Foreword by Michael Hornby, Introduction by Colin Franklin, correspondence between Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson, Emery Walker, Charles Harold St John Hornby, and Sydney Carlyle Cockerell; text clean, unmarked. Quarter brown cloth, brown paper over boards, gilt-titled front cover, deckle pages; binding square and tight. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. Fine. This book provides a fascinating insight into the events of the Doves type dispute, in which business partners T. J. Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker fought over the rights to their Doves typeface and which culminated in Cobden-Sanderson throwing the matrices, and later the types themselves, into the river Thames. Michael Hornby, the son of Charles Harold St John Hornby, and a family friend of Emery Walker, discovered these letters many decades letter in an old cupboard in his family home in Southern England.

Title: Doves Press: The Start of a Worry.

Author Name: Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson (1840-922), Sir Emery Walker (1851-1933), Charles Harold St. John Hornby (1867-1946), Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell (1867-1962), Colin Franklin (b. 1923), Michael Hornby

Categories: Bird and Bull Press,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Dallas, TX, The Bridewell Library: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SFK418-027

Keywords: Michael Hornby, Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson, Sir Emery Walker, Colin Franklin, Charles Harold St John Hornby, Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, Doves Press: The Start of a Worry, Bridewell Library, Bird and Bull Press, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Dove's Type