Two Men: Walter Lewis and Stanley Morison at Cambridge

By: Brooke Crutchley (1907-2003)

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Series: Cambridge Christmas Books. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. Tall 8vo. 10 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches. vi, (48) pp. Half-title, title page printed in red and black, decorative initial, 14 illustrations (some color), 6 printing specimens tipped-onto stiff blue card stock; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red cloth, patterned paper designed by Reynolds Stone, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight. Comes with the original slip case; slip case with minor shelf wear. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. Fine. Written to commemorate Stanley Morison and Walter Lewis and the impact they had on each other, and upon the author. "The royal octavo format suited the selected illustrations, including pages from books produced by Morison and Lewis in partnership - or not produced in the case of the abortive Cambridge type catalogue. It also provided a rare opportunity to showing off the Barbou type which then still existed only in the 'English' size used in the last three volumes of The Fleuron." Crutchley and Muir Dawson were friends; Dawson organized visits to Los Angeles and UCLA for lectures by Crutchley. Dawson was an avid student of typography, Morison, Lewis, and Crutchley's efforts as the printer at Cambridge University Press. REFERENCES: Appleton, The Writings of Stanley Morison, No. 364; Crutchley, A Printer's Christmas Books, p. 34.

Title: Two Men: Walter Lewis and Stanley Morison at Cambridge

Author Name: Brooke Crutchley (1907-2003)

Categories: Cambridge Christmas Book,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, Printed for His Friends by The University Printer: 1968

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SFK418-038

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