Title The Daniel Press. Memorials of C. H. O. Daniel with a Bibliography of the Press, 1845-1919.
Book Condition Collectible: Like New
Edition First Edition
Publisher Oxford: Printed on the Daniel Press in the Bodleian Library, 1921
Seller ID CH814-278
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED to 560 copies, including 60 copies printed on hand-made paper with extra illustrations and some original leaves of the Daniel Press. This is 1 of 500 printed for subscribers, i.e.: not the extra-illustrated edition. 4to. 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches. [viii], 198,  pp. Frontispiece portrait in black-and-white of Doctor Daniel, title-page printed within an ornamental border, mark of the Daniel Press, section heads with ornamental rules, bibliography of 203 items, list of the Fell type, the Frome and Oxford Ornaments, and papers used at the press, tables with details of the Frome and Daniel Presses, index, 14 black-and-white plates; text clean, unmarked. Re-cased with period materials identical to the original binding, quarter tan cloth, grey paper over boards, original titles from the original cloth laid down on the spine; binding square and tight. Original end-papers contain a book plate of the Reference Library of E. P. Dutton and Company, New York and a book seller description mounted on the front paste-down. Small pencil notations of front and rear paste-downs. Fine. Charles Henry Olive Daniel (1836-1919) was the proprietor of the Daniel Press, a British private press that began in Daniel's hometown of Frome when Henry was a schoolboy, and was run by he and his family members later in Oxford. Daniel and his Press are notable for the early date of his private press activities, beginning more than forty years prior to William Morris and the latter's Kelmscott Press, which typically marks the beginning of the "private press movement." Daniel printed with the Fell types and a number of historical ornaments cast by Oxford University Press. The Daniel Press Albion and its types were given to the Bodleian Library. Falconer Madan and a team of compositors and pressmen from the University Press used the Daniel Press equipment and types to print this account of Daniel's life and work as a printer and man of letters. This volume includes an extensive bibliography of the works produced by the Daniel Press.
Falconer Madan, The Daniel Press. Memorials of C. H. O. Daniel with a Bibliography of the Press, 1845-1919, Printed on the Daniel Press in the Bodleian Library, Limited Edition, Private Press, Fine Press,