Ernest Addenbrooke "Brooke" Crutchley (1907-2003).
Title A History and Description of the Pitt Press Erected to the Memory of Mr. Pitt for the use of the University Printing Press, A. D. 1833, Altered and Restored A. D. 1937.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Edition First Trade Edition
Publisher Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1938
Seller ID CH814-281
FIRST TRADE EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/8 x 6 11/16 inches. (vi), (38) pp. Folding color frontispiece, 6 plates, figures; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt, original dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, jacket soiled with small chips at the extremities, and with pencil notations. Bookseller's notation on front free end-paper says "Trade Edition, Printer's copy." Very Good. The Pitt Building was a neo-Gothic structure facing Trumpington Street built for the Cambridge University Press in the first half of the nineteenth century. Crutchley called it a "not very serious monograph, illustrated by old prints and new photographs." And further, "The initials of the author, then Assistant Printer, were to undergo change with his later elevation to higher office." Crutchley, A Printer"s Christmas Books, p. 20.
Brooke Crutchley, A History and Description of the Pitt Press Erected to the Memory of Mr. Pitt for the use of the University Printing Press 1833 Altered and Restored 1937, Cambridge University Press, Fine Printing, Cambridge Christmas Books