Brooke Crutchley (1907-2003).
Title Two Men: Walter Lewis and Stanley Morison at Cambridge.
Book Condition Used: Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Cambridge: Printed for His Friends by The University Printer, 1968
Seller ID FZ1014-009
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 over boards, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight. Comes with the original slip case; slip case with minor shelf wear, else 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." REFERENCES: Appleton, The Writings of Stanley Morison, No. 364; Crutchley, A Printer's Christmas Books, p. 34.
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