LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. Small 4to. 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Unpaginated.  pp. Printed on a variety of variously colored G. F. Smith Strathmore Artlaid and Plan 8 papers French-folded so that the fore-edges are attached, 18 alphabets each with their own color inks or printed in blind against a colored background; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, dust-jacket of translucent paper with the same design as the title page and front cover with added clear plastic cover on the jacket; binding square and tight. "Reference Copy - do not sell" marked by Muir Dawson in pencil on the title page. Very Good. The text consists of 18 alphabets each with their own color inks or printed in blind against a colored background, the work was inspired by a visit to the Clark Library's Eric Gill collection, and each alphabet was originally drawn and painted. This volume makes available to a wider audience a series of alphabets that in the original are now in University libraries, museums, galleries and private collections. David Guy Barnabas Kindersley was a British stone letter-carver and typeface designer, and the founder of the Kindersley Workshop (later the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop). His carved plaques and inscriptions in stone and slate can be seen on many churches and public building in the United Kingdom. Kindersley designed the Octavian font for Monotype in 1961.
Variations on the Theme of Twenty-Six Letters, David Kindersley, typography, design, experimental, Muir Dawson