The Kelmscott & Doves Presses. An Essay by Alfred W. Pollard, Presented with Leaves from the Kelmscott Golden Legend and the Doves English Bible. Calligraphy by Martin Jackson

By: Alfred W. Pollard (1859-1944)

Price: $750.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDTION of 55 copies, this is number 27, which is one of 30 copies cased in paper over boards with Martin Jackson's calligraphy printed in the text, 5 copies hors de commerce. Set in Centaur type with titling and capitals reproduced from the original calligraphy, printed on damped Arches paper. Folio. 15 1/8 x 10 inches. (28) pp. The first and last pages contain quotes by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson with large red initial letters, initials and titling throughout in red, 1 leaf from William Morris' Golden Legend [leaf uuu1, page 1025 with text on the legend of Saint Clare] and 1 leaf from T. J. Cobden-Sanderson's English Bible (Vol. 1, page 203 and 204, Numbers 13 and 14); text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth spine, decorative blue paper over boards, printed paper spine and front cover labels, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. Fine. In this essay, Pollard assesses the question as to whether or not The Kelmscott and Dove's Presses were "private" presses and appraises the spiritual contributions to the making of good books. Pollard singles out Morris' practical use of ink, spacing, capitals and margins as an advancement in the production of fine printing, and notes how these have been improved upon since William Morris made his experiments in fine printing. Alfred William Pollard was an English bibliographer who elevated the history of Shakespearean texts. He wrote widely on a range of subjects in English literature, although among rare book collectors and dealers he is perhaps best known as co-author of the STC, A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640.

Title: The Kelmscott & Doves Presses. An Essay by Alfred W. Pollard, Presented with Leaves from the Kelmscott Golden Legend and the Doves English Bible. Calligraphy by Martin Jackson

Author Name: Alfred W. Pollard (1859-1944)

Categories: Fine Press,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Heavenly Monkey: 2019

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: HM119-001

Keywords: Alfred W. Pollard, The Kelmscott & Doves Presses, Alfred W. Pollard, Kelmscott Golden Legend, Doves English Bible, Martin Jackson, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Heavenly Monkey