1931 · London
by Curwen Press. Simon, Oliver.
Sm. London: Soncino Press, 1931. Sm. folio, x,136 pp. and inserted leaves. Original beige buckram a little soiled despite being in the original slipcase (worn), internally clean. § Number 106 of 275 copies printed in red and black on mould-made paper (with inset leaves on blue paper) and decorated throughout with printers' ornaments. Initials designed by J. Van Krimpen; decorations by Edward Bawden, Claudia Guercio and Celia Fiennes; headpiece engraving by Barnett Freedman; wood engravings by Eric Gill, John Nash, Rene Ben Sussan; color stencil illustrations by E. McKnight Kauffer, Edward Bawden and Barnett Freedman. The Miscellany was a supplement to the typographical material assembled in the 'Specimen Book of Types' (1928). It includes essays by Paul Nash (The Stencil), Harold Curwen (On Printing from the Wood) and Harry Carter (Sans Serif Types), illustrations of work printed by Curwen and a record of the Curwen Sans and other faces, vignettes and borders. "The high point for most people will always be the drawing ('Homage to Dicky Doyle') by Edward Bawden, specially done to show the use of colour applied by stencilling at the Curwen Press" (Collinge and Clark).
(Inventory #: 122696)