Bremer Presse: (Munich), (1926). Folio. (16)ff. Designer William Addison Dwiggins' copy, with the notation inside the portfolio case: "Presented by the publishers to WAD, and given by him to Edward A. Karr." A collection of titles and initials designed by Anna Simons for the Bremer Presse. Along with Graily Hewitt, Eric Gill, and Percy Smith, Simons was one of Edward Johnston's star pupils at the Royal College of Art in London. It was after studying with Johnston, and translating his Writing and Lettering, & Illuminating into German, that Simons went home to Germany in 1918 to work at the Bremer Presse. During her time there, she designed many titles and initial sets for the Presse, and in 1926, this portfolio was issued to showcase her work. Each sheet in the portfolio is headed by one of Simons' Bremer Presse title designs, including her titles for the Divine Comedy, Fichte's Reden an Die Seutsche Nation, Chansons d'Amour, Albii Tabulli Elegiae, and others. The titles are followed by the initials she cut for the work. Housed in a paper-covered portfolio backed in linen, with a paper label to the cover and three cloth tie straps. Portfolio sunned, with corners bumped, small tears to top and bottom of spine, and top and bottom ties partially torn away. Sheets with scattered foxing particularly at edges, else near fine. Item #27693
(Die Bremer Presse 51).