The Hand Press. H. D. C. Pepler.
The Hand Press.
The Hand Press.
The Hand Press.
(St. Dominic's Press)

The Hand Press.

Jones, David (illus.)

Ditchling: St. Dominic's Press, 1934. Small quarto. 79pp. One of 250 copies, signed and numbered by the author, Hilary D. C. Pepler. An essay written and hand-printed by Pepler for the Society of Typographic Arts in Chicago. Illustrated with two wood engravings by David Jones and many facsimile examples of Pepler's work. A personal reflection on the merits of printing on a hand press, which Pepler describes as "a professional tool rather than a mechanical contrivance," allowing the printer the freedom to break away from uniformity. The text is an address that Pepler gave to the Society at the invitation of the American book and type designer R. Hunter Middleton, who was also the proprietor of the Cherryburn Press. In brown wrappers with paper label. Label shows light toning, else a fine copy of a scarce title particularly desired by collectors of printing and the St. Dominic's Press. Item #28054

(Cleverdon 28; Taylor & Sewell A233).

Price: $1,150.00

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