(Leaf Book)

The Kelmscott & Doves Presses.

Jackson, Martin (illus.)

Vancouver, B.C. Heavenly Monkey, 2019. Tall quarto. 18, (10)pp., + two tipped-in leaves. From an edition of 55 copies, this is one of five copies hors de commerce. Reprints Pollard's essay, which first appeared in 1921 as the introduction to the catalogue of William Andrews Clark's Kelmscott and Doves collections, printed by John Henry Nash. Pollard offers a summary of the typographical and aesthetic aims of both presses, the common denominator of each being Emery Walker; this edition presents the opportunity to examine a specific example from each press—an example to which Pollard makes reference in his essay. The leaves included here are from the Kelmscott edition of The Golden Legend and The English Bible, considered by many to be the masterpiece of the Doves Press. As Pollard also considers the use of ornament, particularly by Doves, so Heavenly Monkey has presented this text with calligraphic flourishes by Martin Jackson, printed in red from polymer plates. With a "Note from the Printer" which examines several of Pollard's statements about margin and proportion. Bound in cloth backed boards that have been covered with marbled paper. Paper spine and cover labels. A typically elegant and substantive work from Rollin Milroy's Press. Very fine. Item #30557

Price: $750.00

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