The Kelmscott & Doves Presses. Alfred W. Pollard, Rollin Milroy.
The Kelmscott & Doves Presses.
The Kelmscott & Doves Presses.

The Kelmscott & Doves Presses.

Vancouver: Heavenly Monkey Press, 2019. 10 x 15. 18 + (10) pages, with an original leaf from the Doves Bible and another from the Kelmscott Golden Legend. Title, section headings, initial letters, flourishes, and page numbers are calligraphed in red (with touches of liquid gold) by Martin Jackson. Bound by Claudia Cohen with a vellum spine & pale blue boards tooled in gilt, in a pale blue cloth tray case. Fine copy of a stately book. Item #18365

No. 2 of 20 copies of the "Written" edition signed by the calligrapher Martin Jackson. The lovely Golden Legend leaf has two 10-line and two 6-line woodcut initials. The Doves leaf is from Genesis 24--the story of Rebekah.Pollard’s essay was written for the catalogue of William Andrews Clark Jr.’s collection, published in 1921 by John Henry Nash. Rather than a straight historical account of the two presses, Pollard offers a meditation on their influences and influence, particularly in matters of design and typography. Rollin Milroy adds a Printer's Note. The physically largest HM book--to accommodate the Doves Bible leaf without folding. Printed in Centaur type on dampened Arches paper. (The total edition was 55 copies. The "Printed" version had calligraphy printed in red from polymer plates.).

Price: $2,250.00