The Kelmscott & Doves Presses. An essay by Alfred W. Pollard Presented with Leaves from the Kelmscott Golden Legend and the Doves Press English Bible. Calligraphy by Martin Jackson.
[ Heavenly Monkey Press ].

Vancouver, Canada: Heavenly Monkey Press, 2019. One of thirty copies of the "Printed" edition, with the calligraphic designs printed. There will also be published a "Written" edition of twenty copies with the calligraphy done by hand. The "Written" edition should be available in sometime in spring, 201 A fine, clean copy. Publisher's boards with the cover papers made with acrylic paints on a white base sheet. Folio. 28 pp., with the two ori (Item ID: 16607)


"Alfred W. Pollard's introduction to the catalogue of William Andres Clark Jr.'s Kelmscott and Doves collections [was] originally printed in 1921 by John Henry Nash and issued in an edition of 150 copies. HM's edition [is] enhanced by the inclusion of leaves from the Kelmscott Press's 'The Golden Legend' (1892) and the Doves Press's English Bible (vol. 1, 1902); and the incorporation of Martin Jackson's beautiful calligraphy through the text.

"Pollard's essay provides an overview of each press's aims, with particular emphasis on typography and aesthetics, and specific references to 'The Golden Legend' and the Bible. Having pages from those books will provide readers the opportunity to consider Pollard's comments on type design and page layout while examining actual samples of the work. Pollard also discusses the Doves Press's use of calligraphy in its books, and this was the spark for the idea of recruiting Martin for the project. His work [appears] on the title page, the essay's opening, numerous initial capitals throughout, the page numbers and colophon"

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