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Alcuin Press

Alcuin Press Specimen Pages from the Press, 1st Edition.

Quarto. Cloth-backed paper boards folder with a printed label bearing the printers insignia on the inside front cover of which is printed a short piece called 'The Choice of Type-Faces in Book-Production'.

The pocket opposite contains a second impression of a 19 page pamphlet 'An Introduction to the Work & Aims of the Alcuin Press together with a select handlist of the more noteworthy books produced at the Press for various publishers and a complete list of its own publications'. Together with: Six specimen samples, four pages each, one of which is D.B. Updike's 'Why are William Caslon's Types so excellent and so famous?'

With a friendly Autograph Letter, signed, dated 18 August 1958, 2 pages quarto, from H.P.R. Finberg, proprietor of the Press, to Colin Fenton: 'The specimen page for R. Hodgson's poems is both original and attractive. I have looked around for some of my old Alcuin Press stuff, but there is not much left now, apart from bound books and a folder of oddments which I send herewith'.

Folder bruised and rubbed at corners. Contents in Very Good condition.