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Eric Gill

(1882—1940) artist, craftsman, and social critic

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bookplate

bookplate  

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A decorative label stuck in the front of a book, bearing the name of the book's owner.
Cranach-Presse

Cranach-Presse  

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German private press, founded in 1913 by Harry, Graf Kessler in Weimar. His main interest was in printing classical texts of antiquity and modern times. Famous contemporary artists and renowned ...
David Jones

David Jones  

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(1895–1974),poet and artist. He served in the trenches throughout the First World War, which left him with a lifelong interest in warfare and soldiers. In 1921 he became a Roman Catholic and in 1922 ...
Double Crown Club

Double Crown Club  

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London dining club of artists, publishers, and typographers founded by Oliver Simon and colleagues in 1924 to promote the appreciation of good printing by discussion and influence rather than ...
Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor  

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(1912–75),novelist and short‐story writer, was educated in Reading. Her first novel, At Mrs Lippincote's (1945), was followed by eleven more: shrewd observations of middle‐class life in which ...
Fleuron

Fleuron  

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British typographic journal of seven issues (1923–30), founded by Oliver Simon. Edited at first by Simon (issues 1–4) and then by Morison (issues 5–7), it covered both historical research and ...
Golden Cockerel Press

Golden Cockerel Press  

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A private press founded in 1920 at Waltham St Lawrence, Berkshire, by Harold Taylor, and taken over in 1924 by Robert Gibbings (1889–1958), wood‐engraver, illustrator, and writer of travel books. ...
Robert Gibbings

Robert Gibbings  

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(1889–1958)Wood‐engraver and book designer. From 1924 to 1933 he was director of the Golden Cockerel Press where he employed many notable engravers including Eric Gill. His most popular work ...
Saint Dominic's Press

Saint Dominic's Press  

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A private press founded at Ditchling in 1915 by Hilary Pepler and E. Gill, with D. Jones and Desmond Chute. They formed the Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic ...
Signature

Signature  

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British typographic journal, founded and edited by Oliver Simon, lasting fifteen issues (1935–40). Finely produced by the Curwen Press, Signature was printed in letterpress, often with coloured ...
Stanley Morison

Stanley Morison  

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 (1889–1967) English typographical scholar.Born in Wanstead and largely self-taught, he was saved from life in a bank by a job at The Imprint, which led to work with Meynell ...
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The typewriter is a writing machine by means of which alphabetical characters may be printed at considerable speed with the use of a keyboard. Prototypes date back at least to ...

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