A new specimen book of Curwen pattern papers
Author David McKitterick British
Publisher Whittington Press
No. 164/250 copies.
"The edition of 335 copies is set in 12-point Monotype Lutetia ... and printed at Whittington Court on Zerkall mould-made & Colorplan papers. The plates and re-printed pattern papers are printed at the Senecio Press. 250 copies are quarter-bound in buckram and Curwen pattern paper, and 85 copies quarter-bound in leather with five additional full sheets of pattern paper. Bound by Smith Settle."--Colophon.
The Curwen Press, founded in 1863 east London, was a leader of early 20th Century British printing design and worked with many well-known graphic artists including Thomas Lowinsky, Enid Marx, Paul Nash and Diana Wilbraham, whose pattern paper designs are represented in this book. The 32 tipped-in plates are accompanied by biographies of the artists on the verso, and printed at Whittington Court on Zerkall mould-made & Colorplan Papers with reprinted pattern papers reprinted at the Senecio Press.
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