¶ "I began printing books with the hope of producing some which would have a definite claim to beauty, while at the same time they should be easy to read and should not dazzle the eye, or trouble the intellect of the reader by eccentricity of form in the letters. I have always been a great admirer of the calligraphy of the Middle Ages, and of the earlier printing which took its place." — William Morris
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Brian Johnson, son of Folger Johnson of Portland, Oregon [see this earlier post], has found the sales receipt for his father’s copy of the Chaucer from Philip C. Duschnes, 5 May 1945, for $950 (probably Census 4.400 and 4.412).
[Photographs by Roger Green.] Private collection, Wuppertal, Germany. ¶ Depping binding. The pigskin binding by Gerit Depping (Münster, Germany, 1999) is a simplified version of the design of the Doves binding. The book was in a quarter-linen binding when it … Continue reading