Founded in 1908 by the London publishers Chatto & Windus and operated by Philip Lee Warner, the Florence Press had as its expressed intention the production of “beautiful books in the choicest types,” but in somewhat larger and less costly editions than Kelmscott and the other more celebrated English fine presses. Florence books are readily distinguishable by their special type, designed by Herbert P. Horne after 15th century Italian faces that are elegant, simple, and easily readable
SWINBURNE, ALGERNON CHARLES.
London: Published for the Florence Press by Chatto and Windus, :, 1909. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. No. 113 of 650 copies and 12 vellum. Small quarto, 250 x 190 mm. ix, 209 pp. Full limp vellum, top edge gilt, others deckled, silk marker & green cloth ties
Endpapers very slightly spotted. A very good bright copy.
650 on handmade paper and 12 on vellum