Brewhouse Press and the Leicestershire revival

In the 1970s Leicestershire became a hub of private press activity, rather as Hammersmith had been round the 1900s. Centred round the Leicestershire College of Art –  J H Mason was there, a great hand paper maker, who published a lot of books about that art.

Brewhouse Press of Wymondham was a key player in that revival. Run by Trevor Hickman from 1962-1983 with the first book out in 1964.

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Title: Gold & Books.
Author: HOLT, PENELOPE; THORPE, EDMOND., 1969
Book Description: First Edition; 8vo; pp. 33; 6 pages of illustrated endpapers at front and back, 28 b/w and colour illustrations within text throughout, bibliography; original gold cloth, title lettered in gilt on spine, gilt illustrations to front and back, minor creasing to corners, minor bumping to spine, previous owner’s stamp to half title page, otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by Rigby Graham, gold work by Trevor Hickman,  Limited Edition of 250 copies unnumbered.

Bit of a weird text! Nice to look at though.

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