The Alcuin Press, in the footsteps of Essex House Press

In style and purpose, Alcuin Press was the successor to Charles Ashbee’s Essex House Press. It was established in May 1928 in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, by H.P.R Finberg. Hard times saw the Press fold in 1936.

This is an early production from the press, a volume of poems by local resident Christopher Whitfield, evoking as do other collections of his poems, English village life around the Cotswolds in the 1920s.

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THE VILLAGE AND OTHER POEMS (Signed Copy), WHITFIELD, Christopher, 1928

Book Description: SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION Number 59 of 100 copies. 8vo. (approx. 22.5 x 16cm) hardback, quarter bound in cloth with marbled boards and paper title label to spine. 49pp. Signed and numbered by the author. No other markings or inscriptions by previous owners’. Light foxing to endpapers and slight tanningt of page edges. Title label chipped at edges and spine slightly tanned. Overall a Good+ Copy

 

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