Aquila Press

Started in Kensington, 1929 by James Cleugh (1891-1969), Frederick Hallis, & Alex Keiller. James Cleugh was an English author and translator. He established the Aquila Press to publish obscure but literary works. He personally wrote or translated over 50 books. Possibly ceased in 1930.

Edward the Second, Marlowe, 1929
Number 175 of 500 copies. Internally in near mint condition. Binding tight, slight markings to cover, spine somewhat faded. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

The text was hand-set by “I.W.S.” (“Sibthorp”) in Caslon Old Face and printed by hand on Maillol hand-made paper, with the decorative shields drawn by Alexina Ogilvie and the binding done by James Burn & Co. Publisher’s vellum, front cover with Edward’s coat of arms stamped in red, black, and gilt, spine with gilt-stamped title; top edge gilt.


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