Percy Smith on Lettering

Lettering: A Plea. [Presentation copy from the author, together with ALS]. SMITH (PERCY).

London: Privately printed for The Dorian Workshop & Studio, 1932. First edition. [vi],7,[3]pp. §One of an edition of 350 copies for The Dorian Workshop and Studio (of a total limitation of 750 – the remaining copies printed for members of the First Edition Club), handsomely printed on hand-made paper. Original black cloth, silver lettering-piece (latter slightly oxidised). A very good copy in original fragile glacene dustwrapper (latter yellowed with age and a little edgeworn) with ink presentation inscription from the author to the architect Basil Oliver [1882-1948], Master of the Art Worker’s Guild, together with loosely inserted ALS from Smith to Oliver, commenting “I hope you won’t dislike my typography. The title pg: is rather unorthodox.”

Reprinted from the Architectural review of April 1928. “A plea for the greater consideration of lettering more especially in relation to architecture & the aspect of our cities.”

See also:

Percy Smith in Palestine

Percy Smith Great War Drypoints & Etchings




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