[Typography] Owens, L. T.
J. H. MASON 1875-1951: SCHOLAR-PRINTER
London: Frederick Muller, 1976. Hardcover First Edition
First printing. First biography and study of the work of this remarkable man who worked at the Ballantyne Press, the Doves Press with Emery Walker and Cobden Sanderson, the Cranach Press, and later collaborated with Eric Gill, Gordon Craig, and Edward Johnston. Although he was self-educated, Mason came to be considered as one of his era's greatest printers; among other achievements he developed the Imprint type, a congenial and readable face well suited for periodical printing and book composition. The author was a student of Mason in the years between the wars at what was then known as the L.C.C. Central School of Arts and Craft. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, and 12 other illustrations, including some double spread ones. Several appendices listing some of the books produced under his direction and also containing letters and speeches by Mason. Introduction by James Moran, index. A title in the Ars Typographica Series. xvi, 192 pp. Fine in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering in fine pale blue dust jacket (a new copy.) Slightly oversized format. .ISBN # 0-584103530
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