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Spicer-Simson, Theodore, & Bruce Rogers. Men of letters of the British Isles: portrait medallions from the life. New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1924. Small 4to (29.4 cm, 11.625"). 116 pp.; illus. $45.00
Limited to 520 copies on Rives paper (an additional 10 were printed on Bachelor hand-made paper), designed by => Bruce Rogers. The expertly designed volume presents sepia-toned reproductions of medallions depicting British "men of letters," such as Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, and many more, all produced by sculptor => Theodore Spicer-Simson.
Rogers (1870–1957), one of the most celebrated book designers of the 20th century, was at his most prolific while designing for William Edwin Rudge. His classic style is on display in this limited edition.
This is number 330 of the 520 copies on Rives paper.
Warde, Bruce Rogers, 188; Work of Bruce Rogers, 341. Quarter cream cloth and light brick paper sides with gilt lettering to spine and front board, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed; corners bumped, spine faintly soiled. In original, numbered slipcase; lacking head and foot, sides foxed and soiled with tiny dark spots, one corner creased and wrinkled. Interior foxed, very minor gutter crack at p. 65. A great example of what Rogers and Simson-Spicer had to offer. (38260) Please RESHELVE This.
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