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PICKERING, C.L. (Charles London), 1908-1998 – editor : TRIBUTES TO EDWARD JOHNSTON, CALLIGRAPHER.

PICKERING, C.L. (Charles London), 1908-1998 – editor : TRIBUTES TO EDWARD JOHNSTON, CALLIGRAPHER.

[Maidstone] : Maidstone College of Art, 1948. First edition. Tributes to Edward Johnston (1872-1944) from Sydney Cockerell, Alfred Fairbank, Bridget Johnston, Noel Rooke, James Wardrop and Irene Wellington – originally delivered at a meeting of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators.
Royal 8vo (26cm). (viii),(46),[ii]pp. Ten plates, two folding, with facsimiles, etc. Original cloth; a touch bowed; mild spotting of endpapers, but a very good copy. From the calligraphic collection of Stanley Scott of Dulwich and Chard (1910-1990), and with his inserted manuscript leaf in explanation of one of the plates.

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WAREHOUSEMEN & DRAPERS’ TRADE JOURNAL – publishers : THE ART OF TICKET WRITING. WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS.

WAREHOUSEMEN & DRAPERS’ TRADE JOURNAL – publishers : THE ART OF TICKET WRITING. WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS.

London : Office of the “Warehousemen and Drapers’ Trade Journal”, 1887. First edition. An interesting Victorian guide to the art of making advertising and display placards, with chapters on tools, card, inks, gilding and silvering, calligraphy, design, mounts, lithographic reproduction, etc.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 62,[x]pp. Illustrations. Specimen alphabets. Original cloth; lightly rubbed; slight vertical crease to upper cover, but a good copy.

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