VERY RARE copy of 1902 ELSTON PRESS of William Morris's THE ART AND CRAFT OF PRINTING. With PROSPECTUS and with LETTER FROM CLARKE CONWELL, the printer, to Jno.
Matthews" acknowledging receipt of his subscription to "The Art and Craft of Printing. " Excerpt: "Your subscription was among the last to be entered -- the book is now'out of print.
Clarke Conwell, along with his talentedwife Helen Marguerite O'Kane (artist and designer), first began operations inNew York, but quickly moved to the suburb of New Rochelle in 1901. Conwell'svision and design elements closely modeled William Morris both in terms of formand function. The form was patterned closely after the printing of theKelmscott and Vale Presses; and functionally, it was Conwell's vision to putforward a small press with limited press runs, limited titles, and finelywrought works on handmade paper printed by hand press.
Susan Otis Thompsonstates, The books of the Elston Press are some of the finest examples ofprinting and book design ever done in America. The Art And Craft OfPrinting A Note By William Morris On His Aims In Founding The Kelmscott Press. ByClarke Conwell At The Elston Press, .
44, , 19, [20-27] pages, illus. Five pages printedfrom Kelmscott blocks. With a short description of the Press by S.
15-44 An Annotated List of the Books PrintedThereat. " "The Ideal Book: An Address by William Morris p. 1-8, 2nd count; "An Essay on Printing" (11-19, 2nd count). Colophon:Of This Book There Have Been Printed Two Hundred and Ten Copies.
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