OLD SCHOOL PRESS. OULD, Martyn. DANIEL PRESS. ~ Printing at The Daniel Press, being a description and analysis of fifty-two proof and rejected sheets from the press of the Reverend Henry Daniel at Worcester College, Oxford...with some deductions regarding his printing practices.
No. 90 of 95 copies signed by the author/printer. 12 full page photographs of some of the proofs. Machine set in 12 pt Caslon with title text in Caslon Old Face added by hand. Printed at Old School Press on a ream of Turkey Mill wove paper rescued from St. Hugh’s Charterhouse monastery in 2000. 8vo., original linen backed blue boards with printed paper label on spine to match Falconer Madan’s bibliography of the Daniel Press. As new.
Also included in the book is a reprint of the fine obituary of Daniel by the writer Edmund Gosse.
Ould examined some 52 pages of proofs from the Daniel Press, many with Henry Daniel’s pencil corrections. As Ould writes ‘comparison of the proof sheets with the books as finally issued tells us quite a lot about what he spotted and what he did not! Through these items we see Henry Daniel working at his Albion Press at Worcester House in Oxford, setting up perhaps four or eight pages in his forme, pulling a proof, and marking the necessary corrections...in one instance we have a sequence of proofs for a title page, revealing the changes he made to the design, wording and typography. Daniel was not a great technical printer but his work is now much collected for its charm, and, in particular, for his use of the ‘Fell types’ and early printing ornaments which he had acquired from Horace Hart at OUP.”