STONE, Reynolds. HARVEY, Michael. ~ Reynolds Stone: Engraved Lettering in Wood.
One of 270 copies. Portrait photograph of Reynolds Stone tipped in, 42 wood engravings, all bar one printed from the original blocks (taking 392 hours to print). Printed in Bembo type set by Geoffrey Bamford & Jonathan Stephenson at The Rocket Press. Folio, original yellow quarter cloth, paste paper sides by Claire Maziarczyk,housed in the original slightly shelf-worn slipcase. Very good copy.
The essay was written by Reynolds Stone’s assistant Michael Harvey. He tells many wonderful stories including when Reynolds Stone met Gill on a train by chance and had tea with him in the restaurant car where ‘the shy young man left behind the menu which Gill had covered with lettering’ and that he would check the progress of a block he was engraving in a lady’s handbag mirror. Most importantly he examines his lettering in academic detail but written with a light touch. An excellent book.