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Utopia by  Sir Thomas More - 1906 - from Bromer Booksellers and


by More, Sir Thomas

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Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1906. Mowery, Franklin. Small quarto. 161pp. One of 100 copies. Printed in red and black with initials by Eric Gill. This is the first book by the Ashendene Press with marginal notes printed in red. Featuring a designer binding by Franklin Mowery of black morocco blind-tooled with an intersecting and slightly shifting pattern of deep rules. The composition evokes a distant horizon, or perhaps the slowly shifting waters of the sea surrounding Sir Thomas More's imagined island. The abstract design is capped by the title, formed from burgundy morocco onlays shaped in Uncial letterforms. Binder's initials and date gilt-stamped to rear turn-in. Soft black suede doublures complete the design. Mowery is Head of Conservation at the Folger Shakespeare Library and has maintained a private practice as a designer bookbinder and conservator for more than thirty years. Bookplate of Jan van der Marck. (Tomkinson, p. 6).

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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