BOOK OF SPECIMENS, STANHOPE PRESS
"A limited edition" printed with limitation page hand-numbered (this being number 44). Issued by this printing house to demonstrate the wide range of book producing facilities they had. Includes a short history of the firm, many pages of type specimens, examples of their design work, paper specimens, examples of illustrations (wood engraving, zinc etching, wax engraving, halftone, three color halftone), six pages with many tipped-in specimens of cloth in different color and two pages with 16 tipped-in examples of leather samples in different colors, all identified. Tipped-in is a facsimile four page A.L.s. from Stanhope's great grandson giving permission to the firm to use the name. Minor scuffing of cloth.