SIR EMERY WALKER: A MEMOIR. R. C. H. Briggs.

SIR EMERY WALKER: A MEMOIR.

(Walker, Sir Emery).
  • Tampa, FL: University of Tampa Press, 2011.
  • 8vo
  • cloth covered boards, dust jacket
  • 98 pages

Price: $22.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 116373

Sir Emery Walker helped inspire the revival of fine letterpress printing and typography in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. A friend and collaborator of William Morris, he facilitated the design and casting of the famous Kelmscott Press types, and later, with T. J. Cobden-Sanderson, established the Doves Press and produced its famous types. Walker also founded a photo-engraving company that was renowned for the quality of its work. This illustrated memoir by R.C.H. Briggs is a rich introduction and tribute to the many facets of Walker's life and work. It has been edited with a foreword and notes by Richard Mathews. Royalties from its sales support the Emery Walker Trust.