CAVALIER AND PURITAN; BALLADS AND BROADSIDES ILLUSTRATING THE PERIOD OF THE GREAT REBELLION 1640-1660.

(Rogers, Bruce).
  • New York: New York University Press, 1923.
  • 8vo
  • quarter cloth backed paper-covered boards, paper spine label, gilt emblem on front board
  • 532 pages

Price: $30.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 139818

First edition designed by Bruce Rogers (Haas 109). A fine copy. Printed at the Printing House of William Edwin Rudge, mount Vernon, New York, for the New York University Press. Caslon type. Illustrations from contemporary ballads. Rulled border on title-page.

The typography is by the notable American book designer Bruce Rogers (1870-1957), who "was appreciated in his lifetime. In addition to several honorary degrees, in 1948 he was awarded a gold medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for distinction in the graphic arts. Over decades of accomplishment in which he designed approximately 500 books... Rogers literally defined the profession of book designing in the United States" (ANB).