THE STANBROOK ABBEY PRESS, A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CHECKLIST. David Butcher.

THE STANBROOK ABBEY PRESS, A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CHECKLIST.

(Whittington Press).
  • Lower Marston: Whittington Press, (1992).
  • 4to.
  • quarter cloth, marbled paper over boards, slipcase.
  • xvi, 225, (2) pages.

Price: $300.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 36514

Limited to 350 numbered copies signed by Butcher and Jamieson, this being one of 250 bound thus (Leaf Book - Chalmers 199). With a memoir of Dame Hildelith Cumming by the Abbess of Stanbrook, Joanna Jamieson OBE, and a foreword by John Dreyfus. Includes many tipped in original leaves from the Stanbrook Abbey Press and reproductions of other leaves, many from original blocks and type reprinted by The Whittington Press. The text gives a history of the press and the abbey, with special attention paid to the work of Dame Hildelith Cumming, the Press's chief printer from 1956 to her death in 1991. The bibliography, which makes up most of the work, describes the Stanbrook Abbey Press's published works from 1956-1991, giving a full interpretation of most of the works. Illustrated throughout with photographs, some in color. An exhaustive account of this charming private press. Difficult to find this title.