TWO AGAINST THE TIDE A CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR IN WORLD WAR II, SELECTED LETTERS, 1941-1948. Adrian Wilson.

TWO AGAINST THE TIDE A CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR IN WORLD WAR II, SELECTED LETTERS, 1941-1948.

Edited and with commentary by Joyce Lancester Wilson.

  • Austin, TX: W. Thomas Taylor, 1990.
  • 8vo.
  • cloth, paper spine label.
  • xii, 198, (2) pages.
  • ISBN: 0935072195

Price: $25.00  other currencies

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Limited to 850 copies and printed from Monotype Ehrhardt at the press of W. Thomas Taylor. Adrian Wilson (1923-1988) was internationally known as a designer and printer of fine books. During his career, he produced over 200 titles, authored a standard text, The Design of Books for his field, wrote two important scholarly books on early printing and manuscripts, and inspired the friendship of a wide circle of fellow bibliophiles around the world. Less well-known is that Wilson was a conscientious objector during the Second World War and that he learned the rudiments of printing in a work camp at Waldport, Oregon, to which he was assigned. When Wilson left home to attend Wesleyan University in September 1941, he began to write long, intimate letters to his parents, almost daily, describing his life at college, his growing involvement with pacifists there and his struggle to decide on a course of action. These letters are now published for the first time here in this work designed by Jerry Kelly and printed from Monotype Ehrhardt at the Press of W. Thomas Taylor.