Order Nr. 63435 JOCELIN OF BRAKELOND, FROM PAST AND PRESENT. Thomas Carlyle.

JOCELIN OF BRAKELOND, FROM PAST AND PRESENT.

(Rogers, Bruce).
  • New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1923.
  • large 12mo.
  • cloth
  • (xii), 157, (3) pages
  • ISBN: none

Price: $20.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 63435

Printed from Caslon monotype by Bruce Rogers at the press of William Edwin Rudge, Mount Vernon, NY, in an edition limited to 510 numbered copies (Warde, 168). Spine lightly faded, bookseller's ticket on rear paste-down, else a square and tight copy. Introduction by Patrick Kearney. An account of monastic life in twelfth century England based on a contemporary manuscript and included with commentary as part of Carlyle's book Past and Present, printed in 1843.

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).