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Leo Wyatt's Little book of alphabets: PB 34-2003

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Leo Wyatt's Little book of alphabets


Illustrator: Wyatt, Leo
Contributor: Taylor, Michael (unidentified)
Publisher: Florin Press
Illustrator: Brett, Simon
Paper maker: Green, Barcham
Binder (person): Settle, Smith



Spine title: Little alphabets. Added engraved t.p., with title: A little book of alphabets engraved in wood by Leo Wyatt. With an introduction by Michael Taylor

[14] p., 12 leaves of plates

Place(s) associated

  • Biddenden

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John


Production date: AD 1985


"This first edition of 150 copies has been printed by hand on two Albion presses, from the original wood blocks in Betty Wyatt's collection. The text is handset in Original Janson Antiqua. This is the first use both of a paper made specially for the Florin Press by Barcham Green, and of the device engraved by Simon Brett. The coloured inks were largely ground by hand from dry pigment and prepared varnish. Bound by Smith Settle"--Colophon. This copy is no. 6.

Bound in 1/4 maroon leather; white paper sides; maroon leather label with gilt lettering on upper cover; gilt lettering on spine. Issued in slipcase

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( With watermark: Florrin)

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 34-2003
Primary reference Number: 94417
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 June 2012 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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