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The Whittington Press : a bibliography 1971-1981: PB 75-2003

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The Whittington Press : a bibliography 1971-1981


Compiler: Butcher, David
Contributor: Randle, John
Publisher: Whittington Press
Illustrator: Macgregor, Miriam



Compiled by David Butcher ; with an introduction and notes by John Randle

83 p. : ill. ; 39 cm. This edition includes 50 sample leaves tipped in (3 folded).

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1982


This edition of 320 copies is set in 12-point Monotype Caslon and printed at Whittington Court by John and Rosalind Randle and Miriam Maccgregor on Xerkall Halbmatt mould-made paper on a Wharfedale SW2 cylinder press. The text is keyboarded by Basil Wilks & cast by George Wiggall. The half-tones are printed by Adrian Lack at the Senecio Press, and the paper used on the bindings is marbled at Whittington by Colleen Gryspeerdt. The wood-and-perspex engravings in the bibliography are printed from the original blocks, and the other illustrations are printed from blocks made by Keene Engraving. The edition, with the exception of the five special copies (numbered i-v) bound by Paul Collet to a design by Richard Kennedy, is bound by Woolnough & Co., Wellingborough. 20 copies (numbered I-XX) are bound in full leather with a separate portfolio of Press ephemera, & 95 copies (numbered 1-95) are quarter-bound in vellum and Whittington marbled paper. These 120 copies each contain a set of tipped-in specimen pages, most of which are taken from the original printing. In addition, 200 copies (numbered 96-295) are quarter-bound in buckram and Whittington marbled papers, without the tipped-in pages. The Whittington cat is engraved by Hellmuth Weissenborn."--Colophon. This is copy no. 3 Quarter bound in vellum with marbled boards. Issued in slipcase illustrated with engraving on paper label.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 75-2003
Primary reference Number: 94660
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 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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