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Izaak Walton's life of George Herbert: PB 159-2003

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Izaak Walton's life of George Herbert


Author: Walton, Izaak
Illustrator: Phipps, Howard
Publisher: Perdix Press
Binder (person): Brown, Frank



With a preface by Patrick Magee

Place(s) associated

  • Salisbury
  • Dorchester (Dorset)

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1988


Title printed within brown, floral, ornamented border. "This edition is limited to 210 numbered copies printed on a platen press at Perdix Press ... The introductory pages have been hand set in Bembo type and the Walton text from page 17 to the end, has been Monotype set ... The paper used is Zerkall mould made 145 gsm. The frontispiece engraving by Howard Phipps is an original, printed direct from the boxwood. The three offset reproductions are by Jill Bullen of Alvidiston, and the binding is by Frank Brown of Dorchester. Ten copies in full morocco, 50 in quarter vellum and 150 in full buckram."-- t.p. verso. Museum has copy no. 29. Quarter bound in vellum with red buckram sides over boards. Issued in slipcase (red buckram over card) with paper label on front bearing title within ornamental border.

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 159-2003
Primary reference Number: 95539
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 January 2014 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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