J. H. Mason 1875-1951 Scholar-printer.
Frederick Muller Limited.
8vo. 7.5 x 10 inches. xvi + 192 pp. Bound in blue decorated cloth, gilt, in price clipped dust wrapper, which has slightly sunned edges and chip at base of spine. Light foxing of edges and a few page margins at end, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 20 pages of plates, including photographic portrait frontispiece and 19 numbered in text, including double page. The life and typographical career of a scholar-printer. J. H. Mason (1875-1951) started as an apprentice compositor at the Ballantyne Press and moved to the Doves Press, collaborating closely with Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker; later to the Central School and the establishment of the first Printing Day Technical School. He worked at the Cranach Press, collaborated with Eric Gill and, working at The Imprint magazine, designed the Imprint type. The author, Leslie Owens, was a student of Mason in the inter-war years at the Central School of Arts and Crafts and was later Principal of the London College of Printing.
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