The Doves Press
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:Unknown - Oak Knoll Press
By: Marianne Tidcombe
This highly researched work is the most authoritative account of the first and most famous private press of the 20th century - The Doves Press. Starting its operation in the wake of William Morris, the Doves Press became a major influence in the development of modern book design. Marianne Tidcombe reveals the intriguing story of the cutting of the famous Dove's Type, the printing of Paradise Lost, Paradise Regain'd, and The English Bible. Also included is the saga of Cobden-Sanderson's short and stormy partnership with Emery Walker. This work contains eight pages of color illustrations with over 100 black and white illustrations. A detailed descriptive bibliography of all the books and papers printed at the Doves Press along with a list of all ephemeral items is provided. Marianne Tidcombe has spent over 30 years researching the Doves Press. This work is co-published with The British Library.