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Vintage Biography, Sir Emery Walker, Danish

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Our Stock # 18.9533

This is a vintage biography of Sir Emery Walker. A Danish, limited edition overview of the British printer and photographer, published in English in 1959.

Instrumental in the Arts & Crafts movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Sir Emery Walker (1851 - 1933) was renowned for engraving, photography and printing. A contemporary of the textile designer and poet William Morris (1834 - 1896), the death of his friend encouraged Walker to establish his own printing company - the Doves Press. Walker photographed the author Jane Austen in 1910, and received a knighthood in 1930. Acting as a brief biography and overview of Emery Walker's achievements in printing, this English edition is translated from the original Danish. Limited to 125 copies in English, number 72 is within the run of 79 copies reserved for members of The Double Crown Club, a London-based dining society of printers and publishers.

Presented in intact vintage condition with a pleasingly clean appearance
Bound with hand-made textile over board, the spine shows the name and author of the title
Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1959 - the Danish original by Carl Volmer Nordlunde (1888 - 1970)
This limited edition copy translated and printed in English across 22 pages

Includes a reproduction photographic portrait of Sir Emery Walker
Wonderful red-coloured drop capital denotes the beginning of the text
Hand numbered '72' in blue ink added to the acknowledgements page

This is a fascinating vintage biography of Sir Emery Walker and his role in printing's revival. Individually numbered with a hand-made cover, this scarce example is sure to delight the collector. Delivered ready to enjoy.

Max Width: 16.5cm (6.5'')
Max Depth: 0.5cm (.25'')
Max Height: 24cm (9.5'')

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Category Antique Books Date c.1960  1950s Antiques Material Paper Origin Danish Item code as272a6846 / 18.9533 Status For Sale

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