BR & Howard PYLE

A Report of the truth concerning the last sea-fight of the Revenge.

[Cambridge]: Designed by Bruce Rogers for the Riverside Press, [1902].

Price: $150.00

About the item

Pyle, Howard. Number 139 of 300 copies. Title with woodcut border and large vignette by Howard Pyle. 19, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. BR & Howard PYLE. Original boards with paper label on front cover. Intermittent foxing as usual, else about fine. The Work of Bruce Rogers 82.

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It was not only designed by him, but was printed in a trial font of his own Montaigne typeface. Blumenthal (Bruce Rogers, p. 15) quotes a letter from Rogers to Carl Purington Rollins: “There are some minor differences between the type to be used in the ‘Montaigne’ and that of the ‘Revenge’ -- the latter being really a trial stage of the finally accepted type. Several letters were recut after the “Revenge” was printed…”.