A folio leaf containing seven 'Specimen Pages from Books made at the Walpole Printing Office in New Rochelle, N.Y, including the title-page and frontispiece of the limited edition of T. S. Eliot's 'John Dryden'.

The Walpole Printing Office, in New Rochelle, N.Y. [Peter Beilenson; Edmund B. Thompson; Peter Pauper Press; Herb Roth; American fine printing; typography; T. S. Eliot]
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1929-1932. The Walpole Printing Office in New Rochelle, N.Y.
SKU: 7890

Printed in black and sepia on both sides of a leaf of watermarked wove paper, 45 x 30 cm. On lightly-aged paper with one vertical and two horizontal fold lines. The seven sample pages feature a total of six illustrations, in a variety of styles, two by Herb Roth. The arrangement is as follows. Recto: Title ('Specimen Pages from Books made at the Walpole Printing Office in New Rochelle, N.Y. 1929-1932') with vignette of Walpole. Specimen One, titled 'Piratical Barbarity, &c.', with illustration of pirate ship by Roth. Specimen Two, title-page of T. S. Eliot's 'John Dryden. The Poet. The Dramatist. The Critic.' (New York: Terence & Elsa Holliday, 1932). Specimen Three, sepia frontispiece portrait of the subject of Eliot's 'John Dryden'. Verso: Specimen Four, title-page of 'Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography (Peter Pauper Press, Larchmont, 1930) with vignette caricature of Twain by Roth. Specimen Five, the opening section of Marvell's 'To his Coy Mistress', with vignette. Specimen Six, title-page to 'The Selfish Giant. A Fairy Tale. By Oscar Wilde', with vignette of giant. Specimen Seven, containing three stanzas of Lewis Carroll's 'Hunting of the Snark'. No reference to this title found on viaLibri.