HOLBROOK

[ Edmund Blunden, English poet and critic: 'My cat has tried to autograph the Item you lent me with her paws.' ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Edmund') to 'Daniel', with reference to Edmund Wilson's 'Hecate County' and Holbrook Jackson's 'To-Day'.

Author: 
Edmund Blunden (1896-1974), poet and critic, Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford, nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature six times
Publication details: 
"T. L. S." [ i.e. the offices of the Times Literary Supplement, of which he was assistant editor ] 13 February 1951.
£50.00

1p., 12mo. Written in Blunden's pleasant italic hand on the reverse of a printed compliments slip by the firm Victor Gollancz, Ltd. In fair condition, lightly aged. The note begins: 'Dear Daniel | My cat has tried to autograph the Item you lent me with her paws. I am sorry about that, for it is a list of remarkable interest as a glimpse of literary history: and thank you for sharing it with me.' Regarding Holbrook Jackson and a magazine he published between 1917 and 1923, Blunden writes: 'I wish H. J.

[Typescript (production copy?) of 'A Brief Survey of Printing History and Practice by Stanley Morison and Holbrook Jackson'. With 14 illustrations laid down, differing from those published, with label and two captions in Morison's autograph.

Author: 
Stanley Morison (1889-1967) and Holbrook Jackson (1874-1948) [The Fleuron Society; Linotype & Machinery Limited, London]
Publication details: 
The leaves of the typescript on letterheads of Linotype & Machinery Limited, London. Title-page: 'London | At the Office of the Fleuron | St. Stephen's House Westminster SW1 | 1923'.
£280.00

40pp., 4to, with sixteen additional leaves carrying laid-down printed matter. Stapled. In green card ad hoc binding, with white label on front cover in Morison's autograph, with ruled border, reading 'A Brief Survey of | Printing | Stanley Morison & Holbrook Jackson'. In fair condition, on aged paper, the leaves of the text having become detached from the aged and worn binding. The duplicated pages of typed text are on the rectos of forty leaves, each with letterhead of 'LINOTYPE & MACHINERY LIMITED, LONDON'.

Collection of 31 original aphorisms by Holbrook Jackson, on slips of paper made up from Typed Letters Signed and essays by American bookseller and journalist Montgomery Evans, on book collecting (Machen, Dunsany) and the transatlantic book trade.

Author: 
Montgomery Evans (1901-1954), American journalist and friend of some of the well-known literary figures of the 1920s [George Holbrook Jackson (1874-1948), journalist, author and bibliophile]
Publication details: 
Greenwich, Connecticut; The Salmagundi Club and Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York; Barnet, Hertfordshire. Dating from between 1943 and 1948.
£650.00

The material in this collection is all typewritten, and originally formed part of 4to leaves. It is in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Holbrook Jackson cut it into 31 strips, each roughly 13 x 20.5 cm, and wrote an original aphorism on the blank reverse of each strip.

Typed Letter Signed ('Holbrook Jackson') to G. S. Tomkinson of Whitville, Kidderminster.

Author: 
George Holbrook Jackson (1874-1948) [Sir Geoffrey Stewart Tomkinson (1881-1963); Lovat Fraser; Flying Fame; Fleuron; New Age Press; fine printing; bibliography]
Publication details: 
26 February 1925; Regent House, Kingsway, London, W.C.2.
£100.00

8vo: 2 pp. 32 lines of text. Good, on lightly-aged paper. He is willing to help Tomkinson with his book 'Modern Presses', but would not 'have time to be responsible for the writing of any chapters'. Offers to answer 'a questionnaire' regarding 'Flying Fame', and directs Jackson to his 'articles on the work of Lovat Fraser in the "Bookman", the "Fleuron", and "To-day".' Paragraph discusses the 'New Age Press', which 'was not a Press at all, but a publishing business'. In the last paragraph changes his mind, and offers to write a brief chapter.

List of publications 'At the Sign of Flying Fame' in the form of a handbill.

Author: 
[CLAUD LOVAT FRASER; RALPH HODGSON; HOLBROOK JACKSON]
Publication details: 
PRINTED BY A. T. STEVENS, OF 55 ST. MARTIN'S LANE, IN THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER, FOR R.H., L.F., AND H.J., AT THEH SIGN OF FLYING FAME, 45 ROLAND GARDENS, | LONDON, S.W., WHERE COPIES MAY BE HAD. | 1913.'
£20.00

Printed on pink [faded from red?] unwatermarked paper, with cream backing. Dimensions of paper roughly fourteen centimeters by thirty-three centimeters. A frail ephemeral item. Lightly creased, and with further creasing and closed tears at head and foot, and minor loss at head. Faded, and with further fading at head. Headed 'At the Sign of Flying Fame.' Illustration by Lovat Fraser of mounted seventeenth-century man blowing bugle over cityscape. 'LIST OF PUBLICATIONS' includes details of six broadsides and four chap-books.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Holbrook Jackson') to 'Mr. Bennett'.

Author: 
George Holbrook Jackson (1874-1948), author, wroter on books, etc
Publication details: 
10 August 1912; on letterhead of the Crossways, Langley Park, Mill Hill, N.W.
£45.00

8vo: 1 p. Good on lightly-aged paper. Small closed tear at head, and traces of glue and grey paper from previous mounting on reverse. He is sorry to say that he will be 'away at the seaside' when Bennett is in London. If he is 'in town again shortly' Jackson will be glad to meet him. 'I am to be found most days at 29 Henrietta St, Covent Garden [the offices of 'T.P.'s Weekly', on which Jackson held an editorial position] - but it is safer to make an appointment.'

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