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A Doves Press Binding
Shelley. By Percy Bysshe. The Doves Press, 1914.
More on the Famous Comden-Sanderson Dispute
From The Journals of Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson, 1879-1922. New York: Macmillan, 1926.
About Doves Press
- Private press founded in 1901 by Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker.
- Based in Hammersmith, England.
- Cobden-Sanderson first set up the Doves Bindery in 1893, which bound many of the Kelmscott Press books.
- Their business ideals were based heavily on the Arts and Crafts Movement.
- The two partners, along with Sydney Cockerell, created type based on Nicholas Jenson's Roman type (1470's), named the "Doves Type."
- Books bound in vellum with elaborate and ornate bindings.
- Their materpiece is a five volume bible completed in 1905.
- By 1908 the partnership between Cobden and Sanderson diminished. This was due to a disagreement about typeface which resulted in Sanderson throwing the typeface into the Thames in 1916.
Example of Doves Type
The Tragedie of Julius Caesar. Shakespeare. Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1913.
The Doves Press by
Call Number: Z232.C65 T53 2002
Publication Date: 2003
The Doves Press: A Start of A Worry by
Call Number: Z232.C65 D68 1983
Publication Date: 1983
The Journals of Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson 1879-1922 by
Call Number: Z232 .C65 1926
Publication Date: 1926