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The British Federation of Master Printers 1900-1950 - Ellic Howe

Cambridge University Press, 1950, Hardback ..
Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, some scuffs to the boards and dull at the spine.

From the preface: “The contents of this book are necessarily of a formal nature. They represent an attempt at an official history of the British Federation of Master Printers during the first half-century of its existence. If some chapters or passages are dry in nature, the present writer hopes to be forgiven. It is not the function of a Trade Association to live an exciting existence. Nor is it the proper field for the activities of flamboyant individuals. Much of the Federation’s best work, on the surface, appears rather prosaic. Its leading members have mostly been modest men. Superficially there is little enough to excite the interest of an historian of printing, and there have been times when I have felt uninspired and have represented to the Federation’s Secretary that ‘the Federation has no history’! He agreed, but always told me to ‘look a little deeper’.”

Size: 8¾" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 246
Introduction: C. E. Pitman