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Robin Kinross, 31 March 1988

Twentieth-Century Type Designers 
by Sebastian Carter.
Trefoil, 168 pp., £14.95, April 1987, 0 86294 076 1
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Letters of Credit: A View of Type Design 
by Walter Tracy.
Gordon Fraser, 224 pp., £16.50, July 1986, 0 86092 085 2
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... Newsletter, the Curwen Press, the Fleuron, the Double Crown Club, the Nonesuch Press. The books by Sebastian Carter and Walter Tracy are products of this culture in its present mutation, after the revolution of offset lithography and photocomposition, and in the middle of the diffusion of computer-assisted and digital typesetting. The travails of Fleet ...

Part and Pasture

Frank Kermode, 5 December 1991

Collected Poems 
by Henry Reed, edited with an introduction by Jon Stallworthy.
Oxford, 166 pp., £20, October 1991, 0 19 212298 3
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... produced a fine limited edition of ‘Lessons of the War’, designed and printed by Will and Sebastian Carter in 1970. Another collection, to be called The Auction Room, and Other Poems, was promised in 1977 but never appeared. Reed left certain pencilled instructions on his manuscripts which suggest that he was expecting or hoping for a Collected ...

Never the twain

Mark Amory, 4 March 1982

Evelyn Waugh, Writer 
by Robert Murray Davis.
Pilgrim Books, 342 pp., $20.95, May 1981, 0 937664 00 6
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... it is a problem of calculus,’ which seemed to mean that the success in America would be huge. Sebastian comic strips and Mr Joyboy tee-shirts may be on the way; Brideshead made Waugh popular and famous in America in 1945 and may now do so again. Whatever changes occur, this book by Professor Davis, associate editor of the Evelyn Waugh Newsletter, will ...

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