‘This going away from home will make me a better man and try and lead a good life. The Titanic is a marvel I can tell you I have never seen such a sight in all my life, she is like a floating palace, everything up to date.’ - (Percy Bailey, Second Class Passenger. Victim)
Set and cast in ‘Monotype’ Imprint with Gill Sans Light and Caslon display. The Imprint typeface was designed in 1912, the year of Titanic’s fateful voyage. In the same spirit of pioneering technology, it was the first type to be designed specifically for machine composition and was to prove that new technology could be just as good as the traditional hand-composed type.
This edition has been letterpress-printed on 150gsm Bockingford mould-made paper and hand bound at the craft bindery of Blissetts, Royal Warrant Holders in London. Each copy contains a piece of letterpress printed ephemera, reproduced from original material.
• Letterpress-printed and hand bound at Blissetts, Royal Warrant Holders, London, with presentation box.
• Foreword by Bob Richardson, Library Manager at St Bride Library, London.
• 33 poignant letters, selected by George Behe, a past vice president of the Titanic Historical Society.
• With an introduction and fascinating mini-biographies of the letter writers featured.
• Includes 48 images (portraits, postcards and ephemera)
• For direct purchase only. Limited to 250 numbered copies.
Available now • £300 • 9781803990132 • 245 × 165 mm • 128 pages
48 images • 12-page colour plate section