An Endeavour in Printing – Essex House Press Catalogue


Catalogue produced to accompany the exhibition, An Endeavour in Printing: highlights from the Essex House Press collection at Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden from 26 April to 1 July 2012.

The Essex House Press formed part of the Guild of Handicraft, which was established in 1898 by C.R. Ashbee in the Mile End Road in London and transferred to Chipping Campden in 1902. Court Barn now holds the largest single collection of Essex House Press books. It came from his daughter Felicity Ashbee and consists almost entirely of the copies which Ashbee set aside for himself, many of them annotated or personalised by him.

Product Description

Publisher: Guild of Handicraft Trust
82 pages
17 x 24cm

Author Details

Alan Crawford 
Alan Crawford is an historian of the decorative arts and architecture, notably on the Arts and Crafts movement, an area of study on which he has published extensively including a seminal study C.R. Ashbee: Architect, Designer and Romantic Socialist. He has also written 9 lives – A Museum Guide.

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