Letter and copy reply

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 WST/1/85
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 85a-b
  • Dates of Creation
      30 Sep - 4 Oct 1947
  • Physical Description
      2 sheets

Scope and Content

Letter from Stevens commenting on the fine edition he has of a work by Rainer Maria Rilke published by the Press. Comments on his admiration of Paul Williams' and Arno Werner's skills. With Duncan's reply, in which he discusses the finished outcome and hopes Stevens will accept anything he had initial qualms about. Suggests Peter Franck if Arno Werner falls through, being the better craftsman. Other topics include the colour of initals to be placed under the colophon. Refers to a meeting with Victor Hammer whose prints he feels are the "only pure innovation in printing since the first World War". Duncan claims that most printing done in the previous 25 years has been "eclectic".