Allen Lane Christmas book - Linklaker (Eric). Private Angelo.


Allen Lane Christmas book - Linklaker (Eric). Private Angelo.

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Private Angelo, by Eric Linklater. Crown 8vo, pp.[iv],256, Privately printed for Sir Allen Lane and Richard Lane, Christmas 1957.

One of 2000 copies printed on India paper. Endpapers designed by David Gentleman and printed in colours. Pink and grey paper paper-covered boards titled in gilt on the spine.  A near fine copy with the signed Christmas card from Allen Lane loosely inserted.

With a neat pencil inscription: "This book designed by Hans Schmoller who interviewed me for a job (I did not get) at Penguin in Jan. 1961."

The first book to have been produced in Great Britain by means of photocomposition on the Intertype Fotosetter.

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