An Introduction to Oliver Simon
The cover and title page are shown here. In 1963 Faber & Faber brought out another revision, by which time Simon was dead (he died in 1956), so the text was edited by David Bland, himself a noted designer (he once had his own private press with Vivian Ridler – the Perpetua Press). The illustration below is from the reprint of 1969.
Some 15 years only separate the two yet a lot has changed. Compare and contrast.
Also included are some illustrations on design from the book.
Simon’s brother, Herbert, succeeded at the Curwen Press in 1956.