R. C. H. Briggs
Sir Emery Walker
Sir Emery Walker helped inspire the revival of fine letterpress printing and typography in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. A friend and collaborator of William Morris, he facilitated the design and casting of the famous Kelmscott Press types, and later, with T. J. Cobden-Sanderson, established the Doves Press and produced its famous types. Walker also founded a photo-engraving company that was renowned for the quality of its work. This illustrated memoir by R.C.H. Briggs is a rich introduction and tribute to the many facets of Walker’s life and work. It has been edited with a foreword and notes by Richard Mathews. Royalties from its sales support the Emery Walker Trust.