Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus

Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus

Arthur Williams, Boston, Massachusetts, 1942

Description

Juror Notes

This double decker contrives to be a pleasant reader’s companion despite some typographical intemperance in display and the fact that the plates go jingle jangle jingle on paper that doesn’t belong.

Ray Nash

Collections: Fifty Books of the Year (1943)
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Designer
Arthur Williams
Drawing
Bertram Greene
Cartographer
Erwin Raisz
Author
Samuel Eliot Morison
Size
6 x 9.25 inches
Pages
xlv, 448 (vol. 1); vii, 445 (vol. 2)
Price
$10.00
Typefaces
Linotype Janson, 11 point, 3 point leading, Linotype Janson, Monotype Janson, Monotype Bembo, and Monotype Goudy Text (title page), Monotype Bembo and Monotype Goudy Medieval (other display), 26 x 42 picas
Compositor
J.S. Cushing Company
Printers
Berwick and Smith Company (text), Berwick and Smith Company (letterpress illustrations), Tudor Press (offset illustrations), Pilgrim Photo-Engraving Company (letterpress line engravings)
Printing methods
letterpress, offset
Illustrations
line engravings
Papers
Crobank Book, white eggshell, sub. 60 (text), Crobank Offset, white smooth, sub. 80 (illustrations)
Binder
The Riverside Bindery
Binding
Smyth sewn, bound between boards covered with Holliston Record Buckram English finish No. 17166
Stamping
blue ink and imitation roll gold leaf (on binding)
Publisher
Little, Brown and Company in association with The Atlantic Monthly Press
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