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Winston S. Churchill & Franklin D. Roosevelt, designed by Bruce Rogers
The Atlantic Charter
Philadelphia: W. C. Hamilton & Sons, circa 1943. This exceptional, framed broadside features the Atlantic Charter, designed by celebrated American typographer and designer Bruce Rogers. This 21 x 13.5 inch (53.3 x 34.3 cm) broadside is protected behind UV filtering acrylic in a 27.5 x 20.5 inch (69.9 x 52.1 cm) black wood frame with a gold inner border commissioned from J. Dewers of San Diego, who offer museum quality services. Broadside condition is excellent, never previously framed, with only trivial signs of handling and wear to extremities. Rogers may have originally designed this Atlantic Charter broadside for William E. Rudge's sons in 1943. This printing by W. C. Hamilton & Sons is undated, but appears contemporary to the Second World War. The only other example we have handled was accompanied by the original publisher's slip referencing Rogers' Oxford Bible, Lawrence's Odyssey, and the Limited Editions Club Shakespeare, all published in the 1930s, but not mentioning Rogers' 1948 gold medal for graphic arts from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The publisher's slip specified: “The type face is Goudy's Hadriano. The border has been Virkotyped from a design made by Mr. Rogers. The paper is Hamilton Weycroft, Ivori, Basis 100.” Bruce Rogers (1870-1957) was one of the most distinguished typographers and book designers of his time. Fittingly, Rogers lent his art to the Atlantic Charter, which contains some of the most aspirational and influential words of the twentieth century. In August 1941, Winston Churchill braved the Battle of the Atlantic to voyage by … [Click Below for Full Description]
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