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The New Testamente. Tyndale's translation, 1526. The Gospells off S. Matthew, S. Marke, S. Luke & S. Jhon.
Lexington, Kentucky: Anvil Press, 1955. Four volumes. One of 300 sets. Woodcut illustrations by Victor Hammer taken from the Holkham Bible drawings. Printed in red and brow in American Uncial type, designed by Victor Hammer and printed by Jacob Hammer. Sq. 12mo., 17 x 12.6 cms. Original blue paper boards, each with spine label printed in sepia. Spine slightly faded, otherwise a very good unopened and untrimmed set. The Anvil Press was an association inspired and guided by Victor Hammer and his second wife Carolyn Reading Hammer who began her printing at the Bur Press in Kentucky. Books from the Anvil Press could be printed on any one of the several presses owned by the group and the editions were for sale at cost, ignoring the printers' time and labour. The quality of the work was extraordinary. Victor Hammer was born in Vienna in 1882 but lived in Florence from 1922 to 1934 where his workshop attracted talented apprentices like Fritz Kredel, Fritz Arnold, Edgar Kaufman and Paul, son of Rudolf Koch the foremost German typographer. In Florence Hammer established his printing office, the Stamperia del Santuccio and printed his first book, Samson Agonistes, for which he used an early version of his famous uncial type. He moved back to Austria where he perfected his Samson Uncial and then his Pindar Uncial. He left for the US in 1938 when the Nazis marched into Austria and settled in Lexington Kentucky where his famous uncial typefaces grew with his American Uncial as used here.
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