New York: Limited Editions Club, 1944. Item #02477
Signed by Bruce Rogers
BACON, Francis. The Essays. Or Counsels Civill & Morall of Francis Bacon Baron of Verulam Viscount Saint Alban. With an Introduction by Christopher Morley. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1944.
Limited to 1100 numbered copies signed by the book's designer, Bruce Rogers, this being copy no. 276. Quarto. ix, , 190,  pp.
Publisher's quarter cloth over patterned boards. Glassine dust jacket. A very fine copy. Housed in the publisher's drop-back box.
Bruce Rogers (1870 – 1957) was an American typographer and type designer, acclaimed by some as among the greatest book designers of the twentieth century. Rogers was known for his "classical" style of design, rejecting modernism, never using asymmetrical arrangements, rarely using sans serif type faces, favoring stolid roman faces such as Caslon and his own Centaur.