Sahlin, Axel Edw. Typographic Expressions: Something of Roycroft Principles and Methods [together with] six Christmas greetings booklets printed by Sahlin, 1940-1960. Privately printed by Axel Sahlin, 1926. Limited to 66 copies, of which this is #50. Signed by Sahlin. Colophon: “So here then endeth Typographic expressions by Axel Edw. Sahlin, decorations and typography was done by myself also the presswork which was done on my private little handpress … Type used is Goudy’s Kennerly. The paper is Etruria Italian handmade, dampened before printed. The edition is limited to 66 numbered copies on handmade & 16 numbered copies on Japanese vellum.” Inscribed by Sahlin to “old chum and schoolmate from Lund, Tore Franzen”. 48pp. Paper covered boards with buckram spine and black lettering and decoration to front cover. Title page and colophon page decorated by wide border, printed in red, of Sahlin’s design. Two chapter heading and opening initials also printed in red. “Dedicated to the Memory of Elbert Hubbard whose personality, work, and institution were–and are–an inspiration to me.” Photograph of Sahlin and Elbert Hubbard tipped in. Some spotting and light rubbing to covers.
The Christmas keepsake booklets were all privately printed by “Axel Sahlin Typographic Service”. Bound in variously illustrated card covers, most with woodcuts (one hand-colored) or ornaments by Sahlin. The keepsakes are from the years 1940, 1946, 1948, 1952, 1956 (Sahlin, in memoriam), and 1960.