St Mark’s Gospel, Allen and Richard Lane, Christmas 1951


A limited edition of St Mark’s Gospel, produced and sent out signed with Christmas wishes by Allen and Richard Lane, 1951.


St Mark’s Gospel, Allen and Richard Lane, Christmas 1951

Allen and Richard Lane produced this book St Mark’s Gospel as a limited edition gift for Christmas 1951.

This beautifully produced book was typeset and designed with wood engravings by Reynolds Stone. 1250 copies were printed by the famous Curwen Press in London.

The translation of this book of St Mark’s Gospel is by Dr E. V. Rieu (1887-1972).

This book has been designed and produced with great care as a Christmas gift. A hardback, cloth-bound with gilt labels on the front and spine. In very good condition.

This limited edition book is also accompanied by a small folded Christmas card signed by Allen and Richard Lane.

Sir Allen Lane (1902-1970) is famous (along with his brothers Richard and John Lane) for the foundation of Penguin Books in Britain in 1935. Penguin Books brought high-quality paperback publishing to market and became a major success.

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