Henry Shaw. A handbook of the art of illumination as practised during the Middle Ages. London: Bell and Daldy, 1866.
Reed’s interest in calligraphy emerged during his time in the typewriter business in the early 1900s. He subsequently developed considerable skill in the craft of lettering and illuminating manuscripts, and utilised double or occasionally triple columns in the manuscript style (see Reed Album A, Case 17).
The marbled paper covering on the front board of this handbook bears a smudged black ink stain – perhaps from the quill pen of Reed himself?