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#1 AndyR

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 07:07 PM

Steve Hull's long-awaited book detailing the history of Onoto and De La Rue pens will be launched at the London WES show on October 2nd. To those familiar with his history of Conway Stewart, this book follows a similar format, but it is even more lavishly illustrated, with over 1000 colour images of pens and pencils (most at full size), details of model numbers and introduction dates, and reproductions of period catalogues. With more than 400 pages, this is an essential read for all fans of British pens.

 

A website giving further details and how to order should be live in late August/Early September. However, there will be plenty of copies available for purchase at the show, when Steve will be available to sign books.

 

Meanwhile, a few sample pages are pictured below.

 

 

 

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 01:51 PM

Thanks for that; I fear that the book will have to go onto the "wish list"!

 

Some nice pictures of Onoto Lever boxes there.  Here's an unusual one that I sold last year; nobody I have contacted has ever seen one like it:

 

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 02:47 PM

You can't be asking the right people!!

 

Full details of that lever, including pictures of the whole assembly removed from the barrel and patent information can be found on p110 of the book!

 

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 03:25 PM

You can't be asking the right people!!

 

Full details of that lever, including pictures of the whole assembly removed from the barrel and patent information can be found on p110 of the book!

 

Andy

Thanks very much.

 

Any idea of the likely price of the book?

 

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 04:08 PM

I think probably £70 (excluding postage), but don't quote me on that!

 

Some people seem to think this is expensive, but in truth it equates to just one fairly modest pen...

 

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 04:38 PM

I think probably £70 (excluding postage), but don't quote me on that!

 

Some people seem to think this is expensive, but in truth it equates to just one fairly modest pen...

 

Andy

Hmm interesting and tempting indeed.

 

Thanks again.

 

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 08:57 PM

You'll no doubt also enjoy Steve's Mabie Todd/Swan book which is scheduled for 2019. The text is well underway but pictures of around 1000 pens are still to be taken....

 

Plenty of time to save up for that, though!

 

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 01:35 AM

You'll no doubt also enjoy Steve's Mabie Todd/Swan book which is scheduled for 2019. The text is well underway but pictures of around 1000 pens are still to be taken....

 

Plenty of time to save up for that, though!

 

Andy

That of course is THE one for me!

 

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#9 AndyR

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 04:51 PM

As promised, Steve Hull's website is now up and running at http://www.englishpenbooks.co.uk

 

Please visit and look around!

 

As well as the Onoto Book, all Steve's earlier publications are featured, with details of availability, how to order, and some sample pages.  The four pages from the Onoto Book are different from those previously posted either here or on FPN, so they may be of special interest.

 

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