This limited edition version is numbered out of 500 and signed by the author.
The success of Fountain Pens Vintage and Modern throughout the world encouraged the author, Andreas Lambrou, to embark on a more substantial reference work. It has taken over three years and an investment of $400,000 to produce Fountain Pens of the World.
Fountain Pens of the World details companies and pens that have not been previously published in a book on pens.
In his foreword for the book Richard Leigh, an author in London, wrote:
Guy Ryecart Photography Limited and Robert Enever Associates, two professional studios specializing in pen photography were commissioned to create the photographs for the book. Guy Ryecart, a creative photographer, travelled with the author in Europe and the USA to capture the photos of rare pens in private collections and company museums. The book contains 170 specially commissioned photographs in full color, the majority full page.
Fountain Pens of the World contains the largest number of pens illustrated in a book. The pens are all shown lifesize and they have a market value of around US $2.5 million.
A wide variety of period advertisements, several in full color, complement the text. They recreate the feel of the era when the pens were manufactured.
Lenya Lambrou, daughter of the author, created 100 specially commissioned hand produced line drawings of pens demonstrating the evolution of the fountain pens through the ages in a unique and exciting manner. She also created illustrations of technical drawings for key models.
Limited Editions and Commemorative Issues from around the world are documented in a special chapter. Vivid photographs are show the pens in life size and compliment the text.
The book has an entire chapter devoted to materials and techniques including lacquering, engraving and plastic identification.
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