Fountain Pens United States of America and United Kingdom
The success of Fountain Pens of the World inspired the author, Andreas Lambrou to continue documenting the history of fountain pens and their industry. This time, he focused on specific countries, giving more details and updates on the history and pen models.
Handy format, 7 x 10 inches with 256 pages, cloth bound
The book contains authoritative and comprehensive text on the history of the fountain pen and its industry in the United States of America and United Kingdom.
Previously unpublished companies and pens are documented in the book. The pens are beautifully shown through the highest quality photography thus highlighting their beauty and craftsmanship.
"This book is without doubt the best guide to British fountain pens. The history is clear and concise. The colour reproduction of the pens is stunning and faithful... this book does true justice to British pens"
There are 540 individual color plates of pens in the book. It is a costly process but worthwhile as the models are represented more faithfully than ever before.
The highest quality professional photographs in the book illustrate the pens life-size for easy identification.
Guy Ryecart Photography Limited, a professional studio specializing in pen photography was commissioned to capture photos of pens from companies not published before in a book.
Lenya Lambrou, daughter of the author, created 60 specially commissioned hand produced line drawings of pens demonstrating the evolution of the fountain pens through the ages in a unique and exciting manner.
Period advertisements complement the text and photographs. They have been reproduced in sepia to recreate the feel of the era when the ads first came out.
There are seven distinct editions:
Classic Pens Master Edition:
Classic Pens Limited Edition:
Conway Stewart Customized Edition:
There were four trade editions which used the Classic Pens Master Edition cover and imprinted with company logo:
Philip Wilson Edition of 1000 books
Three editions with 250 books each:
The retail price of the first print run 2000 of Fountain Pens USA and UK was USD$75.
If you would like any of the sold out editions, please contact us, we may be able to source one for you.
Andreas Lambrou was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1942. He started to collect fountain pens at the age of 12 in his native Cyprus then in England while studying at London University. He is a founder member of the Writing Equipment Society formed in 1980 and served on the Executive as Trade Liaison Officer for fountain pens. He has written articles for international publications including Pen World, Business Magazine, Vogue, The V.I.P Guide to London, etc. and has catalogued and valued pen museums of international pen manufacturers.
He is an authorized pen restorer and co-founder of Classic Pens Ltd. established in 1987, a company that specializes in the customization of limited edition pens. He is the founder of Classic Pens Inc. established in 1998 in Los Angeles, California.
He has worked with the craftsman Marc Murelli in France and international pen manufacturers and has created exclusive and novel guilloche designs for sterling silver which adorn the Classic Pens CP series of limited edition pens.
The author has worked with his long standing friend Masa Sunami and some of the most respected Maki-E Masters in Japan to create the Classic Pens LS and AL Signature Collections of Maki-E Art Pens.
A positive working relationship between the author and the artist Paul Rossi since 2000 has resulted in the creation of unique and exquisite Sterling Silver overlays which are part of the Lambrou Rossi Collection.
He is co-founder of Andreas Lambrou Publishers Ltd. established in 2011, a company that specializes in the creation and publishing of pen history art books.
Andreas Lambrou is recognized as a distinguished pen collector and one of the leading international authorities on fountain pens and their industry worldwide.
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