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About Alecto

Editions Alecto was started by a group of Oxford and Cambridge undergraduates in the late 1950's and was incorporated in 1962. The company specialised initially in printing and publishing original prints, normally in signed and numbered limited editions.

Crataeva religiosa (Capparidaceae) - Banks Florilegium Plate 586

Alecto's first major publication was David Hockney's Rake's Progress, and during the 1960's and 1970's Alecto went on to produce original print portfolios with over 100 British and American artists, including such luminaries as Jim Dine, Allen Jones, Eduardo Paolozzi, Claes Oldenburg and George Segal. A link to information about the pop art archive will be available here soon.

In 1979, the Company diversified into publishing new editions from 18th and 19th century plates and facsimiles of mediaeval manuscripts, under the Alecto Historical Editions imprint.

Alecto has published portfolios in association with many prestigious museums and libraries, including the British Museum (Natural History) (Banks Florilegium); the Royal Library at Windsor (Holbein's Portraits in the Royal Collection); the Tate Gallery (William Daniell's Voyage Around Great Britain); the American Museum of Natural History (James John Audubon's Birds of America); the Natural History Museum (Illustrationes Florae Novae by Ferdinand Bauer); the Public Records Office (Domesday Book) the State Library of New South Wales (Major Taylor's Panorama of Sydney) and the Joslyn Art Museum (Bodmer's America).

Alecto has a distinguished pedigree and in three decades of printing and publishing special editions has developed considerable skills in translating works on paper into print form of the highest quality, using whatever print process is deemed most appropriate. Details on this web site give some idea of the range, if not the true quality, of the Company's work.

To contact us:

Alecto Historical Editions
The Court House
Lower Woodford
United Kingdom

Phone: 01722 782 544
E-mail: joestudholme@icloud.com

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