Our Heritage Club edition of Utopia is the original Ralph Robynson translation, and it has been prepared by Emile Van Vliet.... He corrected obvious errors- he added explanatory words...- he modernized the spelling.... We think it is sound policy to reproduce the Robynson text in the spelling of today, and we think Sir Thomas More would approve.OUR EDITION OF Sir Thomas Mores masterpiece is also a masterpiece of the late Bruce Rogers, the greatest and most famous designer of books the world has ever known.... In addition to the printers flowers used as ornaments, B R selected several contemporary woodcuts (contemporary, that is, with Sir Thomas More).
One or two of them are famous in their own right. There is, for instance, a woodcut from the edition of Utopia printed by Johann Froben at Basel, Switzerland, in 1518. And the woodcut on the opposite page is by Hans Holbein the Younger....The composition, and the printing in black and terra-cotta inks, were done by Bert Clarke and David Way at their Thistle Press in New York. Both of these fine printers worked with B R for many years, and his insigne, the thistle, is their rightful inheritance.
The type in which our Heritage Club Utopia is set is a monotype cutting of Janson in the 14-point size.... The paper is Ticonderoga text, and it is a laid paper especially made for this edition by the Ticonderoga Mill....The binding is paper over boards, and it is something super-extra special....
The paper was made in Sweden, by hand, [by] Ingeborg Borjeson. Ingeborg Borjeson makes so little paper of each design that by no possibility could she ever supply enough of any one pattern to adorn any complete edition of a Heritage Club book. The spine is a fine quality buckram. The sanguine colored slip-case bears B Rs symbol on front and back. Altogether we feel that everybody concerned has done right handsomely by Sir Thomas More.