Wilder Bentley the Elder; At the Archetype Press

San Francisco: Arion Press, (1982). Rosenthal, Bernard. First Edition. Wraps. Square duodecimo size, [24] unnumbered pp. Fine. Item #CNBR224

Harvey Wilder Bentley (1900-1990) was a well-known calligrapher, printer and poet in Berkeley, California. In the 1930s Bentley bought an Acorn press, and with the help of his wife Ellen they established the successful Archetype Press on Euclid Court.

This a "tribute to a stalwart individual in his 82nd year" (per the "Printer's Note" written by Andrew Hoyem), with six photographs by Bernard Rosenthal, with six sonnets by Wilder Bentley, and an "appreciation" by Andrew Hoyem, the printer.

___DESCRIPTION: Grey laid pape wraps with black letterpress printing on the front and spine, two signatures sewn and then glued into the wraps, title page with a red chop, photographs interspersed with the poems; square duodecimo (approx. 7" by 7"), with 24 unnumbered pages.

___CONDITION: Fine; clean, unrubbed, with absolutely no wear and no prior owner markings; crisp, as new.

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Price: $60.00