n.p. The Private Press of Alvin S. Fick, 1977. Limited Edition. Stiff wraps. One of 70 copies (not stated), miniature book,  pp., letterpress printed. Fine. Item #18120103
A perfect Christmas keepsake, which is how this was presented, as set forth in the introduction Alma and Al Fick wrote, beginning with: "When Christmas approaches we hike the seventy-nine acres of this old farm to select a Christmas tree"... and ending with " 'The Pine,' in miniature book form, brings you our warmest holiday greetings."
___DESCRIPTION: String-bound, cardstock covers decorated on the outside to appear as wood-grain, the front cover with the title in green and a small stylized Christmas tree in green, spine with green lettering, small stylized trees (one green, one red) facing the title page, title page in red and black, small stylized tree in red on the verso of the title page, volume opens with an introduction by Alma and Al Fick (as referred to above) followed by the five-stanza poem, "The Pine", by George S. Bryan; per the colophon "was printed from handset Palatino and Garamond types in October 1977 on a 72 years young foot powered Pearl press which has been a faithful servant of this private press for a quarter century. The paper is Pericles Opaque Plus"; oblong miniature book (2" by 2.5"),  pp., one of 70 copies (not stated, related to us by the prior owner).
___CONDITION: Fine overall, the cardstock covers clean and with only a minute amount of wear to the corners, a strong, square text block, the string binding solid, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; still with that "tight" feel of an unopened book, a wonderful example.
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