San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1926. No binding. Folio size,  pp. Near fine. Item #210318031
John Henry Nash (1871-1947), San Francisco-based printer of fine press books and numerous broadsides and ephemera, is known for superb typographical design and attention to materials, particularly the paper used for printing and for his bindings.
Nash worked for Stanley-Taylor Co. until 1901 and Tomoye Press from 1903 to 1911, before founding his own firm in 1916, which remained in business until 1938. Although apparently he printed quite a few pieces of ephemera, most of them are not included in the bibliography (O'Day).
This piece printed, as stated on the front cover, to commemorate a poem read during a dinner given in honour of Frank D. Madison, of the San Francisco firm of Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, on April 19th, 1926.
No copies available online as of this writing.
___DESCRIPTION: A single sheet folded once to four pages, title page information on the front, the poem on both inner pages surrounded by orange ruled borders, back blank; printed on John Henry Nash's paper with the watermarks of a unicorn and initials, folio size (12" by 8 3/8"), pp. of which three are printed.
___CONDITION: Near fine, clean, with a few shallow creases on the top half of the second leaf, light edgewear mostly at the top including a short (3/4 of an inch) closed tear in the top margin of the second leaf, free of prior owner markings.
___CITATION: Not listed in O'Day; our search of OCLC located no copies with institutions.
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