San Francisco: The Roxburghe Club of San Francisco [designed and printed by Peter Rutledge Koch], 1986. No binding. Number 34 of 100 copies, elephant folio size, unbound portfolios containing selected pieces of ephemera, all in a clamshell box. Fine. Item #21081102
A collection of material from printer-members, past and present, of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco; this impressive portfolio represents the work from numerous fine printers and designers, who were each asked to contribute work of their own choosing. The pieces range from small broadsides and keepsakes to whole booklets, and each piece is enclosed in a folded sheet with a short biography of the press on the front.
Printers whose work is presented include: Susan Acker, The Feathered Serpent Press; Lewis M. Allen, The Allen Press; Valenti Angelo, The Press of Valenti Angelo; William P. Barlow, Jr., The Nova Press; Clifford Burke, Cranium Press; John F. Craemer, Mt. Tam Press; Mallette Dean, Printer; James Welsh Elliott, Taylor & Taylor; Donald R. Fleming, The Press of the Golden Key; Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, The Grabhorn Press; Sherwood Grover, The Grace Hoper Press; Carroll T. Harris, Imprimerie Aucune; James D. Hart, The Hart Press; Robin Heyeck, The Heyeck Press; William R. Holman, Roger Beacham, Publisher; Andrew Hoyem, The Arion Press; James and Cecil Johnson, The Windsor Press; George Robert Kane, C.H.P.C.; Don Greame Kelley, The Feathered Serpent Press; Lawton R. Kennedy, Lawton Kennedy, Printer; Peter Rutledge Koch, Peter Rutledge Koch, Typographic Design; Roger Levenson, Tamalpais Press; Theodore M. Lilienthal, The Quercus Press; Lester Lloyd, The Press of Lester Lloyd; Arlen Philpott, The Tamal Land Press; Ward Ritchie, Laguna Verde Imprenta; Edmund E. Simpson, The Blackwood Press; Albert Sperisen, The Black Vine Press; Jack Werner Stauffacher, The Greenwood Press; Wesley B. Tanner, The Arif Press; Kathy Walkup, Matrix Press; and Adrian Wilson, The Press in Tuscany Alley.
___DESCRIPTION: Thirty-three sheets each folded once, one sheet serving as the title page with red initials of the Roxburghe Club, with an introductory text and a list of contents, thirty-two folded sheets with printed material laid inside; Janson and Van Dijck types, Mohawk Superfine Cover paper, elephant folio size (16" by 10.5"), one of 100 copies, this number 34. Loosely laid in is the small notation to add the Tamalpais Press to the list of contents (often missing). Housed in a clamshell box coverd in grey cloth, with white paper label with red and black lettering inset on the front board, white paper spine label with black lettering, and trays covered in grey paper.
___CONDITION: A fine copy; with clean sheets, without wear, and entirely free of prior owner markings. The clamshell box also fine, strong and sturdy, clean and without wear.
___POSTAGE: Please note that this is a large and heavy item, and therefore additional postage may apply; please inquire for details.
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