Printer's Choice, A Selection of American Press Books, 1968-1978, Catalogue of an Exhibition Held at the Grolier Club, New York, December 19, 1978-February 3, 1979
Austin: W. Thomas Taylor [Designed and Printed by David Holman at the Wind River Press], 1983. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 325 copies, folio size, 100 pp. Near Fine. Item #21121501
A catalogue published in connection with an exhibition held at the Grolier Club to explore and celebrate the then-current state of fine press printing in America; as is stated in the Introduction, "a primary goal of the exhibition was to feature a selection of lesser-known and younger printers - to learn what they are doing, and why and how they are doing it".
The exhibition finally comprised 41 different presses showing 100 of their works; presses which include The Allen Press, Arion Press, Bird & Bull, David R. Godine, Heron, Plantin, Zephyrus, and many more. A lovely catalogue which informs us about the individual presses while showcasing some of their best work.
___DESCRIPTION: Linen cloth boards in varying shades of ivory, gold and mauve, paper spine label with brown lettering, brown laid paper endpapers, title page in black and brown, entry numbers and names of each press in brown, eight sample pages bound in, a 12-page section, "Printers at Their Work" showing a selection of the printers with their presses in black and white photographs; Spectrum & Weiss types on Rives Heavyweight paper, folio size (14.5" by 10.25"), pagination: [i]-xvi, divisional title [xvii], blank [xviii], Printers at Their Work [xix-xxx], 31-67 includes an Index, blank , Colophon , blank .
___CONDITION: Overall near fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, the corners gently bumped but not rubbed, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings; a few light spots of foxing to the natural linen front board and the aforementioned gently bumped corners, else fine.
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