San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1999. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 450 copies, quarto size, 324 pp., signed by Jack Stauffacher. Fine / fine. Item #CNBR357
The Greenwood Press, a highly regarded San Francisco-based press run by the incomparable Jack Stauffacher (1920-2017), produced a myriad of fine press books featuring Stauffacher's masterful printing and typographic design; this bibliography covers the history of the Press over the nearly seventy years of its existence, and includes essays and letters between Stauffacher and the numerous people he worked with during his long and illustrious career.
___DESCRIPTION: Full green cloth, white paper spine label with red and black lettering, frontispiece a black-and-white photograph of the Greenwood tree in San Mateo, California, title page in red and black, black-and-white photographs throughout; Cycles types, Mohawk Superfine paper, quarto size (10.25" by 8.25"), pagination: [1-8] 9-323 [1 colophon], one of 450 copies, unnumbered, signed by Jack Stauffacher on the colophon. In a white paper dust jacket with a large letter "G" printed in red on the front panel, and red and black lettering on the spine; the dust jacket is unclipped but there is no price.
___CONDITION: A fine copy; the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, as new. The dust jacket is fine also, unclipped, clean, without wear but for extremely light wear at the corners, and a few specks of blue at the tail of the spine.
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