San Francisco: Privately Printed by John Henry Nash, 1919. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 50 copies printed for private distribution, octavo size, 15 pp. Fine. Item #SB2714
A memorial volume, this publication by the eminent typographer and printer John Henry Nash (1871-1947) honours Laurence Soulé Lynch, a lieutenant in the United States Army who died in France at the end of World War I. This slim volume contains a biography of Lynch's life, along with two black-and-white photographs, a formal portrait tipped in at the front and an informal shot of him diving off a pier into the ocean, at the back of the book.
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter natural linen with pale blue paper boards, title in black inside ruled border, fore- and bottom edges uncut, frontispiece a tipped-in black-and-white photograph of the deceased, decorative headpiece in black, tipped-in black-and-white photograph after the last page of text; Caslon type, Shogun paper, octavo size (8.5" by 6"), pagination: [i-v] 1-10 , one of 50 copies, unnumbered.
___CONDITION: A fine copy; the covers clean, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; bottom corners are gently rubbed and bumped, light toning to the endpapers, light sunning to the fore-edge.
___CITATION: John Henry Nash Bibliography, p. 13.
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