San Francisco: Paul Elder & Company [The Tomoye Press], (1909). Jenkins, Will. Hardcover. Sixteenmo size, 71 pp. Very good +. Item #SB2739
This collection of poems by Agness Greene Foster was printed by the Tomoye Press, an imprint associated with Paul Elder & Company, a notable bookstore in San Francisco run by Paul Elder, who, in addition, published his own books. The Tomoye Press was Elder's collaboration with the eminent typographer and printer John Henry Nash (1871-1947), whose standards of quality were second to none. This volume is a careful execution of Foster's seasonal poetry, featuring Nash's excellent typesetting and decorations by Will Jenkins.
___DESCRIPTION: Full mauve paper with pink lettering and decorations on the front board, fore- and bottom edges uncut, purple endpapers, frontispiece a reproduction of an illustration titled "My Lady's Garden" by J. Young Hunter, with lettered tissue guard, title page with decoration by Will Jenkins in black; sixteenmo size (6.25" by 5.25"), pagination: [i-ii] iii-vii [viii] [1-2] 3-61 [62-63].
___CONDITION: Volume is very good plus, with a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; boards are clean overall with a few spots of soiling to the rear board, some rubbing to the tail of the spine and to the corners, and corners are gently bumped, sunning to the boards, and light soiling to the endpapers.
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