Title THE ANNUAL OF BOOKMAKING: THE COLOPHON 1938.
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher New York: The Colophon, 1938.
Seller ID 270
4to. 320 pages. Beige and blue buckram embossed with silver gilt and black lettering. Profusely illustrated. According to Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt's One Hundred Books About Bookmaking, "A good survey of American bookmaking in the interwar period, built up from a series of brief monographs of outstanding personalities and organizations, presses, publishing firms, and machine composition houses. The signatures of the book are in themselves examples of careful designing and printing, each of them produced independently from the others and printed by a different firm or individual." Includes sections on Binding Design by W.A. Dwiggins, The University of California Press, Rydal Press of Santa Fe, Riverside Press, Walpole Printing Office, Derrydale Press, Hawthorn House, George Grady Press, Ward Ritchie Press, Yale University Press, Taylor & Taylor, Press of the Wooly Whale, Limited Editions Club, Overbrook Press, Lakeside Press, and Pynson Printers, with each section designed and produced at each.