The Colophon: A Book Collectors' Quarterly. Part Seven.

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Limited edition. Original publisher's beige boards with a color illustration on the front cover showing a graphic pattern of book motifs. 8 3/4" x 10 3/4." 105 unnumbered pages, complete. Plates and illustrations in black and white and color, complete. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Slight rubbing to the front and back covers. A series of numbers is handwritten in blue pen in the lower-margin (not affecting text) of the Table of Contents. A Fine copy. Text printed in the front: "Articles are listed in the order of placement. The making of signatures by various presses at different times and places prevents folio pagination. Credit is given to each press with the exception of the Pynson Printers, who are responsible for work not otherwise credited." Back colophon: "Completed in the month of September 1931 for distribution to three thousand subscribers." The Colophon was a limited edition quarterly periodical that was published from 1929 to 1950. The periodical was established by Elmer Adler (1884-1962), the founder of Pynson Printers in New York City. Each quarterly contains a collection of "signatures" written and printed by different printers or printing presses. Most of these "signatures" are articles, but a few take the form of artwork and other non-written works. The articles cover a diverse range of topics but all relate in some way to printing, publishing, art, and literature. The Colophon was especially unique in featuring a variety of paper, typography, and printing styles due to the different contributors. The boards were produced by Pynson Printers. The following are the articles and features in this issue: "The Legion of the Lost" by David A. Randall, Redfield-Downey-Odell Co.; "Stephen Crane" by Vincent Starrett; "Sunday in Marblehead: Wood Engraving" by Thomas Nason; "A Footnote to Kipling Bibliography" by Flora V. Livingston; "My First Year as a Jemisonian" by Frederick Strecker, Frederick Stecker Company; "The Golden Cockerel Press" by Robert Gibbings, The Golden Cockerel Press; "Stevenson's Annotated Set of Wordsworth" by George S. Hellman; "Peregrinations and Prospects" by Dard Hunter; "Thoughts on Half-titles" by R. W. Chapman, The Marchbanks Press; "The Rare Book Collection of the Library of Congress" by V. Valta Parma, Walpole Printing Office; "Recipes for Writers" by James Branch Cabell, The Abbey Press, W. A. Dwiggins; and "A Note to the Audience" by George Bernard Shaw, The Heliotype Company. "Design for cover and colophon page by Leroy Appleton."