The Colophon: A Book Collectors' Quarterly. Part 20.

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Limited edition. Original publisher's beige boards with a red title plate on the front cover. 8 3/4" x 10 3/4." 108 unnumbered pages, complete. Plates and illustrations in black and white and color, complete. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Covers and spine are browned and slightly rubbed. 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: "Distributed among seventeen hundred booklovers in March, nineteen hundred and thirty five, thus completing the fifth and final volume in this format of the quarterly established in 1929." 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: "On Collecting Second, Thirds & Nth Editions" by Charles Norman, The Broadside Press, Philip G. Reed; "The Rarissima of Birth Control" by Norman E. Himes, Walpole Printing Office; "The Lure of Mr. Lucas" by Charles B. Shaw, Printing House of William Edwin Rudge, Inc., Suzanne Suba; "Savonarola of Hollis Street" by John T. Winterich, Judd & Detweiler, Lester Douglas, Charles Dunn; "Early Binding Stamps of Religious Significance: In Certain American Libraries" by Eunice Wead, Harvard University Press, Meriden Gravure Company; "Cooper & Bryant: A Literary Friendship" by Charles I. Glicksberg; "Cock Fight: Etching" by Anne Goldthwaite, George H. Esquirell; "Oscar Makes a Call" by Rollo G. Silver; "Salt Water Books" by Earnest Elmo Calkins, The Harbor Press; "Political Propaganda in Children's Books of the French Revolution" by Esther Averill, Hawthorn House, Meriden Gravure Company; and "Index Volume V." Cover design and design of colophon page by Frederic W. Goudy.