The Colophon: New Series; A Quarterly for Bookmen. Volume I. Number 1. Summer 1935.

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Limited edition. Original publisher's beige boards with a blue-green color illustration on the front cover. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2." Pages 1-159, complete. Plates and illustrations in black and white and color, complete. Pages 145-159 are "Advertising Announcements of Great Interest to Bookmen with a Running Accompaniment from the Crow's Nest and Notes About Contributors." Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Binding is tight. Spine is chipped and browned. A Fine copy. Text printed in the front: "Established in 1929, the first part was issued in February 1930, and the twentieth, completing five volumes in March 1935. Part One of the New Series, Copyright 1935, is issued in July." Back colophon: "And that's that. The Colophon New Series, Volume I, Number 1 ... finished in July, MCMXXXV--at sunset--on a hot day...." 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. Beginning in 1935, The Colophon: New Series included fewer graphics and no longer used the contributors' paper, typography, or printing styles. The following are the articles and features in this issue: "Burt Emmett" by Sherwood Anderson, "America's First Bibles" by Randolph G. Adams, "Herman Melville as I Recall Him" by Oscar Wegelin, "Fly-Specks and Folios" by Robert M. Smith, "Stephen Collins Foster, Dramatic Collaborator" by Edward G. Fletcher, "Waverley in America" by David A. Randall, "Alexandre Dumas, Benefactor" by F. W. Reed, "George Eliot and John Chapman: A Fragment" by Blanche Colton Williams," "More About the Mouse-Trap" by Burton Stevenson," "A Note on 'The Monk'" by Frederick Coykendall, "Longfellow's Original Sin of Imitation" by Lawrance R. Thompson, "Who Wrote 'English Notes?" by J. A. T. Lloyd, "A Note on Ernest Hemingway" by Louis Henry Cohn, "An Early American Story of Utopia" by Nelson F. Adkins, "Some Recent Books About Paper" by Ruth Shepard Granniss, and "The Crow's Nest" by F. B. Adams, Jr.