The Colophon: New Series; A Quarterly for Bookmen. Volume I. Number 2. Autumn 1935.

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Limited edition. Original publisher's beige boards with a pink color illustration on the front cover. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2." Pages 167-316, complete. Plates and illustrations in black and white and color, complete. Pages 301-316 feature "Advertising Announcements; The Crow's Nest; Notes About Contributors." Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Binding is tight. Spine is browned and slightly chipped. A Fine copy. Text printed in the front: "Established in 1929. Number Two of the New Series, Copyright 1935, issued in October." Text printed in the back: "Completed in October MCM XXXV." 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: "The Old Woman Who Lives in a Book" by Codman Hislop, "Poeana: I. A Valentine" by Sydney R. McLean, "Poeana: II. A Parrot" by J. H. Whitty, "Frank Holme: Newspaper Artist and Designer of Books" by Rudolph Gjelsness, "Off-Subject Books" by John Carter, "Deathless Lady" by Ralph Thompson, "The Parson-Printer of Lustleigh" by Carroll D. Coleman, "A Whitman Discovery" by Charles I. Glicksberg, "A Frontier Bibliophile" by Howard C. Rice, "The Literature of Alchemy" by A. P. Sy, "Proof-Reading in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries" by William Alexander Jackson, "The Lady, The Tiger and The Author" by Walter L. Pforzheimer, "Samuel Butler--The First Century" by Paul Jordan-Smith, "The Haunted Book: Concerning Huckleberry Finn" by Irving S. Underhill, "Notes and Queries" by Randolph G. Adams, and "The Crow's Nest" by Frederick B. Adams, Jr.