The Colophon: New Series; A Quarterly for Bookmen. Volume I. Number 4. Spring 1936.

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Limited edition. Original publisher's beige boards with a sepia 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 621-639 feature "The Crow's Nest & Advertising Announcements with Notes About Contributors." Pages 641-644 include the Index to The Colophon: New Series, Volume I. Two materials are laid-in; a four-page order form and announcement stating that Volume II of The Colophon: New Series will have "more illustration, more color, greater graphic richness" and a pre-addressed envelope to The Colophon, Ltd. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Binding is tight. Spine is slightly browned. Offsetting on the back cover. A Fine copy. Text printed in the front: "Established in 1929. Number Four of the New Series, Copyright 1936, issued in June." Text printed in the back: "Completed in June MCM XXXVI." 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 President as Author" by Frederick B. Adams, Jr., "A London Bookseller's Ledger of 1535" by William A. Jackson, "The Imprints of A. Edw. Newton & Co., 1887-1893" by John T. Winterich, "Connecticut Pastoral: Wood Engraving" by Thomas W. Nason, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Alfred's Country" by Carl J. Weber, "Northern Bryant and Southern Hayne" by Edward G. Bernard, "My Memoirs of the Civil War" by MacKinlay Kantor, Donald McKay, "Series of Books About Books" by Ruth S. Granniss, "Bibliographical Notes on James Joyce's 'Ulysses'" by R. F. Roberts, "On Being Famous" by Rockwell Kent, "Rockwell--Before, or After?" by Norman Rockwell, "The McGuffey Readers" by Henry Ford, "The McGuffey Readers: 'Jolly Old Pedagogue'" by D. Kenneth Laub, "The McGuffey Readers: Bibliography," "Practical Education" by Bertha Coolidge, "Notes & Queries" by Randolph G. Adams, "The Crow's Nest" by Frederick B. Adams, Jr., and "Index."