The Colophon: New Series; A Quarterly for Bookmen. Volume II. Number 1. Autumn 1936.

Price: $25.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine


Limited edition. Original publisher's beige cloth binding with maroon text and illustration of a quill on the front cover. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2." Pages 1-157, complete. Plates and illustrations in black and white and color, complete. Pages 139-157 feature "The Crow's Nest & Advertising Announcements with Notes About Contributors." Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Hinges are cracked. One faint spot on the front cover. A couple small spots on the back cover. A Fine copy. Text printed in the front: "Established in 1929. Vol. II, Number One of the New Series, Copyright 1936, Issued in October." Text printed in the back: "Completed in October 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: "Prescription for a Collection" by F. W. Reed, "All Creatures Great and Small" by Althea Bass, "The Printer of Jesuit 'Relations'" by Louis Blake Duff, "Do We 'Ken John Peel?'" by Wilfred Partington, "Still Life: Wood Engraving" by Emil Ganso, "The First Edition of Byron's 'Corsair'" by William H. McCarthy, Jr., "Too Far Before the Mast" by Daniel V. Gallery, "'Hans Breitmann' in England and America" by Sculley Bradley, "Notes on Some Collectors in Colonial Massachusetts" by Lawrance Thompson, "Some Ado About Nothing" by John Atlee Kouwenhoven, "The Gallant Captain and Brother Jonathan" by Arno Bader, "Notes and Queries" by Randolph G. Adams, and "The Crow's Nest" by Frederick B. Adams, Jr.