The Colophon: New Series; A Quarterly for Bookmen. Volume I. Number 3. Winter 1936.

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Limited edition. Original publisher's beige boards with blue color illustration on the front cover. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2." Pages 323-480, complete. Plates and illustrations in black and white and color, complete. Pages 465-480 feature "The Crow's Nest & Advertising Announcements with Notes About Contributors." Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Binding is tight. Covers are slightly rubbed. Spine is browned with slight chipping. A Fine copy. Text printed in the front: "Established in 1929. Number Three of the New Series, Copyright 1936, issued in February." Text printed in the back: "Completed in February 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 Launching of Bancroft's 'Native Races'" by Oscar Lewis, "The St. Mary's City Press: A New Chronology of American Printing" by Lawrence C. Wroth, "A Scot in America" by Israel B. Kaplan, "Parson Weems's Washington Once More" by A. Edward Newton, "The Collier-Cruikshank Punch and Judy" by Paul McParlin, "The Unfamiliar Autocrat" by DeLancey Ferguson, "Mr. Maude Remonstrates" by J. Donald Adams, "The Path of the Pioneer" by Robert P. Eckert, Jr, "The 1866 Appleton 'Alice'" by Flodden W. Heron, "Book Collector, Italian, Seventeenth Century" by Ethel D. Roberts, "A Packet of News from Eighteenth Century England" by Eunice Wead, "Notes and Queries" by Randolph G. Adams, and "The Crow's Nest" by Frederick B. Adams.