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The Colophon, A Book Collectors' Quarterly 1929-1950 48 volumes by Various; Elmer Adler; Kent Rockwell-Editor - Hardcover - Signed - 1/1/1929 - from SequiturBooks and Biblio.co.uk

The Colophon, A Book Collectors' Quarterly 1929-1950 48 volumes

by Various; Elmer Adler; Kent Rockwell-Editor

Condition: Very Good


New York: Pynson Printers, 1/1/1929. Hardcover. Very Good. Set consists of all 48 publications of the Colophon: Original series (1930-1935) 20 volumes; Three Years & This Year pamphlet, 1933; Index, the Colophon, 1930-1935; with a history of the quarterly; The Colophon New Series (1935-1938) 12 Volumes; 4 volumes of the New Graphic Series (1939-1940); the Annual of Book Making (1938); The New Colophon, Vols I & II in 8 parts & Vol III* Index, (1948-1950). Hardcovers. Beautifully illustrated boards. Good bindings and covers. Several volumes have additional ephemera from the Colophon and Pynson Printers when issued. Shelfwear. Clean, unmarked pages. Contains the much sought after Part 5 with the David B. Milne print "Hilltop" or Painting Places. This print is signed by Milne and has a few foxing spots to the margins. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. <br><br> The Colophon, subtitled A Book Collectors' Quarterly or A quarterly for booklovers, was a limited edition quarterly periodical begun late in 1929 and continuing in various guises until 1950. It was the brainchild of Elmer Adler, founder of Pynson Printers of New York City. Each issue would also include an original piece of graphic art, some signed by the artist, many produced by using etching, lithography, or engraving. The articles comment on a current or historical issue related to printing, publishing or art. Other articles were themselves intended to be an example of printing or a work of art. As each article or item was normally a short section produced by a different designer and printer, a typical issue included a range of styles, papers, and typography, often using unusual or experimental approaches not widely seen in longer or mainstream printed items.
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  • Bookseller: SequiturBooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1605130001
  • Title: The Colophon, A Book Collectors' Quarterly 1929-1950 48 volumes
  • Author: Various; Elmer Adler; Kent Rockwell-Editor
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: New York: Pynson Printers
  • Date published: 1/1/1929
  • Bookseller catalogs: Books on Books;


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