Bennett, Paul A., ed
Title Books and Printing: A Treasury for Typophiles - with Rockwell Kent designed bookplate for John Whiting Friel
Book Condition Very Good +
Jacket Condition very good +
Edition First trade edition
Publisher Cleveland World Publishing Company 1951
Seller ID 642
Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1951. First trade edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. [Rockwell Kent] Bennett, Paul A., ed., intro. Books and Printing: A Treasury for Typophiles. Cleveland, Ohio: World Publishing Company, 1951, first trade edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 1/2 by 9 1/2-inches, xv, 417 pp. Grey cloth with black and gilt spine titles and black and gilt cover decoration. Very minor shelf wear to the book and a faint dampstain on the bottom edge of the textblock at the spine. Yellowing to the jacket with some dampstaining on the foot of the spine panel and lower edge of the back panel (no stains on the book itself). A collection of essays on book production by Beatrice Warde, W.A. Dwiggins, Edwin Grabhorn, D.B. Updike, Oscar Ogg, Will Ransom, Francis Meynell, et al. Not an uncommon book, but this copy stands out as having been in the library of collectors John Whiting Friel and Helen Otillie Friel and contains a beautiful example of their bookplate by Rockwell Kent on the front pastedown. The photo-lithographic plate was produced in four sizes, this one being 3 1/8 by 4 3/16-inches and in fine condition. This plate was designed by Kent in 1952/53 and printed by the Brownell Photo-Lithograph Company of Philadelphia in March 1953. (Roberts, pp. 159 – 160) Dust jacket present. First Edition.