Philip N. Cronenwett, compiler.
Title The Spiral Press [1926-1971]: A Bibliographical Checklist.
Book Condition Used: Like New
Publisher New York: American Printing History Association, 2002
Seller ID CH814-111
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies printed at the Studley Press, designed by Jerry Kelly. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/8 inches. xv, (176) pp. Half-title, black-and-white photographic frontispiece portrait of Joseph Blumenthal, printer's device on title page, bibliography of 619 items, illustrations throughout, including tipped-in examples, index; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped red cloth, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight. Compliments of the American Printing History Association bookplate on the front paste-down. Fine. This is an excellent history and bibliography of the Joseph Blumenthal's (1897-1990) Spiral Press, which was founded in New York in 1926. Blumenthal was an American printer and publisher, typographer, and book historian. He was a well-known figure in the twentieth-century fine-press movement, designing and printing work for prominent clients such as the poet Robert Frost. In 1952, the American Institute of Graphic Arts awarded him a medal for craftsmanship in printing. Blumenthal was also a self-taught historian of books and printing and wrote both anecdotal and more scholarly accounts of the book arts.
Philip N. Cronenwett, The Spiral Press 1926-1971 A Bibliographical Checklist, Bibliography