Cronewett, Philip N. [Compiler]
Title The Spiral Press: A Bibliographical Checklist
Book Condition Collectible: Like New
Publisher West New York, NJ: Mark Batty Publisher 2002-09-01
0971568731 / 9780971568730
Seller ID CH814-145
LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies, 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 brown cloth, spine titled in gilt, added mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight. 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