Title Bertha S. Goudy: First Lady of Printing. Remembrances of the Distaff Side of the Village Press.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition.
Publisher New York: The Distaff Side, 1958
Seller ID EU517-001
LIMITED EDITION of 200 numbered copies, this is number 169. 12mo. 7 1/2 x 5 1/8 inches.  pp. 7 signatures each printed by a different press in various colors and on varying papers, title-page vignette of a printing press in brown ink, portrait of Bertha Goudy; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth spine, marbled paper over boards, spine titled in gilt, original wax-paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, bottom edge rubbed, jacket with small chips and tears. Laid in is an invitation to a luncheon to celebrate the publication of this book, invitation folded in half with small holes in folds. Near Fine. The contents of this volume are: "A Foreword" by Peter Beilenson; "Bertha Goudy" written and designed by Bruce Rogers, printed by Clark & Way at the Thistle Press; "Hingham Interlude" by Mabel H. Dwiggins, printed by the Peter Pauper Press; "Mother Goudy" by Alice Goudy Lochhead, printed by Jane Grabhorn; "First Lady of the Graphic Arts" by Paul A. Bennett, printed by Joseph Blumenthal at the Spiral Press; "For the Birds" by George Macy, printed by Emily Connor, at the Marchbanks Press; and "Memories by F. W. Goudy," printed by John Anderson at the Pickering Press. Included is what amounts to a prospectus for this title, which also serves as an invitation to a luncheon to celebrate the publication of this book to be held at the Architectural League in New York on May 14, 1958 "under the auspices of The Typophiles, who for this occasion will permit the distaff side to invade their ordinarily male preserve." Ouch!
The Distaff Side, Bertha S. Goudy First Lady of Printing Remembrances of the Distaff Side of the Village Press, Printing History, Biography, Peter Beilenson, Bruce Rogers, Clark & Way, thistle Press, Mabel Dwiggins, Peter Pauper Press, Jane Grabhorn, Paul A. Bennett, Joseph Blumenthal, Spiral Press, George Macy, Emily Connor, Marchbanks Press, John Anderson, Pickering Press, Alice Goudy Lochhead