Publisher San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1955
Illustrator James Catnach.
Seller ID GG217-A066
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 89. LIMITED EDITION of 325 copies printed by Jack Werner Stauffacher at the Greenwood Press, text type is Van Dijck, display type is Thorne Shaded, a type used by Catnach for many of his broadsides, printed on machine made paper. 4to. 11 1/4 x 8 inches. [iv], 27,  pp. Half-title, more than 40 illustrations throughout in black or brick red ink taken from "A Collection of the Books & Woodcuts of James Catnach" and "The History of the Catnach Press," 5 folding facsimiles Catnach broadsides on colored paper, note on source material; text clean, unmarked. Quarter brown cloth, illustrated paper over boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, faintest shelf wear and toning to boards, no dust-jacket. Original prospectus laid in. Very Good. "A highly entertaining and instructive essay by Percy Muir, the well-known English bibliophile, on 'Jemmy' Catnach and his penny broadsides. The quaint woodcuts make this one of the most charming of the Club's publications. Included in the Exhibition of Western Books (Rounce & Coffin Club)." REFERENCE: Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 89.
Percy Horace Muir, Catnachery, Book Club of California, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Greenwood Press, Jack Werner Stauffacher, James Catnach, History of the Book