Title Folklore of the Chapel. Printers Were Ever Merry Wights.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Chicago: Society of Typographic Arts, 1950
Illustrator Philip Reed
Seller ID KSF11113-52
FIRST EDITION of 1,000 copies. Designed and illustrated by Philip Reed. 12mo. 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 13 pp. 6 woodcut color illustrations; text clean, unmarked, minor toning around the edges. Printed paper over boards, color woodcut illustration on front cover, plain paper dust jacket; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear and toning, dust jacket toned with light shelf wear and soiling and title penciled onto jacket spine. INSCRIBED on free front end-paper to Jackson Burke, American type and book designer, from Bob Noble. Muir Dawson's copy. Very Good. "It is not surprising to learn from the delightful study that follows that the printers of long gone days enjoyed their fun, and even worked out an elaborate kind of ritualized practical jokery," from the Introduction by Harry J. Owens.
Lawrence Sidney Thompson, Folklore of the Chapel, Society of Typographic Arts, Muir Dawson, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Illustrated Book, Printing Folklore, Printing Trades