Title Pressroom Follies: Franklin, Poe, Bierce Twain and Rexroth on American Journalism.
Book Condition Collectible: Like New
Publisher San Francisco; San Rafael; Petaluma: Cadmus Editions; Mt. Tam Press; Anchor & Acorn Press, 2002
Seller ID SGG213B-6
LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies for the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco, the Zamorano Club, and "Friends of the Presses." Stapled Pamphlet. 7 x 4 1/4 inches. [viii], (40) pp. Title page printed within ruled border and with 3 fleurons, running heads, fleurons in the text, 3 printer's marks on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Gray printed wrappers; binding square and tight. Small "Greetings to the Sacramento Book Collectors Club" broadside that reproduces the colophon is mounted inside the front cover with a green dot sticker, folds over to the front of the pamphlet explaining these are extra copies printed for the Club's "Show & Tell" meeting held in January 2003. Fine. This is an additional run for the Sacramento Book Collectors Club. The text includes "On the Abuse of the Press" (1788) by Benjamin Franklin; "X-ing a Paragrab" (circa 1840), by Edgar Allan Poe; "Fr. Prattle and Three Fables" (1878 & c. 1910) by Ambrose Bierce; "Journalism in Tennessee" (1871) by Mark Twain; and "Journalism in Chicago" (1964) by Kenneth Rexroth.
Sacramento Book Collectors Club, Jeffrey Miller, John F. Craemer, Bruce N. Washbish, Pressroom Follies, Franklin, Poe, Bierce Twain, Rexroth, Printing History, Humor