Ward Schori (d. 1995), editor.
Title Memories: An Anthology.
Binding Leather Bound
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Type Leather Bound
Edition First Edition
Publisher Evanston, IL: The Schori Press, 1963
Seller ID WXHG111710-1
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. Oblong Miniature Book. 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches. x, 46,  pp. Text printed in black and teal-colored inks, the blue includes "Memories" on the title, decorations (including on the title page), and page numbers; text clean, unmarked, pages a bit toned. Black leather with a hand-painted cover design by Josephina Diez; binding square and tight, some soiling to the edges. Bookplate of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard on the front paste-down Very Good. SCARCE. The text of Memories contains 8 poems by such greats as William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, Emily Bronte, Emily Dickinson, and A. E. Housman, among others, selected and edited by Ward Schori. Bradbury has identified as least 5 different hand-painted binding designs. "Josephina Diez bound some of his early works in gilt leather with hand-painted and inlaid covers. 'This Spanish lady had revived the art of bookbinding.... Her creations are now prized possessions in some of the finest collections.' " Bradbury, pp. 258-259. Ward Schori was a professional printer and journalist who published, printed, edited, and designed his miniature books, although he commissioned others to do the bindings. After establishing the Schori Press, Ward Schori befriended Norman Forgue of the Black Cat Press and the two were pathfinders in the renaissance of U.S. Miniature book publishing that occurred in the early 1960s. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2056.
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