Porter Garnett: Philosophical Writings on the Ideal Book

By: Porter Garnett (1871-1951), Jack Werner Stauffacher, compiler

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Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 203. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher at the Greenwood Press, typesetting by Francesca Stauffacer in Cycles types designed by Sumner Stone, and printed on Mohawk Superfine paper. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (v), 251, (3) pp. Frontispiece portrait, 42 illustrations, contains selected writings by Porter Garnett, Paul Valery, and Henri Vacillon with tributes from friends, students and admirers; text clean, un-marked. Dark green silk cloth, printed paper spine label, clear mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight. Prospectus in original mailing envelope. KJ319-203. Fine. Porter Garnett was a native of San Francisco. As a young man, Garnett established himself as a calligrapher and woodcarver and produced plays for the Bohemian Club. He was associated with Gelett Burgess, Bruce Porter, and those affiliated with Burgess' The Lark. In 1922 Garnett founded the Laboratory Press at Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh and was its director until it closed and he retired in 1935. His associates included Jack London, Dorothea Lange, and Maynard Dixon, among many others. REFERENCES: A Bibliography of the Books Published by the Book Club of California, 1993-2009, No. 203; Stauffacher, A Typographic Journey, p. 292.

Title: Porter Garnett: Philosophical Writings on the Ideal Book

Author Name: Porter Garnett (1871-1951), Jack Werner Stauffacher, compiler

Categories: Book Club of California,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Book Club of California: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: KJ319-203

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