BR: A Panel Discussion at the Bruce Rogers Centenary held at Purdue University by Harry Duncan, K. K. Merker and Ward Ritchie

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Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 166. LIMITED EDITION of 650 copies (50 reserved for collaborators at Purdue University), designed by Ward Ritchie and set in Centaur type at Mackenzie-Harris, printed by Richard Hoffman, and with engravings made by Pall Bohne. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. (66) pp. Title-page vignette in brick-red ink, 5 Rogers designs in the text, printer's device on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brown cloth, plain paper dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. KSF713-227. Very Good. This is the second book published with support of the Special Fund established in memory of Dorothy and David Magee. This volume contains the text of a "colloquium that took place during the Bruce Rogers Centennial Conference in May 1970, with the panel's assigned subject being 'Small Presses/Private Presses.' Ward Ritchie's presentation includes an interesting letter from BR to Edwin Grabhorn, commending Grabhorn for his delightful use of the modern Baskerville type." Harry Duncan was a hand-press printer, author, librettist, translator, and publisher under his imprint the Cummington Press. He was known for publishing early works by Robert Lowell, Tennessee Williams, Wallace Stevens, Allen Tate, Marianne Moore, William Logan, Stephen Berg, and Dana Gioia. Kim K. Merker (d. 2013) was a letterpress printer, book designer, fly fisherman, pheasant hunter, jazz singer, poker player, poet, and founder of the University of Iowa Center for the Book. Most of my audience is already familiar with Ward Ritchie. Included in the Rounce & Coffin Club's Exhibition of Western Books. REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 166.

Title: BR: A Panel Discussion at the Bruce Rogers Centenary held at Purdue University by Harry Duncan, K. K. Merker and Ward Ritchie

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Illustrator: Pall Bohne

Categories: Book Club of California,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, Book Club of California: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: KSF713-227

Keywords: BR A Panel Discussion at the Bruce Rogers Centenary held at Purdue University, Harry Duncan, K. K. Merker, Ward Ritchie, Book Club of California, Mackenzie-Harris, Richard Hoffman, Pall Bohne, Fine Press, Limited Edition