The Composing Stick as a Paint Brush

By: Carl Hertzog (1902-1984)

Price: $100.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Pamphlet. 3 1/2 x 3 inches. [18] pp. Frontispiece of Hertzog's printer's device in blue, ornament in blue on the title-page, 1 page bookplate design "from the Library of W. S. McMath" in blue, ornamental tailpiece, Quoin Press printer's device on the colophon; text clean and unmarked except for some light foxing (glue stain?) at the foot of the spine on the title page. Blue printed (with the Hertzog printer's device) wrappers, stitched, folded paper slip case with the McMath bookplate design on the front cover in blue ink; binding square and tight, light toning to slip case and spine. INSCRIBED by Carl Hertzog. Glen Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. GKK1020-016. Very Good. LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies, this is the first book printed a page at a time on a hand press at the Quoin Press where it was set, folded, and bound by hand, this is copy H-7, one of 10 set aside for the author who INSCRIBED the book on the last page of the text, "Carl Hertzog, thanks Steve Schuster for printing this." This book tells the story of how Carl Hertzog, 24 years old and working at W. S. McMath & Company in El Paso, got carried away reading a printer's supply catalog, and ordered an extravagant amount of printer's ornaments that he knew the shop did not normally use in its job shop. Knowing the proprietor loved fine printing despite not producing it in his shop, Hertzog used the ornament to design a bookplate for the proprietor, this winning the owner's approval for the expense. Jean Carl Hertzog was a book designer, typographer, and printer. He studied printing at the Carnegie Technical Institute in Pittsburgh and later worked at the Owl Printing Shop in West Virginia and the W. S. McMath & Company in El Paso, Texas. In 1934 Hertzog opened his own print shop, The Press of Carl Hertzog. During his long career, Hartzog produced more than 300 works and collaborated with many well-known twentieth-century authors and illustrators. Worldcat: 15 copies, none west of the Colorado River.

Title: The Composing Stick as a Paint Brush

Author Name: Carl Hertzog (1902-1984)

Categories: Graphic,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Irving, TX, The Quoin Press: 1974

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: GKK1020-016

Keywords: Carl Hertzog, The Composing Stick as a Paint Brush, Fine Press, Limited Edition, The Quoin Press, Glen Dawson, Steve Schuster