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[Los Angeles, CA]: (Printed by Students of "The Art of the Book" at the Press of the Department of Fine Arts, University Southern California, 1962).
12mo. 4 7/8 x 3 3/8 inches. [iv], 13,  pp. Half-title, title page printed in red and black, running heads; text clean, unmarked. Parchment paper spine, decorative paper over boards, printed paper spine label, clear plastic dust-jacket, slip case covered with grey paper; binding square and tight, light offsetting from adhesive on spine parchment. From Glen Dawson's personal collection without distinguishing marks. SCARCE. GKK1020-001a. Fine.
LIMITED EDITION of 50 copies printed, most of which were claimed by the students in the course, using Eric Gill's Joanna type on an Albion hand press by the students of "The Art of the Book" course taught by Saul Marks at the Press of the Department of Fine Arts, University of Southern California during the terms of 1961-62. This is an elusive item that rarely makes it into the market. With the unmistakable taste and design talent of the course instructor, Saul Marks, in strong evidence. An elegant publication distributed mainly to the students of the course, and close friends and associates, including Glen Dawson and Wallace Nethery (whose copy inscribed by Saul Marks to Nethery we handled in 2010 and has come back to us; please enquire). The students working on this project were Charles Atkinson, Hedwig Brenner, Lawrence Deutsch, Laurence Hines, Andrew Horn, Allen Lawson, Tom Ohmer, and Jim Walker. Presumably the dust-jacket and the slip case on this copy were made for Glen Dawson. Worldcat records 5 copies: USC, UCLA, Occidental College, and the Library of Congress; in 2022 Worldcat adds a copy at the Gleeson Library, University of San Francisco.
REFERENCE: Harmsen & Tabor, The Plantin Press, No. 195.
Title: Inaugural Address of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Thirty-fifth President of the United States of America. Washington, D. C., Inauguration Day : 20 January, 1961
Edition: FIRST EDITION, limited to 50 copies
Country of Origin: United States
Location Published: Los Angeles, CA, Printed by Students of "The Art of the Book" at the Press of the Department of Fine Arts, University Southern California: 1962
Binding: Parchment paper spine, decorative paper over board
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Size: 12mo. 4 7/8 x 3 3/8 inches
Seller ID: GKK1020-001
Keywords: book arts, fine press, inaugural address, john f. kennedy, limited edition, saul marks, united states president