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  • Percy Grassby | 1882 – 1972
    An Outsider Inside Boston’s World of Print by Marcus A. McCorison - 2012
    Limited Edition. Softcover. 225 numbered copies, 175 reserved for the Society, 10 copies are available for sale.

    McCorison provides the only scholarship to date on wood engraver Percy Grassby. Well-illustrated with 27 color plates. Design by Roderick Stinehour.

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    US$20.00 + post

  • Printing Office Collection
    Books assembled by Roderick Stinehour during his years at The Stinehour Press - 2010
    Published by the Society of Printers & Stinehour Editions of Lunenburg Vermont
    Hardcover. 1oo copies for the SP, fewer than 40 copies remain for sale.

    An exhaustive list of 1,320 books which influenced and informed their owner Roderick “Rocky” Stinehour, and were available for the enjoyment and edification of the staff of the legendary scholarly press of Lunenburg VT.
    US$25.00 + post

  • In the School of Baskin
    Three Essays by Bruce Chandler, Lance Hidy, and Barry Moser - 2008
    Hardcover, black cloth, gilt spine, with blind deboss of Gehenna pomegranate on front. 200 copies, a limited number remain.

    Chandler, Hidy, and Moser, all respected typographers, printers, and illustrators write about the influence the publisher, sculptor, designer, and illustrator Leonard Baskin had on their development as artists.

    Printed letterpress by Darrell Hyder at Sun Hill Press. Typesetting by Michael & Winifred Bixler. With orginal illustrations, and a tipped on stamp of Baskin by Hidy.
    US$40.00 + post

  • The SP Century
    Edited by Scott-Martin Kosofsky
    Co-published by the Boston Public Library, in association with Oak Knoll Press - 2006
    Abundantly illustrated in color and b/w. Ten original essays celebrating the formative personalities and history of the SP written by scholar and practitioner members. Hardcover, black cloth, gilt spine, inset logo on front, no dust jacket as issued. Unprinted endpapers. 268 pages.
    US$35.00 + post

  • Strings Attached
    Dorothy Abbe, Her Work and WAD by Anne C. Bromer
    Co-published by the Boston Public Library - 2001
    Limited to 500 copies, fewer than 25 copies remain.

    Profusely illustrated in color and b/w. The story of Abbe's contributions to printing, book design, typography, photography, writing and teaching. The book covers her early years as a book designer at several university presses, her life in the household of William Addison and Mabel Dwiggins, the joint publishing venture between Abbe and Dwiggins, as well as her self-taught venture into portrait and landscape photography, and the publication of her two important texts: The Dwiggins Marionettes and Stenciled Ornaments.

    Design and typesetting by John Kristensen at Firefly Press. Printed letterpress by Dan Keleher at Wild Carrot Press.
    US$70.00 + post

  • T. J. Lyons: A Biography and Critical Essay
    by Al Gowan - 1987
    Illustrated biography of Tom Lyons, famously known as a printer & collector of 19th Century ornamented type faces.

    Indispnsible for anyone interested in decorated types, the lore on amassing one of the largest collections in the world, and how to sell a collection, yet never have it leave your shop...

    Hardcover, brown cloth, gilt ornament on front in glassine as issued. With letterpress printed tip-on of oversized ornamented business card designed and printed by TJ Lyons.
    US$20.00 + post