Twenty-five pieces: The Ampersand Club, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Other Fine Printers, Publishers, etc.
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Twenty-five pieces of fine printing, art, and fine paper from fine, small, or hand-printing presses, 1948, 1967, 1980-90s. These are mostly invitations to, or programs for, events or meetings of the Ampersand Club (Minneapolis-St. Paul and vicinity) or the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts (Minneapolis). These items were crafted by members and are examples of their art. The members or audiences for these events were printers, publishers, papermakers, printmakers, artists, conservators, book lovers, collectors, librarians, archivists, curators, and book dealers. This packet contains a small hardcover book. Beyond the Present, by John Mason Brown, published by the club in 1948 (it is fine, in its original brown cloth cover and withits original but slightly battered tissue wrapper); a thirteen-page paper by Rutherford Aris, "The Ampersand in Script & Print; An Essay in Honour of The Ampersand Club on the Occasion of Its Semicentenary," 1980, which includes a list of the members at that time; a folded piece by Hedi Kyle, a book conservator and artist; a poem, "The Use of Books," by Tom McGrath, printed in celebration of Consortium Book Sales & Distribution's ten-year anniversary (no date); an announcement of a show of and reading from "A Private Fall," a new book from the Melia Press, to be given by Robert Bly and Robert Johnson; a leaflet from The Book Collectors of Los Angeles announcing the forthcoming publication (I993) of a book to be entitled One Hundred Books on Hollywood & the Movies, designed by Ward Ritchie and printed by Patrick Reagh, in an edition of 500 (2 c.); an attractive small hardcover book, The Mark of a Printer, Evans-Winter-Herb, Detroit, 1939; and a card advertising Bentley, Murray & Co., Chicago, and its expert making of booklets and catalogues and its art color work and "high-class office stationery," printed in two colors, with a faint signature of a salesman (?) and a light pencilled date (9/10/09) on the back. Pieces are from The Ambersand Club, Copper Canyon Press, MCBA, Midnight Paper Sales, Pentagram Press, Sumac Press, Indulgence Press, and some unattributed; several note the number of copies printed. All are fine but one, which has a light coffee spill (and even it is kind of artististic). Price is for the package of twenty-four items. Bookseller Inventory # 111614AC
Title: Twenty-five pieces: The Ampersand Club, ...
Publisher: Various places and publishers
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Fine
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