12" x 9". Quarter gilt-stamped morocco over printed boards. This was the first book planned by McCaffrey for his Dogwood Press, and reprints an interesting article by Bullen which first appeared in 1912. Small chip to head of spine, tail of spine a bit worn, with a bad crack on the front board. Good only condition; NOT near fine. With a wonderful presentation inscription from McCaffrey to his close friend and long-time fellow printer Harry Strang: " ' Men should never forget the fine thoughts that once made them friends' To Harry, with my best thoughts for him. Frank. 1937." A cornerstone for any collection of Dogwood Press. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Psychology of Printing Types.
Publisher: Frank McCaffrey Dogwood Press
Publication Date: 1931
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible; Good. [SIGNED] Seattle: The Dogwood Press, n. d. Tall hardcover in leather-backed decorated boards. 4to. (iv), 13 pages. SIGNED and inscribed by author on front blank page. First edition in book form (initially appeared in The Printing Art, December, 1912) / first book produced by Frank McCaffrey at his private press. A Fine Press printing with an initial letter in blue and gold, hand-made rag paper, etc. Leather spine strip largely chipped away with gilt-decorated leather along the hinges still intact, covers soiled, some toning to end-sheet, else very good overall condition; no owner marking, NOT EX-LIBRARY. (lr). Bookseller Inventory # DW-SJ00-AVI2
Book Description The Dogwood Press n.d., Seattle. Dogwood Press (illustrator). 4to. leather-backed printed boards, leather spine label. (iv), 13 pages. First edition in book form; first appeared in The Printing Art, December, 1912. The first book produced by Frank McCaffrey at his private press. Well printed and with an initial letter in blue and gold. Leather spine has pieces chipped away at ends and the leather covering along the hinges is missing. Leather spine label has pieces missing. All other copies of this book we have seen are either missing the leather spine alltogether or look like this copy - should have put a better binding on the first effort of his press. leather-backed printed boards, leather spine label. Bookseller Inventory # 18941
Book Description Printed by Frank McCaffrey at his Dogwood Press [which is in Seattle] for the pleasure of the doing & as a Keepsake for the friends of Henry Lewis Bullen , Seattle, 1934. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 19 p. Inscribed by Printer Henry Lewis Bullen (1857-1938) was a major figure in late 19th and early 20th century printing and typefounding, and one of the most important and most prolific writers of the period; his work continues to be relevant to this day, and it was therefore fitting that Frank McCaffrey chose this article, originally published in 1912, as the first book to be published by his Dogwood Press. A humorous side-note is contained in the inscription by him: "To Paul from Frank / - yes I forgot to print the 'year' on the title page! / Seattle 7-26-34" - and, indeed, there is no year of publication on the title page. ***DESCRIPTION: Decorative paper boards of light blue with an ivory design with a black leather shelfback, rust-coloured leather spine label with gilt lettering, fore- and bottom edges uncut, plain endpapers, volume opens with "A Personal Note" from Frank McCaffrey on why he chose this essay as the maiden volume from his Press, the inscription regarding the missing year referred to above written at the bottom of this page in blue ink, large woodcut of the logo of the Dogwood Press on the title page, nine-line initial capital letter in turquoise outlined in gold; quarto size (just under 11.5" tall), pagination: (i-vi), (1)-13. ***CONDITION: The volume is almost near fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with only minor rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and other than the inscription referred to above it is entirely free of prior owner markings; we are grading as very good plus due to some slight wear to the leather spine and a small scrape to the paper on the front board near the bottom edge. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the Abe standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. Bookseller Inventory # 16050305
Book Description Dogwood Press Seattle, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition, Limited Edition. A very good copy of the Limited Edition, from the Fine Private Press of Frank McCaffrey, stated as the First Book planned for The Dogwood Press. Neat paper covered boards, illustrated with a typographic pattern, & a very narrow leather spine. Title page not dated, but McCaffrey published other titles in 1931, so, this title must be from 1930-1931. Covers are aged, corner tips a tad worn, spine lightly flaked top & bottom. Gilt titled red skiver spine label complete but for a tiny piece which touches the "n" in "Bullen". Endpapers still white, text fresh & crisp, nice impression from metal type, very legible on watermarked rag paper. Text comprised of 16 leaves, blanks front & rear, with 13 numbered pages. This copy inscribed on the occasion of a Book Club of Washington celebration held in honor of Frank McCaffery & his Dogwood Press: "To M . . . W . . . with the happy opportunity of seeing this book again Frank McCraffrey". Dogwood published limited editions of varying quantities, this title probably fewer than 100 copies, given the fine paper, the leather spine on a very thin book, & the difficult label on the spine. Worldcat locates 35 or so copies in institutions & libraries, leaving a rather small number for private hands. Text reprints Bullen's paper published in 1912. Measures 9"by12". Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 002068