Fine in Fine jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Blue dust jacket with color illustration. Blue cloth boards with gilt on spine. Printed yellow endpapers. Illustrated, 223pp. Spotlights twenty-nine individual presses and their owners by time period.
As New in J As New jacket. Small 4to Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 223 pp, preface, introduction, 1. The Church and Their Press: Nineteenth-Century Beginnings; 2. Artists, Writers, and the Private Press: Golden Era, 1920-1940; 3. The War Years and Beyond, 1941-1955; 4. Vigor and Variety: A Small Press Revival, 1960-1975; 5. Past Meets Present in the Age of Technology, 1976-2005; afterword, notes, glossary, bibliography, credits, index with color and b&w illustrations throughout. First Edition, 2006. Not Price Clipped. Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with blind-stamped lettering to front board, gilt lettering to spine, and decorative endpapers.
Very Good. Rare special edition, limited to 50 copies. Signed/numbered/dated/inscribed by Smith & Polese. Hardback, in slipcase. The first few pages are slightly rippled. Otherwise as new, never read. Very slight shelfwear to the case. Photos available.
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