The Colophon: A Book Collector's Quarterly. Collection of 31 Volumes Plus 3 Volumes of the Dolphin

The Colophon: A Book Collector's Quarterly. Collection of 31 Volumes Plus 3 Volumes of the Dolphin

Various

New York : Pynson Printers, 1930


Set consists of 31 volumes of publications of the Colophon and all 3 parts of Number 4 of the Dolphin: Original series (1930-1935) 5 volumes (No. 4, 10-13; Index, the Colophon, 1930-1935; with a history of the quarterly; The Colophon New Series (1935-1938) 12 Volumes; 4 volumes of the New Graphic Series (1939-1940); the Annual of Book Making (1938); The New Colophon, 8 volumes (1948-1950). Hardcovers. Beautifully illustrated boards. Good bindings and covers. Shelfwear, some minor chipping to a few spines. Clean, unmarked pages. 

The Colophon, subtitled A Book Collectors' Quarterly or A quarterly for booklovers, was a limited edition quarterly periodical begun late in 1929 and continuing in various guises until 1950. It was the brainchild of Elmer Adler, founder of Pynson Printers of New York City. Each issue would also include an original piece of graphic art, some signed by the artist, many produced by using etching, lithography, or engraving. The articles comment on a current or historical issue related to printing, publishing or art. Other articles were themselves intended to be an example of printing or a work of art. As each article or item was normally a short section produced by a different designer and printer, a typical issue included a range of styles, papers, and typography, often using unusual or experimental approaches not widely seen in longer or mainstream printed items.

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