THE WORLD'S WORST MARBLED PAPERS, BEING A COLLECTION.
Limited to 400 copies, all numbered "1." This book is the first of the San Serriffe books. As Swift used Gulliver, Henry Morris resurrected his mythical author, Theodore Bachaus, from the BIRD & BULL COMMONPLACE BOOK and NUMBER 13 to give us comments on a very bad lot of marbled paper he received. Very amusing. Spine and upper cover faded.
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Designed by Bradbury Thompson. Bradbury Thompson (1911-1995) was born in Topeka, Kansas and graduated from Washburn College in 1934. He designed for Westvaco, Mademoiselle, Art News and the Smithsonian among others. He had a unique style which included the experimental use of color, typography and photo reproduction. This Bible is also known as ( from the title page) The Easton Family Bible and The Washburn College Bible. The Washburn College Bible was originally published in 1979 by the College. Then is was published in a one-volume edition by Oxford University Press in 1980. Washburn College Bible and Oxford University Press appear on the slipcase, but Easton Press does not. The text is King James in Modern Paraphrase. The slipcase has taken the wear - a little soiled and worn at the edges. The Bible has a tiny chip in the leather at the lower edge of the rear board.