THE BOOK CRAFTSMAN, A TECHNICAL JOURNAL FOR PRINTERS & COLLECTORS OF FINE EDITIONS. James Guthrie.

THE BOOK CRAFTSMAN, A TECHNICAL JOURNAL FOR PRINTERS & COLLECTORS OF FINE EDITIONS.

(Pear Tree Press).
  • Bognor Regis: The Pear Tree Press, 1934.
  • 4to.
  • stiff paper wrappers.
  • 20; (21)-44; (45)-64; (65)-84 pages.

Price: $200.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 123066

The first issue (of 4 total) of this periodical with comments on hand-printing, wood-engraving and other aspects of the private press book (Ridler 32; Brown, Modern British and American Private Presses, pp.141). Illustrated. James J. Guthrie (1874-1952), was born in Scotland but moved to London as a child. He founded the Pear Tree Press in 1899 when living at Pear Tree Cottage in Ingrave, Essex, England. He moved several times before settling at Flansham, near Bognor Regis, Sussex in 1907. He was an artist, typographer, and printer with a particular interest in intaglio printing. Many of his titles stressed wood engraving and book plate design.
The first issue consists of Guthrie's autobiographical essay,The Hand Printer and His Work. Large 4 page prospectus to this series loosely inserted.