- Louisville, KY: Contre Coup Press, 2015.
- quarter cloth, decorated paper covered boards
- 96 pages, portfolio housing signatures, multiple tip-ins
Price: $4,950.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 135827
Limited to 29 copies. This brilliant production is a compilation by various authors but mainly in typescript by Joanna Giles, detailing the activities of a group of authors, artists, and actors known as The Launderers, who were active in London between 1924-1934. Postcards, letters, photographs, drawings, and press cuttings are tipped-in. Along with Joanna Giles some of the contributors include author Brian Hill, author Laura Pendred, painter Kathleen Stenning, author Mary Gigs, Gilbert Beith, author Naomi Jacob, painter Colin Gill, actress Joan Garstin, author Antonia White and Tony Earnshaw-Smith. The decorated paper used for the binding of the Companion volume to The Laundry Book was designed by Enid Marx in 1927 for the Curwen Press. An absolutely pristine copy of both the portfolio and companion volume. Also included with the companion volume is loose sheets containing the text to Laundry Lampoons. or Through the Mangle.
From the colophon: The printer is indebted to a number of people whose assistance was essential in completing The Laundry Book. First is Delinda Buie, Professor and Curator of Rare Books at the Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville. Also providing assistance were other staff of the Archives and Special Collections Department at the Ekstrom Lirary, including Marcy Werner, who process the scans of documents and photographs taken from The Laundry Book, and Tom Own, Pap Yeager, Chad Owen and Amy Purcell. Also thanks to Professor Heidi Holder, Ph.D. and Richard Di Paolo, Jr. for their helpful suggestions....The text pages of The Laundry Book were set by hand in the Centaur type, which had been cast by Ed Rayher at the Swamp Press and Typefoundry in Northfield, Massachusetts. The text was printed on Fabriano CMF Ingres Italian mouldmade paper. The tip-ins that were printed letterpress were set by hand in a variety of typefaces and printed on a variety of handmade, mouldmade and machinemade papers. All of the letterpress was printed on a Vandercook SP20 printing press. The tip-ins that were not printed letterpress were printed on a Canon Pixma Pro-100 injet printer....This Companion volume to The Laundry Book was set by hand in the Times New Roman type and printed on Fabriano CMF Ingress mouldmade paper using a Vandercook SP20 press....The sections of The Laundry Book were hand-sewn by the printer and were enclosed in a custom clamshell box made by The Campbell-Logan Bindery; this Companion volume were bound by and the slipcase made by The Campbell-Logan Bindery.