GUILD OF BOOK WORKERS JOURNAL. VOL I, NO.1 THROUGH VOL XXIV, NO. 1. WITH TWO INDEXES.

  • New York: Guild of Book Workers, 1962-1985.
  • 8vo
  • paper wrappers
  • variously paginated

Price: $1,000.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 138747

Filled with articles of interest to binders, papermakers, marblers, printers, etc. A total of 57 pamphlets. Includes the following: Volume I, No.1 (Fall 1962) through Volume XIV, No.1 (55 consecutive issues). Also includesIndex to the Journal: Volumes 1-VIII (1972); and the Index to the Journal IX-XVII (1982). A marvelous set, and scarce to find with early issues.

The Guild of Book Workers is a national organization for all of the book arts in the United States. From the organizations website: "The Guild of Book Workers was founded in 1906 to "establish and maintain a feeling of kinship and mutual interest among workers in the several hand book crafts." Among its early members are well-known artist-craft workers such as bookbinder Edith Diehl and printers and typographers W.A. Dwiggins and Frederic W. Goudy.

The Guild still believes, as did its founders, that there is a responsibility among civilized people to sustain the crafts involved with the production of fine books. Its members hope to broaden public awareness of the hand book arts, to stimulate commissions of fine bindings, and to stress the need for sound book conservation and restoration."