- New York, NY: The Colophon Ltd., (1930).
- paper-covered boards.
Price: $30.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 45326
Part One of the original Colophon series. The idea of The Colophon was first broached in August, 1928, and incorporated the following February. The primary concern of the periodical is with collected and collectable books- first editions, fine printing, incanabula, association books, Americana, bibliography and manuscripts. Book illustrations also receive attention. The original list of Contributing Editors included W.A. Dwiggins, Frederic Goudy, Dard Hunter, Rockwell Kent, Christopher Morley and Bruce Rogers. This first issue contains articles by H.L. Mencken, "On Breaking Into Type," Sherwood Anderson, "On Being Published," and William A. Kittredge, "The Bookplates of Bruce Rogers," along with eight other articles. Cover design by Edward A. Wilson. Since the signatures are printed by various presses, the periodical is unpaginated. Articles are usually accompanied by appropriate illustrative materials, such as line drawings, facsimiles, maps, tipped-in items, various types of cuts, etc. Near fine.