- Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 2004.
- full cloth imported from Japan, leather spine label with the appendix volume containing the cloth samples bound in a different fine cloth, both enclosed in a cloth-covered slipcase
- 81,(3) pages; five heavy board leaves with mounted samples.
Price: $250.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 75980
Limited to only 170 numbered copies printed on Frankfurt Mouldmade paper in Bell types composed by Michael and Winifred Bixler, bound by the Campbell-Logan Bindery and printed by hand by Henry Morris at his Bird & Bull Press. The fascinating story of edition binding in America seen through the eyes of the son and eventual owner of Allan Campbell's bookbinding business. Greg describes how the library binding and edition binding business has changed over the last 50 years through the mechanization of a business that had changed very little since the times of Gutenberg. Also mentioned are aspects of exhibition binding and restoration. There are interesting peeks at some of the noted fine binders, private press owners and other edition binders practicing over the last 50 years including Henry Morris, Harry Duncan, Gerry Lange, George Baer, Bill Anthony and many others. The book ends with a description of the fancy cloth import business that regularly has supplied the cloth for private press printers in America. The appendix volume contains 60 actual samples of these cloths imported from Japan, Holland, Germany and Italy. Sample portfolios of such bookcloths are costly to produce and are usually restricted to binders or publishers. The appendix offers a rare look at a collection of some of the finest book cloths made today. This book is sure to be of interest to anyone who collects press books or is interested in the development of this form of bookbinding.