Chapter 249 Rockwell Kent, The Colophon, and Book Imagery

Here are a couple of scans from a recent acquisition, The Annual of Bookmaking: The Colophon, 1938.

The frontispiece is by Rockwell Kent:

And I really like this page, which is toward the back of the book:

The signatures that make up the book were each designed and produced independently from one another by prominent printers and book-people of the day. The different signatures were contributed by W.A. Dwiggins, The University of California Press, Rydal Press of Santa Fe, Riverside Press, Walpole Printing Office, Derrydale Press, Hawthorn House, George Grady Press, Ward Ritchie Press, Yale University Press, Taylor & Taylor, Press of the Wooly Whale, Limited Editions Club, Overbrook Press, Lakeside Press, and Pynson Printers, making this book a beautiful example of printing and book design from 1938.

I recently acquired a number of books on printing and typography, so if you’re interested in that kind of book, send me an email at: chris @ bookhuntersholiday . com. I’ll be happy to send you a complete list.

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