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Melbert B. Cary, Jr. and the Press of the Woolly Whale

Melbert B. Cary, Jr. and the Press of the Woolly Whale
Melbert B. Cary, Jr. and the Press of the Woolly Whale
Melbert B. Cary, Jr. and the Press of the Woolly Whale

Sepia frontispiece of Cary, 14 reproductions, some in color; 4 tip-ins. typography by Jerry Kelly. Printed on Zerkall in letterpress and offset. Bound by Judi Conant with black cloth spine, foil-stamped title. An edition of 120 copies.


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Sepia frontispiece of Cary, 14 reproductions, some in color; 4 tip-ins. typography by Jerry Kelly. Printed on Zerkall in letterpress and offset. Bound by Judi Conant with black cloth spine, foil-stamped title. An edition of 120 copies.

From the preface: "There is no doubt that Melbert B. Cary, Jr. reflected on what the books produced at his Press of the Woolly Whale might mean to those who acquired them. In the preface of his first book, The Vision of Sir Launfal, he declared: Our intention [is] to publish only those text which appeal strongly to us, excluding those accepted classics, so completely accepted that they are never opened. Our interest lies only with those who read their books, cherishing them because of the enjoyment gained from using them. The essays and bibliography that follow document the life and work of a man who loved books and who loved the making of books, from the formal to the ingenious and daring."

 

Details

Publisher: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press (01/2002)
ISBN-10: 0-9713459-3-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-9713459-3-5
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 80
Illustrations: 20 Full color illustrations
Size: 6 x 8.25 in.
Shipping Weight: 0.8lb

Table of Contents

Preface by David Pankow

Melbert Brinckerhoff Cary, Jr. by Carl Purington Rollins
Melbert B. Cary and His Woolly Whale, by Kenneth Auchincloss
Bibliography of the Press of the Woolly Whale
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