Vandercook Book / Barbara Henry; Roni Gross

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Identifier: FA.OSS3.0468
Object type: Portfolios
Dimensions: 20.2 x 30.5 cm [overall dimension] ;12 x 8 x 2 1/2 in [overall dimension]
Creation dates: 2009
Edition of 100; signed by Henry and Gross; board bound with black cloth clamshell case that contains a title page broadside, 31 unbound folios of letterpress print specimens and two letterpress printed folios, each with a navy blue paper cover--"Vandercook Exercises and Procedures" and and a collection of essays entitled, "The Joys of Vandercooking". Each print specimen was contributed and signed by a master printer who generated a representative sample of their work, accompanied with a description of their technique. "Printing surfaces include foundry type, monotype, wood type, polymer plates, linoleum, wood engraving, die-cutting, pressure printing and sandragraphs. Papers range from hand-made to commercial stock. Text are poems, tracts, essays, specimens, alphabetic symbols, collages and fields of color."--front matter folio. Campbell Logan Bindery provided the clamshell box; portfolio conception and design by Roni Gross and Barbara Henry; work includes a drawing by Peter Schell. "The education and essay sections were printed on Hahnemuhle Burga papers, with Canal cotton covers. Coptic binding for the essay section was done by Ana Cordeiro and Peter Schnell." -- colophon. This work was created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the invention of the Vandercook Proof Press (1909-2009).