A bibliography of the village press, Including an account of the genesis of the press by Frederic W. Goudy and a portion of the 1903 diary of Will Ransom, co-founder / by Melbert B. Cary, Jr.

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Identifier: REF.BM.1775
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 191 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Copyright dates;Publication dates: 1938;1981
Cover art by: Cordell Stevens
Published by: Oak Knoll Books
Published in association with: Edward Ripley-Duggan, Nicholas T. Smith
Was created in: New Castle county
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Printing presses [sh85106826], History [sh85061212], Bibliography [sh85013838]
"The 'Bibliography' documents the career of The Village Press with meticulous detail and insight. In a short memoir at the beginning of the book, Frederic W. Goudy gives an account of the vicissitudes of a printer's life that is certain to ring familiar with anyone who has experienced to 'fun and fury' of a private press. The brief section from the diary of Will Ransom, co-founder of the press, fives some idea of the magnitude of the initial problems that were encountered. Despite these difficulties, they were sill able to produce books that were an able tribute to William Morris, in many ways Goudy's chief inspiration in book design."--from dust-jacket. Includes index.