Plains, PA: Boss Dog Press, 2012. Hardcover. Copy X of twenty special copies. The total edition was 70 copies. Dan Rash, the printer and compiler of this catalog writes: "The purpose of this catalog is to document a small bit of book arts history, and to perhaps provide a resource for collectors and scholars of Loyd Haberly's bindings. To this end I have organized the material as presented here." The materials presented are categorized by Equipment; Finishing Tools; Hand Tools; and Supplies. Each includes a list of the materials included, accompanied by a photograph of each item listed. Loyd Haberly(1896-1981) was raised in Iowa and Oregon. After studying at Reed College and Harvard, Haberly was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study Law at Trinity College, Oxford. However, he became interested in fine printing while in England and began to print and bind books under his own imprint, the Seven Acres Press. He was named controller of the Gregynog Press, a well-known private press in Wales, in 1933, but his tenure with the press was brief and, by most accounts, less than satisfactory to all concerned. While with the press he commissioned a typeface, variously known as Paradiso, Gregynog, Gwendoline or Foligno; when he left he was presented with a supply of the type, which he later used, after returning to the United States, in the production of a number of hand-printed limited editions for which he served as author, illustrator, printer, and binder [Wikipedia]. This beautiful copy from the special edition was printed on handmade paper with the Haberly watermark; it was produced at the Batchelor mill in England. Each center fold-out is an original page of smoke proofs, with every tool impressed onto machine made Kozi paper. The book is printed with Italian Old Style type. It is bound in lovely dark blue paste paper with a brown leather spine with gilt titling. Housed in a dark blue paste-paper covered slipcase. In fine condition. Measures 7.5 x 12.25 inches. Unpaginated [6 pages]. BOB/111221. Fine.
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