A Flourish of Ornamental Blocks Held at the Pembroke Press (No. 1 and No. 2). Two broadsides. Crooked Crow Press, Chris Manson, designer and printer.
A Flourish of Ornamental Blocks Held at the Pembroke Press (No. 1 and No. 2). Two broadsides

A Flourish of Ornamental Blocks Held at the Pembroke Press (No. 1 and No. 2). Two broadsides

Rockville, MD: Crooked Crow Press, 2017. Limited edition. A pair of beautifully designed and printed broadsides with several hundred ornamental printing blocks of various sizes and shapes arrayed in a intricate fashion that highlights their beauty. From the colophon: "The collection of blocks above was obtained by the proprietor of the Pembroke Press, Mr. Roland Hoover, circa 1980 from the Pridemark/Garamond Press in Baltimore, MD. Some of these blocks came from an earlier Baltimore printer, Norman T.A. Munder the 'Dean of American Printers," and the display type used here, designed by Robert Wiebking, is "Munder Venezian' named in his honor. Blocks signed with a "G" were designed by Frederic Goudy and some of his original drawings for them are part of the Goudy Archive at the Library of Congress." The broadsides were composed and printed by Chris Manson at his Crooked Crow Press. These are splendid examples of fine printing for private press, book arts, and related collections. In fine condition. Each broadside measures 18.5 x 27 inches. PRI/113018. Fine.

Item #32616

Price: $250.00