The Colophon: a Book Collector’s Quarterly. New York: The Colophon 1930-1951. 47 Volumes (Complete set). Original pictorial boards or cloth as issued. The set consists of the Colophon (original series 1930-1935) 20 volumes; The Colophon New Series (1935-1938) 12 Volumes; The New Graphic Series (1939-1940) 4 volumes; the Annual of Book Making (1938) and The New Colophon (1948-1950) 9 volumes. Included are the index volumes for the first series and the Scarecrow Press index for The Colophon New Series, The Colophon New Graphic Series and the The New Colophon. Minor rubbing and extremity wear to some of the volumes but overall a near fine set with many in the original glassine. In the original series the individual signatures were each prepared by the contributing printing house. All volumes are internally clean with occasional minor toning. Also included are many pieces of publisher’s ephemera. The Colophon was fully subscribed in the original series. The magazine contained articles on book collecting, typography, papermaking, and many other aspects of book history. The contributing editors included W.A. Dwiggins, John C. Eckel, Frederic W. Goudy, Ruth S. Granniss, Dard Hunter, Rockwell Kent, Bruce Rogers, D.B. Updike and other luminaries. Some issues featured original prints by famous artists, such as the acclaimed Canadian artist David Milne, whose original dry point “Hill Top” is present in Volume Five of this set. It took Milne a year to produce the prints, with a limitation of 3,000 copies.

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