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A Young Printer in San Francisco: Robert R. Reid, 1949 by  Robert R Reid - 2007 - from Bromer Booksellers (SKU: 30525)

A Young Printer in San Francisco: Robert R. Reid, 1949

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A Young Printer in San Francisco: Robert R. Reid, 1949

by Reid, Robert R

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(Vancouver, BC): Heavenly Monkey, 2007. Taylor, Andrea. Octavo. (8)ff. From an edition of fifty, all signed by the author, this is copy number one of ten containing a frontispiece linocut portrait of the author by Andrea Taylor, signed and numbered by the artist, as well as a photo etching of Reid from a snapshot taken while he was en route to San Francisco. Reid was proprietor of Vancouver's Graphos Press until the early 1960s, when he went to work as the designer for McGill University Press in Montreal, where he oversaw production of what is considered to be his greatest work, The Lande Bibliography of Canadiana. Following this, Reid moved to New England and worked as a book packager, producing editions for major publishing houses. In A Young Printer in San Francisco Reid tells a brief version of his 1949 excursion to San Francisco to meet William Everson and Robert Grabhorn, whose work he had admired. The book is letterpress printed in red and black on dampened HM Text paper. The inclusion of the Graphos printer's device under a short biographical sketch of Reid subsequent to the main text is a nice touch. Extremely fine in a patterned paper and limp vellum binding, with the title on the spine.


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A Young Printer in San Francisco: Robert R. Reid, 1949
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Bromer Booksellers specializes in rare and beautiful books. Owned and operated by Anne Bromer, who has been in the business of fine books for over fifty years, our shop carries a range of important private press books, designer bookbindings, illustrated books, children's books, and miniature books.


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
Vellum is a sheet of specialty prepared skin of lamb, calf, or goat kid used for binding a book or for printing and writing. ...[more]
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects,...[more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
Especially for older books, a printer's device refers to an identifying mark, also sometimes called a printer's mark, on the...[more]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]

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