Lunenberg: Meriden-Stinehour Press, (1988),
First Edition. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. (xxii), 300pp. Meriden-Stinehour Press, Item #31355
Limited to 1,200 numbered copies. Joseph Blumenthal in The Printed Book in America has said of The Stinehour Press that it is "The only fine press in New England with a scholarly staff...and a plant of sufficient size to be capable of turning out substantial, well-designed books and catalogues that sustain a high degree of craftsmanship. Consequently, a large proportion of the cultural institutions of the American northeast, and some from Canada and other parts of the United States, have turned to Stinehour for their publications...And there is a very close working relationship with the Meriden Gravure Company for the voluminous illustrated volumes, as for example, the superb catalogues for the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York which have won international recognition." This illustrated checklist is a reflection of the output of The Stinehour Press during its first thirty years. It provides an authoritative record of the printed works produced at the Press and of the patrons for whom this work was done, as well as of the many craftsmen involved with the Press's development in the three decades 1950 to 1980. Details of the founding of the Press are given by Roderick Stinehour in his introduction to the volume, wherein he also pays tribute to the people who have worked with him over the years. The book is set in Monotype Baskerville and printed by letterpress on Mohawk Superfine paper. Seventy illustrations are reproduced by offset. Preface; Compiler's Note; over 1,000 entries. A very fine copy in a very fine jacket.