New York: Beil, (1982),
First Edition. octavo, 153pp. Beil, As new in flawless dust jacket. Item #8
Printed at The Stinehour Press. For more than fifty years Joseph Blumenthal, the renowned designer-printer, has stimulated concern for the arts of the book in the United States. In this professional autobiography he has written a fascinating account of his life with fine printing - his " search for clarity" from the halcyon days of the 1920's through the 1970' s. With a strong sense of the historical forces that have made printing what it is today, he tells about the development of his Spiral Press, where he succeeded in producing a consistentyly distinctive style of printing, and the times in which it thrived; about his growing education in the graphic arts; and about the personalities with whom he has carried forward the traditions of bookmaking. With 30 illustrations.