By a Vote of Congress

By a Vote of Congress

Kay Michael Kramer, 1976

Description

The text is a chronology of events, beginning with the ascension of George III to the throne of England, that brought the Colonies to the point of rebellion and necessitated the establishment of a Continental Army as described in the reproduction of John Adams’ letter of June 18, 1775. The text is set in types specially cast for this edition using matrices produced from the punches engraved in the eighteenth century by William Caslon. Limited to 145 copies.

Special Features: The facsimile o f John Adams’ letter was reproduced in three colors of offset lithography on Warren’s Old Style Laid, by Hope Press, Inc.

Collections: The Book Show: Limited Edition and Private Press (1977)
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Designer
Kay Michael Kramer
Author
Randolph K. Tibbits
Editor
Daisy Kramer
Size
6.75 x 10 inches
Pages
41
Quantity printed
first printing of 145 copies
Price
$37.50
Typeface
Text in 14/16 hand-set Caslon Old Face; Display hand-set Caslon Old Face and Janson
Typesetter
The Printery
Printer
Andrews/Nelson/Whitehead
Printing method
Text and black/white illustrations: letterpress
Binder
Becktold Company
Binding materials
Red leather (spine) supplied by Gane Brothers and Lane; Cockerell marbled paper, red, brown, and beige (sides) made by Sydney Cockerell and supplied by Andrews/Nelson/Whitehead; on .070 pt. Davey binders board
Binding method
Smyth sewn
Publisher
The Printery
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