The First Century of the John Carter Brown Library: A History with a Guide to the Collections

The First Century of the John Carter Brown Library: A History with a Guide to the Collections

John Bianchi, Boston, Massachusetts, 1946

Description

Juror Notes

Although this is a traditional book, in a style that Merrymount made famous in years past, it is so well printed both as to text and reproductions, and so appropriately bound, that the jury felt impelled to include it. There is harmony in every part—a rare achievement.

Collections: Fifty Books of the Year (1947)
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Designer
John Bianchi
Illustrations
collotypes
Author
Lawrence C. Wroth
Trim size
6.25 x 9.25 inches
Pages
96
Price
$5.00
Typefaces
Bulmer [Monotype] and Bulmer [A.T.F.] hand-set, 11 and 12 pt., 3 pt. leading, Bulmer [A.T.F.] and Bulmer Series 469 [Monotype] (Title Page), 23 x 41.5 picas (type measure)
Printers
The Merrymount Press (letterpress), The Meriden Gravure Co. (collotoypes)
Printing method
letterpress
Paper
Glenbourne Deckle Edge Book [ivory, smooth], 25 x 38–60/500
Paper supplies
Hurlbut Paper Co.
Binder
Boston Bookbinding Co.
Binding materials
Holliston-Waverly #848, French marbled paper, stamped in genuine gold
Publisher
The Associates of The John Carter Brown Library
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