The Seamen’s Handbook for Shore Leave, Seventh Edition

The Seamen’s Handbook for Shore Leave, Seventh Edition

The Merrymount Press, New York, New York, 1942

Description

Juror Notes

Here is a marvel of compression, its lamp hidden under the bushel of a mediocre cover. Intelligent planning, admirable choice of type, composition, presswork lift this seamen’s vade mecum away out of the rut.

Ray Nash

Collections: Fifty Books of the Year (1943)
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Designer
The Merrymount Press
Author
Mrs. Henry Howard
Size
3.5 x 5.75 inches
Pages
xl, 348
Price
$1.00
Typefaces
English Monotype Times Series 327, 5.5 point, 1.5 point leading, English Monotype Perpetua Titling Series 258 and Times Series 327 (title page), 16 x 30.5 picas
Compositor
The Merrymount Press
Printers
The Merrymount Press (text), Rand McNally & Company (map)
Printing method
letterpress
Paper
Tileston & Hollingsworth City English Finish, white, sub. 50
Binder
Boston Bookbinding Company
Binding
Smyth sewn, bound between flexible boards covered with Holliston Roxite LS Vellum No. 51148 S K blue
Stamping
red ink (on binding)
Publisher
American Merchant Marine Library Association
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