New York: The Grolier Club, 2003. paperback. Perishable Press Limited. 8 x 12 inches. paperback. 68 pages. Checklist by Kyle Schlesinger. This catalogue accompanies the exhibition held at the Grolier Club from February 18 to April 26, 2003. The Perishable Press Limited was established in 1964 by Walter Hamady, renowned papermaker, printer, artist, poet, and teacher. Hamady is one of the most influential American bookmakers of the Postwar Era, publishing authors including Paul Blackburn, Robert Duncan, George Oppen, Diane Wakoski, and John Wieners. All from the Perishable Press Limited, every book featured in this catalogue is handmade, with almost all type being handset on handmade papers. This book looks at The Perishable Press Limited as a nexus of correspondence between type casters, bookbinders, papermakers, calligraphers, poets, friends, apprentices, and visual artists. Reviewing over one hundred and fifty items published by the press between 1964 and 2001, each work presented is an example of bibliographic and literary design. Arranged chronologically by year of publication, the entries include year, author, title, contributor, artist, dimensions, pagination, colophon, and any additional information known about a particular copy. (Inventory #: 131942)
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