San Francisco:: Juniper von Phitzer Press,, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Author. LIMITED EDITION of 225 numbered copies, this is number 18. Handset in 72 point wood type, 18 point Pagoda Bold, and 6 point Schoolbook. Miniature Book. 2 3/8 x 2 13/16 inches. Unpaginated.  pp. Each opening has a letter printed in red in 72-point Wood type on the left, and on the right, text printed in black in Latin with the source and an English translation, many of the text pages include antique and new cuts printed in various colors, the abecedarian is followed by several pages of text under the headings "The Latin Alphabet," and "The Eagle;" text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped maroon leather; binding square and tight, some rubbing to the gilt on front and rear covers. INSCRIBED "Sammy: Bona Fourtuna, Juniper" on the title page and SIGNED "Juniper von Phitzer" on the colophon. Very Good. A celebration of Latin words and text. The first book issued by the Juniper von Phitzer Press. Lloyd L. "Neilson designs and letterpress prints his books. He is an avid collector of type ornaments and cuts; therefore his miniature books are characteristically filled with such illustrations." Bradbury. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Cent. US Miniature Books, No. 2195. (Inventory #: IY915-022)
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