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FS: Fine Print Newsletter and Fine Print magazine
The following are offered postpaid in USA. The charge for orders of multiple
items will be discounted depending on number. Paypal, checks, and major
credit cards accepted. I will ship outside the US but additional postage
Full-year runs are indicated by asterisks: **
Published: San Francisco: Sandra Kirshenbaum
Fine Print: A Newsletter for the Arts of the Book
Offered are copies of the newsletter from the first years. These are NOT the
pretty illustrated version of the magazine, which started later as the
publication grew. They?re plain printed newsletters, 11x8 inches, most
folded without staples. The publication had limited circulation in the
earliest years, and these are therefore somewhat scarce.
Vol 2 number 3, July 1975. 8 pages. The feature article is on William
Everson (Brother Antoninus) focusing on his printing. (He began the Equinox
Press in 1949.) Everson has to be one of our most unusual and complicated
20th-Century poets ? a conscientious objector who was asssigned to the work
camp in Waldport, Oregon where, (along with William Stafford and others) he
founded an arts program for the residents. Considered to be one of the major
contributors to the San Francisco Renaissance movement, in 1951 he became a
Dominican monk. His poetry and his printing projects reflect his deeply held
convictions. This issue also contains news about various presses and their
projects at the time, an article on Caslon, ?Fifty Books of the Year,?
obituaries (including that of John Carter), and other ?shop talk.? A narrow
strip of toning along the spine, otherwise a nice clean copy.
A single issue: Vol 2, No. 1: January 1976. 16 pages. Designed by Michael
and Winifred Bixler. Articles on Philip Smith, Charles Meunier and the
French Bookbinders, European presses. 2 pages of B&W illustrations (bindings
by Philip Smith and Charles Meunier). Stapled, with a hint of rust on
**Vol 1, nos 1-4 (complete year) 1975. Pages 1 through 44. All volumes
folded, no staples. Issues designed by Andrew Hoyem (each with a different
cover design). Articles in the four issues include Valenti Angelo, Type
ornament, Plantin Press Retrospective, Relief Etching (by Clair Van Vliet
and Keith Achepohl), William Everson, Caslon, Ancient Spanish Ballads: A
Rediscovery, Wilder Benton Remembers Porter Garnett, plus trade information,
etc. All very clean, some faint darkening at top edge of No. 1, strip of
strong toning to rear spine edge of No. 4.
Fine Print: The Review for the Arts of the Book
The subtitle was changed to reflect the true magazine format and the
emphasis on the singular and unique position it had achieved.
Vol 11, No 1. January 1985. Tenth Anniversary Issue. pp 74 pages, stapled.
Cover by Hermann Zapf. Graphic designs throughout on the theme of ?10.?
Illustrated in black, white, and red and some B&W photos. A range of
articles on fine press printing, bindings, and the book trade, with looks
backward and foreward. Very good with a tiny nick at spine head, hint of
rust on one staple.
Vol 11, No. 3, July 1985. pp 123-187, stapled. Cover design by Gunnlaugur
SE Briem. Illustrated in B&W and with B&W photos. Articles on Broadsides,
bookbinding, typography, presses, etc. Very clean, rust on staples.
Vol 12, No. 2, April 1986. pp 65-124, plus printed endsheets (Table of
Contents, ads). Cover design by Roswitha Quadflieg. B&W illustrations and
photos, with some interesting photo technique to reproduce buff color book
pages. Articles on German book artists and fine printing in Germany, German
influence on book design, Anna Simons, German book arts collections, etc.
Very good condition with touch of rust to one staple, lower corner gently
Vol 12 No 3, July 1986. pp 132-181 (plus printed endsheets). Cover design by
Harry Duncan, with relief etching by Keith Achepohl. B&W illustrations and
photos. Articles on watermarking handmade papers, Frederic Warde and Arrighi
Type. Very bright and clean with rust on staples.
Vol 13 No 1, Jan. 1987. pp 5-54 (plus printed endsheets). B&W illustrations
and a nice section of B&W photos. Special issue on Czechoslovakia and the
Book. Articles on modern Czech book arts, teypography7, fine binding,
illustration. Very bright and clean with rust on staples.
Vol 13 No 2, April 1987. pp 60-109 (plus printed endsheets). four-page flyer
laid in. Cover design by Dorothy Abbe (with W.A. Dwiggins stencil
Ornaments). B&W illustrations. Includes ?A Rejoinder and Extension? to the
story on Frederic Warde and Arrighi Type (by John Dreyfus), featured
bookbinding, Northwest Artists? Books, William Addison Dwiggins (two
articles). Very good with thin sunned strip to spine (bright orange cover)
and rust on staples.
Vol 13 No 4, October 1987. pp 180-217 (plus printed endsheets). Four-page
flyer laid in. Cover design by Kay Amert. B&W illustrations. Includes
?Designing Literature: A Novelist?s Letters? [Frank Norris] by Will Henry
Powers, long piece on ?current press books,? etc. Somewhat sunned fore edge
and spine (bright orange covers), rust on staples.
Vol 14 No 1, January 1988. pp 4-40. Cover design by Will Powers. B&W
illustrations. Articles on type, Cranach Press, ?Owning Philip Smith?s Book
Wall? by Colin Franklin, reviews, trade news, etc. Very clean, rust on
Vol 14 No 2, April 1988. pp 52-97 (plus printed endsheets). Cover design by
John Randle. B&W illustrations. Articles on contemporary British fine
printing, typographic art of Jack Stauffacher. Very clean, rust at staples.
Vol 14 No 4 October 1988. pp 152-194. Cover design by Bonnie Pratt O?
Connell. B&W illustrations. ?The Author as Printer? by Lucia Berlin,
Seriffed Typeface of Adrian Frutiger, etc. Very clean, rust at staples.
**Vol 15 Nos 1-4: complete run, 1989. Covers by Margery Cantor (No 1);
Richard Bigus and Steve Mott (No. 2); Tree Swenson (No. 3); Janine Huizenga
(No. 4). Articles on bookbinding, metal binding, typography, Dutch book
design, book artists and presses. All very clean, a touch of rust on a few
*Vol 1 Nos 1-3: 1990. This was the last year of publication, and publication
ceased with No 3. An index to all issues issued in 2003 was presented as Vol
16, No 4. (It is still readily available.) The THREE issues have cover art
by Antonie Eichenberg (illustration by Fritz Eichenberg ? a very stunning
image) (No 1); Fernand Baudin (No 2); Herbert Gutsch (No 3). Articles on
Typocrafters, Memoir of John Peters, Celebration of Fritz Eichenberg, more
on typography, design, broadsides. All very clean, little touch of rust on a
couple of staples.
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