[Lexington, Kentucky: Stamperia del Santuccio, 1967]. One of 125 copies printed by Carolyn Hammer. Only a few copies were bound before the author’s death in July of 1967. Text printed in red and black in American and Andromaque Uncial type on Japanese Hosho paper. Very minor foxing to front and rear endpapers. Decorative card signed in ink by Carolyn Hammer and others laid in. A fine copy in a near fine cream dust jacket printed in red. Violet paper-covered boards with printed paper label pasted on spine and front board. Case bound by Lucy Crump. Octavo. , 92 pp. Item #16355
Victor Karl Hammer (1882-1968) was an Austrian-born sculptor, painter, printer, and typographer. He produced his first type design, Hammer Uncial, in 1921. He is associated with four presses: Stamperia del Santuccio (established in Florence, 1929), The Hammer Press, The Wells College Press (Aurora, New York), and the Anvil Press (Lexington, Kentucky). Some Fragments for C.R.H. contains various episodes, thoughts, and sentiments, from Hammer’s early life and career while he was in Europe. It was Hammer’s final book, written and set in type by him.