Lexington, Kentucky: Anvil Press, 1957. One of 175 copies printed by the Anvil Press (Anvil Press Publication VI); this is copy number 87. The selections from the Schatzkaestlein des Rheinischen Hausfreundes were translated from the Kuerschner edition of Hebel’s works (Deutsche National-Litteratur, Bd. 142, II). Half-title printed in black and red. Press work by Jacob Hammer. The endpapers are pastepaper and use the lino-block from the covers. A fine copy in a cloth clamshell box with paper printed spine label and original typed correspondence from Beinecke to Novak laid in. Full brown morocco by Julie A.H. Beinecke of the JAHB Bindery, blocked in blind with a lino-cut on front and back boards. Blind-lettered spine, top edge stained orange. Bookplate of Frank Novak, who commissioned the binding, on recto of preliminary blank. Twelvemo. , [1, blank], xii, , , 106, [1, blank], [1, colophon] pp. Item #16624
Julie Beinecke established an independent bindery in Nantucket in Massachusetts in 1975, later moving to Maine. The correspondence consists of three letters, two on JAHB Bindery letterhead (one of which is signed in ink) and the third being a receipt for the cost of the binding; the letters detail her design and her methods for binding the book.
Johann Peter Hebel (1760-1826) was a short story writer, dialectal poet, theologian, and pedagogue, best known for his collection of Alemanic lyrics poems (Allemanische Gedichte) and collection of tales (Schatzkaestlein des Rheinischen Hausfreundes).