Fine Printing [bound with] Artist’s Books. Scripps College Press.
Fine Printing [bound with] Artist’s Books.
Fine Printing [bound with] Artist’s Books.
Fine Printing [bound with] Artist’s Books.

Fine Printing [bound with] Artist’s Books.

[ Claremont, California: Scripps College Press, 1990 ]. One of 200 copies made by the students of the Scripps College typography class and their instructor, Kitty Maryatt, during the winter of 1989 to 1990 for a Scripps alumnae event. With hand-set letterpress printed type and a floral headpiece in the “Fine Printing” section. Also with IBM computer-printed and Xeroxed text, plus a hand-drawn color illustration of flowers, in the “Artist’s Books” section. A near fine copy of one of the first Scripps College Press productions under the direction of book artist Kitty Maryatt. Gray paper wrappers stitched with white thread. Dos-a-dos binding with “Fine Printing” title and ornament printed in black on one face of the binding, plus “Artist’s Books” title and border printed in red on the opposite face. The thread binding the “Artist’s Books” section coming loose, though the binding remains sound. 5 inches by 8 inches. [4] pp. in “Fine Printing” section; [4] pp. with text and [10] partial ff. of decorative paper. Item #16963

Kitty Maryatt became the director of the Scripps College Press in 1986 after the retirement of master printer Christy Bertelson, who had in turn taken over the Press from Joseph Foster and Ward Ritchie before him. Maryatt was the first Press instructor to establish collaborative bookmaking courses that engaged every student in each course toward the same project: writing, printing, illustrating, and binding a single book. The present item would have been only the third or fourth major production by a Scripps College book arts class under the direction of Maryatt, who went on to lead the production of sixty artist’s books between 1986 and 2016. Maryatt is also a founder of the Los Angeles Society for Calligraphy and served on the boards of the American Printing History Association and the College Book Art Association.

Not in OCLC.

Price: $100.00

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