Quartet: Four Stories. Allen Press, Edith Wharton.
Quartet: Four Stories.
Quartet: Four Stories.
Quartet: Four Stories.

Quartet: Four Stories.

Kentfield, California: Allen Press, 1975. One of 140 copies produced by Lewis and Dorothy Allen. “The four stories in the present edition were selected on the basis of most favorable reviews by literary critics, plus an inclination toward textual and geographical variety — Rome, New York, Paris, and England… "{. Full-page, three-color illustration (designed by Lewis and Dorothy Allen) at the beginning of each story. Printed with German ink on all-rag paper made specially for the Allen Press at St. Cuthberts Mill in England. The typeface is Romanèe, designed by Jan Van Krimpen for Joh. Enschedé en Zonen. Printed damp on an 1846 Columbian handpress. Minor toning to edges. Otherwise a fine copy with the original prospectus and in the original acetate dust jacket. Bound by the Allens in vermilion and beige Fortuny print cloth, hand-blocked in Venice. Folio. 126 pp. Item #17217

“The Allen Press, a husband-and-wife enterprise for some thirty-six years, is one of the very few presses in the world producing books regularly and professionally entirely by hand, performing ourselves all facets of production: typography, hand-setting of types, using hand-made paper printed damp on a handpress, binding and publishing. There is a remarkable difference between such books and those provued with machine-set types, motor-driven presses, machine-made papers, and commercial bindings,” (prospectus).

Allen Press Bibliography, 41.

Price: $500.00

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