Item #17603 Jabberwocky, The Famous Mock Heroic Epic...With illustrations, comments, and a complete glossary by Pall W. Bohne.]. Bookhaven Press, Lewis Carroll.
Jabberwocky, The Famous Mock Heroic Epic...With illustrations, comments, and a complete glossary by Pall W. Bohne.]
Jabberwocky, The Famous Mock Heroic Epic...With illustrations, comments, and a complete glossary by Pall W. Bohne.]
Jabberwocky, The Famous Mock Heroic Epic...With illustrations, comments, and a complete glossary by Pall W. Bohne.]
Jabberwocky, The Famous Mock Heroic Epic...With illustrations, comments, and a complete glossary by Pall W. Bohne.]

Jabberwocky, The Famous Mock Heroic Epic...With illustrations, comments, and a complete glossary by Pall W. Bohne.]

[n.p., Rosemead, California:]: Bookhaven, 1971, One of 300 copies. In the introduction, Pall W. Bohne (1935 - 2017) writes, “In 1870 Lewis Carroll published his book Through the Looking Glass, which contains perhaps the most famous nonsense poem in the English language, the Jabberwocky. The poem is presented in chapter one, and later on, in chapter six, an explanation is given by Humpty Dumpty of the hard words found in verse one. The meanings of the hard words in the other verses have caused much debate during the past one hundred years. In an effort to quell this controversy, the publisher, after much research, takes pleasure in presenting this edition of the Jabberwocky with a complete glossary of all the hard words.”. With five full-page illustrations printed in green. Printed on an Old Series Chandler & Price platen press. Typefaces used were Libra, Bembo, and “the type used to handset the poem itself is something of a mystery. It was give to me by a printer of note, Mr. Grant Dahlstrom of the Castle Press in Pasadena, Calif., who had received the font from an employee. Research…has, thus, far, failed to reveal the name of the type or its founder” (colophon). A fine copy. Hand-bound in quarter burgundy leather over French-made marbled paper. Miniature (2 x 1 ”). 42 pp. Item #17603

Bohne was an eminent member of the Southern California fine press and book arts scene who was known particularly for his expertise in letter press printing. As the operator of Bookhaven Press in Rosemead, California from 1967-1992, Bohne produced numerous works of ephemera and printed pamphlets, including a few miniature books such as Haiku with Birds (1967), Highlights in the History of American Whaling (1968), and Jabberwocky, the Famous Mock Heroic Epic (1971). In 1971, Bohne became a member of the Rounce & Coffin Club, a gathering space for bibliophiles founded by Grant Dahlstrom and Ward Ritchie. Bohne demonstrated his skills as an artisan through wood-engraving and bookplate production, and purportedly held a wide range of interests in other fields such as beekeeping and blacksmithing” (Joyce Wang).

Wang, Joyce. “Finding Aid to the Pall W. Bohne Collection.” William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (2017).

Price: $125.00

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