The Ladies Printing Bee. An Anthology of Thrity-Nine Letterpress Printers Addressing the Subject of Women's Work. With an Introduction by Sandra Kroupa.
Faye, Jules Remedios, compiler.

[Seattle:] Street of Crocodiles Printery, [1994]. A limited edition of 100 copies. It contains a forty-page introduction by Sandra Kroupa on the history of women in printing, followed by thirty-nine signatures from contemporary presses. Some of the printers featured include Claire Bolton (The Alembic Pre Title page printed in black and red. A wide variety of illustrations including full color and black and white drawings, engravings, photogravure illustrations, a few of which have been tipped-in; decorative borders and initial letters. Text in a variety of colors (black, red, yellow, etc.). Different paper types are also used, including acid free Benefit Granite Ivory paper, Auburn Quest Text (recycled Simpson stock), Reeves Lightweight paper, and many others. A fine copy. Silk boards with a paper spine label lettered in black. Printed invitation to the publication party laid in. Small quarto. 40, [100], [2, blank], [ (Item ID: 16213)


Modeled after works of The Distaff Side, this colorful anthology provides a glimpse of widely ranging techniques and abilities of private press printing by women at the end of the 20th century.

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