Allen Press ~ California
(Dorothy and Lewis Allen)


The Allen Press Bibliography
A Facsimile with Original Leaves and Additions to Date
Including a Checklist of Ephemera
By Dorothy and Lewis Allen San Francisco: The Book Club of California, (1985). Edition of 750.

9.5 x 14"; 120 pages. Printed on Pastelle Antique paper. 66 line drawings and wood engravings by various artists. Includes 10 inserted leaves from Allen Press books. Bound in dark tan cloth. Titled in gilt on spine, upper board blocked with a design of a printing press.

Colophon: "The facsimile, or first part, was produced by offset lithography at Mastercraft Press, under the supervision of George Waters. The new, updated material was set in Monotype Van Dijck types by Othmar Peters at Mackenzie-Harris, and printed letterpress on Pastelle Antique paper with deckled edges by Arlen Philpott at his Tamal Land Press.

"The checklist of ephemera was compiled by D. Steven Corey, aided by Ruth Yeaman. The entire production was managed by Albert Sperisen, Florian Shasky, Shirley and Jay Sheffield, and Lewis and Dorothy Allen with the invaluable assistance of S. Gale Herrick, Carey Bliss and Barbara Land."

A facsimile of the hand-printed 1981 edition, with additional notes on books printed since then, a check-list of ephemera, and an updated index. Inserted leaves of Allen Press books are from these publications:

Donner Miscellany                                    What Men Live By
Millionaire of Rough and Ready                Hidden Treasures
Private Journals of Stendal                         Ambitious Projects
The Knight Paris                                        Wreck of the Golden Mary
Persian Stories                                            The Orestian Trilogy

$210 (One Copy available)



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