A Relevant Memoir: The Story of the Equinox Cooperative Press

Hart, Henry; Foreword by Lynd Ward

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Three Mountains Press
Date Published: 1977
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Book Id: 46583


111pp. Octavo [22 cm] 1/2 yellow cloth with black cloth over boards and a black ink stamped title on the spine. Very good, with minor warping to the rear board. In a very good dust jacket, with subtle darkening at the jacket's spine.


Includes reproductions of wood engravings and lithographs by Lynd Ward. From the dust jacket- "At the very bottom of the Great Depression in the U.S., a group of young men and women in and around the book business formed a cooperative corporation dedicated to publishing works of literary significance that commercially minded publishers were neglecting, and to publishing such works in ways that enabled the graphic arts to illumine, as well as enhance, an author's meaning. Such idealism usually withers as soon as it blossoms but the Equinox Cooperative Press succeeded, and the present memoir describes the participants in that valiant enterprise, their motives, the principles that guided them, their mode of work, the books they published, and the reasons they disbanded just when they had the most money in the bank."

By This Publisher: Three Mountains Press