New York: The American Printing Association, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. 175pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Red cloth over boards. New. Item #50540
Printed in an edition limited to 500 copies, set in Baskerville and Bulmer types on Mohawk Superfine paper. Designed by Jerry Kelly. A checklist of 619 monographs, most pamphlets, all exhibition catalogues, and all publications relating to the printing arts. Omitted are most ephemera, as well as dust jackets printed for other publications, and most holiday greeting cards, with the exception of those done for Robert Frost (from 1934 to 1962) and the Blumenthals. The Spiral Press printed more than a dozen titles for the Limited Editions Club, the Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Modern Art, poetry by Frost, William Carlos Williams, and W.H. Auden, the public papers of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and many works illustrated by Ben Shahn, Wanda Gag, Leonard Baskin, Fritz Eichenberg, Antonio Frasconi, and others. Every piece of Spiral Press printing received the direct attention of Joseph Blumenthal, making it one of the greatest printing houses of twentieth century America. The notation "AIGA 50 Books (date)" after an entry indicates that the volume was recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts as one of its 50 Books of the Year. Illustrated throughout, with a portrait photograph as frontispiece.