PRINTING POETRY: A Workbook in Typographic Reification. Clifford Burke, introduction, William Everson.
PRINTING POETRY: A Workbook in Typographic Reification.

PRINTING POETRY: A Workbook in Typographic Reification.

San Francisco: Scarab Press, 1980. First edition. Designed and printed by Burke in an edition of 2,000 copies though at least half were destroyed. Explains the mechanics of letterpress printing, design fundamentals, paper, ink and binding, etc. Illustrated with examples throughout printed in brick red. Copy of a later advertisement for the book from Burke's own Desert Rose Press recounts the haphazard way the books were stored by Scarab and how Desert Rose came to have the remaining copies. Fine in fine dust jacket. Scarce.
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