THE WORK OF WARD RITCHIE; DESIGNER, PRINTER, POET by Lawrence Clark Powell; together with WARD RITCHIE, PRINTER: A SEVENTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY SALUTE and LIST OF PUBLICATIONS: FALL 1938 [3 volumes].
Tucson / (Flagstaff) / (Los Angeles): Truepenny Books / (Northland Press) / (Ward Ritchie Press), 1997 / 1980 / 1938. First edition of each. Small collection of Ritchie-related items. Includes THE WORK OF WARD RITCHIE, one of 300 copies. A collection of Ritchie's poetry issued by Powell as a farewell to his late, life-long friend. Includes a list of pseudonyms Ritchie used throughout his life and where he used them. Gray paperwraps with unprinted flaps; 96 pages. Prospectus tipped in at rear. WARD RITCHIE, PRINTER, tribute book sponsored by UCLA and Occidental College to accompany a “Retrospective Exhibition” of Ritchie's work at several libraries May 16 through July 31, 1980, designed and letterpress printed by Mark Sanders, tan paperwraps, 22 pages plus illustrations. Includes foreword by Tyrus Harmsen, essays by Ritchie, Powell, Adrian Wilson, et al; illustrated with photographs of a number of publications by Ritchie's press. LIST OF PUBLICATIONS: FALL 1938, oblong stapled brochure with announcements for six publications; measures 5.5 x 4.25”; short split in cover at spine fold. Altogether near fine.