Breinigsville, PA: The Pennsylvania German Society, 1976. Volume 1: Frontis, xxxiii, 277 items described, illustrations in color; volume 2: frontis, items 278-1021 described, illustrations in black and white, index. 24x27cm. White cloth with red titling. One of an edition of 3000. Spines slightly faded. In near fine condition.
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New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1990. 2 volumes: 180p, illustrations, index; volume 2: photographic facsimile of the bible with over 60 color plates. 20x24cm. First edition. Bound in brown cloth with gilt titling on the spine; slipcase of brown cloth, illustration inset on one side, titling in gilt. An unread, as new set.
Plains, Pennsylvania: Boss Dog Press, 2014. Tipped in frontispiece is a moku hanga woodblock print after a photograph by A. Pierce Bounds, iii, 39p. In an edition of 100 copies, 20 are hors commerce, designated A-T, with A-L reserved for the Eberhardt family; 70 copies bound with Arabic numerations; 10 unbound copies bearing Roman numerals. Bound in full pastepaper over boards with title label bordered in red on the front cover. Set in Linotype digital Aldus, modified for letterpress printing, and Boss Dog Press FritzGotische, the first iteration of an experimental blackletter. Paper is Frankfurt Laid, printed on the BDP Washington handpress from polymer plates supplied by Boxcar Press. Three Lectures is the second installment, preceded by Rules for Bookbinders (2004), in a series of publications by and about the bookbinders Fritz and Trudi Eberhardt. Fritz gave lectures within the text at events in Philadelphia, Chambersburg, and Carlisle Pennsylvania in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. With this volume, the Boss Dog Press has endeavored to present these talks, and Fritz’s distinct voice, in a fitting and workmanlike manner. The series, under the rubric Eberhardtina, is an homage to the lives and work of two of the twentieth century’s foremost bookbinding artists. The intent is to publish both material previously available, such as the talks in this volume, and new work based on resources in the Eberhardt archive at the Press. At this point there is a projected three and four volumes upcoming.