Book: Ward Richie Press history, signed by Ward Richie

Years Touched With Memories by Ward Richie

A. B. Bookman, Clifton, New Jersey, 1992, ix, 171 pp, hardcover

This is Ward Richie’s ‘career autobiography’ from 1905 through the 1960s and personal reminiscence of Ward Richie Press and the many presses, authors, and printing personalities in Southern California. Richie was a respected book designer and letterpress printer who elevated the craft with fine work. Signed by Ward Richie on the first of two half title pages.

Foreword by author, bibliographer, and librarian Lawrence Clark Powell. Illustrations and photographs, both often amusing, as the book is written with a sense of humor. Indexed. Book design by Richie.

Black quarter cloth with patterned, laid paper cloth over boards. Richie’s own cow skull and anchor printer’s device to the front cover. Laid paper pastedowns and end papers. Printed on fine paper. Tiny dent to head edge of front cover. Slightest rubbing along the sides of the cloth back. No dust jacket, as-issued. A Near Fine copy of a personal, engaging work.

$15.00 USD + $5.00 shipping at USPS Media Rate. Expedited shipping and international, please inquire.

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