Book No. 68. First edition. Walter Hamady.

Book No. 68. First edition.

Mount Horeb, Wisconsin: Perishable Press (Walter Hamady), 1974. 10 leaves, various sizes and papers. Wrappers trimmed from a nautical chart. One of only 34 copies. 13 x 22 cm. 5 x 6.5 inches. 20 page surfaces, 6 printed.
The 68th book of the press and one of the rarest titles.

[20] pp.; 13 x 22 cm; 34 copies on different colored leaves of varying widths, some folded; wrappers ("The covers are scrawp hunks of navigational genuine maps"). Calligraphed printer's device by Sheikh Nassib Makarem. "This would be ##68 if we would count 2 pamphlets that were ads."
Handset Palatino mixed with devices and ornaments printed in dark brown in an edition of 34 copies. It is a collage book of sorts made up of scraps that are left over schnibbbles of maps and miscellaneous papers. Pamphlet sewn in nautical chart, each with some sort of label.


Walter Hamady (born 1940) is an American artist, book designer, papermaker, poet and teacher. He is especially known for his innovative efforts in letterpress printing, bookbinding, and papermaking exemplified in the productions of The Perishable Press Limited and the Shadwell Papermill, founded by Hamady in the mid-1960s. In 1966 Hamady joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he would teach papermaking, letterpress printing, and bookbinding for more than three decades.


Walter Hamady (born 1940) is an American artist, book designer, papermaker, poet and teacher. He is especially known for his innovative efforts in letterpress printing, bookbinding, and papermaking exemplified in the productions of The Perishable Press Limited and the Shadwell Papermill, founded by Hamady in the mid-1960s. In 1966 Hamady joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he would teach papermaking, letterpress printing, and bookbinding for more than three decades. Item #51-3466

Price: $1,750.00

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