Wowa's First Book. First edition. [Miniature book]. Walter Hamady.
Wowa's First Book. First edition. [Miniature book]
Wowa's First Book. First edition. [Miniature book]
Wowa's First Book. First edition. [Miniature book]
Wowa's First Book. First edition. [Miniature book]

Wowa's First Book. First edition. [Miniature book]

Mount Horeb, Wisconsin: Perishable Press (Walter Hamady), 1977. 10 leaves, + insert printed on rectos only. 50 x 40 mm, marbled wrappers. One of only 60 copies salvaged from an intended edition of 365 copies.
The smallest book of the press and their only miniature. Rare.

10 leaves, 8 printed on rectos; 5 x 4 cm; Sabon; 60 copies on Frankfurt Cream; wrappers. ("These little words are for Laura Evans Harnady, who is two years old January 1977.")
Bradbury,Twentieth Century United States Miniature Books, no. 1.

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 #51-3467

Price: $825.00

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