Meriden: Bayberry Hill Press, 1969. 9 x 12. 76 pages with numerous tipped in photos, reproductions, type specimens, and 16 original leaves from Bayberry books. Printed blue boards, stapled, spine covered with blue binders' tape. The staples have rusted, tips lightly worn, some of the mounted specimens are loosening from the glue; very good.
WITH: Check List of the Books Printed at Bayberry Hill Press 1958-1976. 4 pages in printed wraps. Fine. Item #11630
A commercial advertising printer, Johnson wanted to create books on par with those of Ashendene. He used the best types & papers, and printed on one of Goudy's former presses; his design was good. But the press was a jobber and the paper seems printed dry; and the results fell short of his goal. Some titles concern Kelmscott & Ashendene, a leaf book for the Columbiad Club, and family books (for or by his grandchildren). No. 43 of 60 copies printed in black, blue, & red.