Northampton: Smith College Libraries, 2005. 7 1/2 x 10 1/2. Photogravure print of Ruth and Clarence Kennedy, (32) pages illustrated, a tipped on proof of title page text Kennedy left as standing type. Bound by David Bourbeau and Stephanie Gibbs in blue & white boards gilt (binding signed with their initials & a thistle). Enclosed in a tray case along with a folder containing 4 examples of Cantina Press ephemeral printing. Fine. Item #15961
No. 7 of 10 deluxe copies in tray case with ephemera. The Cantina Press was Clarence Kennedy's private press and the foundation in 1936 for student printing at Smith College--a tradition continued by Leonard Baskin, Eliot Offner, and Barry Moser. Kennedy is best known as a photographer (especially of Renaissance marbles). The total edition was 300 copies, of which 225 were bound in wraps & did not contain the Ansel Adams photo; 75 copies in bounds. Designed by Michael Russem; printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress in Centaur & Arrighi type. Gravure in the deluxe edition by Jon Goodman; photos by Stephen Petegorsky.