By His Own Labor: The Biography of Dard Hunter. Cathleen A. Dr Baker.

By His Own Labor: The Biography of Dard Hunter.

Tuscaloosa: Red Hydra Press, 2000. Two volumes. 7 x 11. Wood engraved portrait, signed, by John DePol, xxv, 332 pages; indexed. Quarter green morocco & patterned boards by Gray Parrot. A separate, cloth-bound book contains the plates. Both volumes in green cloth traycase. A fine set at publication price. Item #16723

Based on the 10,000 non-book items in Hunter’s previously unexamined archives. Ms Baker, a paper conservator and teacher, lived for three years in the northeast tower of Hunter’s Mountain House while cataloguing and researching these materials. The definitive descriptive bibliography (with significant information available nowhere else) and biography, with a copious Index. One of 150 numbered copies signed by the author. Beautifully printed letterpress by Steve Miller, in black and red in Dante type on Twinrocker handmade paper.

Price: $1,650.00

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