San Francisco, CA: The Book Club of California (Publication No. 211), 1999. First Edition / Limited Edition of 450 Copies. Pictorial boards. Folio (14 1/2" x 10 1/4"), Navy silk cloth on spine and fore-edges with color illustrations on paper over boads, printed paper spine label,title-page printed in black, navy and red inks with a small red vignette, illustrated with color frontispiece and 92 color plates (many double-page spreads), index, thick paper slip case, xi + 156 pages + . Fine / Slipcase. Item #1800
LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies, designed by Jonathan Clark at the Artichoke Press, Mountain View,California.
The text is set in Scripps College Old Style, originally designed by Frederic W. Goudy. This digital version of the type was produced by Sumner Stone. The display face is Charlemagne, an Adobe type designed by Carol Twombly. Decorations were taken from traditional Japanese patterns.
Scanning and lithography by Shoreline Printing, Mountain View, California. Bindings and slipcases made by Roswell Bookbinding, Phoenix, Arizona.
This is the first edition by the Book Club of California of Colin Franklin’s beautiful study of Japanese books and scrolls as a distinct artform. Subjects include early Buddhist printing, woodcut illustrated books, hand scrolls, and woodcut printed maps.
See: A Bibliography of the Books Published by the Book Club of California, 1993-2009, #211.