The Colophon New Series: A Quarterly for Bookmen, vol. 1, no. 2 / Elmer Adler, Alfred Stanford, John T. Winterich, eds.

The Colophon New Series: A Quarterly for Bookmen, vol. 1, no. 2 / Elmer Adler, Alfred Stanford, John T. Winterich, eds.

Serials (publications)


REF.SE.1024.02
Pages numbered 167-315 : facsims. ; 24 cm.
October 1935
New York City
Typography, Illustration of books, Bibliography, Book collecting, Printmaking, creating with the arts
The Colophon was a limited edition quarterly journal begun late in 1929 and continuing in various forms until 1950. The journal was created by Elmer Adler, founder of Pynson Printers in New York. His goal was to have printers from around the world contribute articles using their choice of papers, typography, and illustrations. Some articles comment on a current / historical issue related to printing, publishing, or art. Others were intended to themselves be an example of printing or a work of art. Typically, issues included a range of styles, typography, and papers. Many times, these included rare or experimental approaches not typically seen in mainstream publications. Each issue also included an original piece of graphic art (e.g. etching, lithography, or engraving), some of which were signed by the artist. The original Colophon series ran from February 1930-March 1935 (vol. 1, part 1 – vol. 5, part 20). The New Series (this series) ran from Summer 1935-Autumn 1938 (vol. 1, no. 1 – vol. 3, no. 4). The New Graphic Series continued later, running from March 1939-February 1940 (vol. 1, no. 1 – vol. 1, no. 4). A later publication, the New Colophon was a successor to this serial, and ran from January 1848-1950 (vol. 1, part 1 – vol. 3). Contents: The Old Woman Who Lives in a Book by Codman Hislop -- A Valentine by Sydney R. McLean -- A Parrot by J.H. Whitty -- Frank Holme: Newspaper Artist and Designer of Books by Rudolph Gjelsness -- Off-Subject Books by John Carter -- Deathless Lady by Ralph Thompson -- The Parson-Printer of Lustleigh by Carroll D. Coleman -- A Whitman Discovery by Charles I. Glicksberg -- A Frontier Bibliophile by Howard C. Rice -- The Literature of Alchemy by A.P. Sy -- Proof-Reading in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries by William Alexander Jackson -- The Lady, the Tiger and the Author by Walter L. Pforzheimer -- Samuel Butler--The First Century by Paul Jordan-Smith -- The Haunted Book: Concerning Huckleberry Finn by Irving S. Underhill-- Notes and Queries by Randolph G. Adams-- The Crow’s Nest by Frederick B. Adams, Jr.--Advertisements for book-related businesses on pp. 301-315. The ad on p. 302 for an exhibition of artist's portrait prints at the Pynson Printers Exhibition Room is illustrated with a 3-color print by Richard Floethe.