Item #51314 CRATCHIT'S CHRISTMAS FEAST. Excerpted from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Small / Private Press, Charles . Gerry Dickens, Vance - Printer, 1812 - 1870, 1929 - 2005.
CRATCHIT'S CHRISTMAS FEAST. Excerpted from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

CRATCHIT'S CHRISTMAS FEAST. Excerpted from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Pasadena: Vance Gerry, 1988. 1st Edition (Butcher 83). Limited to 50 cc. [8], 7, [5] pp. Frontispiece wood engraving of the family around the table. 3-1/16" x 2-1/16". Red & white checked paste-paper covers. Now housed in a clear archival mylar sleeve. Bit of age-toning, signs of light use, a VG+ copy. Item #51314

Gerry's "introduction to printing came early. Bud Gerry, or ‘Buddy’ as he was then called (and how he despised that name), learned to set type by hand and absorbed the basic principles of book design at Grant Dahlstrom’s Castle Press in 1942–43. As a lad of thirteen, Buddy was glad to work for forty cents an hour ‘. . . when there were jobs practical for boys to do …’ After military service, Vance made use of the GI Bill to train as a commercial artist at Woodbury College, at the Art Center for Design and the Chouinard Art Institute.

Vance Gerry’s first book ‘by an infamous and marvelously surreal artist from the Golden Age of Disney,’ was Roy Williams. Vaporisms, consisting of nine numbered pages, 5 x 7 ¾ inches, published in an edition of 50 copies. The last Weather Bird Press book arrived at the Book Club in March 2005, part of the annual Rounce and Coffin Club’s exhibition of Western Books. It was a copy of Louis Seymour Jones, The Heart of the Bee, an excerpt from Put a Feather in Your Hat — nineteen pages, 4 ½ by 7 inches, set in 10 pt Sabon, leaded 4 points, printed on 80 lb Cream Classic Laid and bound by Mariana Blau." [passages excerpted from remarks by Patrick Reagh, Printer, as published by FPBA].

Price: $150.00