Johnston, Paul (editor); Irvin Haas (editor); Lloyd Emerson Siberell (editor); Lawrance S. Thompson (assoc. editor); Lawrence Clark Powell, Lynd Ward, Harry B. Weiss, Melbert B. Cary Jr., Louise F. Barr, Ward Ritchie, Paul A. Bennett, Alyse Gregory
Title: The Book Collector's Packet: A Miscellany of Fine Books, Bibliography, Typography and Kindred Literary Matters [COMPLETE RUN, Vols. 1-4 (1932-1946)]
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Publisher: Woodstock, NY Virginia Fitzwater/Norman W. Forgue/Black Cat Press 1932
Seller ID: BIBL0460
A rare opportunity to purchase a complete run of this pioneering book collecting and book arts journal. Vol. I, consisting of (12) monthly issues (Mar. 1932-Mar. 1933, with one combined "Septober" 1932 issue), 64 pp., total, has been bound in blue buckram showing modest spotting/soiling to both covers, interior fully intact. Vols. II (2) through 4 unbound/loose, with cord bindings, in slightly reduced format. Vol. II consists of (8) issues, numbered 13-20, published from Apr. 1933 through July/Aug. 1938, #s 13-16 continuously paginated (52 pp. total), #s 17-20 16 pp. each. Vol. III consists of (11) issues, published from Sept. 1938 through Dec. 1939, most 16 pp. each, several 24 pp. The Packet ceased publication at that point but recommenced with Vol. 4 in Sept. 1945; this volume, height slightly reduced again, consists of (10) issues (including 9-10 combined) through June 1946, 24 pp., each, final issue 40 pp. All issues show only slight handling wear and a bit of toning. A virtual Who's Who of antiquarian bookselling, collecting, and bibliography during this era. Collector-grade, extremely scarce.