The Capricornus Murders or All in a Bind. By Pro Bono Publico [pseud].

Publisher: [Berkeley, Ca.: Printed for the Author], (1980).
Edition: First and only edition, number 66 of 75 copies printed.
Condition: Fine copy.
Book ID: 27648


4to, original printed pale blue wrappers, stitched, 50 pages. Calligraphic title-page by Georgianna Greenwood; linocut by Emily Woodward.


A tale of murder in a bookbindery by bookbinder Theo Kahle, an Englishman who with his wife Anne Kahle in the early 1970s established Capricornus Bookbindery in Berkeley, California, which was largely a school for teaching bookbinding. Many prominent binders, Philip Dusel and Eleanor Ramsey among them, took classes there. Postcard dated March 13, 1980 laid in: "Dear Steve / A little student effort for your collection. / Sincerely / Theo Kahle." The Steve was D. Steven Corey, special collections librarian at the University of San Francisco and biblio-bon vivant.

Price: $150.00

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