Place and Imprint: San Francisco: Scarab Press, 1980.
Edition: First edition in a fine designer binding by Eleanore E. Ramsey of San Francisco.
Bibliographical References: First edition.
Condition: In fine condition.
Book ID: 28918
Physical Description8vo, olive green morocco wrap-around binding with a magnetic closure on the upper board, designs tooled with oasis and morocco inlays, spine title tooled in white.
CommentsDavid Belch, proprietor of the Scarab Press and well-known biblio-bon vivant of the San Francisco Bay Area (circa 1960s-2010), commissioned several fine binders to design and produce bindings on his publication Printing Poetry by Clifford Burke, that he had published to wide acclaim in 1980. Eleanore E. Ramsey, one of the most celebrated designer hand book binders of her generation, was a logical choice for one of the commissions. Holograph statement laid in from Ramsey, dated "2/93" describing her work on the binding, which was in early 1993, with the final note "Binder requests permission to show the book in eventual retrospective exhibition and to be contacted on change of ownership." Two of the other binders commissioned were Sün Evrard and Louise Genest.