The Ephemera of Adrian Wilson. An Annotated List, 1944-1988.

San Francisco: The Press in Tuscany Alley, 1994. 2 vols., folio, and portfolio containing loosely inserted printed items. Original unbleached cloth binding, both volumes with blind-stamped upper board and paper label to backstrip, matching cloth slipcase also with decorated paper label affixed to backstrip. Folio, 151 pp. illustrated throughout by means of linocuts and wood engravings, many of them hand-colored, pages untrimmed, four plates from photographs tipped-in. Portfolio containing approximately 50 pieces of ephemera. Commemorative printed broadside and invitation to the publication party loosely inserted. Fine. Limited to 75 unnumbered copies. A rich archive of Wilson’s many varied playbills, prospecti, invitations, and other ephemera. Designed and hand-colored by James Linden in San Francisco, the composition and printing was done by James Wehlage on Wilson’s own Heidelberg Cylinder Press. Photographic reproduction is by Michael Mundy, who also created and signed the original photograph for the Afterword. Bound by the Taurus Bookbindery, Berkeley, California. Item #104280

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