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Spargo, John

Anthony Haswell: Printer, Patriot, Ballader: A Biographical Study with a Selection of his Ballads and an Annotated Bibliographical List of his Imprints

The Tuttle Company, Rutland, VT. 1925, xv, 293p., tissue-guarded full-page plates throughout (35, as called for), half leather case binding with gilt title, 10x12.5 inches, leather decayed, badly chipped and discolored although spine titling remains bright and whole. NB, the cardstock boards, where card is exposed, have been "sophisticated" inappropriately. Find pencil underlining and minor marginalia in some sections, old bookseller's cataloging entry on the pastedown and a former owner's address in pen. B&W offset plates reproduce Haswell's title page layouts and other productions. Vermont's first printer, saw limited service in the Revolutionary War, printed sermons, patriotic songs and verse lauding Masonic ideals. Edition limited to 300 signed copies: this copy signed by John Spargo but unnumbered

Cat.No: 140693

Price: $125.00

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