W. Thomas Taylor, Austin, TX. 1989. Small 4to, stiff paper wrappers. xvii, 215 pages. First edition.
Bruce Rogers is without doubt the most important figure in 20th-century American bookmaking. Though there is extensive and diverse literature devoted to his work, all of it has been fragmentary, focusing on one aspect or another of his career that has spanned over 50 productive years. This work provides a definitive account of Rogers and his books. The narrative is woven together with a rich selection from Rogers’s correspondence and the text is well-illustrated throughout with examples of Rogers’s work. The biography of Rogers has been written by Joseph Blumenthal, an acknowledged expert in the field. Designed and printed at the press of W. Thomas Taylor with plates produced at The Press of A. Colish. Has 57 plates printed with a number in two colours.