Slim 8vo, hand-bound in red paper boards with a blind-stamped design of printing press on upper cover, black lettering on spine, glassine d/w. Hand-set in Caslon Old Face, with Libra types, and printed on Van Gelder paper. One of 120 numbered copies, 100 of which are for sale. A fine copy in like dust-wrapper; prospectus for Scottish poetry Reprints laid in. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Songs of the Press and Other Poems Relative ...
Publisher: Greenock: Black Pennell Press, 1983.
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Narrow 8vo, pp.29, (Thomas Rae) Black Pennell Press, Greenock, 1983., 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Number 60 of 120 copies handset in red and back in Caslon Old Face, with Libra for display, and printed on Van Gelder paper. Red paper boards with a design of a printing press in blind and black spine titling. A fine copy in the original glassine wrapper. Prospectus loosely inserted. Subsequent to the Signet and Grian-aig Presses, the Black Pennell Press, founded in 1982, is the third press to be associated with Thomas Rae. Unlike the previous change of name (forced upon him for legal reasons), it does mark a genuine departure insofar as in that year he retired from all commercial printing. Bookseller Inventory # 13