(Santa Cruz: William James Association, 1976). 553 x 420 mm. (21 3/4 x 16 1/2").  (title page),  (broadside) leaves, plus printed announcement. ONE OF 200 COPIES.
Loose as issued in publisher's blue cloth portfolio, upper cover with gilt titling. Printed in multiple colors, one broadside with an illuminated initial, seven broadsides incorporating illustrations. With three copies of the prospectus laid in. A little shelf wear to portfolio's bottom edges, but the contents in mint condition.
Published to commemorate the American Bicentennial, this work consists of 14 broadsides inspired by the words of notable Revolutionary-era writers and politicians and produced by some of most talented typographers and printers of the late 20th century. The introduction tells us that "Given liberty over their own page and text, each printer approached the project with his own particular style, types and press. The text chosen by each reflects a personal sensibility; collectively the broadsides reflect a more pervasive, universal and lasting Revolutionary sentiment." The printers include: Clifford Burke at the Cranium Press, San Francisco; Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge; Bert Clarke at the Press of A. Colish, Mt. Vernon; William Everson at the Lime Kiln Press at Santa Cruz; Katherine and Sherwood Grover at Grace Hoper Press, Aptos, CA; Andrew Hoyem at the Arion Press, San Francisco; Mark Lansburgh At the Sign-of-the-Albion-Press, Colorado Springs; Cheryl Miller, Kathy Walkup, and Jaime Robles at the Five Trees Press, San Francisco; Henry Morris at the Bird and Bull Press, North Hills, PA; Ward Ritchie, Laguna Beach, CA; Jack Stauffacher at the Greenwood Press, San Francisco; the Stinehour Press, Lunenburg, VT; Thomas Whitridge at the Didymus Press, San Francisco; and Adrian Wilson with Maria Poythress Epes at the Press in Tuscany Alley, San Francisco. All copies of this work lack two broadsides: "Notice" by Alvin Eisenman and "John Adams" by David Godine, which were never completed. (ST15816-71)
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PJP Catalog: FinePress.013