(Heron Press)

Lovejoy. Excerpts from a Memoir. A Commentary and Etchings by Bruce Chandler with an Epilogue by Anthony Lewis.

Chandler, Bruce (illus.)

Boston: Heron Press, 1989. Folio. 33pp., unbound, as issued. From an edition of 115 copies, this is one of fifteen printed on handmade paper, with an extra etching laid in, and signed by Chandler and Lewis. Illustrated with eight etchings by Chandler, one of which is a double-page fold-out. The title page has been printed using using wood type of Lovejoy's period. Elijah Parish Lovejoy was an Abolitionist minister and printer from Albion, Maine who, in the words of John Quincy Adams, was "the first American Martyr to the Freedom of the Press & the Freedom of the Slave." Chandler's handsome book draws from the memoir written by Lovejoy's brothers after his murder at the hands of a mob in Illinois in 1837. Bruce Chandler has been printing at the Heron Press for the past thirty years. His work has been exhibited throughout the Northeast and is in collections as far afield as the British Museum and the Bodleian Library. This book is not only beautiful but, as Lewis's epilogue points out, has great significance in our time. Fine in a blue cloth chemise with matching morocco-backed blue clamshell box, which shows trivial wear. Item #29731

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