Vagabonding De Luxe
Winifred Carmer Marburg.
Berkeley Heights: Oriole Press, 1937. Octavo. Decorated paper boards, beige cloth on the spine with a paste-down label. Upper right corner of the boards lightly bumped, cloth worn in places, tiny divet near the crown of the spine and a touch pushed at the base, else fine. 176 pages. Privately published, one of 210 copies hand printed on Archer paper with linocuts by the author. Inscribed by Marburg on the front end paper. Near fine.
A Journal Of Carefree Days Around The World. Marburg was a progressive teacher and artist who worked primarly in watercolor. This book chronicles her rather poetic reminiscences of a voyage that nearly spanned the globe. The Oriole Press was established by Joseph Ishill. From 1916 until his death fifty years later, he published more than 200 books and pamphlets, all of them typeset and printed by hand. In spite of working in relative obscurity, he has been lauded both by radicals and the many printers who consider him one of the finest practitioners of hand printing and typography in the twentieth century.
"With a 'Round the World' Ticket, furnished us by the efficient Dutch lines . . . we started off . . . "