A Quercus Press Edition
[Williston Fish.] The Last Will and Testament of Charles Lounsbury. San Mateo: Quercus Press, 1937.
Theodore Lilienthal (1893-1972), the proprietor of the Quercus Press, was prominent civic leader in the Bay Area, as well as a bookseller (Gelber-Lilienthal bookshop) and book collector. In the 1930’s, Lilienthal set up a press in his garden and began printing small runs of poems and other short works such as this impression of the Last Will. One of the presses acquired by Mr. Lilienthal was an Albion formerly used by Morris at the Kelmscott Press, and he occasionally borrowed the typeface of his friends, the Grabhorn brothers. The text in this edition is the “improved” version.
Gift of the Mildred A. O’Donohoe estate.