Back issues of Fine
The celebrated San Francisco-based journal Fine Print: The Review for
the Arts of the Book (1975-1990) dealt broadly not only in its titular
subject matter, the contemporary book arts, but also in the history of
books and printing, typography, bookbinding, and related areas. Its
many contributors included Martin Antonetti, John Dreyfus, Paul Hayden
Duensing, Colin Franklin, Steven Heller, Janet Ing, Paul Needham, Stan
Nelson, and Benjamin Vorst.
The journal suddenly ceased
publication (with volume 16 no. 3) in 1990 because of the unexpected ill
health of its founding editor, Sandra Kirshenbaum.
Earlier this year, Sandra Kirshenbaum and her husband Noel Kirshenbaum
turned over the remaining back stock of Fine Print for sale at Rare Book
School and through the Book Arts Press. The earlier issues are,
unfortunately, long out of print; but issues from the final six years of
the journal are available from RBS, and these were perhaps the strongest
in Fine Print's long and distinguished history.
We've prepared a list of selected
contents for the issues we have in stock. All issues in the sets are
also available individually.
The Kirshenbaums tell us that a cumulative name and subject index has
been completed and should be in print by mid-2002, making the sets even
more useful. In addition to what we're able to offer here, the anthology
Print on type: the best of Fine Print magazine on type and
typography is still available from Amazon.com. The volume
covers 1977-1988, and includes articles by Charles Bigelow,
Paul Hayden Duensing, James Mosley, Stan Nelson, and many others.