Special Collections Department
The Press of A. Colish Archives
Manuscript Collection Number: 358
Accessioned: Purchase, September 1991.
Extent: 5 linear ft. plus oversize material
Content: Correspondence, galley and page proofs, drafts, notes, photographs, negatives, illustrations, advertisements, clippings, broadsides, books, chapbooks, pamphlets, journals, typography specimens, financial documents, and ephemera.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: March 1998, by Shanon Lawson
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
Table of Contents
Biographical and Historical Note
In 1907, Colish left his position as a composing room foreman at Rogers and Company and opened his own composing office. His business specialized in advertising typography and is credited as the first shop to exclusively cater to the advertising market. By the next year, Colish moved into larger quarters and began printing small orders. After several moves to successively larger offices in New York City, the Press of A. Colish relocated to a printing plant in Mount Vernon, New York, in 1956.
By the late 1920s, the press was producing fine printing jobs as well as advertising. Colish began working with the Limited Editions Club and, in 1930, printed an edition of Boccaccio's Decameron. The Press continued to print material for the club through the 1980s, including a thirty-seven volume edition of Shakespeare's plays from 1929 to 1940. In addition to working with the Limited Edition Club, the Press of A. Colish also produced work for, among others, the Grolier Club, the Typophiles, the Colophon, Harvard University, the Universities of Texas and Illinois, the Pforzheimer Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and publisher Henry Schuman.
Colish worked repeatedly with prominent artists and designers. His experience with the Limited Edition Club brought him into contact with American artist T.M. Cleland (1880-1964), who illustrated several of the Club's editions, among them the Decameron, Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy (1935), and William Congreve's Way of the World (1959), all of which were printed by Colish. Another of Colish's creative partnerships was with designer and typographer Bruce Rogers (1870-1957), who had provided designs for the Limited Edition's Shakespeare series. Colish and Rogers collaborated on several fine printing projects over the next three decades, including a limited edition lecturn Bible for the World Publishing Company (1947), and an illustrated folio edition of Dante Aligheri's Divine Comedy (1955). Colish also printed illustrations and bookplates for American artist Rockwell Kent (1882-1971), who designed the Press of A. Colish logo.
Abraham Colish worked at his press until the week before he died on April 10, 1963. His son, Louis Colish, who had worked at the press since the 1920s, assumed the management of the plant. In the late 1980s, the Press of A. Colish, which was also known as A. Colish, Incorporated, merged with Laurel Printing of Elmsford, New York.
Sources:Biographical and historical information was derived from the collection
Scope and Content Note
The collection is divided into six series: I. History and Information, II. Print Jobs from the Press of A. Colish, III. Collaborations, IV. Printing and Publishing Materials, V. Personal Documents, and IV. Photographs.
Series I provides an overview of the general history and operations of the press and its founder, Abraham Colish. It includes articles on Colish and his press from magazines and newspapers, certificates and awards presented to Abraham Colish and his son Louis, and sixteen letters concerning general business matters. This series also contains advertisements for the press, as well as several stages of their drafts.
Series II contains items related to works printed by the Press of A. Colish, and includes examples from the wide range of publications produced by the press, including limited editions, art books, medical history studies, and personal mementos. The materials are from various stages of the books' production, and include signatures, page and illustration proofs, design drafts, publicity material, and correspondence. In this series is material from the press's work with the Limited Editions Club, including several pieces from the thirty-seven volume edition of Shakespeare's plays and subsequent two-volume edition of his poetry. Also included is a 1956 tribute to George Macy, who was the founder of the Club. Although this item was not printed by Colish, it provides information into the club's activities and philosophy. There are also items related to the Grolier Club, including a copy of The Grolier Club 1884-1950: An Informal History (1950), which Colish printed, and a scrapbook containing letters of appreciation from several club members to Colish, thanking him for this effort. The collection also contains proofs and final copies of medical history books which Colish printed for publisher Henry Schuman. Also included in this series are examples of the art books and personal mementos that the Press printed.
Series III consists of material related to three artists with whom Abraham Colish worked repeatedly. Colish's alliances with American artists T.M. Cleland and Rockwell Kent are documented through their letters, and the collection also contains several examples of their work, including posters, cards, advertisements, and bookplates. But the majority of this series involves Colish's collaborations with designer and typographer Bruce Rogers. The collection has extensive documents concerning their joint publication of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, including several marked proofs, paper and type samples, design drafts, and correspondence and financial documents concerning the production, sales, and distribution of the edition.
Series IV contains a variety of material relating to the printing and publishing industry, including paper samples, type catalogs, printing industry publications, and items relating to publishing and printing organizations. This series also contains finished and unfinished items for which printing origins are not apparent, or which were printed by a press other than Colish's. Connections between these materials and the Press of A. Colish remain to be determined.
Series V includes personal items, mostly letters, cards, and telegrams, dating from either Abraham Colish's 1954 vacation to Europe or his and Celia Colish's 50th wedding anniversary in 1953. Included are several letters from his children and grandchildren which provide the collection's only insight into Colish's family life.
Series VI contains several black and white photographs, negatives, and contact sheets. Several of the photographs are of Abraham Colish, both alone and with unidentified associates. Others are of the Mount Vernon printing plant, some of which were used in advertisements for the press. There are also multiple pictures of New York City which were possibly taken from the Press of A. Colish's Manhattan office.
I. History and Information II. Print Jobs from the Press of A. Colish 1. The Limited Editions Club 2. The Grolier Club 3. Henry Schuman Publishers 4. Other Print Jobs III. Collaborations 1. T.M. Cleland 2. Rockwell Kent 3. Bruce Rogers IV. Printing and Publishing Materials 1. Printing Materials 2. Type and Printing Promotional Materials 3. Printing Industry Publications 4. Organizations 5. Miscellaneous Material V. Personal Documents VI. Photographs Appendix A. Books in the Colish Collection
1 Series I. History and Information F1 "The Press of A. Colish," by Jerry Kelley An offprint from Matrix 10 (1990). F2 Printing journal articles, 1947-1963 Seven articles from The American Printer and Printing News F3 Newspaper clippings, 1955-1963 Articles, photographs, advertisements, and two obituaries F4 Press publicity Five advertisements for the press, two announcements for books published by Colish. F5 Advertisement drafts Design and copy drafts for various Colish Press ads. F6 Awards, 1946-1984 Certificates and plaques from various printing and advertising organizations, presented to Abraham Colish and Louis Colish. Also includes a membership invitation to A. Colish from The Society of Print Connoisseurs. F7 General business correspondence, 1918-1977 Sixteen letters, notes, and drafts written to and by Abraham and Louis Colish. F8 Other press material Contains press logo, photos of the menu for a 1913 outing for Press of A. Colish employees, financial notes, and a Colish company envelope. Series II. Print Jobs from the Press of A. Colish Series II.1. Limited Editions Club Drafts and proofs of publications printed for the Limited Editions Club, as well as drafts and proofs of promotional materials. The Limited Edition Club's Shakespeare F9 "Shakespeare Commentaries" Signatures of "A Shakespeare Commentary" on All's Well That End's Well and King Lear. Proofs of "A Shakespeare Commentary: The Plays of William Shakespeare" (1929), a publication announcing the series. Shakespeare illustrations F10 King John Multiple marked and unmarked proofs of Valenti Angelo's illustrations with five display folders. F11 Timon of Athens Multiple unmarked proofs of George Buday's illustrations. F12 Henry IV, part 2 Multiple unmarked proofs of Edward Bawden's illustrations. F13 Henry VI, part 2 Multiple unmarked proofs of Carlotta Petrina's illustrations. F14 Henry VI, part 3 Multiple unmarked proofs of Jean Charlot's illustrations F15 Julius Caesar Multiple unmarked proofs of Frans Masereel's illustrations F16 Cymbeline Multiple unmarked proofs of Vngve Berg's illustrations F17 Merry Wives of Windsor Proof of a Gordon Ross illustration. Also contains a blue folder that originally held the prints in F10-17. F18 The Poems of William Shakespeare (1941) Proofs of Bruce Roger's title designs F19 Layout design drafts for title pages and promotional materials F20 Binding dummy Dummy for Ten Years and William Shakespeare: a survey of the publishing activities of The Limited Editions Club from October 1929 to October 1940 1 Series II. Print Jobs from the Press of A. Colish (cont'd) Series II.1. Limited Editions Club (cont'd) Material Related to Other Limited Editions Club Publications Unless noted, all works were published by the Limited Edition's Club F21 The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio (1930) Two photographs of the title page. F22 The Life and Adventures of Tristram Shandy, by Lawrence Sterne (1935) Proofs in paper cover. F23 The Life and Adventures of Tristram Shandy Color illustrations by T.M. Cleland. F24 The Meaning of the Glorious Koran, translated by Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall (1954) Mentor paperback edition containing autograph notes in the margins. F25 1959 Quarto Millenary: The First 250 Publications and the First 25 Years of the Limited Edition Club, 1929-1954. Incomplete signatures. Also contains a May 1959 press release from Book Production. F26 The Way of the World, by William Congreve (1959) Incomplete signatures with illustrations by T.M. Cleland. F27 The Book of Psalms (1960) 16 pp of autograph and typescript notes, and a draft of the cover design. F28 The Eclogues, by Virgil (1960) Unmarked signatures F29 The Spy, a Tale of the Neutral Ground, by James Fenimore Cooper (1963) Unmarked proofs F30 "A Tribute to George Macy," by Nunally Johnson (1956) Also contains TLS from Helen Macy to Abraham Colish. 1 Series II. Print Jobs from the Press of A. Colish (cont'd) II.2. The Grolier Club Contains club information, correspondence, and The Grolier Club 1884- 1950: An Informal History, printed by The Press of A. Colish. F31 Grolier Club Correspondence, 1958-1963 Three TLSs from the Grolier Club to A. Colish. Also includes information on a 1958 visit to the Tracey W. McGregor library at the University of Virginia, with a description of the library and a pamphlet on Thomas Jefferson; a 1962 brochure about the club that details its financial needs; material related to a 1963 tour of Midwestern libraries; two Grolier club envelopes; and one Press of A. Colish envelope. F32 Grolier Club Event Brochures, 1954-1963 Thirteen brochures announcing meetings, lectures, publications, and exhibitions. F33 Grolier Club Certificates Two copies of a 1944 certificate occasioned by the retirement of librarian Ruth Shephard Granniss. F34 The Grolier Club 1884-1950: An Informal History, by John T. Winterich (1950) Includes a paper bound page proof, proofs and design drafts of an insert card, and a TLS, dated 1 December, 1950, to A. Colish, from Monroe Wheeler of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. F35 "Letters regarding Book -- Grolier Club History," 1950-1951 Forty-two autograph and typescript letters and cards from various Grolier Club members to Abraham Colish. Series II.3. Henry Schuman Material relating to Abraham Colish's work for publisher Henry Schuman. Colish printed several medical history books that Schuman published for the Yale University School of Medicine. Also included is material related to John F. Fulton, a Yale professor of Physiology and the chairman of the advisory board for the medical school's Historical Library. F36 The Bio-Biography of Andreas Vesalius, by Harvey Cushing (1942) Signatures of illustrations and proofs of the title page. F37 The Bio-Biography of Andreas Vesalius Photocopies and photographs of illustrations with autograph layout notes. F38 The History of Surgical Anesthesia, by Thomas E. Keys (1945) Photocopies and photographs of illustrations, pasted onto sheets containing autograph layout notes. 2 F39 "Yale University School of Medicine, Reports of the Historical Library: 1941-1942, 1942-1943, 1943-1944" Signed to "Mr. Colish" from "John Fulton" F40 "Dedication Address: The Harvey Cushing General Hospital," by John Fulton (1944), printed by Colish F41 The Reception of William Beaumont's Discovery in Europe, by George Rosen (1942) Published by Schuman's and printed at the Walpole Press in Mount Vernon, N.Y. Series II.4. Other works from the Press of A. Colish F42 Cards, broadsides, and pamphlets Contains an undated holiday card, an American Institute of Graphics Arts citation to printer George Macy, an article for the December 1931 Colophon entitled "The Ingenious Herr Von Gerstenbergk, or The Forger Found Out," by Carl Schreiber, 2 copies of "Paracelsus," a 1958 pamphlet printed by Quentin Fiore, and 2 copies of a 3 page broadside of Max Ehrmann's "Desiderata." F43 Duo-Art Piano Music: A Classified Catalog of Interpretations of the World's Best Music Recorded by more than Two Hundred and Fifty Pianists for the Duo-Art Recording Piano (1927) Two photographs of the cover and title page from the Aeolian Press publication, printed by the Press of A. Colish. F44 A Day with Peter, by Paul A. Winchell (1932) Number 29 of 30 copies. Inscribed to Lou Colish from Paul Winchell. F45 Fathers and Sons, by Ivan Turgenev (1941) Bound, marked copy of the Heritage Press edition, printing and composition done by the Press of A. Colish. 2 Series II. Print Jobs from the Press of A. Colish (cont'd) Series II.4. Other works from the Press of A. Colish (cont'd) F46 Robert A. R. Villiers (1947) Two board-bound, unmarked proofs and one finish copy of the book, a memorial of Robert Villiers by his parents. F47 Robert A. R. Villiers (cont'd) F48 Robert A. R. Villiers (cont'd) F49 "A Letter to Miss Lily, From her Friend, Emma Unger" (1955) One bound edition and several unbound signatures. Printed by A. Colish and Bruce Rogers. F50 Shelley and his Circle, 1773-1822 (1961) Several marked and unmarked signatures, as well as two pages of notes. Published by the Pforzheimer Library F51 Solitude: An Essay from Walden by Henry David Thoreau, with Eleven Woodcuts by Nakoba Matsubara (1971). Unmarked proofs of text and title page, and marked and unmarked proofs of the woodcuts. Also includes a box which held the illustrations. Published by Aquarius Press. F52 Georgia O'Keeffe: Art and Letters, by Jack Coward and Juan Hamilton. (1987). Numbered proofs of the book, published by the National Gallery of Art. F53 "The Typographic Art" (n.d.) Several copies of a short essay by Beatrice Warde. F54 "A Husband's Tribute" (n.d.) Several marked and unmarked proofs of a broadsheet, possible in memory of Abraham Colish's wife Celia. 2 Series III. Collaborations Material related to illustrators and designers with whom Colish worked on several projects. Series III.1. T.M. Cleland F55 Correspondence, 1959-1960 Six items, two with enclosures. F56 Works Includes a 1927 New Year's Card, prints of illustrations, and a notice of a 1960 exhibition of Cleland's works at the New York Public Library. Series III.2. Rockwell Kent F57 Correspondence, 1951-1958 Sixty-one items, most from Kent to Colish. Other letters include drafts of Colish's replies to Kent and letters from publishing companies. F58 Works List of items lent by the Press of A. Colish for a 1982 Rockwell Kent exhibition, a booklet, printed by the Press of A. Colish, entitled "Rockwell Kent, 1882-1971;" ANS from Rockwell and Sally Kent; nine prints, one negative and two positive plates. F59 Bookplates Fifteen bookplates, including one made for Margaret Sanger, and two drafts. Also includes a blank book which once held the bookplates and a list of the bookplates lent by A. Colish to an unknown source. F60 Prints of twenty-eight Rockwell Kent illustrations. F61 Books and booklets Includes a print of the title page for Kent's autobiography, It's Me, O Lord, a copy of After Long Years (1968), by Rockwell Kent, and unmarked proofs of Seven Drawings from Wilderness (1955), printed by the Press of A. Colish. F62 Norman Kent One TLS, dated June 9, 1947, to Abraham Colish from Norman Kent, the brother of Rockwell Kent. Also includes a booklet designed by Norman Kent, "The Woodcuts of the Pleasant Valley Wine Valley" (1941). 2 Series III.3. Bruce Rogers F63 Correspondence with Abraham Colish, 1944-1955 Twenty items, mostly ALSs with some typescript copies. Also includes four TLs to Bruce Rogers, presumably from Abraham Colish. F64 Letters to Abraham Colish, undated Seventeen items, mostly ALSs with one with a typescript copy. Bruce Rogers' World Bible (1949?) F65 Prospectus One copy and several marked proofs. F66 Promotional Material -- Drafts 4 pp of Ts notes for a presentation on the Bible; 7pp draft, Ts with autograph notes, entitled "A Colish: Printer of the Bruce Rogers World Bible," by P.K. Thomajan; and two 4pp Ts drafts entitled "Case History of the Bruce Rogers World Bible." F67 Publicity Contains 2 TLSs, both from October 19, 1949 to Abraham Colish from the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library. Also includes an article from the April 1952 National Jewish Monthly. F68 Drafts Contains galley sheets, typography samples, and layout drafts for both the Bible and its promotional material. F69 Photographs Photos of the dedication and the title page of the World Bible. F70 Letters to Frank Fortney Two ALSs to the Fortney, the binder of the World Bible. Also includes a binding sample and four samples of the design of Bruce Roger's crest. The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri Contains drafts, promotional materials, publicity, correspondence, and legal documents relating to the 1955 edition, a collaborative project between Colish and Bruce Rogers. F71 The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, translated by Charles Eliot Norton 1941 Riverside Press edition containing autograph notes. 2 Series III. Collaborations (cont'd) Series III.3. Bruce Rogers (cont'd) F72 Marked proofs F73 Illustrations Multiple proofs of Bruce Roger's illustrations, based on those by Bottichelli. Also contains multiple prints of William Blake's watercolor illustration of the Circle of the Lustful from Canto V of the Inferno. F74 Design drafts Drafts, and color and paper samples for The Divine Comedy. F75 Divine Comedy correspondence, 1953-54 Twenty-eight items F76 Divine Comedy correspondence, 1955 Thirty-seven items 3 F77 Divine Comedy correspondence, 1956-57, 1959 1962, n.d. Eleven items F78 Publication announcements F79 Publication annoucement -- drafts Paper samples, layout drafts, and TS and autograph notes. F80 Grolier Club address Presented by Bruce Rogers. F81 Publicity An undated clipping from In and Out of Books; an invitation to the America-Italy Society's reception celebrating the presentation of Roger's edition of The Divine Comedy to the Italian National Library; and an October 1955 America-Italy newsletter. F82 Financial documents for production Ledger pages from 1953-1954, receipts and bills, notes. F83 Financial documents for sales Correspondence, bills, notes, checks, receipts, mailing labels. F84 Subscription and distribution information Subscriber's lists, mailing labels. 3 Series III. Collaborations (cont'd) Series III.3. Bruce Rogers (cont'd) F85 Notes Related to publication and distribution of The Divine Comedy. F86 Miniature Bible 3 pages of layout studies. F87 Miscellaneous material Contains a design and three copies of a drawing, all by Rogers. Also includes a note advertising a 1927 exhibition of Rogers' work and two cards printed by Colish. F88 Bruce Rogers obituaries Two clippings from May 19, 1957. Series IV. Printing and Publishing Materials Series IV.1. Printing Materials F89 Binding dummies F90 Binding dummies (cont'd) F91 Binding samples F92 Paper samples F93 Paper samples (cont'd) F94 Watermarked paper 5 watermarks from Cartiere Milan-Fabriano. F95 Prints Two posters and prints of illustrations by Paul Cezanne, Thomas W. Nason, and Emil Ganso. 3 F96 Caricature illustrations Series IV.2. Type and Printing Promotional Material F97 Colish typebooks Contains "The Colish Typebook," "The Colish Miniature Typebook," and an empty binder labeled "Colish Type Book." F98 Colish type specimens F99 Colish type specimens (cont'd) F100 Colish type specimens (cont'd) F101 Colish type specimens proofs Marked proofs and photo positive sheets, with layout notes. F102 The Press of A. Colish Processing Tint Guide Monotype Corporation F103 Monotype Corporation Correspondence, 1953-1954 8 items. F104 "Monotype Newsletter" 4 items. Issue numbers 46 (1952), 49 (1956), and two copies of 55 (1958). F105 "Monotype Recorder" 6 items. Volume 39, numbers 2 (1950) and 3 (1951), and a 1953 reprint from number 4; Volume 40, numbers 3 and 4 (1956); and Volume 41, number 2 (1958). F106 Monophoto filmsetter promotional material F107 Monotype machinery promotional material 4 F108 Monotype speciment sheets F109 Monotype specimen sheets (cont'd) Promotional Material from Other Type Companies Arranged alphabetically by company. F110 American Type Founders F111 Amsterdam Continental F112 Appleton, Parsons, and Company F113 Bauer F114 Berthod, Bodoni F115 H.W. Caslon and Co., Ltd. F116 The Composing Room, Continental Typefounders, Corvinus F117 European Typefounders Inc., Goudy Series IV.3. Printing Industry Publications F118 "The Linotype Magazine" Issue 19.2 (1930). F119 The Rudge Rubric, 1930-1931 Numbers 2, 4 and 5. F120 PM: An Intimate Journal for Production Managers Issues for September and October, 1936. F121 Ten: A Review 1949-1950 Published by Hely's Limited, Dublin. Managing a Business with the Help of Printing Four Booklets published by S.D. Warren Company. F122 "The Annual Report" (1951) Booklet no. 1 of the series. 4 Series IV. Printing and Publishing Materials (cont'd) Series IV.3. Printing Industry Publications (cont'd) Managing a Business with the Help of Printing (cont'd) F123 "The Employee Manual" (1951) Booklet no. 2 of the series. 2 copies, one a 1959 reprint. F124 "Sales Training and Direction" (1951) Booklet no. 3 of the series. 2 copies, one a 1959 reprint. F125 "The Sales Catalogue" (1951) Booklet no. 4 of the series. F126 "More Business Through House Organs" (1951) Published by S. D. Warren Co. Attached on inside back cover is a separate booklet entitled Pictures and Type Influence the Selection of Paper. F127 "How to Plan Printing" (1987) Published by S. D. Warren Co. F128 London Times Literary Supplement Issue about the book arts from 10 February, 1950. Series IV.4. Miscellaneous Publications and Materials Printed materials whose publication origin is either uncertain or from a press other than Colish's. F129 American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1923-1948 Two booklets, "American Institute of Graphic Arts Yearbook, 1926" and "The Story of the American Institute of Graphics Arts, Season 1947-48, unmarked proofs of a 1939 publication by Rudolf Ruczika entitled "The Aesthetic Values that are to be Found in the Works of Bruce Rogers," two keepsakes and four announcements for exhibitions and lectures. F130 Typophiles Chapbooks and dinner annoucement. F131 Princeton Print Club 5 prints. F132 F.R. Tripler and Company Two bereavement notices and one Christmas card. 4 Series IV. Printing and Publishing Materials (cont'd) Series IV.4. Miscellaneous Publications and Materials (cont'd) F133 Tyler Graphics Seven artist catalogues and a 1980 inventory list. F134 Beatrice Warde Six items related to American expatriate typographer and writer Beatrice Warde, including a 1948 New Years card from Warde to Colish, an announcement for a 1941 Monotype exhibition entitled "A Gift of Printed Work," signed by Warde, and four broadsides honoring Warde's 1953 visit to the United States. F135 Our Greatest American: Benjamin Franklin, Printer (1946) F136 A Plea for Hispaniola: Juan de Ayala's Letter to Ferdinand and Isabella, 1503 (1961) F137 "Aureomycin Anatomical Studies" Published by Lederle Laboratories Division, American Cynamid Company. Two copies, one in English, one in Spanish. F138 "Vitamins and Clinical Case Management" Published by Lederle Laboratories Division, American Cynamid Company. 5 F139 Advertisements 4 items F140 Publishing Industry Publicity 12 items F141 Pamphlets and Broadsides A "Prayer of Thanksgiving, After Victory" by Francis A. Spellman; a 1925 broadsheet entitled "A Prayer Offered by the Rev. Michael Bradshaw, D.D. at the Funeral of Mary Newby Toms"; five copies of a reprint of an October 5, 1937 editorial from the New York Times entitled "The President's Question"; six copies of a menu from a 1945 dinner in honor of Justice John W. Davis; "The Hundred Mile Ride, or How to Cook Your Christmas Goose" by Paul Mellon, 1979. F142 Unfinished material Incomplete signatures, drafts of cards, and photographs of illustrations. F143 Unfinished materials (cont'd) 6 Series V. Personal Documents Letters, cards, financial documents, and ephemera, related to Abraham Colish's 1954 trip to Europe and to his 50th wedding anniversary. Letters to Colish during his 1954 voyage to Europe F144 Lou Colish Nine items F145 May Greenberg Eight items from Colish's secretary. F146 Family and friends Twenty-seven letters from Colish's three daughters and two of his granddaughters, and two letters from friends. F147 Travel documents Bills, a passenger list, and "bon voyage" telegrams and notes F148 Wedding anniversary, 1953 Letters, cards, telegrams, and contribution notices celebrating Abraham and Celia Colish's 50th wedding anniversary in 1953. F149 Bookplates F150 Miscellaneous Documents Series VI. Photographs F151 Portraits Eleven portraits of Abraham Colish, one in an envelope from Rossi Studio Photographers. F152 People Sixteen photographs of various people, presumably employees and associates of Abraham Colish. F153 Mount Vernon Plant Thirteen photographs of the Press of A. Colish's printing plant in Mount Vernon, New York. F154 New York City Eleven photographs of New York City. F155 Unidentified cabin F156 Negatives and contact sheets Contains many negatives of the prints in Folders 151-154.
Appendix A Books in the Colish CollectionAll books were printed by the Press of A. Colish. Entries followed by a call number can also be found in the University of Delaware Morris Library's regular or special collections. 1. Alighieri, Dante. The Divine comedy of Dante Alighieri. New York: B. Rogers & the Press of A. Colish, 1955. Number 14 out of 300 copies printed. Spec PQ4315 .N7 1955 2. Avery, Milton. Milton Avery: Major Paintings April 15-May 9, 1981. New York: Grace Borgenocht Gallery, . 3. Bearden, Romare. Odysseus: Collages. New York: Cordier and Ekstrom, 1977. 4. Bertoia, Harry. Fifty Drawings. S.l.: s.n., 1980. 50 unbound plates. Printers copy. 5. Bluhdorn, Charles G. Addresses and Writings of Charles G. Bluhdorn and the Growth of his Company, Gulf and Western. S.l.: s.n., 1976. 5 copies printed. Not numbered. 6. Brinker, Helmut. Treasures From the Rietberg Museum. NY: Asia Society, in association with J. Weatherhill, 1980. N7262 .B74 7. Burden, William A.M. Fifty Years. S.l.: Privately Published, 1977. 8. Carmean, E.A., Jr. The Collages of Robert Motherwell: A Retrospective Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, November 15, 1972 - January 14, 1973. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1972. N6537.M67 C37 9. Chambers, Robert. A Few Rambling Remarks on Golf with the Rules Laid Down By the Royal and Ancient Club of St. Andrews. Far Hills, N.J.: United States Golf Association, 1983. 1,900 copies printed. Not numbered. 10. Chernow, Burt. Gabor Peterdi: Paintings. New York: Taplinger Pub. Co., 1982. ND237 .P3846 C53 11. Commager, Henry Steele, ed. Freedom of Religion and Separation of Church and State. Mount Vernon, NY: A Colish Inc., 1985. 2500 copies printed. 12. Corbin, Harold. Before I Sleep. Connecticut: Three Ravens Press, 1984. 750 copies printed. Not numbered. 13. Corbin, Harold. Counting: II. Connecticut: Three Ravens Press, 1987. [500 copies printed. Not numbered.] 14. Council on Energy Futures. Massachusetts: The Planning Economic Group, n.d. 15. Coward, Jack and Juan Hamilton. Georgia O'Keeffe: Art and Letters. Washington D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1987. Folio N6537 .O39 A4 1987 16. The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Art of the Western Hemisphere. Volume Two. NY: Privately Published, 1988. 17. Davison, Patricia F. and Andrew Oliver. Ancient Greek and Roman Gold Jewelry in the Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, N.Y.: The Brooklyn Museum, 1984. NK7307.3 .B76 1984 18. Dedication of the Elmer Ellsworth Brown House for English Studies -- University Heights, December 2, 1935. New York: New York University, 1938. 19. Der Nersessian, Sirarpie. Armenian Manuscript Illumination: Selections from the Collections in the Walters Art Gallery. Baltimore: 1974. 20. Dockstader, Frederick J. The American Indian Observed. New York: M. Knoedler & Co, Inc, 1971. 21. Eichenberg, Fritz. Endangered Species and Other Fables with a Twist. Maryland: Stemmer House Publishing, 1979. 22. Feldman, Lew David. Fortieth Anniversary Catalogue. New York: House of El Dieff, Inc., 1971. 23. Feldman, Lew David. 1975. Fortieth Anniversary Catalogue: House of El Dieff, Inc. 24. A Selection. New York: House of El Dieff, Inc., n.d. 25. Field, Richard S. Recent American Etching. New York: A. Colish, 1975. [1750 copies printed.] 26. Fischer, Henry George. Ancient Egyptian Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide to Writing Hieroglyphs. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979. 27. Fischer, Henry George. Egyptian Studies I: Varia. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1976. DT60 .F57 1976 28. Fischer, Henry George. Egyptian Studies II: The Orientation of Hieroglyphs. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1977. DT60 .F58 1977 29. For Noteworthy Public Service: Theodore N. Vail National Awards. S.l.:s.n., 1950. 30. Frash‚, Dean F. Southeast Asian Ceramics: Ninth Through Seventeenth Centuries. S.l.: The Asia Society, 1976. NK4154 .F7 31. A Guide to the Wrightsman Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979. 32. Hirsch, Monroe J. Dr. Thomson's 1895 Correspondence Course in Optics. Chicago: Professional Press, Inc., 1975. (1500 copies, not numbered, signed by author). 33. Hooker, Richard. The Folger Library Edition of the Works of Richard Hooker, Vols 1 and 4. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1982. BX5037 .A2 1977 34. Howe, Alfred E. Scientific Piano Tuning and Servicing. New York: Grace Baker, 1963. 35. Howells, William Dean. April Hopes. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1974. PS2020 .F68 v.15 36. ___. The Kentons. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1971. PS2020 .F68 v.25 37. ___. Indian Summer. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1971. PS2020 .F68 v.11 38. Hutchinson, Horace C. Fifty Years of Golf. Far Hills, New Jersey: USGA, 1985. 1500 copies printed. Not numbered. 39. Kemmerer, John. A Clear Sky. New York: s.n., 1974. [100 copies printed.] 40. H.P. Kraus. 175 Printed Books: Catalogue 103. New York: H.P. Kraus, n.d. 41. H.P. Kraus. Illuminations: Catalogue 172. New York: H.P. Kraus, n.d. 42. H.P. Kraus. The Fifteenth Century. Incunabula from Eighty-nine Presses in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, Holland, Belgium, Spain, and England: Catalogue 173. New York: H.P. Kraus, n.d. Z999.K88 43. H.P. Kraus. Bibliography: Catalogue 175. New York: H.P. Kraus, n.d. 44. H.P. Kraus. Books and Documents of the Sixteenth: Catalogue 176. New York: H.P. Kraus, n.d. 45. H.P. Kraus. Europe in the Seventeenth Century: Catalogue 177. New York: H.P. Kraus, n.d. 46. H.P. Kraus. Illustration: Catalogue 179. New York: H.P. Kraus, n.d. 47. H.P. Kraus. Miscellanea: Catalogue 180. New York: H.P. Kraus, n.d. Z999.K88 48. H.P. Kraus. Incunabula. Works from Ninety-eight Presses in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, Holland, Belgium, Spain, & England: Catalogue 182. New York: H.P. Kraus, n.d. 49. H.P. Kraus. Catalogue 183. New York: H.P. Kraus, n.d. 50. Leroy A. Wilson, President of American Telephone and Telegraph Company February 18, 1948 to June 28, 1951. New York: s.n.; 1951. 2 copies, one incomplete. 51. Lunny, Robert M. Kelley Drye and Warren: An Informal History 1836-1984. New York: Kelley Drye and Warren, 1985. 52. The M. Carey Thomas Awards (to Hannah Arndt and Georgia O'Keeffe), 1971. Bryn Mawr College. 53. Medænas Monograph on The Arts: Toulous-Lautrec, Renoir, Michelangelo, Picasso, Prendergast, Gauguin. Mount Vernon, NY: The Artist's Limited Edition, 1980. 54. Mehlhouse, Harvey G. Speeches by Harvey G. Mehlhouse. New York: s.n., 1972. 55. Miller, Genevieve, ed. William Beaumont's Formative Years: Two Early Notebooks 1811 -1821. New York: Henry Schuman, 1946. 56. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: A Guide to the Collection. Houston : The Museum of Fine Arts, 1981. 2 copies, one cloth, one paper. N576.H7 A6 1981 57. Neiman, LeRoy. LeRoy Neiman: Retrospective 1949-1975. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Museum of Modern Art, 1975. 58. New York Stock Exchange: Its Functions and Operations. New York: New York Stock Exchange, 1936. HG 4572 .N38 59. Newhouse, John. Philip D. Adler: A Man and a Tradition. Mount Vernon, NY: Lee Enterprises, 1970. 1000 copies printed. Not numbered. 60. Newman, Sasha. Georgia O'Keeffe: The Phillips Collection. Washington D.C.: s.n., 1985. Unfinished. 61. Noyes, Patricia H. Pat's Report: Europe 1955. Mount Vernon, NY: The Press of A. Colish, 1973. 62. Okada. Shinoda, and Tsutaka: Three Pioneers of Abstract Painting in 20th Century Japan. Washington, D.C.: The Phillips Collection, 1979. 63. Olmsted, J. M. D. François Magendie, Pioneer in Experimental Physiology and Scientific Medicine in XIX Century France. New York: Henry Schuman, 1944. Inscribed to A. Colish from Henry Schuman. 64. Osbourne, Minnot A., ed. History of the Class of 1907: Yale College. Volume VI. [New York]: Huntington Press, 1933. 65. O'Sullivan, Judith. The Art of the Comic Strip. College Park: University of Maryland Dept. of Art, 1971. NC1427.C63 O8 66. Paine, Thomas. Common Sense. Mount Vernon, New York: The Press of A. Colish, 1976. 1500 copies printed. 67. Pal, Pratapaditya. The Ideal Image: The Gupta Sculptural Tradition and its Influence. New York: Asia Society in association with J. Weatherhill, c1978. NB1002 .P27 68. Pulling, Edward. Random Reminiscences. Oyster Bay, NY: s.n., 1973. 69. Richard Rodgers: Letters to Dorothy. New York: The New York Public Library, 1988. 250 copies printed. Not numbered. Signed by Dorothy Rodgers. 70. The Road to Market: 125 Years of Distribution Services. S.l.: McKesson and Robbins, Inc., 1958. Possibly printed by A. Colish. 2 copies. 71. Roosevelt, Diana L. Poems from the Blue Planet. West Grove, PA: Dark Woods Press, 1972. 72. Rose, Stuart. The Maryland Hunt Cup. New York: Huntington's Press, 1931. 450 copies printed. Printer's copy. 73. Rosenthal, Mark. Paul Klee: A Medaenas Mongraph on the Arts. Mount Vernon, NY: The Artist's Limited Edition, 1981. 74. Shakespeare, William. The Comedies, Histories & Tragedies of William Shakespeare: King Lear. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1939-40. Spec PR2754 .F3 75. Sophian, Lawrence H., et al. The Sulfapyrimidines. New York: Press of A. Colish, 1952. 76. Stern, Anne Bigelow, ed. Guide to the Collections of Caramoor. Katonah, NY: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 1978. 77. Stillwell, Margaret B. Rhythm and Rhymes: The Songs of the Bookworm. Mount Vernon, NY: The Press of A. Colish, 1977. PS3537.T543 R3 1977 78. Strauss, Monica. Leonardo da Vinci. Mount Vernon, NY: The Artist's Limited Edition, 1984. 79. Wilkinson, Charles K. Nishapur: Pottery of the Early Islamic Period. New York: Great American Editions, Ltd., 1973. 80. Willis, Thomas. Anatomy of the Brain. Tuchahow, NY: USV Pharmaceutical Corp, 1971. 81. Wolff, Eleanor L. Spaces. Bedford Village, New York: s.n., 1972. (250 copies printed) 82. Yale Center for British Art. Selected Paintings, Drawings & Books. New Haven: Yale University, 1977. N6761 .Y34 1977
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