Press of the Palace of the Governors ~ New Mexico


Southwest Writer Harvey Fergusson:
A Collector's View and Checklist by Saul Cohen

Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell
Sante Fe, New Mexico: Museum of New Mexico / Press of the Palace of the Governors, 2001. Edition of 150.

7.5 x 9.5"; 70 pages. Bound in a laminate case structure with printed coverpapers and cloth spine. Illustrated with three color renderings of Fergusson book covers and a four-page section of black-and-white photographs. Letterpress from Monotype Baskerville on Zerkall Book paper. Handset San Serif Medium titling and clay-colored drop caps.

Cynthia Imperatore: "Cohen, a longtime collector of Fergusson's work, introduces one of the Southwest's best-kept literary secrets and guides the reader through a full spectrum of the author's work, offering commentary that puts it all into perspective. A New Mexican native, Fergusson grew up in the wake of a vanishing frontier and drew his characterizations from the raw material of the area. Crusty mountain men, descendants of Spanish land barons, a wandering Jewish peddler, and a mysterious New Mexican witch symbolize the range of Western adventure.

"Cohen sheds light on the plight of Western novelists, whose recognition is often limited to regional obscurity, and makes a case for universal themes in Fergusson's work. Cohen provides the reader with a comprehensive checklist of the author's books, short stories, essays, poetry and reviews."



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Bulletin in Bold Characters
A Bibliography of The Seton Village Press with commentary by the proprietor, Maurice Taylor

Santa Fe, New Mexico: Museum of New Mexico / Press of the Palace of the Governors, 1990. Edition of 165.

10 x 7"; 61 pages. Text set in Spectrum. Printed on Rives Heavyweight Buff paper. Handbound in quarter cloth and leather with printed paper covers.

Press of the Palace of the Governors: "A bibliography and history of the Seton Village Press launched near Santa Fe by famed naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton. The book was written by proprietor/printer Maurice Taylor, who shared responsibility for the publishing venture with his wife Marceil, an illustrator and bookbinder. Highlighting his association with Southwest poets, authors, and artists, Taylor details the design decisions and work that went into crafting more than twenty Seton Village Press limited editions produced from 1938 through 1943. Though brief, the five-year history reflects a rich contribution to the literature of the region. The handsomely crafted edition is punctuated with line artwork reprinted from the original Seton Press editions."

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