Items from the Bibliographical Checklist of the First Thirty Years

The Stinehour Press 

A Bibliographical Checklist of the First Thirty Years

Selected and Compiled by David Farrell
Published by Meriden-Stinehour Press, Lunenburg, Vermont, 1988

 


No. 1

Thoreau MacDonald's Drawings for Dartmouth
With notes by Ray Nash

 

Designed and printed by Roderick D. Stinehour at the Graphic Arts Workshop,
Dartmouth College, May 1950

4.75 x 3.5 inches; sixteen pages including five tipped-in illustrations on Japanese tissue. Two hundred copies; untrimmed and handsewn by Elizabeth Stinehour into a light brown paper cover.

This is the first entry inThe Stinehour Press, A Bibliographical Checklist of the First Thirty Years, which describes 1,006 publications printed at The Stinehour Press from 1950 to 1979. 

 

No. 47

The Stuyvesant Staircase, Ayrault House, Newport. Privately printed, 1956.

8 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches; 12 + [2] pages, illustrated with a collotype plate printed by the Meriden Gravure Company. 150 copies printed on untrimmed paper; handsewn into brown paper cover. Designed by Roderick Stinehour. The pattern paper used to wrap the cover was designed by Elizabeth Friedländer (1903 - 1984), who designed a number of patterned papers for the Cuwren Press in the late 1940’s.

 

No.  80

 
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A few Paragraphs on Printing inVermont... By Roland E. Robinson. Lunenburg, Vermont
The Stinehour Press, Christmas, 1958

Excerpt from Vermont:  A Study of Independence  (1897)

6 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches; 8 pages. 200 copies printed for friends of the Press; handsewn into printed blue paper cover.
 An early Christmas keepsake from the Stinehour Press. Envelope addressed by Rocky Stinehour. 
 

 

No. 205

Grand
By Tennessee Williams. New York, New York, House of Books, Ltd., 1964

First Edition. 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 34 pages. 300 copies signed by the author; bound in yellow cloth over boards.

 

No. 251

Jan Van Krimpen:  A Perspective on Type and Typography, by John Dreyfus. 
Printed for Gallery 303, New York, 1965

9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches; 20 pages. 300 copies saddle wire stitched into white paper cover. First appeared in Printing and Graphic Arts, VII, 4 (1959); here printed for the Heritage of the Graphic Arts lecture series. Designed by Roderick Stinehour.

 

 

No. 375

Philip Hofer as Author and Publisher

Introduction by Ray Nash. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard College Library
Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, 1968

10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches; 64+ [2] pages; illustrated; bibliography. 500 copies bound in printed gray paper and red quarter cloth over boards. Designed by Roderick Stinehour.

 

No. 570

The Visions of Mary

Edward Tyler with wood engravings by Gillian Tyler.

9 1/4 x 7 inches; 26 pages. 350 copies bound in beige paper over boards. Designed by Roderick Stinehour.
Lunenburg, Vermont; Privately printed, 1972.

 

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Roderick Stinehour

 
 Celebrating the 90th birthday of Rocky Stinehour, born in Montréal on 21 march, 1925
 

Celebrating the 90th birthday of Rocky Stinehour, born in Montréal on 21 March, 1925.

 
 Rocky Stinehour and Meryl Streep receiving Honorary Doctorate Degrees at Dartmouth College

Rocky Stinehour and Meryl Streep receiving Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Dartmouth College


Rocky's relationship with Dartmouth College has been fruitful and enduring. In 2013 the Baker-Berry Library mounted the exhibition, Designed and Printed at The Stinehour Press, following Rocky's gift of the Press' business papers to the College's Rauner Special Collections Library. Read more about the exhibit here, and an interview with Rocky here.

 
 
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Harold Hugo, Freeman Keith, David Godine, Rocky Stinehour, Ray Nash, Joe Blumenthal

photo from 1972

 
 
Connecticut Valley Air Service_Rocky Stinehour_Whitefield
 


In June of 1947, upon being discharged from the U.S. Navy after four years as a fighter pilot, Rocky took a job with the Connecticut Valley Air Service in Whitefield, New Hampshire. The business closed it doors in early 1948, shortly after his marriage to Elizabeth Maguire. Another vocation awaited him, however, as he was to find employment in the shop of one Mr. Bisbee in Lunenburg, Vermont, and enter Ray Nash's Graphic Book Arts program at Dartmouth College by the end of the summer.

 

Printing as a Way of Life

There are many paths to finding God; typography is one of the better ones.

Roderick Stinehour, from the Introduction by John Kristensen 

 
 Printing as a Way of Life, Rocky Stinehour & The Stinehour Press by Elton Wayland Hall
 


Printing as a Way of Life, Rocky Stinehour & The Stinehour Press
by Elton Wayland Hall

Inquiries may be addressed to Scott Vile:  scott@ascensiuspress.com


Click here to read the interview with Rocky Stinehour published in the Cöos County Democrat.