A Valiant Enterprise: A History of the Talisman Press, 1951-1993, Printers, Publishers, and Antiquarian Booksellers


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By Robert Greenwood, 2007.

The Account traces the evolution of book-related adventures of Robert Greenwood and Newton Baird, founders of the Press. From publishing a quarterly poetry magazine to discovering a “ghost” book, to establishing a non-profit arm (Talisman Literary Research), to becoming book dealers, the pair has enjoyed the respect and admiration of the publishing world. Includes a bibliography of books published by the Talisman Press, a bibliography of books published by Talisman Literary Research, Inc., a supplement to California Imprints 1833–1862, and a complete index.

Designed by Jack W. Stauffacher of The Greenwood Press. 7 ¼  x 11 inches. 384 pp.  Includes eight photographs and illustrations from the author’s collection. Edition 350 copies.

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