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 John DePol Keepsake

“Dashes for a Typographical Stage”

Tuscaloosa: The Legacy Press, 2004


Edition: 300; 2 printed pages; open measures 11 x 17 inches. Offset-printed leaflet featuring a number of wood-engraved dashes cut by DePol (1913–2004), most of which were made for

The Typophiles’s Benjamin Franklin Keepsakes. The original layout was designed by DePol, who signed 80 copies. Note: all signed copies have been sold. Published in honor of his appearance at the American Printing History Association’s conference in Newark, Delaware; this keepsake was distributed at Oak Knoll Fest XI in 2004.


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