A Booklet Devoted to the Book Plates of Elisha Brown Bird, Being a Collection Printed in Photogravure. "...printed for Winfred Porter Truesdell, Arlington, Massachusetts, consists of one hundred and ten copies on Van Gelder handmade paper and forty copies on Japan vellum. The text has been composed by Bertha M. Goudy, in Village type designed by Frederic W. Goudy, and printed by them at the Village Press, New York, in September, 1907. This is copy No. 5". One of the 40 copies on Japan vellum. Two bookplates (both examples of Truesdell's) include the actual examples, not reproductions. Green paper covered boards with "EB" roundel to front cover and Japan vellum spine. Slight bumping to corners and offsetting to endpapers from glue used on pastedowns.
One of the scarcest Village Press editions that was produced.
"The book devoted to the book plates of E.B. Bird is easily a marked example of the artistic in bookmaking, since it has been printed at the Village Press and has the distinguishing earmarks of the his notable private press. The Goudy type has been used and the photogravure illustrations reproduce the book plates themselves very faithfully and brilliantly" (The Independent).