SCHANILEC, Gaylord, b.1955. ~ Emerson G. Wulling: Printer for Pleasure.
One of 146 standard copies. 25 illustrations and ephemera including 7 colour wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec. Printed by Rachel Mellis and Gaylord Schanilec on Hahnemuhle mouldmade paper, text set in Poliphilus and Bembo Italic. Tall 4to., original cblue Ingres patterned paper covered boards with the Sumac Press logo, original brown linen spine with maroon morocco and gilt spine label, housed in the original slipcase. A very good copy.
Inserted loose are the original prospectus, and 2 pieces of ephemera:
1. Bookplate of Emerson Gissel Wulling, 6 x 9.5 cms, with a quotation from Richard de Bury’s ‘Philobiblon’.
2. ‘Give me a backrub, I like it. You let me loose in the shop, I like it’, Emerson G. Wulling. 2000. Broadside 15 x 33 cms. Wood engraving by Schanilec. One of 80 copies, printed at Midnight Paper Sales.
Emerson Wulling was a printer in La Crosse Wisconsin who was 92 when he met Gaylord Schanilec - this is his story. The text takes the form of two interviews by Schanilec and his friend and bookseller and bibliophile Robert Rulon-Miller with Emerson Wulling in 1995 and 1999. Wulling started printing in 1916 and kept going for 87 years...probably longer than any other printer.
With a checklist by Rulon-Miller of Wulling’s books, broadsides, pamphlets and ephemera printed over 60 years at his Sumac Press.