| Stuart, Gloria. Imprenta Glorias by Gloria Stuart (with Cockerell marbled paper cover, 2000). Imprenta Glorias, 2000.
Unmarked. Small tear on edge of first page. Very Good. Sewn Binding. (#23572) $175.00
Cockerell paper marbled cover, with a stamp: Cockerell, Letchworth, England 1954.
This book was prepared as a keepsake for the Roxburghe-Zamorano fiesta in San Francisco, 2000. Allywn O’Mara bound it.The drawings on the inside were inspired by paraphernalia of Lillian Marks, Plantin Press.
Imprenta Glorias is the imprint of film and television actress Gloria Stuart (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, 1938; My Favorite Year, 1982; Titanic, 1997).
In 1983, when she was in her seventies, the master printer Ward Ritchie taught her to print. Stuart started a fresh career as a respected designer of hand-printed artists’ books and broadsides. She produced illustrated books and broadsides under her own imprint, Imprenta Glorias, from 1984-2006.
Her print work is in the collections of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
The Plantin Press, a small private press in Los Angeles was started in 1931 by Saul and Lillian Marks.