[Menu/Program] GOUDY 74. 1939 MARCH EIGHTH DISTAFF SIDE DINNER TO FRED W. GOUDY AT 74
[New York]: hand composed by Florence Horn and printed by Earl H. Emmons at the Maverick Press, 1939. Broadside. Very Good binding. Item #7597
Bifolium. 10.5" x 7.5."  pp. Printed in red and black in Goudy's Deepdene and Truesdell Italic type on specially made paper watermarked with Goudy's portrait. An additional horizontal fold through the program; toning to the front and some wear at this horizontal crease; paper is weakening but remains stable.
This event was accompanied by the second Distaff Side potluck book, Goudy Gaudeamus: In Celebration of the Dinner given Frederic W. Goudy on his 74th birthday, March Eighth, 1939. While the birthday was the event, it was actually a January 1939 fire that destroyed Goudy's Village Press (the second such fire in the Press's history) that prompted the event and such an outpouring. The book with more than two dozen contributors was pulled together in less than two months with one of the 195 copies presented to Goudy at this dinner. (Walkup p. 173-5). A remarkably uncommon piece of Distaff Side ephemera, rarely seen in commerce. OCLC identifies fewer than 10 institutional holdings. Walkup, Kathleen. "Potluck Books and the Women of the Distaff Side." Making Impressions: Women in Printing and Publishing (2020).