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Josephy, Robert 1903-1993

Overview
Works: 39 works in 49 publications in 2 languages and 2,808 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Narrative poetry  Frame stories  Short stories  Biography 
Roles: Printer, Designer, Typographer, Book designer, Creator, Illustrator, Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Robert Josephy
The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

2 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer's work begins at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, England, where a group of pilgrims have assembled on their way to Canterbury. Harry Bailly, the innkeeper, suggests a contest: Whoever tells the best tale will win a supper when they reach Canterbury
A Victorian in the modern world by Hutchins Hapgood( Book )

2 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voice of the city and other stories by O Henry( Book )

2 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and death of a Spanish town by Elliot Paul( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little children by William Saroyan( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dualities by Dorothy Norman( Book )

1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These people by Howard McKinley Corning( Book )

1 edition published in 1926 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witch in the wilderness by Desmond Holdridge( Book )

2 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of highly civilized people are forced to become jungle dwellers for six months when their huge diesel yacht Witch is caught in the mud of an upper tributary of the Amazon
Sacrifice by Mary Larrimer( Book )

1 edition published in 1926 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems and prose by Rosamund Hoyt( Book )

1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graveyard watch by John Esteven( Book )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

500 years of art in illustration, from Albrecht Dürer to Rockwell Kent by Howard Simon( Book )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book : the story of printing & bookmaking by Douglas C McMurtrie( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of printing and bookmaking. For other editions, see Author Catalog
Frederic G. Melcher-Robert Frost Collection by Frederic Gershom Melcher( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specific topics of interest include the future of the book (talk by H.L. Mencken at the American Booksellers Association); the destruction of Mitsuru Ishii's collection during World War II; the auction of "Twilight"; and Willa Cather on "Jurgen."
Sixteen days by Hans Habe( Book )

1 edition published in 1940 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in the Congo by André Gide( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking part : a twentieth-century life by Robert Josephy( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In 1920, thinking he would find a job as a writer, Robert Josephy met with a new publisher, Alfred Knopf - and ended up as an office boy for eight dollars a week. After a few intense years years promoted to production manager and learned to design books, an occupation he traded on for the better part of thirty years. He designed the nascent Viking Press' first six books, worked for Simon and Schuster and Random House in their early years, became freelancer in high demand, and served as president of and teacher at the Book and Magazine Guild both before and after it became a full-fledged union. Many of his books are now collectors' items. This is just one of the ways Josephy has been taking part in what has turned out to be an unusually full and intriguing life."--BOOK JACKET. "Involvement and imagination have fueled the life and times of this book designer/farmer/political/activist/environmentalist. Born in 1903 to a prosperous Long Island family, Josephy is still very much a self-made man. His acquaintances and experiences span a range that includes some of this century's brightest stars and most controversial issues - Alexander Calder, Lewis Mumford, Alfred Stieglitz, H. L. Mencken, Malcolm Cowley. He had to resign from the Bethel Democratic Town Committee for supporting Henry Wallace over Harry Truman. Called the "oldest living liberal Democrat in Connecticut," Josephy was twice persuaded to run as the heavily outnumbered Democratic candidate for the Connecticut state legislature - forty-two years apart. Exercising his design skills in a different field, he planted on of Connecticut's largest fruit farms, the Blue Jay Orchards in Bethel. He has served on the Connecticut Board of Agriculture, was a longtime board member of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, and has been a driving force in the farmland preservation movement."--BOOK JACKET. "Fast-paced, multifaceted, opinionated, sometimes outrageous, and always interesting, Josephy and his life reflect the variety and breadth of changing experiences the United States has offered during the twentieth century. His vivid memoir serves to remind us that "ordinary people" lead singular lives: they have true stories worth the telling, stories that are often more compelling - if not stranger than - fiction."--BOOK JACKET
Origins of the new South, 1877-1913 by C. Vann Woodward( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the economis, political, and social evolution of the Outh from the end of Reconstruction to the beginning of World War I
 
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Origins of the new South, 1877-1913
Alternative Names
Josephy, Robert S. 1903-1993

Languages
English (26)

German (1)

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