Topic 1: Shakespeare & Company
Gertrude Stein and Plain Editions
Gertrude Stein's massive work of the 1920s,
Making of Americans Being a History of a Family's Progress (1925) was
distributed by Shakespeare and Company and published jointly by Robert
McAlmon of Contact Editions and Bill Bird of Three Mountains Press, with
huge cost overruns; Shown here are two examples of the
more modestly-produced Stein 'Plain Editions'
that followed in the early thirties, Lucy
Church Amiably (1930, in blue printed boards) and How
to Write (1930, buff boards with printed label). In addition to those shown here, the library has copies of The Making of Americans and How to Write inscribed by Stein to F. Scott Fitzgerald (both in the Bruccoli Collection).
Updated 5 June
2000 by the
of Rare Books and Special Collections.
2000, the University
of South Carolina