Topic 1: Shakespeare & Company

Gertrude Stein and Plain Editions
Gertrude Stein's massive work of the 1920s, The 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).

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Updated 5 June 2000 by the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.
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