Happy 4th of July from the Peter Pauper Press

July 4, 2017

Our good friend Jim Dast just brought us two volumes to add to our very large Peter Pauper Press Collection. Both were printed by the Peter Pauper Press for the Faultless Starch Company.

Newly added to the Peter Pauper Press Collection, Department of Special Collections, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The one with the blue cover and motifs reproduced “a collection of documents and speeches which have laid the cornerstone of democracy for the United States of America”;

the one with the brown cover re-purposed quotations from Abraham Lincoln.

The verso of its title page added more good wishes — “We sure hope you have a happy and thoughtful 4th of July!” — and bore the copyright date of 1965.

For more on our use of the Peter Pauper Press collection, the generous gift of James and Nancy Dast, see a post from April 2015.