The Private Presses of New Mexico

Hazel Dreis Editions and Libros Escogidos

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Hazel Dreis and her protegé Edward McLean came to private press publishing through their work as hand bookbinders.

Dreis, the daughter of a Midwest newspaper publisher, developed a successful business in San Francisco, working with the famed Grabhorn Press, and other Bay area printers, before moving her studio to Santa Fe in 1939.

McLean started out as a dancer, traveling throughout the country with the Denishawn Dancers, and apprenticing with Dreis only after a back injury brought an end to his performing career. In Santa Fe during the 1940s, the two produced one-of-a-kind art bindings, as well as edition work, and separately introduced their own private press publishing ventures.

In the Garden of the Home God San Fernando

The German Terror in France Vicente Silva and His 40 Bandits Edward McLean
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The Laboratory of Anthropology Hazel Dreis Editions and Libros Escogidos
Pictograph Press Motive Book Shop

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