contains various printed ephemera, proofs, and booklets produced by either Bohne himself or
other California fine printers, as well as correspondence and other materials related to his
involvement in the Rounce & Coffin Club and the private press scene at large.
Pall W. Bohne (1935-2017) was an eminent member of the Southern California fine press and
book arts scene who was known particularly for his expertise in letter press printing. As
the operator of Bookhaven Press in Rosemead, California from 1967-1992, Bohne produced
numerous works of ephemera and printed pamphlets, including a few miniature books such as
Haiku with Birds (1967), Highlights in the History of American Whaling (1968), and
Jabberwocky, the Famous Mock Heroic Epic (1971). In 1971, Bohne became a member of the
Rounce & Coffin Club, a gathering space for bibliophiles founded by Grant Dahlstrom and
Ward Ritchie. Bohne demonstrated his skills as an artisan through wood-engraving and
bookplate production, and purportedly held a wide range interests in other fields such as
beekeeping and blacksmithing.
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