Books for Trade: Anonymous, Amish Love, Florence Italy: Michael Angelino Press, n.d.[circa 1940’s] illustrated by Mahlon Blaine

A wonderful example of clandestine Americana, a very strange item, large paperback format, the wrappers and pages have an almost rag like feel, and the production is,   I think deliberately rustic, in line with the theme of the title.

I Cannot find another copy anywhere at the moment, and the only bibliographical information, comes from Roland Trenary’s “Mahlon Blaine One-Eyed Visionary”, Grounded Outlet Kingston 2014.

I would dearly like to find out more about the history of this title, however it is available for trade against my Paris Olympia press wants.

Amish Love

Adventures in a Puritan Cult


Artwork on front and spine by Mahlon Blaine in his woodcut style and the five full page illustrations are half tone reproductions of his paintings.


Contents: 2 blank endpapers, half title “Adventures in a Puritan Cult”, verso blank, frontispiece, title page, verso blank, pages 7-264 text, blank end paper.

Title Page


The illustrations







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