This collection of Philip Roth works caught my eye as I flicked through the January issue of Vanity Fair, a publication which seldom features typewriters any longer and is therefore soon to lose my patronage.
The Fanfair page of Hot Gifts and Hot Type said "Juniper Books is producing custom literary collections, bespoke covers, books-by-the-foot and more".
The view from an Oliver
The nine-volume set of works by Roth is bound together by an image of the author at his Olivetti Lettera 32 portable typewriter, taken by Bob Peterson at the Yaddo artists' community in Saratoga Springs, New York, in early December 1968.
The Peterson photos were used in a lengthy feature article on Roth in the February 7, 1969, edition of LIFE magazine. The Juniper set includes Goodbye, Columbus, one of my favourite books of that era, and the self-indulgent Portnoy’s Complaint.
Here is the room Roth was working in:
Some other Juniper sets:
Truman Capote wrote his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms, in the Tower Room at Yaddo in 1948: