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THIRTY YEARS OF BIRD & BULL A BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1958-1988.
Heaney, Howell J.
With a foreword and commentary by Henry Morris.
- Newtown, PA : Bird & Bull Press 1988
- three-quarter morocco, Bird & Bull Press paste-paper over boards, morocco spine label.
- Accompanied by a cloth folder containing various text pages and ephemera; both inserted in a cloth-covered and lined clamshell box with a morocco spine label. 104 pages.
- Order Nr. 23772
- Price: $ 180.00
First edition, limited to 300 numbered copies, of which 275 are for sale (Leaf Book - Chalmers 190). Contains a complete bibliographical description of all books and selected ephemera printed by and for the press plus books printed by the press for others since 1980. There is also a short-title list of all the entries from the 1979 bibliography, making this the definitive work on this fine private press. Each entry lists the collation, reprints the colophon and in most cases has a fascinating and enlightening commentary written from the heart by Henry Morris. All the humor is there, along with thoughts and beliefs that can probably only really be appreciated by a fellow letterpress printer who feels the anxiety, frustration, and total commitment that goes into a private press production! Mention must be made of the type specimen list, contained within the folder of ephemera, which must be one of the most innovative and unique type specimens ever produced. Amazingly the book itself also has tipped-in samples and facsimile pages. Henry Morris took over two years to produce this book making all his own paper, writing, hand typesetting, printing in two colors, folding, pasting, etc. It certainly is a fitting tribute to the press's 30th anniversary. It was the last book produced by the press on paper made by hand by Henry Morris.
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DICTIONNAIRE BIOGRAPHIQUE ET BIBLIO-ICONOGRAPHIQUE DE LA ...
by Brun-Durand, Justin
Biographical and bibliographic dictionary of the region of La Drôme in France. An index which lists names and professions of biography subjects. (Besterman 1717). Loosely inserted is a commemorative book label which indicates that this set came from the reference library of H.P. Kraus purchased by Oak Knoll Books at auction.