THE BOOKSELLERS OF SAN SERRIFFE.
First edition, limited to 200 numbered copies. Those of you who were impressed by Dr. Bachaus's earlier book on the Private Presses of San Serriffe will be absolutely shattered by this in-depth survey of the booksellers of San Serriffe. The book has an historical introduction by Dr. Bachaus, which is followed by chapters on Hobart Flock of Hoki-Nol Books (hmm!), Ki-flongian Booksellers, Ltd., Grandiloquent Bookshop, Cloacina Books, St. Luke's Paper Mill and Bookshop, Contre Kook Mail Order Books, and Exterminator Books. Contains tipped-in photographs, a fold-out broadside, and three woodcuts by Wesley Bates (including one showing Robert and Mildred Flederbach in front of Hoki-Nol Press Books). The book is accompanied by a prospectus, and a letter from Dr. Bachaus to the purchaser of the book talking about the book, and enclosing four commemorative stamps from the Republic of San Serriffe inserted in an envelope with a canceled stamp.
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> MORRIS, HENRY
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> Campbell, Gregor R., SON OF THE BOOKBINDER, WITH AN APPENDIX SHOWING SAMPLES OF SOME OF THE FINEST BOOKCLOTHS MANUFACTURED TODAY
FOR WHISPERS & CHANTS.
by Zeitlin, Jake
First edition, limited to 500 numbered copies. The book was printed at the Grabhorn Press (Heller & Magee no.96) and has a colored frontispiece drawn by Valenti Angelo as was the design on the front cover (Angelo Biblio. p.40). Zeitlin's first book. Also contains a short foreword by Carl Sandburg. Chosen as one of the 50 Best Books of the year by the AIGA. Presentation on free endpaper "To Henry Viets, with grateful remembrances of a day in Boston full of warmth & exciting encounters with books & men. Jake. 7/20/52." With Viet's bookplate. Page 4 has a number of lines added to the poem in ink in Zeitlin's hand.