Boston: Richard J. Wolfe, 1991. 8vo. decorated paper over cloth-backed boards. xix, 15, 23, (7) pages. Limited to 250 signed copies, 200 for sale. Text is a facsimile of original Dutch text with translation on facing page. Gives information on gilding of leather; paper; silk; velvet and fore edge, marbling on edges of calf and sheepskin, and dyeing of calf and sheepskin. Tipped-in are 8 samples of some of the processes explained in the book... READ MORE
North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1979. tall 8vo. quarter leather over decorated paper-covered boards. 123 pages. Limited to 300 numbered copies; this copy is not numbered but has "binder's sample 2/20/79" written on the colophon (Taylor A21). This work is an excellent, scholarly study, finely printed by Henry Morris. With two original plates intended for Bigelow's book, Jacob Bigelow's American Medical Botany shows a plate that Bigelow had meant to use in his... READ MORE
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1983. oblong 12mo. quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, leather tips. 64 pages followed by the tipped-in samples. First edition, limited to 350 numbered copies (Heaney A37). Reprints the first American Treatise on Marbling, an account which appears in the April 1829 issue of the Journal of the Franklin Institute with additional text by Wolfe. Beautifully printed on handmade paper. READ MORE
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1983. oblong 12mo. quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, leather tips. 64 pages followed by the tipped-in samples. First edition, limited to 350 numbered copies (Heaney A37). With an added note by Morris on the colophon page that this is "HM/Special." The lettering on the spine of this copy runs the opposite way than the regular printing. Reprints the first American Treatise on Marbling, an account which appears in the... READ MORE
(Chestnut Hill, MA. Privately printed, 1981). tall 8vo. quarter cloth with marbled paper-covered boards. 145 + (1) pages. First edition, limited to 500 copies. Contains tipped-in photographic illustrations of sixteen examples of marbled paper. Signed by the author on colophon page. READ MORE
WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND THIRTEEN ORIGINAL MARBLED SAMPLES.
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1987. 8vo. quarter bound by E.G. Parrot in morocco and tips with leather spine label, and "snail" pattern marbled paper sides made by Wolfe especially for this edition. 106 pages. WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND THIRTEEN ORIGINAL MARBLED SAMPLES. Limited to 310 numbered copies and hand-printed by Henry Morris at his Bird & Bull Press on Umbria handmade paper (Heaney A43). Wolfe has translated an unpublished manuscript from Lyon circa... READ MORE
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1985. small 4to. quarter morocco with tips and leather spine-label, gold-decorated paper sides. 161 pages. Limited to 325 copies (Heaney A40; S-K 7047). A history of this German born binder that worked for the Roycrofters from 1897 to 1911. The authors have included much unpublished material relating to Kinder and Hubbard, a rather complete Catalogue of impressions of Kinder's bookbinding hand tools and illustrated 14 bindings in full color. Another excellent Bird & Bull production. READ MORE