Ithaca, NY: (Elfriede Abbe), 1951. 4to. quarter cloth, paper covered boards, gilt emblem on front board, fore-edge uncut, slipcase. (viii), 34 +(1) pages. Limited edition of 275 numbered and signed copies. Abbe (1919-2012) was a sculptor and wood engraver who had won numerous prizes for her work. This is copy # 1 presented to Abbe's mother on Christmas 1951. Woodcut engravings by Elfriede Abbe. Text printed from handset type. Invoice for slipcase laid in. Xerox of one illustration inlayed on slipcase. READ MORE
(Cambridge, MA: The Abbey Press, 1925). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, fore-edge uncut, in envelope. xvii+(i) pages. An announcement of the association of Eugene H. Gordon and G. Gehman Taylor as Gordon-Taylor, Inc., operating the Abbey Press. Reproduces the first advertisement printed in English by William Caxton. Envelope tearing along crease. READ MORE
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Exlibriskring der W.B-Vereniging, 1956. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Text in Dutch. Table of contents, introduction by Joh. J. Hanrath. A collection of nineteen wood engravings by Acket and Bulder, loosely inserted in portfolio. READ MORE
London and Dulverton, England: The Acorn Press and The Exmoor Predd, (1983). 12mo. cloth, paper front cover label. 126, (2) pages. Limited to 350 numbered copies, signed by the author on colophon. Reprint of 1946 edition. Illustrated with wood engravings by Hellmuth Weissenborn. Table of contents, introductory essay by the author. Descriptions of numerous flowes found in English literary works with excerpts of poems that mention them. "Sentimental vocabulary" of the flowers follows text. Acknowledgments. READ MORE
AN EPILOGUE TO THE PUBLICATION OF C-S: THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN.
Harper Woods, MI: The Adagio Press, 1971. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (20) pages. AN EPILOGUE TO THE PUBLICATION OF C-S: THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN. First edition, limited to 432. Tanner and Alstrom 24. Concerns a letter from Cobden- Sanderson's daughter and additional information by John Dreyfus. Hand-printed by Leonard Bahr at his private press. READ MORE
Harper Woods, MI: Privately printed, 1970. tall 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 13+(1) pages. Limited to 300 copies. Printed by Leonard Bahr at his Adagio Press; text in black, ornamental initials and page ornaments in ochre on tan stock. Tied into light brown wrappers with a dark brown over-wrapper, using tan thread. READ MORE
Contents: "An Introduction to the Adagio Press;" "A Tribute to Anton Bohm and his work and the Sans Souci Press;" "The Spirit of Liberty," by Judge Learned Hand; "Tribute, as if from a dead author," by Donald Weeks; "The Spring of the Year," by Samuel Johnson; "Interpretations and Insinuations, or, the image of the Adagio Press as seen graphically by its friends."
Harper Woods, Michigan: Adagio Press, (1963, 1964, 1964, n.d., 1965, 1965). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers; loose leaf; envelope. 12; 7+(1) pages; remainder unpaginated. Contents: "An Introduction to the Adagio Press;" "A Tribute to Anton Bohm and his work and the Sans Souci Press;" "The Spirit of Liberty," by Judge Learned Hand; "Tribute, as if from a dead author," by Donald Weeks; "The Spring of the Year," by Samuel Johnson; "Interpretations and Insinuations, or, the image... READ MORE
The text of the Sermonette delivered by The Reverend Allan A. Zaun at the wedding of Ann and Leonard Bahr Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church
Detroit: n.p., 1960. 8vo. stiff paper wrapper. unpaginated. The text of the Sermonette delivered by The Reverend Allan A. Zaun at the wedding of Ann and Leonard Bahr Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church. Limited to an edition of 210. Not in Tanner and Alstrom, but printed by Ann and Leonard Bahr of Adagio Press for presentation to their friends. A very attractive printing of the text read at the Bahr's wedding. READ MORE
London, England: Coptic Press, 1965. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 48 pages. "Nineteenth Century Initials, Ornaments, and Borders: Part Two." Note on contents by the editor, Black and white illustrations of numerous initials and title pages. READ MORE
London, England: Coptic Press, 1965. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 63+(1) pages. "Nineteenth Century Initials, Ornaments, and Borders: Part Three." Note on contents by the editor, Black and white illustrations of numerous pictorial ornaments, borders, and vignettes. READ MORE
Campden, Gloucestershire, England: The Alcuin Press, n.d., but circa 1933. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket, paper spine label, top edge cut, other edges uncut. xvi, 38 pages. Inscriptioin by the author on front free endpaper states that this edition for kin and friends only, that "no trade edition will ensue, nor one for sale, nor any for review." Table of contents, brief comments on "The Approach." A collection of poetry. Paper spine label tanned and chipped. READ MORE
Translated by Antje Lemke. Introduction by Donald P. Bean.
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, (1958). 12mo. cloth, paper cover label, printed clear plastic dust jacket. (32) pages. Translated by Antje Lemke. Introduction by Donald P. Bean. First edition thus, with the first appearance in English of the Prologue in which Aldus announces his plan to publish printed editions of Aristotle. READ MORE
N.P. Wesleyan University Art Laboratory, 1960. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (14) pages. Second printing, limited to 130 copies.Introduction, Accompanied an exhibition of Aldine works, published between 1494 and 1576, in the library's collections. READ MORE
Oxford: The Alembic Press, 1989. 8vo. quarter cloth with marbled paper over boards. 57+(1) pages. First edition, limited to 100 numbered copies. Set in Bembo and printed by letterpress on Hahnemuhle paper by Claire Bolton. Contains a history of the press and then lists all its publications to date. Bibliographical details are given along with comments on how the books were produced, problems encountered, etc. Many original samples are included and it is also illustrated with line blocks. READ MORE
Kentfield, CA: The Allen Press, 1965-70. various sizes. Four A.L.s. from Lewis Allen to collector and librarian Richard Schimmelpfeng. The letters are dated September 13, 1965, March 24, 1968, July 8, 1969, and Octobe 27, 1970. They discuss the availability of Allen Press publications, fulfillment of orders, letters of regret concerning sold-out items, and comments on Schimmelpfeng's works. Also included is a historical sketch and a check list of works published by the Allen Press. READ MORE