- Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1999.
- large 4to.
- cloth with leather spine label, in special cloth solander case with leather spine.
- 72, (5) pages, with additional pages of color illustrations.
Price: $200.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 120383
Limited to 150 numbered copies printed at the Bird & Bull Press; this is one of the first four numbered copies and is a copy "with extra material" according to the pencil note by Henry Morris in the colophon (Berger A62). Includes chapters on Bird & Bull Incunabula, 19th-Century Security Papers, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Numismata Typographica, Farewell to Papermaking, A History of Die Cutting, The Wurzburg Lithography and more. Includes a tipped-in sample of the first Bird & Bull handmade paper (1958). The portfolio case includes two removable cylinder seal impressions. These clay impressions, attributions to the article "Better Late Than Never," bear images of people and inscriptions from ancient cylinder seals in Babylonia. Full of illustrations in both black and white and color, many tipped-in. Text in Ehrhardt types on Arches Mouldmade paper. Several pages printed in two colors. Prospectus inserted.