San Francisco, CA: Arion Press, n.d., but circa 1997. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (16) pages. Prospectus for printing a lecturn edition of the Bible beginning spring 1998. In addition to technical details, this prospectus includes the preface to the New Revised Standard Version prepared by Bruce Metzger. Specimen of text laid in. READ MORE about PROSPECTUS FOR A LECTURN EDITION OF THE HOLY BIBLE IN THE NEW REVISED STANDARD VERSION
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San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 1976. square 4to. self paper wrappers. (8) pages. Prospectus for Fred Martin, A Travel Book. the mapping of J. Carlos Jones' journey. Specimens of illustrations, color and black and white. READ MORE about Prospectus for A TRAVEL BOOK
San Francisco, CA: Arion Press, n.d. folio. self paper wrappers. (4) pages. Prospectus for Captivity Narrative of Hannah Duston, edited by Cotton Mather, John Greenleaf Whittier, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. With 35 woodblock prints by Richard Bosman. With two specimens of the prints. Folded. READ MORE about Prospectus for CAPTIVITY NARRATIVE OF HANNAH DUSTON
Farsta, Sweden: Ars Imprimis Press. n.d. 8vo. self paper wrappers. (6) pages. Text in English and Swedish. Prospectus for a reprint of Revelationes S. Birgittæ, originally printed in Lubeck, 1492. READ MORE about Publication Announcement by Ars Imprimis Press
Middletown, CT: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, (1960). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Introductory comments by Russell T. Limbach. A study of the laboratory's privately printed publications since 1943. Black and white illustrations. READ MORE about ART LABORATORY IMPRESSIONIS
Axminister, Devon, UK: Uniformbooks, 2015. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 176 pages. First edition. In Unshelfmarked: Reconceiving the artists book, Michael Hampton vets the mediums history, postulating a new timeline that challenges the orthodox view of the artists book as a form largely peculiar to the twentieth century. Post-Deweyed, these works form an entirely new corpus, showcasing the artists book not as a by-product of the book per se, but both its antecedent and post-digital flowering... READ MORE about UNSHELFMARKED: RECONCEIVING THE ARTISTS’ BOOK
Portland, ME: (Ascensius Press), n.d. broadside (7 1/2 by 5 3/4 inches). Advertisement by Elizabeth Baird's Ephemera and Books of Portland, Maine. READ MORE about Advertisement by the Ascensius Press
Portland, ME: Ascensius Press, The, 1989. tall 8vo. quarter cloth, marbled paper over boards, paper spine label. (vii), (15) pages. Limited to 100 numbered copies, this being one of the twenty five special copies bound thus. Signed by the compiler and the illustrator. Reprints poems which originally appeared in E. E. CUMMINGS COMPLETE POEMS 1913-1962. Well printed by letterpress. Prospectus loosely inserted. Fine condition. READ MORE about VIVA SWEET LOVE" ELEVEN POEMS BY E. E. CUMMINGS Compiled with an introduction by Sheldon...
Portland: The Ascensius Press, 1989. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 37, (3) pages. First edition. Privately printed and limited to 500 copies. This is the third collection of poetry by Kenneth Rosen. Illustrated by Richard Wilson. Inscribed to Beth Bruce by Scott Vile in 1989. READ MORE about THE HEBREW LION
New Haven, London: Yale University Press, 1985. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. (xii), 499 pages. The first eight chapters are a biography of Charled Robert Ashbee, followed by six chapters of his work as an architect and designer, and the last two draw the book together. He established the Essex House Press in England. Ink inscription on free endpaper. READ MORE about C.R. ASHBEE ARCHITECT, DESIGNER & ROMANTIC SOCIALIST
Glen Head, NY: The Ashlar Press, 1933. small 8vo. cloth-backed decorated boards, paper spine label. (vi), 57, (3) pages. Limited to 200 copies. (Ransom no.11). Printed by the Walpole Printing Office. READ MORE about TRAGIC FUGUE, A PLAY IN THREE EPISODES
Mt. Vernon: At the Sign of the Blue-Behinded Ape, 1936. tall 8vo. decorated paper-covered boards in two separate patterns, paper spine, slipcase. label. 150 pages. Limited to 390 copies. Printed by Peter and Edna Beilenson under this press name which they reserved for certain of their esoteria. (Ransom, Selective Checklist, no.4). With illustrations in color. Rubbed along edges and spine with small pieces of paper covering chipped away from spine edge. Top of slipcase lacking. READ MORE about CUPID'S HORN-BOOK, SONGS AND BALLADS OF MARRIAGE AND OF CUCKOLDRY WRIT TEN BY VARIOUS HANDS &...
Chicago: At the Sign of the Gargoyle, 1945. tall 12mo. cloth-backed boards. (46) pages printed French fold. Limited to 450 copies. Being the second Chap Book issued by this press. Robert Middleton engraved the decorations. Cloth spine rubbed at spine extremities. With the small private ownership stamp of Elizabeth and Ben Lieberman in corner of front pastedown. READ MORE about THE QUICK BROWN FOX, A CHAP BOOK With an Introduction by R. Hunter Middleton. Cover Engraved on...
New York: The Grolier Club, 2005. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 22 pages followed by plates. Limited to 500 copies. With a three page biographical sketch of Ken by his wife, Lee. Gaylord Shanilec contributed the design and printing of wood engravings, Bradley Hutchinson printed the cover and Jerry Kelly contributed the design and typography. READ MORE about FINE PRINTING IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION OF KENNETH AUCHINCLOSS
New York: The Grolier Club, 2005. 6 x 9 inches. paperback. 32 pages. This catalogue contains some of the most beautiful books of the twentieth century from the collection of Kenneth Auchincloss. It includes a three page biographical sketch of Ken, by his wife Lee Auchincloss, as well as ten facsimiles. Gaylord Shanilec contributed the wood engraving, Bradley Hutchinson printed the cover, and Jerry Kelly contributed the design. The exhibition was held on May 19 to June 17, 2005. READ MORE about FINE PRINTING IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION OF KENNETH AUCHINCLOSS
(Paisley, Scotland): Gleniffer Press, 1977. miniature book (5.1 x 5.1 cm). green leather stamped in gilt, inserted in plastic box with cotton protective base. (xiv), 26, (9) pages. Limited to 150 numbered copies. Illustrated. Plastic box is cracked. With the miniature bookplate of Kathryn Rickard on front pastedown. READ MORE about IN HER BIRTHDAY DRESS
Pawlet, VT: Banyan Press, 1977. 4to. stiff paper wrappers, top edge cut, other edges uncut, in publisher's printed manila envelope. (8) pages. Limited to 240 numbered copies. Letter reflecting on the solitary life by Guigo, Prior of Grand Chartreuse, written in the last year of his priorate. Translated by Thomas Merton. READ MORE about ON THE SOLITARY LIFE
Pawlet, VT: The Banyan Press, 1948. 8vo. cloth, paper spine label, top edge cut, other edges uncut. (viii), 40, (2) pages. Limited to 250 numbered copies. Table of contents. A collection of poetry. Printed by Milton Saul and Matthew Fredericks. READ MORE about THE UNDERSEA FARMER
(New York: Banyan Press, 1947). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (vii), 25, (4) pages. Limited to 400 numbered copies and designed by Harry Prickett. Presentation on free endpaper "Affectionately to Marion and George from Faye and Harry Prickett, 1/20/48." A book of poetry. Jacket worn and split along back hinge. READ MORE about FRAGMENTS
Pawlet, VT: The Banyan Press, 1977. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers, top edge cut, other edges uncut, in publisher's issued manila envelope. (12) pages. Limited to 440 numbered copies. A section from an untitled longer poem. READ MORE about METAMORPHOSIS OF 741
(Mission, BC, Canada): Barbarian Press, 2015. 12mo. self paper wrappers. (4) pages. Prospectus announcing publication of John Keats, Fancy. Includes a specimen page with wood engraving by Andy English. READ MORE about Prospectus for FANCY: 8 ODES OF JOHN KEATS