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Minneapolis: The Campbell-Logan Bindery, 1985. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. not paginated. Limited to 300 copies. Contains a checklist of 43 texts published by Bieler Press within a ten-year span. Some little creases and bumps at the extremities. READ MORE about THE BIELER PRESS: A CHECKLIST OF THE FIRST TEN YEARS, 1975-1985
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 97308
Minneapolis: The Bieler Press, (1985). small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 67, (3) pages. Reprint of the hand-set limited edition. Sequence of 26 poems, often collages of the author's own lines with quotations from Burton, with some poems entirely the author's, sometimes in Burton's language, and one or two "composed" entirely from Burton. Many items were previously published elsewhere, in different versions and/or under different titles. With a woodcut entitled "Melancholy" taken from the Augsburg Chronicle..... READ MORE about THE COMPLEAT MELANCHOLICK, BEING A SEQUENCE OF FOUND, COMPOSITE, AND COMPOSED POEMS, BASED...
Price: $145.00 Order nr. 123518
Minneapolis, MN: The Bieler Press, (1985). 8vo. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, paper spine label. 67, (3) pages. Limited to 150 numbered copies, signed by author on colophon. Introductory comments, table of comments. Illustration. READ MORE about THE COMPLEAT MELANCHOLICK, BEING A SEQUENCE OF FOUND, COMPOSITE, AND COMPOSED POEMS, BASED...
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 124844
San Francisco: Fine Print, 1989. 4to. cloth, dust-jacket. (viii), 148 pages. First edition. Fine in near fine jacket. An anthology of the most interesting and informative articles published in Fine Print under the title "On Type." Covers a wide range of topics from the sixteenth century to the present day. READ MORE about FINE PRINT ON TYPE. THE BEST OF FINE PRINT MAGAZINE ON TYPE AND TYPOGRAPHY
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 23196
San Francisco: Fine Print, 1989. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (viii), 148 pages. First edition. The Best of Fine Print Magazine on Type and Typography. An anthology of the most interesting and informative articles published in Fine Print under the title "On Type." Covers a wide range of topics from the sixteenth century to the present day. Fine condition. READ MORE about FINE PRINT ON TYPE
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 24490
Oyster Bay, NY: Binnacle Press, 1962. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, paper cover label. (ii), 18, (4) pages. Printed in an edition limited to 600 copies printed for friends of the Binnacle Press. Designed and illustrated by John DePol. The text type is Linotype Times Roman with Bulmer display on Strathmore Text and Ivory Wove Paper. With centerfold chart of the route of the schooner "Stephen Taber" 10 to 15 July, 1961. READ MORE about LOG: FIVE DAYS ABOARD THE SCHOONER "STEPHEN TABER."
Price: $12.50 Order nr. 63708
North Hills: Bird & Bull Press, n.d. Single sheet. READ MORE about PROSPECTUS TO PROCEEDINGS AT A MEETING OF THE VAT PAPERMAKERS IN 1853
Price: $6.50 Order nr. 466
N.P. Andrews - Nelson - Whitehead, (1986). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers with marbled paper-covered spine, slipcase. Nine text pages and many samples of handmade paper. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies. Samples of handmade paper from Barcham Green in England, Richard de Bas Mill in France, Fabriano in Italy, Larroque in France, Moriki Paper Company of Japan and St. Armand of Canada. The three preliminary pages were printed on handmade paper by Henry Morris of..... READ MORE about IMPORTED HANDMADE PAPERS FROM ANDREWS - NELSON - WHITEHEAD, YESTERDAY' S CRAFT FOR TODAY'S CREATIONS
Price: $200.00 Order nr. 24462
Introductions by Carey S. Bliss.
North Hills: Bird & Bull Press, 1982. 8vo. cloth, paper spine label. 141 pages. Introductions by Carey S. Bliss. One of 500 copies (Heaney A33). Prospectus loosely inserted. A fine copy. This is the first reprinting in facsimile of two important first books on printing in English. The first is Atkyns' The Original and Growth of Printing(1664) which is the first book devoted to the subject of printing; the second is William Caslon's first type..... READ MORE about A PAIR ON PRINTING
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 128890
Introductions by Carey S. Bliss.
North Hills: Bird & Bull Press, 1982. 8vo. cloth, paper spine label. 141 pages. Introductions by Carey S. Bliss. One of 500 copies (Heaney A33). This is the first reprinting in facsimile of two important first books on printing in English. The first is Atkyns' The Original and Growth of Printing(1664) which is the first book devoted to the subject of printing; the second is William Caslon's first type specimen book, also the first English..... READ MORE about A PAIR ON PRINTING
Price: $40.00 Order nr. 1353
N.P. San Serriffe Publishing Co., 1978. tall 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 10 pages, 10 double-page marbled paper samples, 5 pages. Limited to 400 copies, all numbered "1." (Taylor A20). A near fine copy. This book provides the first view of Henry Morris's mythical world of San Serriffe. Little did he know that this one book would inspire a series of Bird & Bull Press titles. As Swift used Gulliver, Henry Morris resurrected his mythical author..... READ MORE about THE WORLD'S WORST MARBLED PAPERS, BEING A COLLECTION
Price: $125.00 Order nr. 11227
Port Clarendon: San Serriffe Publishing Company, 2001. 8vo. quarter leather with green leather spine label, slipcase. 89, (10) pages with various leaves with tipped-in plates. First edition, limited to 200 numbered copies (Berger A65). Those of you who were impressed by Dr. Bachaus' 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..... READ MORE about THE BOOKSELLERS OF SAN SERRIFFE
Price: $175.00 Order nr. 62199
North Hills: Bird & Bull Press, 1971. 4to. cloth spine, marbled paper over boards, slipcase. 65, (6) pages and with envelope on inside rear cover with brass token inserted. One of 255 numbered copies (Taylor A11). Fine in fine slipcase. Designed as a collection of "various short pieces which were almost all connected in some way to papermaking or printing, and generally written in a humorous or informal manner." It contains an article on Schaeffer's..... READ MORE about THE BIRD & BULL COMMONPLACE BOOK
Price: $250.00 Order nr. 5504
Republic of San Serriffe: 1977. 9 x 10.5 inches. Single sheet. A stock certificate printed by Henry Morris for 1000 shares in the Bird & Bull Press incorporated under the laws of his mythical kingdom (Taylor C11), San Serriffe. Printed by hand at the press in two colors. READ MORE about BIRD & BULL PRESS, S.S
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 36342
With twenty-five wood engravings by Rosemary Covey.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1993. small 4to. quarter red morocco with patterned blue cloth sides, leather spine label, clamshell box. 156, (3) pages. With twenty-five wood engravings by Rosemary Covey. Limited to 200 numbered copies (Berger A54). Printed on Arches mouldmade paper and composed in Perpetua types by Golgonooza Letter Foundry with binding by Campbell-Logan. Covey created 25 woodcuts showing Chinese street peddlers specifically for this book. Morris printed the woodcuts directly from the..... READ MORE about CALLS, SOUNDS & MERCHANDISE OF THE PEKING STREET PEDDLERS
Price: $400.00 Order nr. 39437
North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1982. 8vo. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, top edge cut, other edges uncut. 154, (2) pages. Limited to 350 numbered copies. Acknowledgments, prologue by Colin Franklin, endnotes. Includes facsimiles of the cover and pages from the diary. Commences on November 16, 1932, and ends on November 11, 1933. Recounts difficult times in Craig's life. Prospectus laid in. READ MORE about GORDON CRAIG'S PARIS DIARY 1932-1933
Price: $125.00 Order nr. 129242
North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1982. oblong 4to. two-sided broadside. Please note this is for the prospectus only. Limited to 350 numbered copies. Acknowledgments, prologue by Colin Franklin, endnotes. Includes facsimiles of the cover and pages from the diary. Commences on November 16, 1932, and ends on November 11, 1933. Recounts difficult times in Craig's life. READ MORE about Prospectus for GORDON CRAIG'S PARIS DIARY 1932-1933
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 134680
Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1977. 4to. quarter leather over paste paper-covered boards. 65 pages. Limited to 500 copies printed by Henry Morris at the Bird & Bull Press on Green's Hayle paper, with the paste paper made by Morris and the binding executed by Gray Parrot. (Taylor B6). Prospectus loosely inserted. Spine faded, else a fine copy. Translated into English with an introduction and epilogue by John Fowles who has signed all copies. A thoughtful..... READ MORE about OURIKA
Price: $125.00 Order nr. 33038
N.P. Western Publishing Co., 1971 (1975). square 12mo. pictorial paper-covered boards. (26) pages. In 1979, Henry Morris published a book by Timothy Barrett on Japanese papermaking entitled Nagashizuki. Morris decided to add an additional title to the list of reference books to see if anyone ever really consulted these lists. Thus the last entry was "Wilcox, Daniel. The Invention of Paper. New York: Western Publishing Co., 1971" and was a direct reference to a little..... READ MORE about ERNIE THE CAVE KING AND SHERLOCK THE SMART PERSON IN THE INVENTION OF PAPER
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 39600
Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1968. large 8vo. double salmon colored paper wrappers. 24 pages. One of 300 copies (Taylor B1). This was the first commissioned work done for another institution by Henry Morris at his Bird & Bull Press. The printed cover design is repeated on a second sheet of salmon colored paper as a watermark. The catalogue describes 75 landmark books on papermaking and is an excellent "high spot" bibliography of the field..... READ MORE about EXHIBITION OF BOOKS ON PAPERMAKING, A SELECTION OF BOOKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF LEONARD B. SCHLOSSER
Price: $250.00 save 50% $125.00 Order nr. 39894
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press and Minneapolis: Daedalus Press, 1984. 8vo. quarter morocco with tips, Dutch Gilt sides reproduced from an 18th century German decorated paper, plus 14 larger facsimiles in a separate accompanying portfolio. 109 pages. Limited to 325 copies (Heaney A39). The history of this important piece of publishing ephemera from its beginning in 1610 up through the 19th century and accompanied by 24 facsimile prospectuses from 2 to 10 pages in length..... READ MORE about ENGLISH BOOK PROSPECTUSES, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY
Price: $200.00 Order nr. 2685
(New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 2003). broadside (12 by 8 3/4 inches). Introduction to portfolio of private press broadsides commemorating Oak Knoll Fest X, New Castle, Delaware. This broadside was printed by Henry Morris, Bird & Bull Press. From an incomplete set of the broadsides published in portfolio form for Fest X. READ MORE about Introduction to Oak Knoll Fest X Portfolio
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 127120
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1991. 4to. Japanese cloth with leather spine label. 56 pages. First edition, limited to 230 numbered copies (Berger A50). Henry Morris printed only 160 copies of this book (Leaf Book - Chalmers 198). With introduction by Henry Morris. Discusses the history and invention of one the lesser-known graphic processes. Includes an original complete folio leaf from Achille Collas' Tresor de numismatique-- which was illustrated by this process-- and photographic..... READ MORE about THE ART OF MEDAL ENGRAVING
Price: $100.00 Order nr. 61557
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1992. tall 4to. quarter leather, paper over boards. 40, (22) pages. Limited to 138 numbered copies, this work was printed at the Bird & Bull Press by Henry Morris using Van Dijck types by M&H Type on Frankfurt mould-made paper (Berger A53). Loosely inserted is a printed note from the publisher commenting on the small limitation. A fine copy housed in a lovely later clamshell box. Three Lions and..... READ MORE about THREE LIONS AND THE CROSS OF LORRAINE, BARTHOLOMAEUS ANGLICUS, JOHN OF TREVISA, JOHN TATE, WYNKYN...
Price: $1,000.00 Order nr. 36463