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Weston, VT: The Countryman Press, (1938). 8vo. cloth with paper wrapper. 78, (2) pages. Limited to 750 numbered copies, signed by the author and illustrator Charles Child on colophon. Drawings by Child. Bookplate of Jean Heresholt on front pastedown. Covers and spine sunned. Small tear at top fore-edge corner of cover wrapper. READ MORE about JOHNNY PYE & THE FOOL-KILLER
Price: $175.00 Order nr. 131188
Nevada City, CA: The Private Press of Harold Berliner, 1988. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Catalogue of the press's publications available in 1988. Includes brief article "News of the Press." Sample illustrations with hand-colored woodcut illustrations. Order form laid in. Inscribed on inside front wrapper by noted woodcut artist John DePol, who is mentioned in the news article. READ MORE about THE PRIVATE PRESS OF HAROLD BERLINER:BOOKS AND BROADSIDES: 1988
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 108750
Nevada City, CA: Harold Berliner, (1974). 8vo. self paper wrappers. (8) pages. Prospectus announcing publication of Charles Dickens, A Full and Faithful Report of the Memorable Trial of Bardell against Pickwick, extracted from The Pickwick Papers. Two specimen pages included with specimen of an illustration by Wolfgang Lederer. Order form laid in. READ MORE about Prospectus for A FULL AND FAITHFUL REPORT OF THE MEMORABLE TRIAL OF BARDELL AGAINST PICKWICK
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 132729
Engravings by John De Pol.
New York: The Privy Council Press, 1952. small 8vo. paper wrappers. (18) pages. Engravings by John De Pol. First edition, limited to 1200 copies of which this is one of the 350 numbered copies printed for the Typophiles. READ MORE about A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE BETWEEN-HOURS PRESS, BEN GRAUER PROPRIETOR
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 8424
St. Paul: The Bieler Press, 1984. 12mo. paper wrappers. (16) pages. Privately printed and limited to 200 numbered copies. Printed on Lana Laid, a French mouldmade paper. Covers are handmade Papier A Inclusions Florales. READ MORE about FIVE SMALL MEDITATIONS ON SUMMER AND BIRDS
Price: $50.00 Order nr. 57106
Los Angeles: The Bieler Press, 1992. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (19) pages. Limited to 200 numbered copies, signed by the author and the artist. A fine copy. Handset using ATF Garamond Bold & Trump Medieval Bold and printed on Invicta English mould made paper. Contains 12 poems dealing with the printer and the printshop. Featuring a five color engraving by Gaylord Schanilec. READ MORE about A PRINTER'S DOZEN
Price: $150.00 Order nr. 36529
N.P. (Madison?): The Bieler Press, (1979). large 8vo. sewn, stiff paper wrappers, paper label on cover. (28) pages. Limited to 160 numbered copies and signed by the author and the translator in the back and the publisher on the copyright page.The poem by Graziano is followed by a short prose selection in English translation by J. Follain, with a portrait print of Follain facing the title page. A relatively early book of the Bieler Press..... READ MORE about FOLLAIN, A BIOGRAPHICAL POEM BY... [AND] INITIATION, A SELECTION FROM THE PROSE OF JEAN FOLLAIN,...
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 96782
Marina del Rey, California: Bieler Press, 1998. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, sewn. 37 pages, A technical guide written and designed by Gerald Lange. Digitally set in Stone Print and laser-printed on recycled acid-free Crescent Crest Writing paper. READ MORE about PRINTING DIGITAL TYPE ON THE HAND-OPERATED FLATBED CYLINDER PRESS
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 55330
N.P. The Bieler Press, 1980. tall. thin octavo, stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Privately printed and limited to 300 numbered copies. Signed by author. This chapbook features poems in which the letter Z is used as an important part of the verse. READ MORE about FIRST Z POEMS
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 57165
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
N.P. The Bieler Press, 1980. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, double endpapers of Fabriano hand-made paper. ((34) pages. Limited to 150 numbered copies signed by the author and illustrator. Twelve poems by G. Williams with 12 illustrations by Schechter, or one long poem with 12 illustrations. nt for this book. READ MORE about COMMON GROUND
Price: $125.00 Order nr. 54005
Madison (WI): The Bieler Press, 1978. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (24) pages. Limited to 150 numbered copies, signed by author on colophon. Eleven "prose-poems": metaphorical or surrealistic prose. Some items previously published elsewhere. With an embossed title-page design which is repeated on the preceding blank. An early publication of this Press, not in their 1990 catalogue. READ MORE about THE WORLD AT LARGE
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 52614
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
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
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
2 parts in a larger clamshell box.
Newtown, Pennsylvania: Bird & Bull Press, 2002. large 4to. quarter morocco with Japanese cloth sides, leather spine label, Japanese cloth portfolio, cloth-covered clamshell box, leather spine label. 99 pages plus unpaginated inserts. 2 parts in a larger clamshell box. Printed in an edition limited to 150 numbered copies (Leaf Book - Chalmers 225). The third volume of the Bird & Bull bibliography, providing entries from 1988-2001 (A46-A66 plus B and C items) and complements the..... READ MORE about FORTY-FOUR YEARS OF BIRD & BULL. A BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1958-2002
Price: $800.00 Order nr. 71716
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). 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 wasp nest paper, a...... 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
(New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 2003). broadside (12 by 8 3/4 inches). Colophon sheet from an incomplete portfolio of private press broadsides commemorating Oak Knoll Fest X, New Castle, Delaware. Signed and numbered by president Bob Fleck. Printed by Henry Morris, Bird & Bull Press. READ MORE about Colophon sheet for Oak Knoll Fest X Portfolio
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 127119
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