Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 72 pages. VOLUME 3, NO.12, DEC., 1998. IN THIS ISSUE: J. Fawcett on Thomas Malthus, A.S. Earle on 19th-century illustrated flower books, N.H. Marshall on Clement Moore, and R. Armstrong on the "state of the art book." ALSO: M. Atwood discusses storytelling (excerpt), B. Strubble takes a bibliophile tour of England, and the Bill Gates Library Foundation commits $200 million over the next 5 years to... READ MORE
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 72 pages. VOLUME 4, NO.1, JAN., 1999. IN THIS ISSUE: K. Ramsland on A. Camus, B. Roismann-Cooper on the private press printer Gloria Stuart (who learned printing from Ward Ritchie and is at the moment better known for her role in a recent movie), S. Stipe on "the book that ruined Kate Chopin's career," B. Hicks on Powell's Books in Portland, N. Basbanes on the London Library, AND MUCH MORE. READ MORE
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1999. 4to. paper wrappers. 72 pages. Volume 4, Number 3, March, 1999. IN THIS ISSUE: K. Blewster on Sherman Alexie, K. Vonnegut on himself, C. Grossman on the Limited Editions Club then and now, R. Meador on The Death of a Salesman, K. Jones on a bookstore in W. Texas, D. Thompson on collecting Beatles books, K. Peterson on Hemingway in Cuba, Dodgson's own first edition copy of Alice at... READ MORE
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1999. 4to. paper wrappers. 72 pages. Volume 4, Number 2, Feb., 1999. IN THIS ISSUE: S. Stipes on the slave narratives of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs with a bibliography of other such narratives by C.L. Blockson, N.A. Basbanes on Tom Wolfe, I. Ungar and J.P. Ansell on the illuminator and anti-Nazi caricaturist Arthur Szyk, R. Meador on the Wine and Food Library in Ann Arbor, and MORE. READ MORE
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1999. 4to. paper wrappers. 72 pages. Volume 4, Number 4. APRIL 1999. IN THIS ISSUE: Grant Menzies on Luce's Women, women who have inspired one-woman plays from the pen of William Luce; Alice L. Tufel on The New York Public Library Berg Collection, offers remarkable accessibility to booklovers wanting a hands-on experience with rarities; Peter Szatmary on Edward Hirsch's poetry that engages head and heart--and his newest prose book. Lorenzo... READ MORE
(Mansfield Centre: Martino Publishing, 2000). small 4to. cloth. Frontispiece; iii-xii, 498 pages. Reprint of the 1960 first edition published by the Library of Congress. The Chicago businessman and collector of Civil War publications and Lincolniana, Alfred Whital Stern (1881-1960), donated his collection of Lincolniana (about 7,000 individual pieces) along with an endowment to the Library of Congress in 1950, making additional donations in the years before his death. There are 266 entries for "works by... READ MORE
UK: LOGOS, 2005. 6" x 9" stiff paper wrappers. 120 pages. First edition. This 120-page book was created and published by Logos: The Journal of the World Book Community. Fifteen corresponding contributors helped to cast a useful descriptive bibliography, which would inform the book professions about the best books written by, about and for them. This book becomes the overall critical guide for the world of Books About Books. This guide is an overall collection... READ MORE
With an Afterword by Stephen Orgel.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (2002). 8vo. cloth. vi, 305 pages. With an Afterword by Stephen Orgel. First edition. Divided into major sections: Social Contexts for Writing (4 chapters); Traces of Reading: Margins, Libraries, Prefaces, and Bindings (4 chapters); and Print, Publishing, and Public Opinion (5 chapters). Illustrated. READ MORE
New York: The Grolier Club, 1998. 6 x 9 inches. paperback. 120 pages. This catalogue, made to accompany the exhibition held at the Grolier Club from March 11 to May 2, 1998, expresses the voices of American women writers through their books. The catalogue explores the movement of women writers in America, beginning with the homespun verse of Ann Bradstreet (the first volume of poetry published by any American) and closing with the appearance of... READ MORE
New York: The Grolier Club, 1970. 6.75 x 10.5 inches. hardcover, slipcase. 424 pages. This book is a collection of essays by eminent scholars regarding the study of eighteenth-century literature. The essays are in tribute to former Grolier Club President, Donald F. Hyde. Hyde was very active in the Club and after becoming President in 1961, he began revitalizing the library and rehabilitating the clubhouse. He also proposed and organized the Iter Italicum, a legendary... READ MORE
Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, (1984). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xxviii, 334 pages, with 44 illustrations. Volume II. First edition. Volume two in the series. This volume prints almost five hundred letters written by and to William Faulkner, filling in some of the missing pieces in Joseph Blottner's Selected Letters of William Faulkner and significantly illuminating the period 1951-1957. READ MORE
With a foreword by James Dickey.
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1990. 8vo. cloth. xxii, 423 pages. With a foreword by James Dickey. A very extensive and thorough bibliography. Covers Separate Publications, First-Appearance Contributions to Books and Pamphlets, First Appearances in Journals and Newspapers, and Later Collections of Dickey's Poems. The Appendices contain the compiler's notes and list major works about Dickey. Very well-illustrated and with a good index. READ MORE
With a foreword by Elspeth Huxley.
Winchester and New Castle, Delaware: St Paul's Bibliographies and Oak Knoll Press, 1996. 8vo. cloth. xx, 187+(1) pages. With a foreword by Elspeth Huxley. First edition. The fifth volume in the Winchester Bibliographies of Twentieth Century Writers series. Mrs. Huxley's writing life began at the age of fourteen when she sent anonymous articles, often with her own photographs, to the EAST AFRICAN STANDARD and other periodicals. By the age of seventeen she had written ninety-six... READ MORE
With "Foreword to my own Bibliography" by John Updike and a CD Supplement
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2007. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 624 pages (plus 359 pages on CD-ROM). With "Foreword to my own Bibliography" by John Updike and a CD Supplement. First Edition. John Updike is internationally renowned for his novels, short stories, poems, essays and criticism. He has won two Pulitzers, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and many other prizes. Updike has... READ MORE
Santa Barbara: Santa Teresa Press, 2004. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 24 + (2). Edition limited to 535 copies of which this is one of 35 specially printed on blue paper, numbered in Roman numerals and signed by the author. Printed as a benefit publication for the Antiquarian Booksellers' Benevolent Fund; a non-profit charity. This is a recollection of Dunning's friendship with Michael Shaara (The Killer Angels) over one summer and, simultaneously, a meditation on... READ MORE
2 volumes bound in 1.
Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1980. 4to. quarter cloth, paper cover and spine labels. (iv),36; (1) page followed by a 23 page facsimile. 2 volumes bound in 1. From the Smock Alley Theatre of Dublin. Contains partial text illustrations, an introduction, and collations. READ MORE
Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1970. 4to. stiff paper wrappers enclosed in a slipcase. (vi),36; (2) pages followed by a 21 page facsimile. 2 volumes. From the Smock Alley Theatre of Dublin. Contains partial text illustrations, an introduction, and collations. READ MORE
New Castle and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2007. 6.25 x 9.25 inches. cloth, dust jacket. 308 pages. First edition. The brothers John Cowper Powys, Theodore Francis Powys and Llewelyn Powys were members of a prolific and influential circle of writers and poets of the early twentieth century. In this, the first comprehensive bibliography of the writings of Llewelyn Powys (1884-1939), Peter Foss not only provides a complete description of every first... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, Books of Kells, and Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., 2012. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 296 pages. Reminiscences of an author, bookseller, and publisher, written at the age of eighty-eight, Colin Franklin's newest book is perhaps his most entertaining. It wanders freely through themes which have absorbed him - a lost world of publishing, adventures in bookselling, and the irreplaceable scholarly eccentrics who dominated that world a generation ago... READ MORE
Sydney: Hordern House, 2008. 9.5" x 6.5" hardcover. 327 pages. First edition. This book traces the genesis of the Barrington books in rich and evocative detail, offering a compelling account of publishing history in England and on the continent, and displaying the subtle machinations of the book trade in a world without copyright laws. Throughout, The Celebrated George Barrington combines the rigour of book history and bibliographical research with a fresh and engaging style. Of... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2011. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, dust jacket, with DVD. 644 pages, plus 112 on DVD. Edgar Grissom's Ernest Hemingway: A Descriptive Bibliography can succinctly be described as the culmination of all previous endeavors in Hemingway bibliography. Grissom corrects the work of previous bibliographers, adding numerous editions and printings to the periods they covered and addressing the years 1975-2009, which had previously been left untouched. This is the only... READ MORE
Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of America, (1979). 8vo. cloth. (ix), 225 pages. Second edition. Began as a supplement to the orginal edition published in 1935, Gulick decided to complete the work as a completely revised edition. The reputation of this English 18th-century author, who wrote such works as LETTERS TO HIS SON 1774, was openly abused after the publication of LETTERS. However, after the initial response, the outspoken appreciation of his readers and critics and the... READ MORE
Delivered at the Twenty-second Conference on the History of the British Book Trade Birmingham, July 2005
New Castle, Delaware and London, England: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2008. 6 x 9 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 281 pages. Delivered at the Twenty-second Conference on the History of the British Book Trade Birmingham, July 2005. First edition. This ninth volume of the Print Networks series contains twelve exciting chapters from scholars working on the connections between the parties involved in the production of print artifacts; from author to printer, publisher, bookseller... READ MORE