New Castle, DE and Worcester, MA: Oak Knoll Press and the American Antiquarian Society, 2005. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, slipcase. 2600 pages. First Edition. This three volume, comprehensive bibliography focuses on the important American wood engraver, Alexander Anderson (1775-1870). The author has selected over 1,000 of Anderson's engravings to illustrate this major bibliography. This work begins with a well written and researched biography of Anderson. There are over 2,322 entries. By the early nineteenth... READ MORE about ALEXANDER ANDERSON, 1775-1870, WOOD ENGRAVER AND ILLUSTRATOR, AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Ann Arbor, MI: Legacy Press, 2015. 8vo., half cloth, decorated paper covered boards, 168 pages. Beginning in the 1950s, the American master of wood engraving, John DePol (1913-2004), cut small endgrain blocks featuring subjects from Nature, the Heavens, the Book Arts, and fantastical abstract/geometrical designs. Although many of these images were made into patterns and used as binding papers in a number of important fine-press books, the full breadth of this aspect of DePol's work... READ MORE about ENDGRAIN DESIGNS & REPETITIONS: THE PATTERN PAPERS OF JOHN DEPOL
New York: The Typophiles, 1998. 8vo. quarter blue cloth, patterned paper-covered boards. 101, (3) pages. Typophile Chap Book - New Series Number Two. Limited to 500 copies designed by Dan Carr and printed in the original metal Monotype Dante on vintage Mohawk Letterpress Text by J. Ferrari & D. Carr at Golgonooza Letter Foundry & Press. Well-illustrated with reproductions of John DePol's wood engravings. Distributed for the Typophiles by Oak Knoll Press. READ MORE about JOHN DE POL AND THE TYPOPHILES, A MEMOIR AND RECORD OF FRIENDSHIPS
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press and the American Historical Print Collectors Society, 2008. 8.5 x 11 inches. cloth with dustjacket. 192 pages. As a copperplate engraver, Amos Doolittle (1754-1832) played an important role during the American colonies' war for independence and the early years of the new nation. He completed his apprenticeship in New Haven, Connecticut, around 1770 and continued to work actively in that city for over sixty years. His first known attempts are... READ MORE about AMOS DOOLITTLE: ENGRAVER OF THE NEW REPUBLIC
Delaware Art Museum, April 1910-1925.
Wilmington (DE): Delaware Art Museum, 1975. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 3-176 pages. Delaware Art Museum, April 1910-1925. Although the American artists featured here had little involvement in typography, book design, or book illustration, their adaptation of European modernism influenced these in the 1930's and later. Fifty-six artists with brief bio-historico-descriptive articles and reproductions of a few works. Eleven short introductory articles, about 160 black-and-white illustrations, indexes. READ MORE about AVANT-GARDE PAINTING AND SCULPTURE IN AMERICA 1910-1925
New York: The Grolier Club, 2003. 6 x 8 inches. paperback. 39 pages. This exhibition catalogue is a sampling of works from prolific artist James McNeill Whistler found in the collection of Martin Hutner. The works are divided into sections including paintings, watercolors, pastels, etchings, original illustrations, the peacock room, novels, plays, and more. The catalogue was designed by Jerry Kelly and includes a frontispiece portrait of Whistler. READ MORE about WHISTLERIANA: WORKS BY AND ABOUT JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARTIN HUTNER
Illustrated by Robbi Behr.
(Chestertown, MD: Idiots' Books, 2006). oblong 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. (32) pages. Illustrated by Robbi Behr. Idiots' Books Volume I1. Behr's illustrations are in color. Behr is an illustrator and printmaker who teaches at Washington College. READ MORE about DEATH OF HENRY
Illustrated by Robbi Behr.
(Chestertown, MD: Idiots' Books, 2006). 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. (28) pages. Illustrated by Robbi Behr. Idiots' Books Volume 1. Behr's caricatures of mapmakers are all done in color. Includes Foliet, Marquette, Nicolet and many others. Behr is an illustrator and printmaker who teaches at Washington College. READ MORE about FACIAL FEATUREDS OF FRENCH EXPLORERS
Illustrated by Robbi Behr.
(Chestertown, MD: Idiots' Books, 2006). square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (32) pages. Illustrated by Robbi Behr. Second edition. Illustrated in color throughout. Behr is an illustrator and printmaker who teaches at Washington College. READ MORE about MY HENDERSON ROBOT
Illustrated by Robbi Behr.
(Chestertown, MD: Idiots' Books, 2006). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. Not paginated. Illustrated by Robbi Behr. Idiots' Books Volume II1. Behr's illustrations are in color. Produced in such a way that you can make up to 10,000 stories by changing the pieces of pages throughout the book. Behr is an illustrator and printmaker who teaches at Washington College. Slightly bent. READ MORE about TEN THOUSAND STORIES
New York: American Printing History Association, 1997. tall 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. vi, 181+(1) pages. D.B.U and R.R. prints for the first time extracts from the important correspondence between these major figures of American graphic arts, revealing a little-known closeness between the Merrymount Press fine printer Updike and the artist Ruzicka. The two men collaborated on a number of important books, including Newark and the Grolier Club's Irving, as well the exquisite series of Merrymount..... READ MORE about D.B.U. AND R.R.: SELECTED EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DANIEL BERKELEY UPDIKE AND RUDOLPH...
Dust Jackets from 1920 to 1950
N.P. (but Chicago): Caxton Club of Chicago, (1999). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 11+(1) pages. Dust Jackets from 1920 to 1950. A catalogue published to coincide with an exhibition on the same topic at the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at The Art Institute of Chicago. The comprehensive text, written by Victor Margolin, is illustrated with color images of the dust jackets themselves. Contains a list for further reading and a checklist that reflects the exhibition. READ MORE about CHICAGO UNDER WRAPS: DUST JACKETS FROM 1920 TO 1950
University of Tampa Press, 2007. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 73 pages. The founding of the Kelmscott Press by William Morris in the late 19th century reinvigorated the world of printing and book arts. Morris's exceptional skill as a designer and printer owed much to his careful study of printing and its history. His knowledge served him well when he wrote his seminal essays on the subject. Richard Mathews, the Director of the University of Tampa... READ MORE about THE IDEAL BOOK: THREE ESSAYS ON BOOKS AND PRINTING BY WILLIAM MORRIS / EDITED WITH AN...
New Castle and Wilmington: Oak Knoll Press and The Delaware Art Museum, 2004. 9 x 12 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 906 pages. 2 volumes. At the dawn of the 20th century, Howard Pyle was America's most famous and influential illustrator. Through the illustrated pages of Harper's, Scribner's and Century magazines, the American public first became acquainted with the illustrator that they would come to love. Both by example and through his teaching, Pyle molded and... READ MORE about HOWARD PYLE: HIS LIFE -- HIS WORK
New Castle and Wilmington: Oak Knoll Press and The Delaware Art Museum, 2004. 9 x 12 inches. quarter Morocco with Japanese cloth, a special binding by Campbell-Logan Bindery. (viii),xiv,(ii),400; (viii),401-872 pages. 2 volumes. First edition, one of only 60 numbered and signed sets bound thus (Museum Edition). Contains an extra eight-page signature at the beginning which has a tipped-in wood-engraving of Pyle's well-known painting "The Landing of the Pilgrims" pulled from the original block engraved... READ MORE about HOWARD PYLE: HIS LIFE -- HIS WORK
New Castle DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2003. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 152 pages. First trade edition. From the late nineteenth century, wood engraving became a medium for creative expression. One of the most prolific engravers was Gwen Raverat (1885-1957). She trained as a painter, and developed an impressionistic approach - her skill at conveying atmosphere and different qualities of light was unrivaled. She also had a strong sense of character, as is shown by... READ MORE about GWEN RAVERAT, WOOD ENGRAVER
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2009. 9 x 12 inches. 2 volumes, hardcover with slipcase. 846 pages. 2 Volumes. First edition. Frank E. Schoonover (1877-1972) is recognized as one of the foremost illustrators of his time. His prolific contribution to American illustration spanned more than 40 years and included more than 2200 illustrations. His work appeared in most of the popular periodicals in the first half of the twentieth century, including Harpers, Scribner's, Saturday... READ MORE about FRANK E. SCHOONOVER CATALOGUE RAISONNE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2009. 9 x 12 inches. 2 volumes, hardcover with slipcase. 846 pages. 2 Volumes. A SIGNED COPY BY THE AUTHOR OF THIS LOVELY BOOK First edition. Frank E. Schoonover (1877-1972) is recognized as one of the foremost illustrators of his time. His prolific contribution to American illustration spanned more than 40 years and included more than 2200 illustrations. His work appeared in most of the popular periodicals in the... READ MORE about FRANK E. SCHOONOVER CATALOGUE RAISONNE
Saco, ME: Custom Communications, 2001. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xv, 16-187+(1) pages. Revised and expanded edition of Works of Maurice Sendak, 1947-2001. A longtime collector of Sendak's work, Hanrahan has updated her compilation of first printings of the works illustrated or written by the noted American children's book author and illustrator. There is also a collection of articles and books about Sendak. With black-and-white facsimile photographs of various entries as well as author and title indexes. READ MORE about WORKS OF MAURICE SENDAK REVISED AND EXPANDED TO 2001, A COLLECTION WITH COMMENTS
Tampa, FL: University of Tampa Press, 2009. miniature book (6.7 x 7.9 cm). Japanese paper covered boards. 64 pages. This limited-edition miniature book has been set in metal type and hand printed letterpress on J. J. Lankess 1848 Hoe Washington Press at the Tampa Book Arts Studio. The text paper is Rives mouldmade paper from the Arches Mill in France. David H. Barry bound the books by hand at his Griffin Bindery.The book reproduces twelve... READ MORE about LANKES: HIS WOODCUT MINIATURES
Tampa, FL: University of Tampa Press, 2009. miniature book (6.7 x 7.9 cm). leather. 64 pages. This limited-edition miniature book has been set in metal type and hand printed letterpress on J. J. Lankess 1848 Hoe Washington Press at the Tampa Book Arts Studio. The text paper is Rives mouldmade paper from the Arches Mill in France. David H. Barry bound the books by hand at his Griffin Bindery.The book reproduces twelve remarkable miniature woodcuts... READ MORE about LANKES: HIS WOODCUT MINIATURES
New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 1996. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 318 pages with 113 illustrations. Paperback edition. Reprint of the first edition with additional illustrations and new introduction. With his Kelmscott Press and associations with the Arts & Crafts Movement, William Morris helped raise the public's awareness of fine books to new heights. Morris inspired and influenced a generation of other designers and those working in American typography... READ MORE about AMERICAN BOOK DESIGN AND WILLIAM MORRIS With a new Foreword by Jean-Francois Vilain
Norwich, VT and New York, NY: Impermanent Press and The Grolier Club, 2015. 8vo. cloth, fore-edge uncut. 154, (2) pages. Limited to 85 numbered copies with 75 for sale. Preface and introductory essay, with endnotes, by the author, followed by a complete "Bibliography of the Book Illustrations of Lynd Ward." Bibliography and acknowledgments follow text. Tipped-in color frontispiece, tipped-in illustrations throughout text. Black and white illustrations. Published to accompany the exhibition "Illustrated by Lynd Ward... READ MORE about ILLUSTRATED BY LYND WARD