London: K.G. Saur and Clive Bingley, (1980). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 168 pages. First edition. With a Foreword by Roderick Cave. Discussion of the following presses: Cuckoo Hill, Shoestring, Keepsake, Kit-Cat, Poet & Printer, Plough, Mandeville and Basilisk. Tape on front cover of jacket. Spine faded and spotting to top of edge block of book. READ MORE about PRIVATE PRESSES & PUBLISHING IN ENGLAND SINCE 1945
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With a Foreword by Elizabeth Gray Potter.
N.P. The Bibliophile Society, Mills College, 1937. 8vo. boards covered with gilt paper with black paper wrap-around label. Not paginated. With a Foreword by Elizabeth Gray Potter. Limited to 250 numbered copies printed by The Eucalyptus Press. Wear to covers with a small piece of spine chipped away. READ MORE about THIRTY BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE ALBERT M. BENDER COLLECTION OF MILLS COLLEGE
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
New York: The Grolier Club, 1997. 8 x 11 inches. paperback. 142 pages. Published to coincide with the opening of the Grolier Club exhibition "K.K. Merker: Serving the Muse. Stone Wall Press &Windhover Press 1956-1996" March 4-May 3, 1997. This bibliographical study of K.K. Merker and the subtle beauty of the books produced at his Windhover and Stone Wall presses covers books, pamphlets, occasional pamphlets, and ephemera. Contributors include Harry Duncan, Dana Gioia, and K.K.... READ MORE about PRINTING & THE MIND OF MERKER: A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL STUDY
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
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
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
Engravings by John De Pol.
New York: The Privy Council Press, 1952. small 8vo. paper wrappers, cord-tied. (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. Presentation from Ben Grauer to Dick Dickman on half-title. READ MORE about A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE BETWEEN-HOURS PRESS, BEN GRAUER PROPRIETOR
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 about BIBLIO, EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOOKS
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
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,...
St Paul: The Bieler Press, 1984. large 8vo. two-tone cloth. 76, (4) pages. Printed in an edition limited to 150 numbered and signed copies. See the 1990 Bieler Press catalogue, p.5. Thirty-one poems by D. Romtvedt with three scratch drawings by R.W. Scholes. Most previously published elsewhere. READ MORE about MOON
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
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
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...
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...
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
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
San Francisco: Fine Print, 1989. 4to. cloth, dust-jacket. (viii), 148 pages. First edition. 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. Review copy with material inserted. READ MORE about FINE PRINT ON TYPE. THE BEST OF FINE PRINT MAGAZINE ON TYPE AND TYPOGRAPHY
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."
Toronto: Basilike, 1976. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 31 pages. First edition, one of 175 numbered copies. (Taylor B5). Designed and printed by Henry Morris at the Bird & Bull Press. READ MORE about A TOWER IN ITALY A LEGEND, BEING A ROMANTIC PLAY IN ONE ACT
Philadelphia: Taylor & Hessey, 1981. 8vo. paper wrappers. 31 pages. Printed in an edition limited to 400 numbered copies (Heaney A31). Printed by Henry Morris at the Bird & Bull Press. Text is based on a speech by the noted collector, Seymour Adelman, about an imaginary trip to London in 1817 when it would have been possible to meet William Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Shelley, Keats and Edgar Allan Poe. Mr. Morris has illustrated the book... READ MORE about CHANGING PATTERNS IN THE FUNCTION OF TRAVEL AGENCIES
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