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London: Covent Garden Press, 1971. 8vo. quarter morocco over cloth, top edge gilt. xvi, 310 pages. First edition, one of 100 numbered copies bound thus and containing a tipped-in limitation notice on verso of title page. Ridler has listed hundreds of titles which are not listed in any other individual press bibliographies. Tips of pages at beginning and end are darkened from offset of leather used. READ MORE about BRITISH MODERN PRESS BOOKS, A DESCRIPTIVE CHECK LIST
Price: $125.00 Order nr. 35952
N.P. n.p., n.d. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, stapled. 91-100 pages (chapter v). An offprint of Ritchie's essay from A Bibliophile's Los Angeles. Ritchie's memories of the golden years of printing in Southern California. READ MORE about A RUSH OF MEMORIES OF PRINTERS PAST
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 114232
With a Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell.
Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1961. small 8vo. cloth, paper spine label. x, 156, (2) pages. With a Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell. First edition, limited to 1300 copies of which this is one of 1000 of the trade edition. A bibliography of books designed and printed by Ritchie. With a number of title page reproductions. Name in ink at top of free endpaper. Minor foxing to the edges of the textblock. READ MORE about WARD RITCHIE PRESS AND ANDERSON, RITCHIE, AND SIMON
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 7468
With a Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell.
Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1961. small 8vo. cloth, paper spine label. x, 156, (2) pages. With a Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell. First edition, limited to 1300 copies of which this is one of 1000 of the trade edition. A bibliography of books designed and printed by Ritchie. With a number of title page reproductions. Spine label has been partially chipped away. READ MORE about WARD RITCHIE PRESS AND ANDERSON, RITCHIE, AND SIMON
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 96750
With a Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell.
Clifton: Bookman Publications, Inc., (1992). 8vo. cloth-backed boards. (viii), 171 pages. With a Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell. First edition. The autobiography of this legendary California bookman. He recalls his private press work, his friends Lawrence Clark Powell, Jake Zeitlin, Paul Landacre, Robinson Jeffers, W.A. Dwiggins and many others. Illustrated. READ MORE about YEARS TOUCHED WITH MEMORIES
Price: $38.00 Order nr. 40361
Chicago: The Caxton Club, 2003. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers, smythsewn: drawn-on, hinge-scored cover; trimmed flush. 40 pages. Full color catalogue written for the Caxton Club exhibition: Inland Printers: The Fine-Press Movement in Chicago, 1920-45 ; at Columbia College in Chicago; held January 15, 2003. Features writings of 12 Caxtonians including: John P. Chalmers, Robert A. Cotner, Kim Coventry, Celia Hilliard, Thomas J. Joyce, Arthur H. Miller, Frank J. Piehl, Susan F. Rossen, Michael Thompson..... READ MORE about INLAND PRINTERS: THE FINE-PRESS MOVEMENT IN CHICAGO, 1920-45
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 73697
New York: Guild of Book Workers, Inc., 1985. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. pp. 49-58. An article in the "Guild of Book Workers Journal", Volume XXIII, Numbers 1 and 2, 1984-1985. Laid-in is a type-written letter by Rota to a "Harold", signed by the author in ink. Some soiling on cover, notes in pen at top-right corner of front cover. Presentation by Rota in ink "Harold, You asked to see this. It comes with my affection..... READ MORE about "THE PRIVATE PRESS IN THE MARKET PLACE."
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 101319
Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, 1972. 8vo. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, glassine wrapper. 62 pages. Papers presented by Samuel Rothstein, Richard Blackwell, Archibald Macleish at York University, Toronto, on the occasion of the dedication of the Scott Library, 30 October, 1971. Some photographs of the new building are included and a color coat of arms has been laid-in. The endpapers are notable as they are photographs of the interior of the new library. READ MORE about THE UNIVERSITY - THE LIBRARY
Price: $9.00 Order nr. 98331
Chicago: Privately printed, (1945). 8vo. cloth. 294 pages. First edition. Includes the history of the Aldebrink Press, reminiscences of Copeland & Day, Way & Williams, etc. Parts of original jacket loosely inserted in back. Signed by the author on half-title. READ MORE about SOME WENT THIS WAY, A FORTY YEAR PILGRIMAGE AMONG ARTISTS, BOOKMEN AND PRINTERS
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 10356
In The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress. Volume 39, Number 4
(Washington D.C.): Library of Congress, Fall 1982. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (i), 198-260 pages. In The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress. Volume 39, Number 4. This issue has the following articles: "The Bollingen Foundation: Mary Mellon's 'Shining Beacon'" by William McGuire, "My Monday Morning Country Store" by Patrick Hayes, "Twentieth-Century American Fine Printing" by Robert R. Shields, and "Heroes and Victims: Willa Cather's Marriage Theme" by Doris Grumbach. Illustrated in black-and-white throughout. Separate..... READ MORE about " TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN FINE PRINTING."
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 92763
(Ysleta, TX: Edwin B. Hill, 1930). 12mo. self paper wrappers. (4) pages. Limited to 100 copies (Myers 48 for Hill; Honce 30 for Starrett). This copy is a presentation copy "Vincent Starrett (another pen) for David Belch." Honce in his bibliography of Starrett devotes an entire section to these Hill productions that were either written by or edited by Starrett or contain bibliographical and biographical notes by Starrett. Hill operated a small private press in..... READ MORE about WHAT'S O'CLOCK?
Price: $125.00 Order nr. 93203
Bloomington, IL: Scarlet Ibis Press, 1974. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (v), 17, (2) pages. Limited to 300 copies. "An Address Delivered Before The Friends Of Milner Library On The Occasion Of Their Spring Meeting 7 May, 1973" (from page v). On American book collectors and the collections they formed. READ MORE about WITH NEITHER RHYME NOR REASON?
Price: $12.50 Order nr. 102160
New York: Philip C. Duschnes, 1960. 8vo. decorated boards, dust jacket. 42 pages. First edition, limited to 1250 copies. Talk by Strouse on fine printing given at the opening of an exhibition at the Grolier Club. Presentation on free endpaper "To Roger Levenson = On the occassion of his Grolier visit to our library = May 22, 1964. Norman H. Strouse." READ MORE about THE LENGTHENED SHADOW
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 114651
(New Haven, CT): Yale University, 1982. broadside (17 x 12 inches). Limited to 50 numbered copies. A Bibliographical Press Poetry Broadside issued by the library. Broadside of the poem A Basin of Eggs by May Swenson printed on hand-made paper for the occasion of the Bollingen Prize Reading which she won in 1981. May Swenson was an American poet and playwright with much of her work being devoted to children. READ MORE about A BASIN OF EGGS
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 99717
N.P. Privately Printed, 1952. 16mo. printed folder hold title page, introductory page, and 19 example broadsides. Designed by G.H. Petty. "Here are some slightly off-color pearls of wisdom picked up along the Gay White Way and from random detours along the Primrose Path." A collection of small broadsides printed in different colors. Interesting examples of graphic design. READ MORE about EFFEMERA
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 118968
Chula Vista, CA: Denrich Press, (1910). large 12mo. paper-covered boards. 94 pages. First edition thus. Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper to May Wise, with her bookplate on front pastedown, signed by Florence England Nosworthy. A book of aphorisms on spiritual themes and daily life. Some stains on covers, worn at extremities. X-Lib, with a few markings on edges. READ MORE about PERSPECTIVES OF THE SPIRIT
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 62600
(Amsterdam: Gerrit Rietveld Academie, 1989). folio. stiff paper wrappers; clamshell box. unpaginated. Text in Dutch. Limited, numbered edition of 49. Hand-numbered and signed by Sjaak Hubregtse (1944-2007). A Travel Letter, Rietveld project 60. Text by van der Veen, design by Tijs. Foldout text. Printed accordian style with images in black and blue ink. Colophon on back of clamshell box. READ MORE about EEN REISBRIEF
Price: $350.00 Order nr. 109780
With introduction by B. H. Newdigate.
San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1975. 8vo. vinyl covering. xxvi, 238 pages. With introduction by B. H. Newdigate. Reprint of the 1928 first edition. With much biographical information. READ MORE about A SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PRINCIPAL MODERN PRESSES, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE IN GREAT BRITAIN AND...
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 4962
Ann Arbor: Thomas Press, n.d. (1982?). small 4to. paper-covered boards, strip (3.25 x 23 in.) wrapped around cover, paper-covered slipcase. (38) pages, with 6 additional pages in the brochure and 19 additional leaves of woodcuts. Limited to 1,000 copies. Facsimile edition of the original 1920 edition (itself limited to 150 copies) of two groupings of Dadaist poetry by T. Tzara (1896-1963), generally regarded as the founder of the Dada movement, with 19 woodcuts by the..... READ MORE about CINEMA CALENDRIER DU COEUR ABSTRAIT - MAISONS
Price: $85.00 Order nr. 53184
Mt. Vernon (NY): A. Colish Inc., 1980. broadside (18 x 24 in. / 46 x 61 cm.). Limited to 50 copies. A text excerpt from the 1962 Belknap Press/Harvard U. Press reprint of D. B. Updike's (1860-1941, founder of the Merrymount Press) 1922 work "Printing Types: Their History, Forms and Use." A "keepsake printed for The Second National Conference on Metal Typecasting & Design on the occasion of their visit to A. Colish, Inc., Mount..... READ MORE about ON THE INVENTION OF PRINTING; THE CUTTING AND CASTING OF TYPES IN RELATION TO THEIR DESIGN
Price: $96.00 Order nr. 52316
Prague: J. Otto, 1931. 8vo. full green pebbled calf, title and author gilt-stamped on spine, front board decorated in gilt and stamped in blind, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. 309, (5) pages. Limited to 200 numbered copies. Text in Czech. First published 1926 (Arno Sánka, 2133). Drazinovska Mountain. Illustrations by Frantisek Vrobel. Signed by author and illustrator. Dedication to Arne Nováku. Front board decorated with natural scene. Some fading to spine and edges of..... READ MORE about DRAZINOVSKÁ HORA
Price: $260.00 Order nr. 108028
New York: Young Books, 1931. large 12mo. quarter cloth with paper-covered boards, paper spine label, slipcase. x (ii), 80, (2) pages. Printed at the Walpole Press in an edition limited to 325 copies, with a Preface and Bibliographical Note by W.S. Lewis. This essay was first published in 1780 by Strawberry Hill in volume four of the Anecdotes of Painting in England."Horace Walpole's essay is a brief history of landscape gardening, from the First Garden..... READ MORE about ON MODERN GARDENING
Price: $85.00 Order nr. 63084