South Brunswick: A.S. Barnes and Co., (1977). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 168 pages. Useful for anyone wanting to know what books or periodicals are available in the area of books on books. Emphasizes amateur printing. READ MORE about PRIVATE PRESS WORK, A BIBLIOGRAPHIC APPROACH TO PRINTING AS AN AVOCATION
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(Brooklyn, NY: The Angelica Press, 1973). 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. (16) pages. Introduction by Marilyn and Dennis Grastorf. Black and white illustrations. A bibliography of the press's publications. READ MORE about BOOKS AND EPHEMERA OF THE ANGELICA PRESS
N.P. Sabin Farm Press, (1967). 8vo. folder. variously paginated. A folder of items printed by R. Archer at his Sabin Farm Press. Includes front cover of R. Archer's Type Specamen Book. and other items. Also includes copy of Twenty-sixth Western Books Exhibition 1967 catalogue with introductory comments by Carey S. Bliss and remarks on 47 exhibitors. Index and schedule of future events. Black and white illustrations. READ MORE about SPECEMENS
New York: The Grolier Club, 2005. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 22 pages followed by plates. Limited to 500 copies. With a three page biographical sketch of Ken by his wife, Lee. Gaylord Shanilec contributed the design and printing of wood engravings, Bradley Hutchinson printed the cover and Jerry Kelly contributed the design and typography. READ MORE about FINE PRINTING IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION OF KENNETH AUCHINCLOSS
New York: The Grolier Club, 2005. 6 x 9 inches. paperback. 32 pages. This catalogue contains some of the most beautiful books of the twentieth century from the collection of Kenneth Auchincloss. It includes a three page biographical sketch of Ken, by his wife Lee Auchincloss, as well as ten facsimiles. Gaylord Shanilec contributed the wood engraving, Bradley Hutchinson printed the cover, and Jerry Kelly contributed the design. The exhibition was held on May 19 to June 17, 2005. READ MORE about FINE PRINTING IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION OF KENNETH AUCHINCLOSS
Bronxville: Nicholas T. Smith, (1980). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (xi), 96, (3) pages. Reprint of the first edition, originally printed in 1927 and limited to 390 copies. The history of this press with bibliographical information on the first twenty books issued. With much on book production. Some fading of jacket spine. READ MORE about THE FIRST SCORE
Bronxville: Nicholas T. Smith, (1980). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (xi), 96, (3) pages. Reprint of the first edition, originally printed in 1927 and limited to 390 copies. The history of this press with bibliographical information on the first twenty books issued. With much on book production. Dust jacket is faded. READ MORE about THE FIRST SCORE
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
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 2012. 4to. stiff paper wrappers in clamshell box. 15+(1) pages with 22 engravings loosely laid in. Limited to only 99 numbered copies. A collection of John DePol's (1913-2004) woodcut engravings. Prefatory note by Henry Morris with a note by DePol on his pattern papers. Listing of individuals and corporations for whom engravings in this portfolio were made. Engravings tipped in introductory volume with 22 tipped-in engravings loosely laid in... READ MORE about JOHN DEPOL: A PORTFOLIO OF HIS WOOD ENGRAVINGS
North Hills: W. Thomas Taylor and Bird & Bull Press, 1980. large 8vo. leather spine, paper-covered boards. 108+(1) pages. Limited to 350 numbered copies and oversubscribed on publication (Heaney 27). A well produced guide to the printing of one of the finest of private presses in operation today. Some soiling and shelf wear. READ MORE about TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF BIRD & BULL A BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1958-1979
North Hills: W. Thomas Taylor and Bird & Bull Press, 1980. large 8vo. leather spine, paper-covered boards with a separate cloth folder containing thirteen pieces of ephemera, all enclosed in a cloth box with a leather spine label. 108+(1) pages. Limited to 350 numbered copies and oversubscribed on publication, this is one of only 140 copies that were issued with the extra portfolio of ephemera and inserted in the box (Heaney 27). This copy contains... READ MORE about TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF BIRD & BULL, A BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1958-1979
(Chicago, IL: The Black Cat Press), n.d., but 1967. 32mo. stiff paper wrappers. (8) pages. A catalogue of works published by the press. With prices and descriptive text. Covers lightly tanned around edges. READ MORE about CHECK-LIST OF BLACK CAT PRESS MINIATURE BOOKS 1961-1967
With 30 Passing Remarks by Robert Kelly.
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1971. 8vo. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. 39, (3) pages. With 30 Passing Remarks by Robert Kelly. First edition, one of the 200 numbered copies signed by Cooney and Kelly. Bookplate on front pastedown. READ MORE about CHECKLIST OF THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED PUBLICATIONS OF THE BLACK SPARROW PRESS
Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1999. 8vo. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, paper spine label, acetate dust jacket. 204, (4) pages. First edition, one of 750 hardbound trade copies. Preface, acknowledgments, index. 159 entries, with annotations, arranged chronologically. Biographical sketch of the author follows colophon. Frontispiece photograph of Bukowski, black and white plates. READ MORE about A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PRIMARY PUBLICATIONS OF CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1976. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xiv, 284, (4) pages. First edition, limited to 1126 copies. With a chronological listing of Seltzer publications of Lawrence. READ MORE about D.H. LAWRENCE, LETTERS TO THOMAS AND ADELE SELTZER
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1976. 8vo. quarter corduroy with printd paper-covered boards, clear plastic dust jacket. xiv, 284, (4) pages. First edition, one of 1000 hardbound copies. With a chronological listing of Seltzer publications of Lawrence. READ MORE about D.H. LAWRENCE, LETTERS TO THOMAS AND ADELE SELTZER
Foreword by Robert Kelly.
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1981. 8vo. cloth spine, paper-covered boards, paper spine label. xxiv, 302 pages. Foreword by Robert Kelly. First trade edition, limited to 1500 copies. READ MORE about A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE BLACK SPARROW PRESS 1966-1978
(Oxford, England): Blackwell's, n.d. 8vo. original paper covers laid down on boards with cloth spine. 34 pages. Over 1300 works, featuring private presses and first editions. This is the bookseller's own interleaved copy of their catalogue with annotations and sales information on the blank interleaved pages and the text itself. "Marked Copy" written in ink at top of front cover. Covers tanned and lightly soiled. READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF PRIVATE PRESS BOOKS & FIRST EDITIONS FROM BLACKWELL'S
With an Annotated Bibliography
San Francisco: Book Club of California, The, 1983. 8vo. cloth. 84, (4) pages. With an Annotated Bibliography. First edition, limited to 550 copies. Designed and printed by Harold Berliner. With a well-annotated 57-item bibliography of Doxey's publications. Illustrated. With errata slip. READ MORE about WILLIAM DOXEY'S SAN FRANCISCO PUBLISHING VENTURE, AT THE SIGN OF THE LARK
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1997. large 8to. blue cloth with title on spine and gold design on front cover, plain paper dust jacket. xxvii, 771 pages, with 33 additional pages of plates. Limited to 1,000 unnumbered copies. A descriptive bibliography of publications in book or pamphlet form of a) accounts by eyewitnesses of the Gold Rush in the years 1848-1853, for example, diaries (actual date of publication irrelevant), and b) "contemporary" publications from... READ MORE about THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH. A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS COVERING THE YEARS...
(San Francisco: Book Club of California, The, 1974). 8vo. self paper wrappers. pp. 49-72; 73-96. 2 volumes. An article in Volume xxxix, Nos. 3 and 4 of Quarterly News-Letter of the Book Club of California. Back wrapper of second volume bent. READ MORE about " CHECK LIST OF BOOK CLUB PUBLICATIONS 1914-1973."
(San Francisco, CA): Book Club of California, The, 1999. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 323+(1) pages. Limited to 450 copies. Book Club of California Publication 210. Table of contents, list of illustrations, foreword by Robert D. Harlan, preface, chronology, short biographies, acknowledgments, select bibliography, index. Black and white frontispiece and illustrations througout text. Bibliography by Glenn Humphreys. Fine condition. Prospectus loosely inserted. READ MORE about A TYPOGRAPHIC JOURNEY: THE HISTORY OF THE GREENWOOD PRESS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1934-2000
Iowa City: University of Iowa Libraries, 1964-1988. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. Numbers 1- 48. Including the separate indexes. There was one issued in 1964 and two each year after that. Number 48 is the first of two for 1988. An unbroken run of the first 24 years. (It ceased publication in 1996.) Sent to Friends of the University of Iowa Libraries, the issues described collections and acquisitions on a wide range of subjects... READ MORE about BOOKS AT IOWA
New York: The Grolier Club, 1994. 7.5 x 9.5 inches. paperback. 86 pages. This catalogue describes the career of poet and publisher Pierre Lecuire. As one of France's most important contemporary publishers, Lecuire published nearly all of his own work. Deriving from elaborate philosophical and poetical reflections, his work often focused on the relationship between the book and the poem. Books of Pierre Lecuire examines Lecuire's work and contains a frontispiece and thirteen illustrations. Produced... READ MORE about THE BOOKS OF PIERRE LECUIRE: FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Edmonton, Alberta: D.E. Cameron Library, University of Alberta, 1980. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 155+(1) pages. No. 18 of the library's news bulletins. Lists the library's holdings of Canadian private presses. This publication is Part II of that series, the presses of Ontario. Frontispiece, preface, explanation of entries, bibliography and key to references, list of abbreviations. Location index of Ontario presses. Full index. Includes additions and corrections to No. 17. Black and white illustrations. READ MORE about NEWS FROM THE RARE BOOK ROOM