Berkeley, CA: Archetype Press, 1939. folio. cloth with printed design on front cover. 19+(1) pages. Limited to 105 copies, set up and printed on a handpress by Wilder Bentley ("and his faithful spouse, Ellen") on dampened Strathmore Wayside Text for at The Archetype Press in Euclid Court, Berkeley, Ca and issued for private distribution among members of The Arts Club & their friends. Printed in "a bastard version" of Caslon Oldface italic and Goudy Modern... READ MORE about N'EN PARLONS PLUS!, EXCERPTS FROM DIVERS PAPERS & CHRONICLES OF THE ARTS CLUB, 1937-1938
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Berkeley, CA: Arif Press, 1980. oblong 8vo. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. (18) pages. Limited to 125 copies printed by Wesley B. Tanner at the Arif Press on dampened T. Edmonds paper. The 25th book of the press. Reprints part of Johnston's text from FORMAL PENMANSHIP AND OTHER PAPERS. With calligraphy by Barbara Wiley Bash. READ MORE about FORMAL PENMANSHIP DEFINED BY THE THING
San Francisco, CA: Arion Press, 1989. 8vo. self paper wrappers. (4) pages. An announcement of three new limited edition publications from the Arion Press. French fold. With order form. READ MORE about Announcement of Limited Edition Books from the Arion Press
San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 2008. 4to. cloth, inlaid illustrations on front and back covers, paper spine label, quarter cloth and paper-covered slipcase with paper spine label, top edge cut, other edges uncut. 95+(1) pages. Limited to 275 numbered copies. With an aquatint by Frank Lobdell, limited to 35 signed, numbered copies. Table of contents, introduction by Michael Palmer. Endnotes follow text. Prints by Frank Lobdell. Robert Duncan (1919-1988) described himself as a "derivative... READ MORE about THE STRUCTURE OF RIME
San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1976. oblong 4to. paper wrapper. two sheets folded. Prospectus only. Limited to 200 copies signed by the author. Colored illustrations that are reminiscent of the Nuremburg Chronicle executed by the author with linoleum blocks and in many different colors. Offsetting of engraving. READ MORE about Prospectus for A TRAVEL BOOK
San Francisco, CA: Arion Press, n.d., but circa 1997. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (16) pages. Prospectus for printing a lecturn edition of the Bible beginning spring 1998. In addition to technical details, this prospectus includes the preface to the New Revised Standard Version prepared by Bruce Metzger. Specimen of text laid in. READ MORE about PROSPECTUS FOR A LECTURN EDITION OF THE HOLY BIBLE IN THE NEW REVISED STANDARD VERSION
San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 1976. square 4to. self paper wrappers. (8) pages. Prospectus for Fred Martin, A Travel Book. the mapping of J. Carlos Jones' journey. Specimens of illustrations, color and black and white. READ MORE about Prospectus for A TRAVEL BOOK
San Francisco, CA: Arion Press, n.d. folio. self paper wrappers. (4) pages. Prospectus for Captivity Narrative of Hannah Duston, edited by Cotton Mather, John Greenleaf Whittier, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. With 35 woodblock prints by Richard Bosman. With two specimens of the prints. Folded. READ MORE about Prospectus for CAPTIVITY NARRATIVE OF HANNAH DUSTON
Middletown, CT: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, (1960). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Introductory comments by Russell T. Limbach. A study of the laboratory's privately printed publications since 1943. Black and white illustrations. READ MORE about ART LABORATORY IMPRESSIONIS
Portland, ME: (Ascensius Press), n.d. broadside (7 1/2 by 5 3/4 inches). Advertisement by Elizabeth Baird's Ephemera and Books of Portland, Maine. READ MORE about Advertisement by the Ascensius Press
Portland, ME: Ascensius Press, The, 1989. tall 8vo. quarter cloth, marbled paper over boards, paper spine label. (vii), (15) pages. Limited to 100 numbered copies, this being one of the twenty five special copies bound thus. Signed by the compiler and the illustrator. Reprints poems which originally appeared in E. E. CUMMINGS COMPLETE POEMS 1913-1962. Well printed by letterpress. Prospectus loosely inserted. Fine condition. READ MORE about VIVA SWEET LOVE" ELEVEN POEMS BY E. E. CUMMINGS Compiled with an introduction by Sheldon...
Portland: The Ascensius Press, 1989. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 37, (3) pages. First edition. Privately printed and limited to 500 copies. This is the third collection of poetry by Kenneth Rosen. Illustrated by Richard Wilson. Inscribed to Beth Bruce by Scott Vile in 1989. READ MORE about THE HEBREW LION
Glen Head, NY: The Ashlar Press, 1933. small 8vo. cloth-backed decorated boards, paper spine label. (vi), 57, (3) pages. Limited to 200 copies. (Ransom no.11). Printed by the Walpole Printing Office. READ MORE about TRAGIC FUGUE, A PLAY IN THREE EPISODES
Mt. Vernon: At the Sign of the Blue-Behinded Ape, 1936. tall 8vo. decorated paper-covered boards in two separate patterns, paper spine, slipcase. label. 150 pages. Limited to 390 copies. Printed by Peter and Edna Beilenson under this press name which they reserved for certain of their esoteria. (Ransom, Selective Checklist, no.4). With illustrations in color. Rubbed along edges and spine with small pieces of paper covering chipped away from spine edge. Top of slipcase lacking. READ MORE about CUPID'S HORN-BOOK, SONGS AND BALLADS OF MARRIAGE AND OF CUCKOLDRY WRIT TEN BY VARIOUS HANDS &...
Chicago: At the Sign of the Gargoyle, 1945. tall 12mo. cloth-backed boards. (46) pages printed French fold. Limited to 450 copies. Being the second Chap Book issued by this press. Robert Middleton engraved the decorations. Cloth spine rubbed at spine extremities. With the small private ownership stamp of Elizabeth and Ben Lieberman in corner of front pastedown. READ MORE about THE QUICK BROWN FOX, A CHAP BOOK With an Introduction by R. Hunter Middleton. Cover Engraved on...
Pawlet, VT: Banyan Press, 1977. 4to. stiff paper wrappers, top edge cut, other edges uncut, in publisher's printed manila envelope. (8) pages. Limited to 240 numbered copies. Letter reflecting on the solitary life by Guigo, Prior of Grand Chartreuse, written in the last year of his priorate. Translated by Thomas Merton. READ MORE about ON THE SOLITARY LIFE
Pawlet, VT: The Banyan Press, 1948. 8vo. cloth, paper spine label, top edge cut, other edges uncut. (viii), 40, (2) pages. Limited to 250 numbered copies. Table of contents. A collection of poetry. Printed by Milton Saul and Matthew Fredericks. READ MORE about THE UNDERSEA FARMER
(New York: Banyan Press, 1947). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (vii), 25, (4) pages. Limited to 400 numbered copies and designed by Harry Prickett. Presentation on free endpaper "Affectionately to Marion and George from Faye and Harry Prickett, 1/20/48." A book of poetry. Jacket worn and split along back hinge. READ MORE about FRAGMENTS
Pawlet, VT: The Banyan Press, 1977. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers, top edge cut, other edges uncut, in publisher's issued manila envelope. (12) pages. Limited to 440 numbered copies. A section from an untitled longer poem. READ MORE about METAMORPHOSIS OF 741
New York, NY: Barse and Hopkins, (1910). 4to. decorated cloth, fore-edge uncut, title gilt-stamped on front cover. unpaginated. Rhymes by Arthur Guiterman, type by John Henry Nash, embellishments by Charles Frank Ingerson. Foreword. Designed as a guestbook. Decorated borders throughout text. One page filled in with ink signatures. READ MORE about A BOOK OF HOSPITALITIES AND A RECORD OF GUESTS