(Brimingham, England): City of Birmingham School of Printing, 1934. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers, cord-tied. 26, (2) pages. Printed under the direction of Leonard Jay. Foreword by Jay, introduction by Rhodes. Charters in Latin with modern English translations. Five charters, the earliest 1185. READ MORE about ANCHIENT CHARTERS OF BIRMINGHAM
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(Birmingham, England: Birmingham School of Printing), 1938. 4to. stiff paper wrappers, cord-tied. 8, (2) pages. Printed under the direction of Leonard Jay. Poetry dedicated to the wife of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain (1937-1940). Geofroy Tory border on title from the George Jones Collection. Wrappers bent near edges and lightly tanned. READ MORE about MRS. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN AND OTHER POEMS
Birmingham: Birmingham School of Printing, 1951. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, cord-tied. 13, (3) pages. Wallis p.104. Printed by hand by the students of the School in black and pale blue. Reprint of a talk given by Simon to the students about his life in printing and their opportunities in the field. READ MORE about OPPORTUNITIES
(Birmingham, England): City of Birmingham School of Printing, 1935. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, green cord-tied. 13, (3) pages. Printed under the direction of Leonard Jay. Originally a presentation to members of the Birmingham Jewish Literary Association, October 28, 1934. Cover design by Olga Garner. Wrappers lightly tanned, bent at bottom edge. READ MORE about PLEA FOR THE PEN
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
(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
Los Angeles: William & Victoria Dailey, 1978. 4to. paper-covered boards, paper cover label. 38 pages and 9 plates. First edition, limited to 365 numbered copies. Dr. Essick offers a step-by-step explanation of Blake's techniques in producing illustrated books. Handsomely printed on Rives paper in 18 point Bulmer type by Patrick Reagh. Covers faded along edges. READ MORE about WILLIAM BLAKE'S RELIEF INVENTIONS
London, England: Geoffrey Bles, 1928. 4to. quarter vellum, cloth, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, paper slipcase. x, 141, (3) pages. Limited to 500 numbered copies. From the French of L'Abbé Prévost. List of illustrations, introduction by J. Lewis May. Decorations by John Austen (Horne 80-82). Color frontispiece and illustrations in. Slipcase torn along spine and tanned. Endpapers tanned. READ MORE about MANON LESCAUT
Manaton, Devon, England: The Boar's Head Press, 1932. 8vo. decorated paper-covered boards, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. 58, (4) pages. Limited to 255 numbered copies (British Library 21). Foreword by the author, acknowledgment. A collection of poetry. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. READ MORE about EAST & WEST POEMS
San Francisco: Book Club of California, The, 1955. 4to. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. (iv), 27, (2) pages and 5 foldout plates. Limited to 325 copies. (MaGee no. 89). Printed at the Greenwood Press in black and orange. The text is Muir's excellent article on the history of the Catnach Press. The five foldout plates reproduce five rare Catnach broadsides. Well preserved copy. READ MORE about CATNACHERY
N.P. Brewhouse Press, 1967. large broadside (15 x 21 inches) folded. in a stiff paper portfolio. One of 150 numbered copies. On one side is a woodcut by Trevor Hickman after the original by Mathias Huss showing "Death" coming after the printers and booksellers. Cave provides a narrative about the depiction of the printing firm in the drawing. READ MORE about THE DANCE OF DEATH
Wymondham, England: Brewhouse Press, (1965). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Introductory essay with footnotes and select bibliography. Annotated list of books illustrated by Nash arranged chronologically. Black and white illustrations in text by Nash. READ MORE about A NOTE ON THE BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS OF PAUL NASH
N.P. Brewhouse Press, 1969. portfolio containing a broadsheet (15 x 21 inches) folded twice. as issued. Limited to 200 copies. Number 7 in the Brewhouse Broadsheet Series. An account of Gauguin's work with primative woodblock techniques. READ MORE about PAUL GAUGUIN, WOODCUTTER AND PRIVATE PRINTER
Wymondham, England: Brewhouse Press, 1968. 4to. cloth, front cover and spine gilt-stamped. 116, (4) pages. Limited to 450 numbered copies. Acknowledgments, table of contents, list of illustrations, foreword by Charles Hadfield, bibliographic sources, endnotes. With a section on topography by Trevor Hickman and Rigby Graham. Illustrations in color and black and white by Graham. READ MORE about THE OAKHAM CANAL
London: Sign of the Dolphin, 1931. 4to. half cloth over boards. (20) pages. First edition thus, with an unpublished photograph of Bridges, reproductions of manuscript inscriptions by Bridges and an introduction by George W. Jones. Originally published by Rudge as THE TESTAMENT OF BEAUTY. Covers slightly age darkened along upper half. Bookplate on front pastedown. READ MORE about THE MESSAGE OF ONE OF ENGLAND'S GREATEST POETS TO A PRINTER AND PRINTERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO...
Oxford: The Plough Press, 1984. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 250 pages. First edition. Excellent bibliographical guide to technique. Well indexed. Includes nature printing. READ MORE about PRINTMAKING & PICTURE PRINTING, A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO ARTISTIC & INDUSTRIAL...
(London, England): The Camberwell Press, 1987. 8vo. portfolio. unpaginated. Keepsake published by the Camberwell Press on the occasion of the meeting of the American Booksellers Association in Washington, 1987. A print of a wood engraving by John Lawrence laid in portfolio. READ MORE about Keepsake by the Camberwell Press
Edited with a Supplement by Alan Fern.
Cambridge: Privately printed (for the Cambridge University Press), 1957. 8vo. paper-covered spine with decorated paper-covered boards. viii, 50, (2) pages. Edited with a Supplement by Alan Fern. First edition, limited to 500 copies. The Cambridge Christmas Book for 1957 (Crutchley p.29). Reprints of two pieces by Pissarro concerning his press that had not been printed before, a two page preface by Brooke Crutchley and the Supplement by Fern. Containing 11 illustrations produced from the original... READ MORE about NOTES ON THE ERAGNY PRESS, AND A LETTER TO J.B. MANSON
Chiswick, London, England: Caradoc Press, 1902. 8vo. cloth, front cover gilt-stamped, top edge cut, other edges uncut. (18) pages. Limited to 270 copies, of which this is one of 250 copies printed on paper. Borders, initials, and ornaments designed on wood by H.D. and H.G. Webb. A poem of unknown authorship from a manuscript at the library of Lambeth Palace, probably written in the early 15th century. Covers lightly tanned at edges. Previous owner's bookplate... READ MORE about QUIA AMORE LANGUEO
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2013. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 208 pages. Founded by Will Carter in 1924, the Rampant Lions Press in Cambridge, England, established itself as one of the leading letterpress workshops in the decades after the Second World War. Will was joined by his son Sebastian in the 1960s, and the business became known worldwide for its craftsmanship and design skills. It was not strictly a private press... READ MORE about THE RAMPANT LIONS PRESS: A NARRATIVE CATALOGUE
London: The Galahad Press, (1968). small 4to. cloth-backed stiffened boards. 46 pages. First edition. Portrait and three other plates. Ten pages of examples of Carter's work. Fine production. READ MORE about WILL CARTER, PRINTER, AN ILLUSTRATED STUDY
Primate and Metropolitan of all Scotland, and One of His Majesties Most Honourable Privy Council of that Kingdom. With a Detection of the Lyes Published in a late Scandalous Relation of that Murther, and of the Pretended Occasion thereof.
London: n.p., n.d. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 7+(1) pages. Primate and Metropolitan of all Scotland, and One of His Majesties Most Honourable Privy Council of that Kingdom. With a Detection of the Lyes Published in a late Scandalous Relation of that Murther, and of the Pretended Occasion thereof. Limited to 250 numbered copies. A seven-page facsimile of this 1679 century pamphlet printed on Elfin Antique Laid Paper at the Castlelaw Press. Minor wear, small... READ MORE about A TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE HORRID MURTHER COMMITTED UPON HIS GRACE, THE LATE LORD ARCHIBISHOP OF SAINT...
London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1980. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 111 pages followed by eight pages of plates each depicting numerous items. No.12 of the 1979/1980 season. Illustrations throughout text. Corner bumped. READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF PRIVATE PRESS BOOKS
New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1983. 4to. cloth. xvi, 389 pages. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Cave has revised the first edition of 1971 and added a new chapter on private press printing in the United States and Great Britain from 1970 to 1983. Jacket has pieces missing at head of spine. READ MORE about THE PRIVATE PRESS