Marcham: Alembic Press, 2000. 8vo. quarter cloth with paper-covered boards. 19, (3) pages. Printed in an edition limited to 120 numbered copies. A reprint of a chapter from Robert Gibbings' book "Till I End my Song," along with his original wood engraving. Included is an introduction describing how Gibbings came to be in Marcham, a history of the Pointer family and Simon Brett's engraving of one of Bill Pointer's benches, who to this day still... READ MORE about A TALE OF TWO BENCHES
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Axminister, Devon, UK: Uniformbooks, 2015. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 176 pages. First edition. In Unshelfmarked: Reconceiving the artists book, Michael Hampton vets the mediums history, postulating a new timeline that challenges the orthodox view of the artists book as a form largely peculiar to the twentieth century. Post-Deweyed, these works form an entirely new corpus, showcasing the artists book not as a by-product of the book per se, but both its antecedent and post-digital flowering... READ MORE about UNSHELFMARKED: RECONCEIVING THE ARTISTS’ BOOK
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
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
New Haven: Yale Center for British Art, 2002. 8vo. decorated fold-out limp boards. 179 pages. First edition, limited to 1000 copies. Essay by Andrew Lambirth, Descriptions and commentary by Ron King. With over 350 colour images and 'four hand-made inserts' (including pop-up). A bibliography and history of this important private press covering over 35 years of work. Based on the collection donated to Yale. READ MORE about COOKING THE BOOKS. RON KING AND CIRCLE PRESS
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. Cloth, dust jacket. 264 pages. "Meticulously researched ... Those studying the small press scene and late nineteenth-century Oxford will find this book indispensable." - Ada Coghen, TLS "The Daniel Press &The Garland of Rachel is a thoroughly enjoyable book, and if future censuses follow the typographical design of this one, we are in for a treat." - Paul van Capelleveen, Quarendo "William S. and... READ MORE about THE DANIEL PRESS AND THE GARLAND OF RACHEL
With an introduction by Renato Rabaiotti.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 1989. 6.5 x 9 inches. quarter leather with acetate dust jacket, slipcase. 79, (3) pages. With an introduction by Renato Rabaiotti. First edition, limited to 250 copies. Printed by Martino Mardersteig at the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona on Magnani mould-made paper. A hitherto unpublished notebook reproduced in facsimile and accompanied by corresponding readings from the 1824 first edition of the Library Companion. It contains Dibdin's comments on books, manuscripts and... READ MORE about HORAE BIBLIOGRAPHICAE CANTABRIGIENSES: A FACSIMILE OF DIBDIN'S CAMBRIDGE NOTEBOOK 1823 WITH...
Pinner, Middlesex: Private Libraries Association, 2009. 7.25 x 10.75 in. hardcover. 328 pages. The book consists of a detailed history of the Press and a full bibliography of its publications and ephemera, tracing the venture from its origins in Sydney, Australia, in the early 1920s, to success in London from 1926, and its final dissolution in 1930. The Press was notable for the literary input of its proprietor Jack Lindsay, working initially with John Kirtley... READ MORE about THE FANFROLICO PRESS: SATYRS, FAUNS AND FINE BOOKS
Upper Denby, England: The Fleece Press, 2015. square 16mo. quarter cloth, marbled paper-covered boards. unpaginated. Limited to 200 copies. Prefatory note and commentary by Iain Bain. Transcribed from an unpublished manuscript by Bain. Tipped in color frontispiece with tipped-in illustrations throughout text. READ MORE about THE LAST AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOTES OF THOMAS BEWICK RECORDING HIS JOURNEY WITH HIS DAUGHTERS TO...
Upper Denby, Huddersfield, England: Fleece Press, 2011. 4to. quarter cloth, decorated paper covered boards, paper spine label. 160 pages. First edition. The Fleece Press has just released their new title: Tone, Texture, Light & Shade - a tribute to Barnett Freedman, one of the great graphic designers of the twentieth century. A designer of many ephemeral items and posters, Freedman was also a painter who, after his third enrollment attempt, attended Royal College of Art... READ MORE about TONE, TEXTURE, LIGHT & SHADE: A BARNETT FREEDMAN PICTURE ALBUM
(Upper Denby, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England): The Fleece Press, 2014. oblong 12mo. quarter cloth and paper-covered boards; stiff paper wrappers; both in clamshell box with paper label on spine. unpaginated. Limited to 300 copies. The work of fabric designer William Kilburn (1745-1818), known mainly for his chintz designs. This book reproduces Kilburn's 1800 pocket book, which includes 62 basic units for repeating patterns. The album was later used as a scrapbook by his grandson, which... READ MORE about MR KILBURN'S CALICOS
With a Foreword by L.F. Thompson.
Merrickville: Greyweathers Press, 2010. 4to. cloth-backed paper covered boards, paper cover and spine labels. 6, 13 wood cuts, (2) pages. With a Foreword by L.F. Thompson. First edition. One of 100 numbered copies. Wood engravers toiling away at their trade during the last quarter of the nineteenth century could be forgiven for feeling a touch of despair. Since the early 1800s, they had practiced a viable trade, with graver in hand over an endgrain block... READ MORE about GRAVEN IMAGES: A PORTFOLIO OF NINETEENTH CENTURY WOOD ENGRAVINGS PRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL BLOCKS
Oldham, England: Incline Press, 2018. small 8vo. self paper wrappers. 12 pages. The ageless teacher of both adults and children, Aesop's fables was first printed in English by William Caxton in 1484. Our edition is based on a much later (and smaller) chapbook that was also printed in London. The printer's name is unknown, and the book is undated, but it was probably produced after 1790. The text for this chapbook comes from a popular... READ MORE about AESOP'S FABLES
Oldham, England: Incline Press, 2018. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Introducing a series of Occasional Essays and Poems by Anthony Burgess selected by Andrew Biswell, Director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. Each of the uniform series will have a contextual introduction, and in this first book that is by Dr Graham Foster, archivist at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester. Originally published in 1991 as part of an alphabet book commissioned by David... READ MORE about AN ELEGY FOR X
Oldham: Incline Press, 2000. square 8vo. decorated paper wrappers with a paper cover label. (10) pages. Printed in an edition limited to 100 numbered copies. This is the sixth New Year Booklet published by the Incline Press, which features Helen Binyon's Chinese shadow tiger one of the shadow puppets she uses in her shows. It includes two illustrations of the tiger, one being a line drawing and the other a print in yellow, brown and white. READ MORE about HELEN BINYON'S TIGER
Oldham, England: Incline Press, 2014. small folio. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, bottom edge uncut; paper-covered slipcase with cloth edges and paper spine label. 69, (3) pages. Limited to 170 numbered copies, signed by binder Graham Moss on colophon. Introduction by Reuben M. Rainey of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, photographs by Eduardo Galliani. Table of contents, six appendices. Foldout map drawn by Abigail Rorer. Rorer also designed the engraved cartouches at... READ MORE about LAYERS OF CONCORD: CREATING THE LANDSCAPE GARDEN OF LE BERCEAU
N.P. Incline Press, 1997. tall thin 8vo. paper wrappers. (iv), 10 pages. Printed in an edition limited to 200 numbered copies signed by the author. This is the first of occasional series of short stories by modern authors, this one including 14 stories by Robert Graham. It is illustrated with hand-coloured lino-cuts by Peter Allen. READ MORE about PLAYING GERSHWIN
Oldham, England: Incline Press, 2018. large 4to. quarter cloth, marbled paper covered boards. unpaginated. From Graham Moss: Many a person new to letterpress printing begins with something ephemeral. Gutenberg did, printing Indulgences and no doubt learning the limits of the process that would define the book work developed in his printing house. The same purpose is served to this day with beginning letterpress printers learning the art with poetry sheets, business cards and cd covers... READ MORE about A GALLIMAUFRY OF EPHEMERA
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2011. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 280 pages. When William Morris founded the Kelmscott Press, his celebrated private press, in 1891, one of the books he intended to print was an edition of the writings of Geoffrey Chaucer. Because of its size and complexity, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer did not emerge from the press until June 1896, shortly before Morris's death. Even at the time of... READ MORE about THE KELMSCOTT CHAUCER: A CENSUS
With an Appreciation of Andrew White Tuer
New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2010. 7 x 10 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 176 pages. With an Appreciation of Andrew White Tuer. "As Young explores in this short but well grounded study, the firm, which was founded in 1862 by Abraham Field and Andrew White Tuer, moved from stationery and lithographic trade work into decorative, fine art and small press printing in the 1870s under the energetic direction... READ MORE about FIELD & TUER, THE LEADENHALL PRESS: A CHECKLIST
With an Appreciation of Andrew White Tuer
New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2010. 7 x 10 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 176 pages. With an Appreciation of Andrew White Tuer. A SIGNED COPY BY THE AUTHOR OF THIS LOVELY BOOK "As Young explores in this short but well grounded study, the firm, which was founded in 1862 by Abraham Field and Andrew White Tuer, moved from stationery and lithographic trade work into decorative, fine art and... READ MORE about FIELD & TUER, THE LEADENHALL PRESS: A CHECKLIST
Pomona, New York: The Kelly-Winterton Press, 2004. large 8vo. cloth spine with paper-covered boards. X, 56, (2) pages plus 58 plates with 4 tipped-in original leaves. Printed in an edition limited to 300 copies, this being edition C containing 4 original leaves from Pickering titles (Leaf Book - Chalmers 229). A work highlighting the important role of William Pickering in nineteenth-century publishing. During his lifetime, Pickering published works by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Donne and... READ MORE about A CHECKLIST OF BOOKS PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM PICKERING 1820-1853
Pomona, New York: The Kelly-Winterton Press, 2004. large 8vo. cloth spine with paper-covered boards. X, 56, (2) pages plus 58 plates with 3 tipped-in original leaves. Printed in an edition limited to 300 copies, this copy containing 3 original leaves and 1 facsimile leaf from Pickering titles (Leaf Book - Chalmers 229). A work highlighting the important role of William Pickering in nineteenth-century publishing. During his lifetime, Pickering published works by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John... READ MORE about A CHECKLIST OF BOOKS PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM PICKERING 1820-1853
Pomona, New York: The Kelly-Winterton Press, 2004. large 8vo. cloth spine with paper-covered boards. X, 56, (2) pages plus 58 plates with 2 tipped-in original leaves. Printed in an edition limited to 300 copies, this copy containing 2 original leaves and 2 facsimile leaves from Pickering titles (Leaf Book - Chalmers 229). A work highlighting the important role of William Pickering in nineteenth-century publishing. During his lifetime, Pickering published works by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John... READ MORE about A CHECKLIST OF BOOKS PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM PICKERING 1820-1853
With a Preface by G. Thomas Tanselle
New York: The Grolier Club, 1997. 6 x 9 inches. paperback. 182 pages. With a Preface by G. Thomas Tanselle. The Grolier Club exhibition "Sir Thomas Phillipps: Portrait of a Collector" was curated by Harrson D. Horblit in December 1972. Horblit had a tremendous collection of books and manuscripts relating to Sir Thomas Phillips, founder of the Middle Hill Press. Though no catalogue was ever produced to accompany the exhibition, the Phillipps archive is now... READ MORE about THE MIDDLE HILL PRESS: A CHECKLIST OF THE HORBLIT COLLECTION OF BOOKS, TRACTS, LEAFLETS, AND...