New York: Center for Book Arts, 2015. 6.75 x 9.75 inches. paperback. 29 pages. The manuscript for this book won the 2015 Poetry Chapbook Competition of The Center for Book Arts, judged by Sharon Dolin and Cornelius Eady. This chapbook was printed on Cordenons' Wild text and St. Armand Canal's Denim cover using Pastonchi and Della Robbia types cast in the heat of our sunflower summer. All press work and binding by Swamp Press. Edition... READ MORE about LATE-NIGHT TALKS WITH MEN I THINK I TRUST
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New York: Center for Book Arts, 2014. 7.75 x 10.5 inches. paperback pamphlet. 8 pages. This untitled collection of poetry by David St. John, judge of the 2014 Center for Book Arts Chapbook Competition, contains the poems "The One Who Should Write My Elegy Is Dead," Where He Came Down," and "The Way It Is." It was designed by Amber McMillan of Post Editions and produced in an edition of 100. The text was hand-set... READ MORE about UNTITLED
Washington, DC: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, 1996. oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 71+(1) pages. Publication in conjunction with an exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Smithsonian Institution in the Hall of Printing and Graphic Arts. Chronology, listing of Smithsonian print collections, introduction by Alan Fern. Checklist of the exhibition follows text including Old Master prints and 16 works by American printmakers. Chronology, and descriptions of representative print collections (the Marsh, Cranch... READ MORE about PRINTS AT THE SMITHSONIAN: THE ORIGINS OF A NATIONAL COLLECTION
Washington, DC: National Museum of Americn History, Smithsonian Institution, 1990. 7 x 11 inches. stiff paper wrappers. 31+(1) pages. Publication accompanying an exhibition on the history of papermaking in the United States, held 1990-1991 in the Hall of Printing and Graphic Arts of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Short articles on the history of papermaking followed by a catalogue of the exhibition. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. READ MORE about 300 YEARS OF AMERICAN PAPERMAKING
Washington, DC: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, 1988. 7 x 11 inches. stiff paper wrappers, stapled. [24 pages]. Publication accompanying a 1988 exhibition on collotype printing held in the Hall of Printing and Graphic Arts of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in 1988. Comments on the exhibition with a catalogue. Tipped in frontispiece, black and white illustrations throughout. READ MORE about IMPERISHABLE BEAUTY, PICTURES PRINTED IN COLLOTYPE
Washington, DC: National Museum of History and Technology, The Smithsonian Institution, n.d., but 1973. 9 x 9 inches. stiff paper wrappers. 144 pages. Publication accompanying a Smithsonian exhibition exploring the history of news in America, organized around the uses of available technologies at certain revolutionary periods. Table of contents, introduction, acknowledgments, selected bibliography, index. Black and white illustrations throughout. READ MORE about MEN AND MACHINES OF AMERICAN JOURNALISM, A PICTORIAL ESSAY FROM THE HENRY R. LUCE HALL OF NEWS...
Washington, DC: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, 1983. 6 x 9 inches. stiff paper wrappers. 31+(1) pages. Publication accompanying a 1983 exhibition in the Hall of Printing and Graphic Arts of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Introduction, list of illustration captions, endnotes, bibliography. Black and white illustrations throughout. Corrigenda laid in. READ MORE about THE FAT AND THE LEAN, AMERICAN WOOD TYPE IN THE 19TH CENTURY
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Libraries, 2018. 11" x 8-1/2" Stiff paper covers, embossed, Smythe sewn, PUR bind. 184 pages. Exhibition catalog for a traveling exhibit of S. A. Neff, Jr.'s, unique bindings. The catalogue includes essays by Neff, Lynne Farrington and Cara Schlesinger, and features 160 full-color images, a glossary of terms, and a bibliography. Exhibition dates: Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, February 23 through June 3, 2018; Case Western Reserve University, Kelvin Smith... READ MORE about THE BIBLIOPHILE AS BOOKBINDER: THE ANGLING BINDINGS OF S. A. NEFF, JR
Boston, MA: The Club of Odd Volumes, 2016. 9.5 x 9.5 inches. Casebound with Japanese cloth, dust jacket. 600 pages. "This careful account of the life's work of a dedicated scholar-collector accomplishes what no practicing entomologist can ever do... Never mind that the books are totally fascinating to the outsider." -- Roger E. Stoddard, Former Curator of Rare Books, Houghton Library, Harvard "A thoughtful distillation of a great deal of gathering and collecting that combines... READ MORE about AMERICAN BEE BOOKS: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS ON BEES AND BEEKEEPING 1492 TO 2010
San Marino, California: Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2016. 8 x 11.875 inches. Hardcover, three-piece case binding with debossed and tipped-on title. 176 pages. A catalogue issued in conjunction with "Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints" at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, September 17, 2016-January 9, 2017. The exhibition and catalogue explore the art, craft, and cultural significance of Chinese woodblock prints made during their golden age, from... READ MORE about GARDENS, ART, AND COMMERCE IN CHINESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS
(Toronto, ON, Canada): Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, 2016. small folio. 8.7 x14.2. stiff paper wrappers. 95+(1) pages. This publication is a catalogue of an exhibition (January-May 2016) commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. It explores how Shakespeare's works shaped ideas of the world beyond England, including a selection of Shakespeare's printed plays and poems from the First Folio of 1623 to works published in the 21st century. Peter Blayney, Alan... READ MORE about 'SO LONG LIVES THIS' A CELEBRATION OF SHAKESPEARE'S LIFE AND WORKS 1616-2016
(Toronto, ON, Canada): Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, 2016. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 114 pages. Preface by Anne Dondertman, introduction by Riolfo, note to the reader regarding Romanization of Chinese characters and translations from the Chinese, acknowledgments, bibliography. Contributions by Stephen Qiao. Catalogue of an exhibition (June-September 2016) in observance of the 50th anniversary of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China. Color illustrations throughout. Includes Chinese titles of many of the... READ MORE about READING REVOLUTION: ART AND LITERACY DURING CHINA'S CULTURAL REVOLUTION
(Toronto, ON, Canada): Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, 2016. oblong 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 94 pages. Table of contents, foreword by Loryl MacDonald, curatorial introduction by the author, biographical introduction of Hardy by Michael Millgate, bibliography, endnotes. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Fisher Library (October 2016-February 2017) drawn from the collection donated to the library by Hardy scholar and University of Toronto Professor Emeritus Michael Millgate. Includes first editions, correspondence, manuscripts... READ MORE about 'MOMENTS OF VISION' THE LIFE AND WORK OF THOMAS HARDY
Athens, Greece: AdVenture SA, 2016. 10 x 13.4 inches. hardcover, cloth, in matching slipcase. 3 vols, 712 pages. This collectible catalogue in three volumes takes us on a journey through the history and culture of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean, with detailed descriptions of 782 of the most important rare editions and manuscriptsfrom the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation collection, one of the most significant private repositories of works on Cyprus worldwide. The remarkable wealth of information... READ MORE about CYPRUS AND THE LEVANT: RARE BOOKS FROM THE SYLVIA IOANNOU FOUNDATION
Athens, Greece: AdVenture SA, 2016. 10 x 13.4 inches. hardcover, cloth. "Altogether, forty-four maps have been listed in chronological order. The final pages contain four Appendixes--one a highly original graphic key to the Shapes of Cyprus arranged in families--bibliographies and indexes. Everything has been done to ensure the reader gets the maximum benefit from the book. This is a comprehensive reference work for anyone interested in the history of cartography, for it places that island... READ MORE about CYPRUS: THE BOOK OF MAPS, VOLUME 1: 15th-16th CENTURIES
Athens, Greece: AdVenture SA, 2007. 7.3 x 11 inches. hardcover. 357 pages. Manon, Aix en Provence, year 1785: Antonio Mondaini (alias Namindio or Namindiù) writes, in the Italian language, 14 significant letters on Cyprus. Travelling philosopher, keen observer, naturalist, geologist, antiquarian, scholar and poet, Namindiù thoroughly describes archaeological sites and presents the history of Cyprus as well as his experiences with the locals. The Cypriot countryside, its people and their habits are depicted in the... READ MORE about LETTERS HISTORIC AND ENTERTAINING ON THE PAST AND PRESENT CONDITIONS OF THE ISLAND OF CYPRUS...
Athens, Greece: AdVenture SA, 2016. 7 x 9.6 inches. hardcover, cloth. 174 pages. "Well-chosen illustrations of archival materials embellish the presentations. All the contributions will be helpful to the historian of international law . . . All credit to the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation in Greece for sponsoring the original conference and subsequent publication of the papers." --Jus Gentium (Journal of International Legal History) This volume features 10 select papers from the 2nd International Scientific Conference... READ MORE about CORSAIRS AND PIRATES IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, FIFTEENTH-NINETEENTH CENTURIES
Athens, Greece: AdVenture SA, 2014. 7 x 9.6 inches. hardcover, cloth. 260 pages. This volume (Athens 2014, in English) features 13 select papers from the 1st International Scientific Conference of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation (Athens, October 2012), with an Introduction by the editors, Gilles Grivaud and George Tolias. Being a key geographic, strategic, commercial and cultural crossroad, Cyprus attracted the interest of travellers, pilgrims, scholars, scientists and men of action, who contributed to the production... READ MORE about CYPRUS AT THE CROSSROADS: GEOGRAPHICAL PERCEPTIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS FROM THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY
With a new introduction by Donald Farren.
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2001. small 4to. paperback. 576 pages. With a new introduction by Donald Farren. Paperback edition. Reprint of the 2nd edition of 1979. The breadth of this work is remarkable. Encyclopedia contains almost 4,000 terms and definitions used in bookbinding, printing, papermaking and the book trade. Biographical details of printers, authors, bookbinders and bibliophiles are included as well as precise notes on machinery and equipment, famous books, printing societies, book-related organizations... READ MORE about THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BOOK
New Castle, Delaware & Winchester: Oak Knoll Press & St. Paul's Bibliographies, 2009. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover. 462 pages. Reprint of the 1995 Oak Knoll edition. Ronald B. McKerrow's An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students has been the classic manual on bibliography, showing how the transmission of texts might be affected by the processes of printing, but he concentrated almost exclusively on "Elizabethan" printing - the period from 1560 to 1660. However, in... READ MORE about A NEW INTRODUCTION TO BIBLIOGRAPHY
New Castle, Delaware & Winchester: Oak Knoll Press & St. Paul's Bibliographies, (2015). 6 x 9 inches. paperback. 462 pages. Reprint of the 1995 Oak Knoll edition. Ronald B. McKerrow's An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students has been the classic manual on bibliography, showing how the transmission of texts might be affected by the processes of printing, but he concentrated almost exclusively on "Elizabethan" printing - the period from 1560 to 1660. However, in... READ MORE about A NEW INTRODUCTION TO BIBLIOGRAPHY
With a new introduction by G. Thomas Tanselle.
Winchester and New Castle, Delaware: St Paul's Bibliographies and Oak Knoll Press, (2012). thick 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xvi, 505 pages. With a new introduction by G. Thomas Tanselle. Reprint of the first edition. One of the indisputable classics of 20th-century scholarship, Bowers's work is one of the standard guides on the subject, providing a comprehensive manual for the description of printed books as physical objects. Although there has been much activity in descriptive bibliography... READ MORE about PRINCIPLES OF BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2015. 8.5 x 11 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 272 pp text plus 72 pp b/w images (repeated in color on CD). "A marvelously comprehensive bibliography of Jeffers that reads like a detective novel and makes me want to peek into every item mentioned and immerse myself in his poetry." - Charles Simic From the mid-1920s through the early 1930s, Robinson Jeffers was ranked by many critics as one of... READ MORE about HIS PLACE FOR STORY: ROBINSON JEFFERS: A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2011. 8.5 x 11 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 380 pages. With the publication of her first book, Goblin Market and Other Poems (1862), Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) became the first of the Pre-Raphaelite poets to achieve critical success. Although Rossetti was (and still is) chiefly hailed as one of the century's leading poets, her accomplishments ranged beyond poetry to include essays, short fiction, and seven volumes of devotional poetry and... READ MORE about CHRISTINA ROSSETTI: A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
New Castle and London: Oak Knoll Press and Bernard Quaritch Ltd., 2013. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. paperback. 96 pages. Published in celebration of Nicolas Barker's eightieth birthday, this bibliography serves both as a collection of his writings and as a tribute to one who has inspired so wide and deep affection in so many. Nicolas Barker's first bibliographical articles and reviews appeared in 1959. John Hayward, then the Editor of The Book Collector, was quick... READ MORE about NICOLAS BARKER AT EIGHTY: A LIST OF HIS PUBLICATIONS TO MARK HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY IN 2012