New Castle, DE and Worcester, MA: Oak Knoll Press and the American Antiquarian Society, 2005. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, slipcase. 2600 pages. First Edition. This three volume, comprehensive bibliography focuses on the important American wood engraver, Alexander Anderson (1775-1870). The author has selected over 1,000 of Anderson's engravings to illustrate this major bibliography. This work begins with a well written and researched biography of Anderson. There are over 2,322 entries. By the early nineteenth... READ MORE about ALEXANDER ANDERSON, 1775-1870, WOOD ENGRAVER AND ILLUSTRATOR, AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Boston: Thomas G. Boss Fine Books, 1995. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 128 pages. First edition. Well printed by the Stinehour Press. A new Beardsley reference book which "resolves longstanding ambiguities, corrects oft-repeated errors, and provides a wealth of new information." 224 items described in detail and well indexed. Includes a section on Beardsley forgeries. READ MORE about A SELECTIVE CHECKLIST OF THE PUBLISHED WORK OF AUBREY BEARDSLEY
New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2011. 7.5 x 10.75 inches. Hardcover, slipcase. 1580 pages. 3 volumes. Thomas Bewick can be called one of the best English exponents of wood engraving. Born in 1753, he grew up on a small farm, where his chores came second to his interest in the countryside, fishing, and watching birds and animals. These early passions set the stage for his future endeavors. His... READ MORE about THOMAS BEWICK, THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATIVE WORK
New York: The Grolier Club, 1984. 7 x 10 inches. hardcover. 146 pages. Books and Prints, Past and Future is a collection of papers delivered at the Grolier Club's centennial celebration in 1984. These speeches were given during the course of three seminars and the final dinner of the convocation. The first seminar, devoted to retrospective essays, kicked off with an essay by Mary Hyde, the first woman elected to membership at the Grolier Club... READ MORE about BOOKS AND PRINTS, PAST AND FUTURE
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
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2009. 11.75 x 12.75 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 204 pages. In the late nineteenth century, wood-engraving was the principle medium of illustration employed by publishers. From this beginning, print collector Bill Brandt goes on to recount the story of the Society of American Wood-Engravers. He reveals the medium's intricacies, the controversies sparked between traditional wood-engravers and America's New School, and the international acclaim rightly bestowed on these innovative American... READ MORE about INTERPRETIVE WOOD-ENGRAVING: THE STORY OF THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN WOOD-ENGRAVERS
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press and John Neal, Bookseller, (2009). 4to. hardcover, dust jacket. 112 pages. Reprint with minor corrections of second edition. The craft of calligraphy has a 2000-year history in the Western world. Up to the time of the Renaissance, calligraphy was the only means of preserving literature, and so, it played a vital role in the spread of learning, culture, and religion. Historical scripts were not rigidly-fixed "styles;" they represented the... READ MORE about HISTORICAL SCRIPTS FROM CLASSICAL TIMES TO THE RENAISSANCE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press & The British Library, 2006. 9 x 12 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 320 pages. When was it that someone decided that books might be written and published for child readers? It's fair to say that some kinds of text-alphabets, fables, the Lord's Prayer, may have been seen as fundamental to the process of learning to read from the beginning of book making, but when did children come to be... READ MORE about BE MERRY AND WISE: ORIGINS OF CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHING IN ENGLAND, 1650-1850
New Castle, Delaware, Pinner and London, England: Oak Knoll Press, The Private Libraries Association, The British Library, 2010. 7.25 x 10.75 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 224 pages. The 1860s are considered the "Golden Age" of illustrated periodicals, a time when the "knockabout" humor of the 1840s, which was dominated by illustrators such as Cruikshank, Doyle, and Phiz, gave way to a more considered style grounded in serious artistic principles, allowing for deeper expression and emotion... READ MORE about ILLUSTRATED PERIODICALS OF THE 1860S: CONTEXTS & COLLABORATIONS
Volume 1: Inferno. Volume 2: Purgatorio. Volume 3: Paradiso. Translated by Robert and Jean Hollander, Illustrated by Monika Beisner.
Verona, Italy: Edizioni Valdonega, 2007. 8.5 x 12.25 inches. cloth, slipcase. 700 pages. Volume 1: Inferno. Volume 2: Purgatorio. Volume 3: Paradiso. Translated by Robert and Jean Hollander, Illustrated by Monika Beisner. Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is one of the leading figures of world literature. His Commedia, probably written during the last 15 years of his life is - by common consent - the greatest literary work in the Italian language; it is also one of... READ MORE about THE DIVINE COMEDY
Volume 1: Inferno. Volume 2: Purgatorio. Volume 3: Paradiso. Translated by Robert and Jean Hollander, Illustrated by Monika Beisner.
Verona, Italy: Edizioni Valdonega, 2007. 8.5 x 12.25 inches. cloth, slipcase. 700 pages. Volume 1: Inferno. Volume 2: Purgatorio. Volume 3: Paradiso. Translated by Robert and Jean Hollander, Illustrated by Monika Beisner. Deluxe edition, accompanied by an extra suite of illustrations, on Gardapat Kassica paper by Cartiere del Garda, numbered with roman numerals, signed by the artist, and boxed in a portfolio. Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is one of the leading figures of world literature. His... READ MORE about THE DIVINE COMEDY
New York: The Typophiles, 1998. 8vo. quarter blue cloth, patterned paper-covered boards. 101, (3) pages. Typophile Chap Book - New Series Number Two. Limited to 500 copies designed by Dan Carr and printed in the original metal Monotype Dante on vintage Mohawk Letterpress Text by J. Ferrari & D. Carr at Golgonooza Letter Foundry & Press. Well-illustrated with reproductions of John DePol's wood engravings. Distributed for the Typophiles by Oak Knoll Press. READ MORE about JOHN DE POL AND THE TYPOPHILES, A MEMOIR AND RECORD OF FRIENDSHIPS
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press and the American Historical Print Collectors Society, 2008. 8.5 x 11 inches. cloth with dustjacket. 192 pages. As a copperplate engraver, Amos Doolittle (1754-1832) played an important role during the American colonies' war for independence and the early years of the new nation. He completed his apprenticeship in New Haven, Connecticut, around 1770 and continued to work actively in that city for over sixty years. His first known attempts are... READ MORE about AMOS DOOLITTLE: ENGRAVER OF THE NEW REPUBLIC
Stroud: Catalpa Press, 1983. tall 8vo. cloth. 206 pages. First edition. Volume 2 in The Artist and the Critic Series. The book illustrations and paintings of Richard Doyle (1824-1883) are populated by sprightly visions of fairy nymphs, elves and knights in search of their fair damsels. As `Dickey Doyle' and later `Dick Kitcat,' he produced a series of impressive boyhood triumphs from the now famous DICK DOYLE'S JOURNAL of 1840 to his first published work... READ MORE about RICHARD DOYLE
New Castle and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2003. large 8vo. hardcover, dust jacket. 160 pages. First edition. This well-researched book was published in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Bewick, one of the foremost wood engravers in Britain. Eight revealing essays by leading Bewick scholars capture a wealth of untapped archival sources on Bewick and his world. The first three essays provide a new synopsis of his... READ MORE about BEWICK STUDIES, ESSAYS IN CELEBRATION OF THE 250TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THOMAS BEWICK...
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Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies, 1991. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xv, 368 pages. Revised by D. Steven Corey and Julia Mackenzie. Decades have passed since the death of Eric Gill (1882-1940) and yet the reputation of this remarkable artist and thinker continues to grow. Famous for his stone carving, wood engraving, type designs and writing, he has also found a wide appeal amongst a younger generation who are sympathetic to his outlook on life - to... READ MORE about ERIC GILL, A BIBLIOGRAPHY
London: The Bibliographical Society, 1988. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xi, 85 pages. Number 3 of the Occasional Papers of the Bibliographical Society. Over 390 illustrations reproduced. Distributed for the Bibliographical Society. READ MORE about THE ORNAMENT STOCK OF HENRY WOODFALL, 1719-1747. A PRELIMINARY INVENTORY ILLUSTRATED
London: MacDonald Future Publishers, (1981). 7.25 x 10 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 240 pages. First edition. The author worked for over five years on researching this biography, using much unpublished correspondence and interviews with surviving friends and relations. He has also uncovered many unpublished illustrations. Includes an annotated list of Greenaway books. With 121 illustrations in black-and-white and 15 in color. SALES RIGHTS: Available in North & South America from Oak Knoll Books. READ MORE about KATE GREENAWAY, A BIOGRAPHY
(Evanston, IL: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 2001. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xxviii, 329+(1) pages in addition to 32 leaves of color plates. First edition. Three hundred years ago, now treasured medieval manuscripts were scorned, neglected and left to vandals. An exhibit held at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art early in 2001, sought to explore new ideas and perspectives on the destruction and reconstitution of illuminated manuscripts in the... READ MORE about MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION IN THE MODERN AGE: RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION
Chestertown: Chester River Press, 2009. 12.5 x 14.5 inches. cloth, dust jackets, slipcase. 550; 434 pages. 2 volumes. Acclaimed by Samuel Johnson as "a performance which no age or nation could hope to equal," Alexander Pope's translation of the Iliad and Odyssey stands as one of the glories of English Literature. The Chester River Press edition of the Iliad and Odyssey of Homer has been designed and printed to reflect the epic proportions of this... READ MORE about THE ILIAD AND ODYSSEY OF HOMER AS TRANSLATED BY ALEXANDER POPE, IN GREEK AND ENGLISH. WITH AN...
Stroud: Catalpa Press, 1983. 4to. cloth. 157, (6) pages. First edition. Volume 1 in The Artist and the Critic Series. The spirited, prolific career of Laurence Housman (1865-1959) was that of one of the most enigmatic, talented, skillful polymaths of the late-Victorian period. His drawings of fairies and elegant, Pre-Raphaelite women were admired for their evocative, atmospheric qualities, while his critics dismissed them as borrowed from William Blake, William Morris and the more devilish aspects... READ MORE about LAURENCE HOUSMAN
New York: The Grolier Club, 1999. 9 x 12 inches. paperback. 144 pages. This catalogue contains 100 of the most beautiful, finely printed books produced during the twentieth century. To choose just 100 out of an immense number of books, the selection was limited to books printed in England and America containing the Roman alphabet. Books as objects and more sculptural books are not included in the publication. The introduction is divided into two parts... READ MORE about A CENTURY FOR THE CENTURY, FINE PRINTED BOOKS FROM 1900 TO 1999
New York: The Grolier Club, 2003. 6 x 8 inches. paperback. 39 pages. This exhibition catalogue is a sampling of works from prolific artist James McNeill Whistler found in the collection of Martin Hutner. The works are divided into sections including paintings, watercolors, pastels, etchings, original illustrations, the peacock room, novels, plays, and more. The catalogue was designed by Jerry Kelly and includes a frontispiece portrait of Whistler. READ MORE about WHISTLERIANA: WORKS BY AND ABOUT JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARTIN HUTNER
Chestnut Hill, MA: University Press of Boston College, 1999. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 64 pages. First edition. The Connolly Book of Hours is a beautiful example of fifteenth-century French manuscript art preserved in the collection of the John J. Burns Library at Boston College. Comprised of gospel readings, commemorative prayers for the saints and the Little Office of Our Lady, this Book of Hours provided a wide range of topics for the decorations of... READ MORE about REFLECTIONS ON THE CONNOLLY BOOK OF HOURS
Berlin: Triton, 2000. 4to. linen-covered boards, both volumes enclosed in a linen slipcase. 391,(3) pages; 20 inserts in portfolio. 2 volumes. Printed in an edition of 2000 copies. Volume I of a series of three installments, not yet completed. Praised as "a masterpiece of book production" and "a product of enthusiasts" by critic Wilfried F. Schoeller, the book traces the early 20th-century history of the Insel publishing house. Insel earned its renown by turning book... READ MORE about VOM ORNAMENT ZUR LINIE, DER FRÜHE INSEL-VERLAG 1899 BIS 1924