New York: The Grolier Club, 1998. 6 x 9 inches. paperback. 120 pages. This catalogue, made to accompany the exhibition held at the Grolier Club from March 11 to May 2, 1998, expresses the voices of American women writers through their books. The catalogue explores the movement of women writers in America, beginning with the homespun verse of Ann Bradstreet (the first volume of poetry published by any American) and closing with the appearance of... READ MORE
N.P. The Bibliographical Society, 1992. large 8vo. cloth. 276 pages. Francis Blomefield compiled and published the fascicles of what might have been the most comprehensive topographical history of any English county, when he died at the age of forty-seven. The 294 letters transcribed in this volume were written by, to, or (in a few cases) on behalf of Blomefield, historian and private printer. Indexed. Distributed for the Society. READ MORE
New York: The Grolier Club, 1970. 6.75 x 10.5 inches. hardcover, slipcase. 424 pages. This book is a collection of essays by eminent scholars regarding the study of eighteenth-century literature. The essays are in tribute to former Grolier Club President, Donald F. Hyde. Hyde was very active in the Club and after becoming President in 1961, he began revitalizing the library and rehabilitating the clubhouse. He also proposed and organized the Iter Italicum, a legendary... READ MORE
Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of America, (1979). 8vo. cloth. (ix), 225 pages. Second edition. Began as a supplement to the orginal edition published in 1935, Gulick decided to complete the work as a completely revised edition. The reputation of this English 18th-century author, who wrote such works as LETTERS TO HIS SON 1774, was openly abused after the publication of LETTERS. However, after the initial response, the outspoken appreciation of his readers and critics and the... READ MORE
Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1987. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xxix, 142 pages. First edition. Mary Elliott (then Mary Belson) began writing for children in 1809, at a time when increasing literacy and wealth and more progressive understanding of the reading needs of children were creating a growing demand for more and more books for young people. Beginning with two books in verse - one a lively tale about town and country mice, the other, an... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, Books of Kells, and Bernard Quaritch, Ltd. 2012. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 296 pages. Reminiscences of an author, bookseller, and publisher, written at the age of eighty-eight, Colin Franklin's newest book is perhaps his most entertaining. It wanders freely through themes which have absorbed him - a lost world of publishing, adventures in bookselling, and the irreplaceable scholarly eccentrics who dominated that world a generation ago... READ MORE
Sydney: Hordern House, 2008. 9.5" x 6.5" hardcover. 327 pages. First edition. This book traces the genesis of the Barrington books in rich and evocative detail, offering a compelling account of publishing history in England and on the continent, and displaying the subtle machinations of the book trade in a world without copyright laws. Throughout, The Celebrated George Barrington combines the rigour of book history and bibliographical research with a fresh and engaging style. Of... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2011. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, dust jacket, with DVD. 644 pages, plus 112 on DVD. Edgar Grissom's Ernest Hemingway: A Descriptive Bibliography can succinctly be described as the culmination of all previous endeavors in Hemingway bibliography. Grissom corrects the work of previous bibliographers, adding numerous editions and printings to the periods they covered and addressing the years 1975-2009, which had previously been left untouched. This is the only... READ MORE
Delivered at the Twenty-second Conference on the History of the British Book Trade Birmingham, July 2005
New Castle, Delaware and London, England: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2008. 6 x 9 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 281 pages. Delivered at the Twenty-second Conference on the History of the British Book Trade Birmingham, July 2005. First edition. This ninth volume of the Print Networks series contains twelve exciting chapters from scholars working on the connections between the parties involved in the production of print artifacts; from author to printer, publisher, bookseller... READ MORE
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
With a foreword by Elspeth Huxley.
Winchester and New Castle, Delaware: St Paul's Bibliographies and Oak Knoll Press, 1996. 8vo. cloth. xx, 187+(1) pages. With a foreword by Elspeth Huxley. First edition. The fifth volume in the Winchester Bibliographies of Twentieth Century Writers series. Mrs. Huxley's writing life began at the age of fourteen when she sent anonymous articles, often with her own photographs, to the EAST AFRICAN STANDARD and other periodicals. By the age of seventeen she had written ninety-six... READ MORE
New York: The Grolier Club, 1996. 6 x 9 inches. paperback. 42 pages. This catalogue contains books from the collection of Robert H. Jackson. The collection is broken down into categories including: Literature; Humor, Caricature, and Sporting Books; Travel, Art and Architecture; and Natural History. It discusses the serial format and how it was used by authors like Charles Dickens. The catalogue accompanied the exhibition held at the Grolier Club from January 24 to March... READ MORE
New York: The Johnsonians and Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1993. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. vi, 42 pages. Limited to 750 copies printed by The Stinehour Press. Facsimile and transcription of the surviving portion of Johnson's 1783 translation of Sallust's Conspiracy of Catiline. This is the first publication of this manuscript. READ MORE
With introductory remarks by Vivien Noakes.
Stroud: Catalpa Press, 1988. oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xii, 119 pages. With introductory remarks by Vivien Noakes. A fascinating census of the limericks in Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense,which was first published in 1846 as two separate volumes with seventy-three limericks. A "new" (i.e. second) edition came out in 1855, and a third edition with forty-three additional verses was published in 1861. This third edition provides the first full text and also identifies Lear... READ MORE
UK: LOGOS, 2005. 6" x 9" stiff paper wrappers. 120 pages. First edition. This 120-page book was created and published by Logos: The Journal of the World Book Community. Fifteen corresponding contributors helped to cast a useful descriptive bibliography, which would inform the book professions about the best books written by, about and for them. This book becomes the overall critical guide for the world of Books About Books. This guide is an overall collection... READ MORE
A History of the Florentine Firm and a Catalogue of the Editions
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2012. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover. 1096 pages. A History of the Florentine Firm and a Catalogue of the Editions. This ambitious project explores in detail the history and output of the Giunti Press in Florence, covering the firm from its beginnings in 1497 to its end in 1625, and providing descriptions of each Giunti book published with extensive indication of the libraries holding copies of each edition. In... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware and Portland, Oregon: Oak Knoll Press and Lewis & Clark College, 2013. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover with dust jacket. 544 pages. William Stafford (1914-1993) was one of the most prolific and important American poets of the last half of the twentieth century. Among his many awards, Stafford served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, and received the National Book Award in 1963 for his poetry collection Traveling through... READ MORE
Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia and The New York Public Library, 1991. 8vo. cloth, paper cover and spine labels. xvii, 174 pages. A comprehensive account of the composition and production of the first edition of Pope's Dunciad, accompanied by a photofacsimile of a copy recording Pope's original manuscript readings. The appendices identify hundreds of textual changes Pope introduced in the later 1728 printings and record the names with which pirate printers filled... READ MORE
With a foreword by Anthony Powell.
New Castle, Delaware and Winchester: Oak Knoll Books and St Paul's Bibliographies, 1993. 8vo. cloth. xviii, 253 pages. With a foreword by Anthony Powell. First edition. The fourth volume in the Winchester Bibliographies of Twentieth Century Writers series. Anthony Powell (born 1905) is one of the most distinguished novelists of the 20th century. He is best-known for his twelve-novel sequence, A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME (1951-1975), which won critical acclaim from the outset... READ MORE
New Castle and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2007. 6.25 x 9.25 inches. cloth, dust jacket. 308 pages. First edition. The brothers John Cowper Powys, Theodore Francis Powys and Llewelyn Powys were members of a prolific and influential circle of writers and poets of the early twentieth century. In this, the first comprehensive bibliography of the writings of Llewelyn Powys (1884-1939), Peter Foss not only provides a complete description of every first... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2010. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 200 pages. A biography and comprehensive bibliography of novelist Rafael Sabatini (1875-1950) is being presented here for the first time anywhere. Sabatini is one of the most prolific and widely read novelists of the twentieth century, specializing in making history come alive through his fictional characterizations and his unique ability to use history as a background for fiction. Sabatini, half Italian... READ MORE
2 volumes bound in 1.
Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1980. 4to. quarter cloth, paper cover and spine labels. (iv),36; (1) page followed by a 23 page facsimile. 2 volumes bound in 1. From the Smock Alley Theatre of Dublin. Contains partial text illustrations, an introduction, and collations. READ MORE
Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1970. 4to. stiff paper wrappers enclosed in a slipcase. (vi),36; (2) pages followed by a 21 page facsimile. 2 volumes. From the Smock Alley Theatre of Dublin. Contains partial text illustrations, an introduction, and collations. READ MORE
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2004. 6.75 x 9.5 inches. cloth, dust jacket. xxxvii, 266 pages. First edition. Benjamin D'Israeli was of the opinion that he was born in a library. The library was reputed to have held about 25,000 volumes and belonged to his father, Isaac D'Israeli, a prolific and popular author of fiction, poems and historical subjects. Over his lifetime, D'Israeli had much to say about books, and the essays in this... READ MORE