(Cambridge, MA: The Abbey Press, 1925). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, fore-edge uncut, in envelope. xvii+(i) pages. An announcement of the association of Eugene H. Gordon and G. Gehman Taylor as Gordon-Taylor, Inc., operating the Abbey Press. Reproduces the first advertisement printed in English by William Caxton. Envelope tearing along crease. READ MORE about CONCERNYNGE THE RESOUN WE SAVE EGGS: A TREWE HISTORYE AS MORE PLAYNLY SHAL FOLOW HERAFTER
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Washington: March, Milligan & Company, 1976. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 14, (2) pages. Printed in an edition limited to 400 numbered copies. Designed and reprinted by Jean and John Michael at the Acorn Press. Originally printed and sold at the Printing Office in New London in 1767. A rather matter-of-fact first-hand account of Isaac Hollister's captivity by Native Americans beginning in 1763. Surprisingly devoid of details about the people who captured him or the... READ MORE about A BRIEF NARRATION OF THE CAPTIVITY OF ISAAC HOLLISTER, WHO WAS TAKEN BY THE INDIANS, ANNO DOMINI,...
Forest Park, IL: Acorn Press, (1962). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, front wrapper gilt-stamped. (vi), 29, (3) pages. Limited to 350 copies. Type faces available at the Acorn Press. Foreword and explanation. Indexed. Wrappers faded. READ MORE about ONE LINE SPECIMEN BOOK
N.P. (Acorn Press, 1983). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 16, (2) pages. Limited to 1000 copies. Eulogy for Kotz, descendant of a pioneer Texas family, by her son Nick. Trump medieval type with Trajanus initials. Foil-stamped on front wrapper. READ MORE about TK: TIBE KALLISON KOTZ NOVEMBER 12, 1903-JULY 26, 1982
AN EPILOGUE TO THE PUBLICATION OF C-S: THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN.
Harper Woods, MI: The Adagio Press, 1971. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (20) pages. AN EPILOGUE TO THE PUBLICATION OF C-S: THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN. First edition, limited to 432. Tanner and Alstrom 24. Concerns a letter from Cobden- Sanderson's daughter and additional information by John Dreyfus. Hand-printed by Leonard Bahr at his private press. READ MORE about A LETTER FROM STELLA
Bloomfield Hills, MI: Bruccoli-Clard, 1971. 8vo. self paper wrappers. (4) pages. Prospectus for James Dickey, Exchanges. Designed and printed for Bruccoli-Clark by Leonard F. Bahr at his Adagio Press. READ MORE about Publication Announcement by Bruccoli-Clark
Harper Woods, MI: The Adagio Press, 1977. broadside (10 3/4 by 7 1/4 inches). Announcement of the publication of James Dickey, The Strength of Fields. Distributed by Bruccoli Clark of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. READ MORE about Publication Announcement by the Adagio Press
Harper Woods, MI: Privately printed, 1970. tall 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 13+(1) pages. Limited to 300 copies. Printed by Leonard Bahr at his Adagio Press; text in black, ornamental initials and page ornaments in ochre on tan stock. Tied into light brown wrappers with a dark brown over-wrapper, using tan thread. READ MORE about RLS, A FEW SENTENCES FROM THE WRITINGS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Harper Woods, MI: Adagio: the Private Press of Leonard F. Bahr, 1962. 8vo. quarter parchment with marbled paper-covered boards. xix, 23-43, (3) pages. First edition, limited to 365 copies of which this is one of the 280 copies printed by hand on handmade Fabriano paper. Second production of this private press. The text of John Ruskin's letter to `My Dear Tinie'. Sharp satire on British industrialization. Presentation from Norman Strouse on front free endpaper. Well preserved copy. READ MORE about THE TEXT OF JOHN RUSKIN'S LETTER TO 'MY DEAR TINIE ' WRITTEN FROM THE BRIDGE OF ALLAN ON 31...
Harper Woods, MI: Adagio: the Private Press of Leonard F. Bahr, 1962. 8vo. quarter cloth with marbled paper-covered boards. xix, 23-43, (3) pages. First edition, limited to 365 copies. (Tanner and Alstrom 7.) Second production of this private press. The text of John Ruskin's letter to "My Dear Tinie." Sharp satire on British industrialization. READ MORE about THE TEXT OF JOHN RUSKIN'S LETTER TO 'MY DEAR TINIE ' WRITTEN FROM THE BRIDGE OF ALLAN ON 31...
(Harper Woods, MI: Adagio Press), 1983. 4to. self paper wrappers. (4) pages. Comments on the travails of the Adagio Press. Prospectus for William Blake Proverbs of Hell, laid in. Also laid in is a quote from Horace Walpole. READ MORE about STATUS REPORT 1983
Harper Woods, MI: The Adagio Press, 1976. 8vo. paper wrappers, mailing envelope. 27 pages. Printed in an edition limited to 325 numbered and signed copies. Tanner and Alstrom 34. This is a commonplace book of typographic exercises interspersed with notes on printing, typography and the private press. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHIA I
Harper Woods, MI: The Adagio Press, 1979. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, mailing envelope. pp.29-60. Printed in an edition limited to 325 numbered copies. Tanner and Alstrom 37. A continuation of the work presented as Typographia 1. This copy is signed by the private press owner, Leonard Bahr. This is a commonplace book of typographic exercises interspersed with notes on printing, typography and the private press. Signed by Bahr next to limitation statement. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHIA TWO
Contents: "An Introduction to the Adagio Press;" "A Tribute to Anton Bohm and his work and the Sans Souci Press;" "The Spirit of Liberty," by Judge Learned Hand; "Tribute, as if from a dead author," by Donald Weeks; "The Spring of the Year," by Samuel Johnson; "Interpretations and Insinuations, or, the image of the Adagio Press as seen graphically by its friends."
Harper Woods, Michigan: Adagio Press, (1963, 1964, 1964, n.d., 1965, 1965). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers; loose leaf; envelope. 12; 7+(1) pages; remainder unpaginated. Contents: "An Introduction to the Adagio Press;" "A Tribute to Anton Bohm and his work and the Sans Souci Press;" "The Spirit of Liberty," by Judge Learned Hand; "Tribute, as if from a dead author," by Donald Weeks; "The Spring of the Year," by Samuel Johnson; "Interpretations and Insinuations, or, the image... READ MORE about A TYPOGRAPHIC PASTICCIO
The text of the Sermonette delivered by The Reverend Allan A. Zaun at the wedding of Ann and Leonard Bahr Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church
Detroit: n.p., 1960. 8vo. stiff paper wrapper. unpaginated. The text of the Sermonette delivered by The Reverend Allan A. Zaun at the wedding of Ann and Leonard Bahr Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church. Limited to an edition of 210. Not in Tanner and Alstrom, but printed by Ann and Leonard Bahr of Adagio Press for presentation to their friends. A very attractive printing of the text read at the Bahr's wedding. READ MORE about BUT THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE
(Nappanee, IN: Phil W. Weygand), 1963. miniature book (6.4 x 5.5 cm). quarter cloth, decorated paper-covered boards, fore-edge uncut. unpaginated. Limited to 100 copies, signed by publisher Phil W. Weygand on colophon (Bradbury, Wee Willie's Workshop 2). Tissue-protected frontispiece. Illustration in text. Originally written for small world by James Lamar Weygand about Leander Hershberger. Includes a checklist of Hershberger's work. READ MORE about AFTERNOONS WITH THE NAPPANEE BARD
Anchorage, AK: Karen Stahlecker, 1993. oblong miniature book (5.0 x 7.6 cm). paper-covered boards, Japanese bound. unpaginated. Limited to 10 copies (Bradbury, Karen Stahlecker 1). "Gathered from the land to celebrate and preserve a bit of the brief, fertile Alaska summer for the long dormant season to come." A collection of handmade papers with list of papers included. READ MORE about ALASKAN FLOWER PAPERS
Portland, OR: The Alcuin Press, n.d. broadside (12 1/4 by 8 inches). Prospectus announcing publication of Seven Psalms of Praise. A collection of seven selections from the Psalter. Italics by Charles Lehman. Folded. READ MORE about Prospectus for SEVEN PSALMS OF PRAISE
New York: The Bradford Club, 1864. large 8vo. unbound, top edge gilt. Frontispiece; (ii), 39 pages. Limited to 250 numbered copies. A private printing by the Bradford Club of New York commemorating the life and death, and the sale of the library of the book collector John Allan (1777-1863). Allan specialized in works of R. Burns and Dibdin, American history, and extra-illustrated works. The 1860 work, Private Libraries of New York, by James Wynne mentions... READ MORE about MEMORIAL OF JOHN ALLAN
(Greenbrae, CA): The Allen Press, 1982. small 4to. cloth, top edge cut, other edges uncut. unpaginated. Limited to 140 copies. Volume One, Drama One, Agamemnon. The first drama of The Orestian Trilogy, the author's masterpiece. The first of a two volume set, the second published in 1983. A comprehensive introduction by Mark Livingston. Prospectus laid in. READ MORE about THE ORESTIAN TRILOGY
Kentfield, CA: The Allen Press, 1965-70. various sizes. Four A.L.s. from Lewis Allen to collector and librarian Richard Schimmelpfeng. The letters are dated September 13, 1965, March 24, 1968, July 8, 1969, and Octobe 27, 1970. They discuss the availability of Allen Press publications, fulfillment of orders, letters of regret concerning sold-out items, and comments on Schimmelpfeng's works. Also included is a historical sketch and a check list of works published by the Allen Press. READ MORE about Four letters from Lewis Allen to Richard Schimmelpfeng