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Catalogue Twenty-Eight - Winter 2004

Promoting the Book Arts - text, image & structure
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1. (Allen Press) Jonah, Judith, Ruth. Three stories from the Old Testament King James authorized version. Illustrations by Michéle Forgeois. Produced by hand at The Allen Press. Greenbrae, California. MCMLXXXIV. [1984.] 49p. 11" x 7". Text printed in Romanée and display in Solemnis. The ancient language characters for decorating the heads of text pages are those of countries and tribes in the Israel area when the Old Testament was compiled: for Jonah, Sumerian; Judith, Jacobites of Syria; Ruth, Hebrew. The all-rag paper handmade at The Twinrocker Mill and printed dampened on an Albion handpress. Brown cover wrappers of handmade Fabriano Roma. Dropback box of brown fabric imported from Paris especially for this edition and lined in purple cloth. Gilt title on both wrappers and box. One in an edition of 140 copies. Fine. [The Allen Press: 50] $395.00 2. (Ashendene Press) A Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle by Dame Juliana Berners. Chelsea. 1903. 48p. 7.75" x 5.5". Set in type by St John Hornby and Meysey Turton and printed by the first-named in black, with red initial 'S'. Frontispiece illustration of fisherman as well as diagrams showing fishing equipment. Limp vellum covers Item No. 1. with gilt spine title. New brown cloth double slipcase with leather title label on outer cover. One of 125 copies of 150 for sale on paper. Near fine. [The Ashendene Press: XVI] $1,500.00 Reprint of the 1496 edition, with illustrations copied from the woodcuts in the original treatise. 3. (Thomas Bewick) Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works. 5 Vol. Bernard Quaritch. London. 1885. 10.25" x 6.75". Half brown morocco with brown cloth boards, gilt titling Item No. 2. and details on spine. Marbled endpapers. t.e.g. No. 320 of 750 numbered sets, signed by Bernard Quaritch in April 1885. Bookplates. Covers, spines, and corners scuffed and slightly worn, nevertheless a good set. $1,200.00

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4. (Susan Allix) A-Z Old Fashioned Rhymes. Alphabet book by Susan Allix. [London. Reprinted 2003.] 43p. 5" x 6". The 26 rhymes, set in 18pt Bembo Italic, are accompanied by 13 colored lino-cuts. Printed letterpress on Saunders paper, with colored ends and flyleaves. Red handmade paper cover, with triangular onto two rhymes. Contained in a maroon folder. Not stated is that the revised edition is of 30 unnumbered and signed by Allix. Fine. $150.00 A-Z Old Fashioned Rhymes is an alphabet book made for children, perhaps with adults in mind. In 1985 a few copies were made, and then the lino-cuts were put away and forgotten. Now more copies have been printed and the book re-issued. Last copy. 5. (Artists’ Books catalogue) Autonomy of shadows. Exhibition catalogs as Works of Art. Hosted by the Betty Rymer Gallery. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. February 21 - April 11, 2003. Approx. 11.5" x 6.5"; CD-ROM is presented at a 90 degree angle to the written catalog, making the container wider at the center. 7 shaped and double-folded offset-printed sheets, all with a horizontal slit in the middle to allow the CD to pass through. Book and accompanying CD-ROM housed in a specifically designed and vacuformed acrylic box. First printing of 750 copies. Fine. $45.00 Item No. 4. 1

Doro Boehme, Special Collections Librarian, Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collections at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and organizer of this exhibition, writes, "I [have selected] from a multitude of formats and aesthetic approaches by artists, galleries, museums, etc. who successfully expand the common function of the catalog as mere memory and inventory of a show into becoming its own, autonomous work of art." There are original contributions by Christian Boltanski, Mary Jan Jacob, Barbara Moore, Anthony Elms, Alan Cravitz, and Anne Dorothee Boehme. Two early Bird & Bull titles inscribed by Lessing Rosenwald 6. (Bird & Bull Press) Three Erfurt Tales 1497-1498. Translated into English by Dr. Arnold H. Price with an introduction by Lessing J. Rosenwald. 1962. 62p. iip. 7.5" x 5.25". With black and white reproductions of the original woodcuts throughout. Printed on Bird & Bull handmade paper and handset in Post Roman Bold types. Tan cloth boards with gilt spine title and gilt front cover title. No. 155 of 310 copies. Inscribed and dated by ‘Lessing’ Rosenwald. Front endpapers sunned, else fine. Third book printed by the Bird & Bull Press. $600.00 [See Twenty-one Years of Bird & Bull: A3, p.16.] 7. (Bird & Bull Press) The Fortsas Catalogue. A Facsimile with an Introduction by Lessing J. Rosenwald. Printed for the Philobiblon Club. North Hills, PA. 1970. 13p. 4p. with tip-ons of facsimile.12" x 9.5". Small sewn 12p. facsimile of catalogue inserted into pocket on rear board. Brown cloth spine, title in black; brown/green marbled paper boards. No. IV of 25 copies for distribution by Mr. Rosenwald, in a total edition of 250 copies. Fine. $350.00 Inscribed and dated in green ink by Lessing Rosenwald as ‘Gramps’ to grandchildren. Second book printed by the Bird & Bull Press for others [See Twenty-one Years of Bird & Bull: B2, p.78.] 8. (Bird & Bull Press) Henk Voorn to Henry Morris: Selected Correspondence June 1967-July 1981. Newtown, PA. 2003. 16 color illustrations tipped in, plus vignettes in red and a drawing of Voorn. 56p. 8" x 11". Printed in Garamond on Zerkall mouldmade paper. Bound in deep red Japanese cloth in black cloth slipcase. No. 36 of 150 copies. Fine.$200.00 "Leonard Schlosser considered Henk Voorn to be the leading paper historian of his time, and Voorn’s name is well known to all those interested in papermaking history. The earlier letters include personal details and much information concerning the planning and publication of Old Ream Wrappers (1969), ... first trip to the U.S. ... trips to IPH Congresses ... and matters dealing with papermaking history." - Prospectus. 9. (William Blake) The Art of William Blake - Bi-Centennial Exhibition. October 18th - December 1st, 1957. National Gallery of Art. Smithsonian Institution. Washington. 1957. 45p. Bibliography. 10" x 7.5". Illustrated color wrappers with title. Essay by Elizabeth Mongan. Very good. $15.00 Four Trianon Press Blake facsimiles from the Rosenwald family collection 10. (William Blake) The Book of Ahania. By William Blake. Facsimile produced and published by the Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust. London. 1973. 6 plates. 8p. commentary by Geoffrey Keynes with another plate. 11.25" x 9.25". Plates reproduced in Paris in the workshops of the Trianon Press by the collotype and hand-stencil process. Black leather spine with gilt title, blue marbled paper boards. Matching blue marbled paper slipcase. No. 417 in an edition of 808 copies. Fine. $325.00 11. (William Blake) The Song of Los. By William Blake. Facsimile published by The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust. London. 1975. 7 plates. 5p. commentary by Geoffrey Keynes with another plate. 13" x 9.75". Plates reproduced in Paris in the workshops of the Trianon Press by the collotype and hand-stencil process. Brown leather spine with gilt title, brown marbled paper boards. Matching brown marbled paper slipcase. No. 274 in an edition of 400 copies thus in a total edition of 458. Spine very slightly sunned, else fine. $550.00 There is much color printing to these plates and the book is a great technical achievement.

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12. (William Blake) All Religions are One. Facsimile published by The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust. London. 1970. Ten plates, 5p. commentary by Geoffrey Keynes. Plates reproduced in Paris in the workshops of the Trianon Press by the collotype, with some water-color washes added by hand. Green leather spine with gilt title, green marbled paper boards. Matching green marbled paper slipcase. No. 541 of 600 thus, in an edition of 662 copies. Spine sunned, else fine. $250.00 13. (William Blake) Milton: A Poem. By William Blake. [A facsimile published by The Trianon Press for The William Blake Trust. London. 1967.] 50 leaves of the facsimile. 9 leaves of Item No. 12. Item No. 13. Description and Bibliographical Description by Geoffrey Keynes. 11" x 9". Printed on Arches rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. Each page is watermarked with Blake’s monogram. Brown leather spine with gilt title, brown marbled paper boards. Matching brown marbled paper board slipcase. No. 252 of 380 copies thus in a total edition of 426. Slight sunning to spine, else fine. Inscribed by ‘Edith and Lessing’ Rosenwald in green ink on the front free endpaper. $950.0 14. (Bookbinding) The Anthony Dowd Collection of Modern Bindings. Compiled by Anthony Dowd with a Foreword by Allen Freer. The John Rylands University Library of Manchester. [2002.] 187p. 10" x 8.5". Full color catalogue with full details of each binding with comments. Special edition bound in quarter red morocco, gilt title on spine. White cloth boards with gilt Rylands Library device on front. White cloth slipcase. One in an edition of 100 specially hardbound copies, signed and numbered by Anthony Dowd. Fine. A superb catalogue, giving enlargement details of many of the bindings. $250.00 The Deluxe copy with a separate portfolio of original prints 15. (Lewis Carroll) The Hunting of the Snark. An Agony in Eight Fits. By Lewis Carroll. With Nine Illustrations by Henry Holiday. Macmillan Publishers Limited. London. 1993. A Limited Edition printed from the original wood blocks by Ian Mortimer. Introduction by Dr. Selwyn Goodacre. 41p. 10.25" x 7.25". Text printed letterpress by I.M. Imprimit on acid-free Zerkall mould-made paper. Red morocco with title in gilt on spine. Includes a separate portfolio of all the engravings bound with red spine and gray Fabriano boards. Board slipcase of gray paper with red cloth trim. No. 6 of 55 Deluxe copies, signed by Alexander Stockton and Ian Mortimer, in a total edition of 430 copies. Fine. $1500.00
Note: The original wood blocks for the printing of the illustrations were used for the first time. The original blocks are in the Osborne Children's Collection in Toronto and have been borrowed for this special printing. Ian Mortimer of I.M. Imprimit is a superb printer and the quality of the illustrations is exceptional.

16. (Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson) The Journals of Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson 1879-1922. [Published by] Richard Cobden-Sanderson. London. 1926. Printed at the University Press, Cambridge. 10" x 7". 2 vol. 340p, 437p. Black buckram boards with gilt title on spine. Edition of 1050 copies of which 1000 are numbered an for sale in Great Britain and America, this being No. 405. Compliments Slip of R. Cobden-Sanderson laid in with hand-written comment. Chipped photograph of Annie Item No. 15. Cobden-Sanderson, dated September 13 1925 laid in, as well as a photograph of Stella Cobden-Sanderson. Slight offset on f.f.e. Dust jackets chipped with browned spines. Very good. $350.00 3

17. (Laura Davidson) Florence. Artist’s tunnel book by Laura Davidson. [Boston. MA] 4.75" x 6.75". The images were painted on Muirhead’s Blue Guides and Baedeker’s travel guide pages published in the 1920s. Images were painted directly on guidebook pages, then offset printed and bound by hand. An edition of 500 signed copies. Fine. $35.00
This charming tunnel book shows a view of the city of Florence from the steps of the church of San Miniato al Monte. It is the first in a series of books that incorporates old travel guidebooks and maps. Tunnel books date back to early peep show boxes from the 1600s. They held cutout cardboard panels to create many religious, historical and mythical scenes. Davidson writes that she chose this format to reproduce an effect of real distance and space. "I have been buying old travel guidebooks about Italy since I first visited there nearly 20 years ago. In these books I have found handwritten itineraries, postage stamps, ticket stubs and restaurant receipts. They represent the desire to travel, and the love that I have for Italian art, architect and culture." - Davidson.

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18. (Laura Davidson) Tunnel Vision. A handmade 3-D book by Laura Davidson. [Boston.] 2001. 4.375"x 7". Xeroxed images. A view of the Big Dig in Boston from the artist’s studio window on the corner of "A" and Wormwood Streets in Boston. Signed and dated by Laura Davidson. Fine. A charming little tunnel book at a very good price. $35.00 19. (Laura Davidson) Fort Point Flora & Fauna. Artist’s book by Laura Davidson. Boston. 2003. Accordion fold. 5" x 4". Printed in color on thin glossy card. Illustrations on one side, and details printed on the back. One in an edition of 500 signed copies. New. $28.00 Davidson states: "At first glance, Boston’s Fort Point is a gritty, urban industrial neighborhood. Its inhabitants are mainly artists who use the loft spaces for studios and postal workers who park here. There is a tiny new park but, until recently, the only grass has been temporary art installations of sod on bridges and benches. ... The pages of this book show recent sightings, both common and unusual. 20. (Isak Dinesen) Out of Africa. Random House. New York. [1938.] First U.S. edition. Black cloth spine with gilt title label and decoration, tan cloth boards with illustration of flamingo at bottom right. Minor wear to top and bottom of unclipped dust jacket spine with .5” tear at bottom of back; usual browned spine. Endpapers browned at spine. Very good. $300.00 Four fine examples of work from The Doves Press Item No. 19. 21. (Doves Press) The Tragedy of Coriolanus. By William Shakespeare. Hammersmith. 1914. 155(1)p. 9.25" x 6.75". Printed in black with red by T.J. Cobden-Sanderson from the Text of the First Folio, first imprinted in 1623. Bound in cream vellum with title in gilt on spine; binding stamped 'The Doves Bindery' on inside back doublure. 200 copies on paper. [Tomkinson: 41] Fine. $675.00

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22. (Doves Press) Paradise Lost: A Poem in XII books: the author John Milton. Hammersmith. 1902. 386(1)p, 9.25" x 6.75". Printed by T.J.Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker in black with red. Limp vellum binding with gilt spine title, stamped 'The Doves Bindery' on back doublure. 300 copies on paper. Hand-written letter dated ‘3.29.4’ giving advice on how to read the poetry laid in. Offset from removed bookplate on front doublure and free endpaper. Foxing in last signature as usual, else very good. Together with: Paradise Regain'd. A Poem in IV books to which are added Samson Agonistes & Poems both English and Latin compos'd on several occasions: the Author John Milton. Hammersmith. 1905. 343p. 9.25" x 6.75". Printed by T.J.Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker in black with red. The Greek type used for this edition was designed by Selwyn Image. Limp vellum binding with gilt spine title, stamped 'The Doves Bindery' on back doublure. 300 copies on paper. Offset from removed bookplate on front doublure, slight foxing to some pages as usual, else very good. [Tomkinson: 5, 7] The set in a new brown cloth double slipcase; outer slipcase with leather title on spine. $2,000.00 4

23. (Doves Press) Areopagitica. A Speech by Mr. John Milton for The Liberty of Unlicenc'd Printing, to The Parliament of England. Printed at The Doves Press by T.J.Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker. Hammersmith. 1907. 73(1)p. 9.25" x 6.75". Original limp vellum with gilt title on spine; Doves Bindery stamp at bottom of back doublure. 300 copies on paper. New brown cloth board slipcase. Fine. [Tompkinson: 12] $900.00 24. (Doves Press) Note on a passage in Shelley's' Ode to Liberty'. Doves Press. 1914. 6p. 9.5" x 6.5". Original wrappers covered with new paper wrappers and slipcase with title on spine. Edition of about 300 copies. Very good. [Ransom: 42, p.253] $150.00 25. (William Dugdale) The Antiquities of Warwickshire illustrated; From Records, Leiger-Books, Manuscripts, Charters, Evidences, Tombes, and Armes: Beautified With Maps, Prospects, and Portraitures. By William Dugdale. Printed by Thomas Warren. London. 1656. [16]826 [14]p.; 25 leaves of plates illustrating coats of arms, genealogical tables, maps, plans, ports. 13" x 9". Rebacked. Later brown leather decorated boards. Marbled endpapers. Bookplate. Two smaller pages tipped in, one giving list of plates, by a previous owner, as well as two signatures of an earlier owner. Laid in is a booklet, Warwick Castle: A brief account of the Earls of Warwick, together with a description of the Castle and some of the more notable works of art therein. Published by The Warwick Castle Estate Office. 1953. $900.00 26. (Essex House) The Deserted Village. By Oliver Goldsmith. Campden. Gloucestershire. 1904. 22p. 7.625" x 5". Printed under the care of C.R. Ashbee and frontispiece by him hand colored. Colophon page illustration hand colored. Printed on vellum in black with illuminated gold 'S' at start of poem. Other verse initials in red, blue and green illuminated by hand by Miss Kingsford and Miss Power. Cream vellum over boards, gilt title on spine and decoration in relief on front cover. New cream cloth slipcase. No. 149 of 150 copies, all on vellum. Near fine. [Ransom: 51, p.268] $825.00 27. (Fanfrolico Press) The Works of Cyril Tourneur. Edited by Allardyce Nicoll. With Decoration by Frederick Carter. London. (1929.) 344p. 10.25" x 8". Printed on Pannekoek mould-made paper. Green cloth spine with gilt spine title and gilt decoration on front cover. t.e.g. Deckle edges. No. 218 in an edition of 750 numbered copies. Both free endpapers slightly darkened; a very good copy of the works of an Elizabethan dramatist and poet. $250.00

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28. (Robert Frost) West-Running Brook. Henry Holt and Company. New York. [1928.] First Edition, First State, without ‘First Edition’ statement on copyright page. Printed at The Plimpton Press. Mass. 64p. 8.75” x 5.75”. Black and white frontispiece, plus three full-page illustrations by J.J. Lenke. Green cloth spine with gilt title, dark green Fabriano boards with gilt illustration recessed on front board. Bookplate. Small booksellers label at base of back endpage. Spine edges and corners slightly worn. Small owner’s signature on ffe. Page edges slightly darkened. One line with pencil underlining. No dust jacket. [Crane A10.] A nice copy. $65.00 29. (Golden Cockerel Press) The Trve Historie of Lvcian the Samosatenian. Translated from the Greek into English by Francis Hickes with an Introduction by J.S. Phillimore M.A. LL.D together with the Greek and decorated with Wood Engravings by Robert Gibbings. [Waltham Saint Lawrence.] 1927. 44p. 12.75" x 9". The Greek was set with the assistance of the Oxford University Press from the Jacobitz edition of 1852; English from the first edition of 1634. Printed by Gibbings on English handmade paper. Quarter bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in brown morocco and linen over boards. Spine with 5 raised bands and title in gilt. T.e.g. No. 56 in an edition of 275 copies. With the Bookplate of The Golden Cockerel Press. Minor rubbing to spine, corners bumped, but still a very nice copy. [Chanticleer: 53] $750.00

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Item No. 30. 30. (FlugBlatt-Presse) Monochrome Bücher 1-6. Six artist’s books by Peter Malutzki. [Lahnstein 1993-95.] Illustrations are printed with polymer-plates, woodblock (No. 1), linocut (No. 4). Box - 13.5" x 10". All texts are handset with the Bauer Bodoni. Each of the six volumes has its own size and all fit in a gray cardboard box, with title in relief on lid. One of 50 sets, numbered and signed by Malutzki. Fine. $1100.00 No. 1: schwarz. 40p. 6.25" x 6.25". Printed black onto black kraftpaper, with black card boards with title and wood engraving. Text passage from Konrad Bayers “Der Kopf des Vitus Bering” dealing with the question 'where is the world (our planet) situated’. A wood engraving from the 19th century (showing a round piece of an old machine) is printed on every page, rotated by 30 degrees from page to page. So the tool becomes a rotating planet. It is orbited by the typography in opposite direction. No. 2: rot. Tatjana Tolstaja, "Saßen auf goldenen Stufen..." 4p. 9.5" x 6.25". Printed red onto red kraftpaper. Red decorated and titled paper board covers. The collage illustrations (running over all pages) are made up of pictures from magazines and newspapers showing people and places in Russia. The Russian author writes about her childhood in Russia. No. 3: grün. Poems about the four seasons by Friedrich Hölderlin. 96p. 8" x 6.5". Poems are printed onto a background of leaves. Original leaves of four different trees (maple, ash, beech, oak) were used. They are printed green onto green kraft paper.Green printed paper over board with title and leaf illustrations all in green. No. 4: gelb, isch. 48p. 13" x 9". . Printed yellow onto yellow kraft paper. Thin card covers with title and thick yellow line across card. The volume takes rhymes with the ending »isch« out of a German rhyming dictionary (Willy Steputat, Deutsches Reimlexikon, Leipzig 1896) and set it in relation to colored spaces printed with linocuts. Cut-out sheets add to the complexity of the design. No. 5: blau - Eduard Mörike, Die Historie von der schönen Lau. 60p. With 17 illustrations. 9.75" x 7.125". Underwater photographs by Malutzki. Printed blue onto blue kraft paper; with shaded blue paper boards, title on front and spine. Bound by Ines v. Ketelhodt. Mörike is one of Germany’s greatest lyric poets of the 19th century. His story tells about a waternymph (the beautiful Lau) who could not get pregnant because she never laughed. Once she had laughed five times, then she would become pregnant. No. 6; weiß. [Poems by] Rafael Alberti, Blanco/Weiß. 76p. 6.875" x 9.5". Printed white onto white waxpaper. Title in white on translucent wax paper over thin board. 33 poems about the color white (from the cycle ‘A la pintura’) in the Spanish original with a German translation. The translucence of the paper allows the next page to be viewed as though in shadow. This series of six monochrome books by Peter Malutzki follows (concerning the chosen colors) the theory of colors by Goethe who takes green also as a primary color like red, yellow, and blue. They are put between the black and white books. A wonderful typographic feat! Peter Malutzki can do impeccable letterpress printing on any kind of paper! 31. (Fleece Press) Leon Underwood: His Wood-engravings. With an introduction by George Tute. Wakefield. 1986. With the frontispiece ‘Yucatas’. n.p. 13.5" x 10.5". Title page in red and black. Printed one side only on Barcham Item No. 31. 6

Green Sandwich paper. Green cloth spine, green pastepaper over boards. Green cloth drop-back box. One of 188 thus in an edition of 200 copies. Fine. $375.00 32. (Fulcrum Press) Sonnets to Orpheus: Orpheus. Eurydice, Hermes. [By] Rainer Maria Rilke. Translated from the German by Patricia Holburd Heidenheimer. NC. MMI. Collagraph images hand-printed by Patricia Holburd Heidenheimer. Accordion fold. 14" x 5.75". Text letterpress-printed in Monotype Bembo Semibold by Maureen Cummins onto Hiromi Shiramine. Collagraphs in purple overlaid with white to allow the black printed text to be clearly visible. The text above the flowing illustration is in grey. Grey endpapers and spine, with the final fold easily movable out of a slot on the back board, enabling the book to be viewed in one continuous piece. Dark blue cloth boards with a repeat of the collagraph in lighter blue along the top of the front board. Matching blue slipcase with title on spine and profile illustration on the front. Edition of 25 copies, signed by Heidenheimer. Fine.

Item No. 32. $800.00

The sonnets included from Die Sonette an Orpheus are Part I: 1-11, 14, 26 and Part II: 13, 29. "Poetry goes through the ear. In these translations of selected poems by Rainer Maria Rilke, both sound and flow, no less than fidelity to the sense of the original German, is a central focus. Fifteen of the poems are drawn from the Sonnets to Orpheus, written toward the end of Rilke’s lifework. Accompanying them is the narrative poem Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes from an earlier life period. The sonnets and narrative connect in spirit with one another, affording greater illumination and depth of feeling to each. The connection between sonnet and narrative is further enhanced by the book’s physical format and imagery. Below is the dark winecolored landscape of the Underworld where Eurydice is "already root", even as Orpheus attempts to lead her back into life. The path they and her escort, Hermes, follow through the Underworld bears the legend of their journey. Floating like clouds above this landscape are the sonnets addressed to Orpheus, inhabitant of the "dual kingdoms" of life and death. A panoramic view of the total landscape is afforded by book pages which can be either opened out or turned. " - Holburd Heidenheimer. A wonderful translation of Rilke’s great poetry.

33. (Gehenna Press) Titus Andronicus. [By] William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Leonard Baskin. Northampton, MA. 1973.] 12 etchings and 16 wood engravings. Unpaginated (131)p. 20" X 13.5". Printed on Gehenna-Shakespeare, a paper made for the edition at the Strathmore mills. Etchings printed by Emiliano Sorini at the Bank Street Atelier. Wood engravings, from the block, and the letterpress in Centaur types, printed by Harold McGrath. Bound in textured cream linen with a small red leather title label on the spine. One in an edition of 250 copies of the regular edition, numbered and signed by Leonard Baskin. Fine. $1000.00
Volume One of the Gehenna Shakespeare Series. Text based on the Methuen Arden edition. The Gehenna Press The Work of Fifty Years (1992) # 74; pp. 88-89. Bibliography states in part: " [...] Additional copies were later bound by Gray Parrot in full cloth. The 150 special copies referred to in the colophon were never issued, but Kennedy Galleries, New York, issued an edition of 200 special portfolios; these consisted of loose signatures & a second signed suite of the etchings laid into a cloth covered portfolio [...] The etchings were not printed by Sorini, but by Bruce Chandler, Herb Fox, & others."

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34. (Eric Gill) Troilus and Crisyde. A Love Poem in Five books. Englished Anew by George Philip Krapp. with wood Engravings by Eric Gill. Literary Guild. New York. 1932. {Random House.] 309p. 9.5” x 7”. Cream paper spine; blue cloth boards with gilt decorative device on bottom right. Bookplate. Spine darkened, some light marks to boards; slight fading to endpapers, internally fine. No dust jacket. $25.00 35. (Eric Gill) The Life of Eric Gill. By Robert Speaight. P.J. Kenedy & Sons. New York. [1966. First Edition.] 323p. including Index. 9.5" x 6.25". Photographs and illustrations. Black cloth. Price clipped dust jacket. Very good. $17.50 36. (Mary Heebner) Full Lotus. Artist’s book with text and illustrations by Mary Heebner. [Santa Barbara.] 2003. Accordion fold. 5" x 5.25". Reproduced from two-sided sketches with an Epson 7600 printer, using Ultra Chrome archival ink pigments. After printing, the artist hand touched all prints with watercolor and graphite. Two accordion folded panels of the paintings and sketches printed on Somerset Photo Enhanced Velvet 100% rag paper, plus an accordion folded Item No. 36. booklet of journal notes and images that are printed letterpress on handmade Bhutanese Daphne paper. Booklet printed at Lumino Press, Santa Barbara. Sections held together with a gray paper band with the imprint of the title, artist’s signature, and date, as well as the press logo and edition number. Laid in a black card slipcase with black and sepia illustration on the side. One in an edition of 50 signed copies. Fine. $550.00
Based on sketches Heebner did at the ruins of Ayutthaya, Thailand, in August, 2002. "The lotus figures in many religions as a symbol of purity, harmony, beauty, longevity, and the transcendent nature of humanity." - Text. The prints are intended to stand as sculpture.

The first illustrated edition. 37. (James Hilton) Good-bye Mr. Chips. By James Hilton. Illustrations by H.M. Brock. An Atlantic Monthly Press Book. Little, Brown and Company. 1935. 132p. 8.5" x 6". BIRTHDAY EDITION: printed on all-rag paper from the plates of the new Illustrated Edition and bound with vellum spine with gilt title and brown paper boards. Glassine wrappers. Dust jacket. Slipcase. No. 357 of 600 numbered copies, signed by both the author and the artist. Bookplate. Top of slipcase and spine browned. Discoloration at joint of front and back pastedowns and free endpapers, but generally a near fine copy with the original glassine wrappers. $275.00 38. (Linda Hoffman) Winter Air: A Journal. Text and prints by Linda Hoffman. 2001. Nine archival digital prints by Linda Hoffman. Printed letterpress in Monotype Bembo on Cave paper of 100% flax. Text printed at Wolfe Editions, Maine. Twenty loose folded sheets with text and images laid in a cream double thickness paper folder with a decorative blue strip down the front. Matching cream drop-back box with blue paper strip incorporating silver title on spine made by Praxis Bindery. One in an edition of 200 copies signed by Linda Hoffman. Fine. $500.00
This book is a journal Hoffman "began one winter when [she] walked daily on an uninhabited island in the middle of the Nashua River. [Her] mother, a well-known anthropologist, was fighting cancer that year and [she] began to add the intertwining nature of our lives into the journal. In particular, [she] moved from [her] island on the Nashua River to the Trobri and Islands in Papua, New Guinea where [she lived with her [mother] while she was doing fieldwork." Linda Hoffman’s mother started her academic career late in life; she taught at several universities, advancing her positions constantly until her became the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University. Here she held the David B. Kriser Distinguished Professorship in Anthropology from 1984 until her death in 1997. Her publications were many, as were her honors, including receiving the American Anthropological Association’s distinguished Service Award. Not only are the images very beautiful, but the text is simple and straightforward, moving as only good prose or poetry can be, in this wonderful journey of tribute to an outstanding woman and scholar - Hoffman’s mother.

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39. (Janus Press) Rise: Governors Bay Sept/Nov 2000. [Poem] by Alan Loney. Newark. Vermont. 2003. 16p. 6" x 7.25". Photograph of Governors Bay in New Zealand was taken by Claire Van Vliet, prepared in Photoshop and printed on Hahnemühle Digital paper. Text handset in Trump Mediaeval printed on Barcham Green’s Chatham, with their Renaissance II used for the binding strips. Pages open on opposite sides alternatively with two open sewn spines. Transparent brown paper front wrapper allows the title to show through. Beige non-adhesive cover wrappers with title in silver on front. Head and tail flaps slip in at the back behind the digital image. Laid in a gray paper slipcase with silver title against beige paper spine label. One in an edition of 150 numbered copies. Fine. $150.00
An exciting new book structure by Claire Van Vliet. The poet has indicated a sequence for the poem with page numbers - although the poem can be read at random.

The creative and colorful pop-ups of Paul Johnson 40. (Paul Johnson) Small unique book. Artist’s book by Paul Johnson. [Manchester. 2003.] 3.5" x 2". Hand-painted book designed and made by Paul Johnson. Hand assembled with painted paper over boards. Black card slipcase with painted cord. Signed by Johnson. Fine. Prices vary - $35.00-$45.00
Paul Johnson, the British artist, writer, researcher and book artist travels around the world dividing his time between researching the book arts in education, running the Book Art Project in England and producing his own work. His published work includes: A Book of One's Own, 1993; Pop-up Paper Engineering, 1992; Literacy Through the Book Arts, 1993; and Books Searching for Authors, 1994. [See Paul Johnson's article, The movable, three-dimensional, multi-experimental Book, in The New Bookbinder, Vol. 16, 1996.] His personal work embraces the areas of paper sculpture, paper environments, books and paper furniture. He has exhibited at major oneman and group exhibitions of work in paper in England, Europe and Japan. He was elected to the Crafts Council index of selected makers in 1989 and in the same year profiled on BBC TV's 'Handmade' series on British Crafts. Johnson's work is in public and private collections interItem No. 40. nationally. Johnson thinks of his books as 'interior architecture' - because they can be opened up and experienced as three-dimensional forms. He feels that paper is by far the most versatile of all art materials. His use of a brilliant and glowing color palette makes his work a visual treat.

41. (Paul Johnson) The Tree House of Time. Pop-up book by Paul Johnson. [Manchester. 2003.] 7.5” x 9.75” Hand-painted pop-up book designed and made by Paul Johnson. Laser printed on mouldmade 90lb Hahnemuhle Aquarell. Hand assembled and hand bound on mould-made hand dyed red Waterford paper over board. Maroon spine. Edition 1. One in a first edition of 10 signed copies. Fine. $195.00 42. (Paul Johnson) Sailing to the Dance of Day. Pop-up book by Paul Johnson. [Manchester. 2003.] 7” x 9.5” Hand-painted pop-up book designed and made by Paul Johnson. Laser printed on mouldmade 90lb Hahnemuhle Aquarell. Hand assembled and hand bound on mould-made hand dyed red Waterford paper over board. Maroon spine. Edition 1. One in a first edition of 10 signed copies. Fine. $175.00 43. (Paul Johnson) Dreaming of Flying. Pop-up book by Paul Johnson. [Manchester. 2003.] 2.75" x 2". Hand-painted pop-up book designed and made by Paul Johnson. Laser printed on mouldmade 90lb Hahnemühle Aquarell. Hand assembled with painted wrappers. Slipcase. Edition 1. One in a first edition of 20 signed copies. Fine. $25.00

Item No. 42. 44. (Paul Johnson) Silently, the Earth’s Heart Watches. Pop-up book by Paul Johnson. [Manchester. 2003.] 3.5" x 2". Hand-painted pop-up book designed and made by Paul Johnson. Laser printed on mouldmade 90lb Hahnemühle Aquarell. Hand assembled with painted wrappers. Slipcase. Edition 1. A first edition of 20 signed copies. Fine. $20.00 45. (Nikos Kazantzakis) Zorba the Greek. Translated by Carl Wildman. Simon and Schuster. New York. 1953. First U.S. edition. Green cloth spine with black title label, yellow paper boards. Bright dust jacket with minor wear to top and tail of spine, else very good. $200.00 The American edition has a different translation to the British edition. 46. (Ines v. Ketelhodt) Variation 2. Artist’s book by Ines v. Ketelhodt. [Unica T. Oberursel. 1993.] Black & white photographs. 32p. 6" x 5.5". Phototype-set, handset, offset and letterpress in cream, black, and gray on white. Images print-


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The originals are prints from the book project "architektur / baukunst" with the quote from Le Corbusier. Although the white typeface is format-filling in size, the effect is light and translucent. The length of the quote determines the number of pages.

47. (Ines v. Ketelhodt) Variation 3. Artist’s book by Ines v. Ketelhodt. [Oberursel. 1994.] Black & white photograph by v. Ketelhodt. 44p. 10.75" x 4.375". Phototype-set, hand set, offset and letterpress. Printed in 10 Cicero wooden type letItem No. 46. ters in letterpress onto the offset material. In their wide expanses of black, the text blocks cover the pages to the edge, barring from view the printed backdrop. Black cloth spine, linen board flush-cover with image and title printed by offset and letterpress. One of 45 numbered and signed copies. Fine. $95.00
A passage from the text of Marguerite Duras. The originals are prints from the book project ‘Atlantik Mann’. The narrow format of the book only permits three or four of the large wood letters per line, so that words are separated into parts (not syllables). Reading becomes more difficult.

48. (Ines v. Ketelhodt) Friederika Mayröcker - Brancusi"Der Kusz" (Kalkstein): Goethe - Meine Ruh ist hin. Artist’s book by Ines v. Ketelhodt. [Oberursel.] 1994. Accordion fold book. 15.5" x 5.75". 20 black-and-white photographs printed from polymer-clichés. Handset with threecolored letterpress and printed in red and silver Palatino on one side. Light gray cloth boards, each with the a different title. In a black paper-covered slipcase with a lid; red decorative double triangle on one side and a gray on the other, which can be turned so that it seems to be a 'meeting’ of the triangles - or lips, following the idea of Brancusi’s 'The Kiss’. One of 50 copies, signed by the artist. Fine. Last copy. $450.00 Item No. 47.
"The background is composed of 20 photographs of kissing scenes out of Hollywood films, taken from a television screen. Their arrangement in the form of a concertina is suggestive of a film strip. Guiseppe Tornatore’s film Cinema Paradiso provided the inspiration. The idea for the slipcase with lid came from Brancusi’s sculpture The Kiss. "The Mayröcker text and the quote from Goethe’s Faust are mounted in opposite directions, each beginning at the opposite ends of the book; i.e. each text begins where the other one ends. To read Goethe’s text the book should be held horizontally.” - Ines v. Ketelhodt. Already in the collections of The Rochester Institute of Technology, The University of Alberta at Edmonton, The Arthur & Mata Jaffe Collection at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, the Jack Ginsberg Collection, Johannesburg, and the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC.

49. (Library of Congress) The Dance of Death Printed at Paris in 1490. A Reproduction made from the copy in the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress. Printed by the United States Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., and published by the Rare Books Division of the Library of Congress. [1945.] x,(1)p., 16 leaves. 12" x 9". 24 black and white woodcuts. Cream paper boards, gilt spine title. Grey cloth chemise and slipcase. An edition of 200 copies. Slipcase faded, else fine. $150.00 A facsimile of one of only 6 copies of the book still in existence. 50. (Library of Congress) Le Chevalier Délibéré. By Olivier De La Marche. Printed at Paris in 1488. A reproduction made from the copy in the Lessing J. Rosenwald Item No. 49. Collection, Library of Congress. 1946. Second Printing. xix, n.p. Cream cloth spine with gilt title, blue cloth boards. Fine. $15.00 10

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51. (Library of Congress) The 19th Book Tesoro De Poveri. Lessing J. Rosenwald. Published for the Library of Congress. 1961. 123p. 10.25" x 7". Plates of reproductions. Tan cloth boards, with brown spine. Fine. A textual study of a 15th century Florentine work. Fine. $25.00

Item No. 52. 52. (Nancy Lev-Alexander) Heaven on Earth: Explorations into the Wilderness Set Forth by John Muir. Wood engravings by Charles D. Jones. Press Intermezzo. Austin. Texas. 1998. 141p, 8" x 6.25". Printed by Randolph Bertin of Press Intermezzo. One in an edition of 30 un-numbered copies. Drop-back box. Exhibition catalogue laid in. Fine. $1,500.00 Unique binding by Nancy Lev-Alexander and signed by her on free back endpaper. Tan goat spine and corner tips. Sides covered with stained wood veneer adhered to painted marbled paper to form a design of trees. Painted grass paper doublures. Endleaves made with toned Japanesetissue. Sewn on linen tapes laced into boards. Cream and brown silk headbands sewn on linen core. Box and spine label are on toned Japanese tissue, with brown silk cloth spine. Lettering label painted with metallic gouache by binder. A fine binding which beautifully complements the contents of this book. Limited Editions Club - 1933-1935 53. Quarto-Millenary: The First 250 Publications and the First 25 years 1929-1954 of the Limited Editions Club. A Critique; a Conspectus; a Bibliography; Indexes. The Limited Editions Club. New York. 1959. 295p. 12.5" x 9.75'. Illustrated in color and black and white throughout. Printed on Arches white specially made for this edition by the Curtis Paper Company. Designed by Robert Lothard. Black leather spine with red leather title label, red cloth boards with circular black design on front. In a total edition of 2250 copies, this is No. 111 of 1500 made for distribution to the members of The Limited Editions Club. Prospectus and letter from the publisher laid in. Spine ends slightly worn, boards lightly marked, else fine. $175.00 54. The Pastoral Loves of Daphnis and Chloe. By Longus. Done into English, with an Introduction, by George Moore. Illustrated with Etchings by Ruth Reeves. New York. 1934. 160p. 11.5" x 8.25". Designed by Porter Garnett and printed under his direction on the handpress at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Hand-set in Lutetia type, revised by Mr. Garnett (first use) on Bishopstoke handmade paper. Bound in full natural lambskin, gold-stamped embossed medallion, gilt title on spine, and decorative Greek edging design on front and back. T.e.g. Cream board slipcase. No. 730 in an edition of 1500 copies signed by Ruth Reeves. Bookplate. A very good copy with slight streak marks to leather and darkening of spine. Good original slipcase colored to tone with binding. $150.00 55. Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus. By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Printed with An Introduction by Edmund Lester Pearson and Illustrations by Everett Henry. New York. 1934. 257p. 10.5" x 7.5". Printed at the Walpole Printing Office to a design by Frederic W. Goudy, set by hand by Bertha M. Goudy in Goethe type designed by Mr. Goudy (first use) on Worthy special paper. Red leather spine with gilt title and decoration, Item No. 54. 11 Item No. 55.

striped patterned cloth boards. Slipcase. No. 730 in an edition of 1500 copies signed by Everett Henry. Bookplate. Slight darkening at pastedown joints, spine leather with some scuffing. Slipcase with faded spine and top, slight wear and paint mark at edges. Generally very good. $150.00

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56. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer rendered into modern English verse by Frank Ernest Hill. Printed for The Limited Editions Club. London. 1934. 2 vol. 330p. 331-670p. 12.5" x 8". Designed, printed and bound by George W. Jones at The Sign of The Dolphin, London. Printed in Linotype Granjon designed by Jones on Malling Mills special paper. The frontispiece is a reproduction of the Frampton marble bust of Chaucer in the Guildhall Library, from a pencil drawing by Dorothy Woollard. The Chaucer Signature is re-cut from the only one known, which is in The Public Record Office, London. Cream buckram boards with black title, grey paper boards with heraldic device of Chaucer's arms in color. Slipcase. No. 730 in an edition of 1500 copies, signed by George W. Jones. Bookplates. Slipcase lightly marked and worn at top of spine; book spines slightly browned, else fine. A lovely set. $250.00 "… Those who want to read [Chaucer] in a modern translation will find him most exciting in this translation, I think, over which Mr. Hill slaved for years - at great expense to himself and to this Club." - Macy, Quarto-Millenary, p.246. 57. Typee: A Romance of the South Seas. By Herman Melville. With an Introduction by Raymond Weaver and Illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias. New York. 1935. 409p. 9.5" x 6.5". Designed by John S. Fass and printed at The Harbor Press, New York. Set in intertype Garamond on Worthy special paper. Cream tappa paper boards with decorative title on spine. Slipcase covered in paper design with colors to match book spine. No. 730 of 1500 copies, signed by Miguel Covarrubias. Bookplate. Slipcase spine darkened and with paint marks. A few small marks on front board, spine darkened. A near fine copy. $250.00 58. The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent. By Laurence Sterns. With an Introduction by Christopher Morley and Illustrations by T.M. Cleland. New York. 1935. 2 vols. 401p, 419-790p. 8.5" x 6". Printed at the press of A. Colish, New York. Designed by T.M. Cleland. Set in monotype Caslon and printed on Worthy special laid paper. Dark blue buckram spine with paper title label, blue patterned paper boards made by Mr. Cleland, who also laid the famous 'marbled page' directly on the page. Blue paper board slipcase. T.e. patterned blue. Bookplate. No. 730 of 1500 copies, signed by the designer and illustrator Tom M. Cleland. Fine two volume set in slightly worn slipcase with faded spine. $275.00
"It seems curious that Mr. Cleland should have been so famous as a book-artist despite the fact that this was his first completelyillustrated book. And what a beauty it is!" - Macy, Quarto-Millenary, p.247.

59. (Angela Lorenz) Maxims by the yard: Some in meter. Spools of Knowledge. Vol. 1. Artist’s book by Angela Lorenz. [Bologna. 2003.] Roll of ribbon. 5.5” in diameter. Roll of red/pink ribbon with maxims in red on the pink side of the fabric. Card holder with title in red on one side and edition number in pencil on the back side. Laid in a thin card box with a piece of ribbon, with a maxim, on the spine, knotted on each end. One of 100 copies. Fine. $375.00 Angela Lorenz never ceases to amaze and instruct with her clever concepts for her creative bookworks. 60. (Matrix) Matrix 2: Reprint. A Review for Printers and Bibliophiles. The Whittington Press. Andoversford. 1986. 11.25" x 8". Half-tones, wood-engravings, tip-ins, diagrams. One of 435 in wrappers, total edition of 475 copies. Fine. $250.00 61. (Matrix) Matrix 7: A Review for Printers & Bibliophiles. The Whittington Press. Andoversford. 1987. 11.25" x 8". Halftones, wood-engravings, tip-ins, diagrams. One of 850 copies in wrappers. Fine. $225.00


62. Matrix 8: A Review for Printers & Bibliophiles. Winter 1988. Andoversford. One of 800 copies in stiff Vance Gerry patterned paper card in a total edition of 900. Beige wrappers. Two text pages in facsimile, else fine. (p. 134-135.)$225.00 63. Matrix 10. A Review for Printers & Bibliophiles.The Whittington Press. Andoversford. 1990. 11.25” x 8”. Half-tones, wood-engravings, tip-ins, diagrams. Wrappers. One of 820 thus in a total edition of 925 copies. Fine. $210.00

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64. (Anton Marc) The Thread of Meaning. Written and illustrated by Anton Marc. Atelier Editions. [Waltham. Massachusetts. 2000.] Accordion fold. 3.75” x 5”. Extends to 12 feet. Colored photo reproductions of chairs are linked by handsewn black thread.Printed offset lithography on archival Mohawk Superfine paper. Handbound by Linda Lembke in mottled Japanese paper over board with recessed white paper title label on front cover. paper slip cover. Edition of 500 numbered copies. Fine. The threads linking the chairs draw the reader on a lyrical journey. $85.00 65. (Melville Press) The Owl and the Pussycat. By Edward Lear. Artist Catherine Kanner. Pacific Palisades. 2003. Accordion fold tunnel book. 6.25" x 7". Poem on inside front cover. Printed inkjet with archival inks on Somerset Velvet 100% cotton paper in Weiss type. Designed, printed, bound and illustrated by the artist. In an illustrated slipcase of the same paper tied with a green ribbon. 75 copies, numbered and signed by Catherine Kanner Fine. $95.00
“Edward Lear’s The Owl and the Pussycat was originally published in 1871 and is, as he described it ‘nonsense, pure and absolute’. ... This edition includes a fragment from an unfinished sequel to The Owl and the Pussycat, published posthumously." - Colophon.

66. (Henry Miller) The Colossus of Maroussi. The Colt Press. San Francisco. 1941. First American edition. 244p. Bookplate on pastedown. Slightly darkened dust jacket, which has had minor tears and chips professionally repaired, lined with Japanese tissue to strengthen. Fine. [Shifreen & Jackson: A26b.] $300.00 67. (N. Scott Momaday) House made of Dawn. Harper & Row, Publishers. New York. 1968. First edition. Author’s first book. Inscribed by the author to the previous owner in ink on the ffe. Price clipped dust jacket. First issue dust jacket inside front flap with “0668” at bottom. ‘1969 Pulitzer Prize Novel’ overprinted in black on inside front flap of dust jacket [presumably on copies not yet sold]. Small tear to dust jacket, else fine. $350.00 The first book of the first Native American writer to win the Pulitzer Prize. 68. (Mondavi Winery) Soul of the Vine: Wine in Literature. A Selection. Edited by Nina Wemyss. Illustrated by Margrit Biever. Robert Mondavi Winery. Oakville. 1990. Second edition of 1000 copies printed by Peter Koch. Grey cloth spine, brown paper boards; paper title label on spine and front board. Inscribed to a distinguished book collector and scholar by the illustrator, and with a hand colored illustration on a front free endpaper. Fine. $100.00 69. (Papermaking) From Fiber to Paper. Text and samples by Dianne L. Reeves. Houston. Texas. 1991. n.p. 7" x 9.5". Designed and printed by W. Thomas Taylor in Austin, Texas. Printed in Nideggan mouldmade paper, with title page calligraphy by Jeff Jeffries. Stab-sewn binding made from Ogura natural Japanese handmade paper by BookLab in Austin. An edition of 200 copies. Fine. $175.00
30 different samples of paper made from various natural fibers such as hibiscus, banana, ginger & gladiolus leaves, cornhusks, rice straw and blue jeans. Information and basic recipes are given for the making of the papers, as well as detailed specifications for the making of the 30 different samples shown. Reeves states: "... this book should serve as a guide for all persons interested in the process of ... handmade paper from natural fibers."

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70. (Perishable Press) The Perishable Press Limited: A Retrospective Exhibition (1964-2003) February 18-April 26, 2003. Curated by Dr. Robert J. Bertholf, Curator of The Poetry/Rare Books Collection, University at Buffalo. Checklist by Kyle Schlesinger. The Grolier Club. New York. 2003. 67p. " x 8". Illustrated colored wrappers. Black and white self-portrait of Hamady on the colophon page. An edition of 500 copies. Fine. $17.50

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71. (Press of Appletree Alley) Naming the Moons. By Colette Inez. Illustrations by Florence Putterman. 1994. 52p. 9.5" x 6.5". Designed and printed by Barnard Taylor. Handset in Spectrum and printed on mouldmade Frankfurt laid paper. Original watercolor illustrations rendered into colored linoleum engravings by Colleen Shannon. Plum cloth spine with gilt title; toning pink paper boards. One in an edition of 125 copies, signed by Inez and Putterman. Number rubbed out and re-written, else fine. $150.00
Born in Belgium, Colette Inez emigrated to the United States just before the outbreak of World War II. A graduate of Hunter College, she has taught at many prestigious institutions,also receiving fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other honors. She has published seven books. Florence Putterman is a member of the National Association of Women Artists, and her work may be found at the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and many other public and private collections across the United States.

72. (Press of Appletree Alley) The Distance. [By] Bruce Smith. Wood Engraving by Michael McCurdy [Lewisburg. PA]1996. 45p. 9.625" x 6.5". Handset in Spectrum and printed on Somerset mouldmade; frontispiece printed directly from the block. Designed, set and printed by Bernard Taylor with assistance. Bound by Don Rash and Nicolyn Rosen with black cloth and original red/black paste paper over boards, title in silver on spine. One in an edition of 125 copies, signed by the poet. Fine. $150.00
Bruce Smith was Poet-in-Residence at Bucknell University in 1995. He has held teaching appointments at several universities, including Farleigh-Dickinson, Harvard and Tufts, and has published three volumes of poetry; his poems have appeared in various anthologies, such as The Nation, Paris Review, and The Times Literary Supplement. Michael McCurdy is well known for his illustrations of children's and fine press books, some published by his own Penmaen Press and others in many fine publications. He received his degrees at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at Tufts.

Bob Baris and his Press on Scroll Road We are pleased to introduce the fine printing work of Bob Baris for the first time on these pages. Besides printing on his beautiful Ostrander Seymour Washington Press, Bob lives an idyllic pastoral life in the mid-west, raising his sheep and enjoying the hunt for beautiful texts to print, well away from the hurley-burley of city life. Several fine examples of his printing are offered below. 73. (Press on Scroll Road) Bookselling by Colin Franklin: A memoir from 1980. [Carrollton. Ohio.] 1999. 23p. 7.5" x 5.5". Bob Baris designed and composed the book in De Roos types. Printed by Baris and Patric Holland in an iron handpress on deckle-edge Twinrocker paper. Green cloth boards with paper title label on front and spine. Gray endpapers. One in an edition of 145 copies. Fine. $60.00 Item No. 74. 14

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74. (Press on Scroll Road) Colin Franklin’s Beekeeping Diary of Early Summer. Engravings by Abigail Rorer. [Carrollton. Ohio.] 2002. 3 wood engravings. n.p. 10" x 7.25". Designed and composed in De Roos types and printed on Zerkall paper in an iron handpress. Initial letter by Myrlin von Glahn. Illustrations printed from the blocks. Carolyn Whitesel prepared the decorated binding papers. Bound by Campbell Logan with brown cloth spine; honeycomb and bee tan/brown decorated paper boards, and paper title label. An edition of 102 copies. Fine. A delightful book. $140.00 75. (Press on Scroll Road) The Man Who Created Paradise. A Fable based on true events. [By] Gene Logsdon. Cleveland. 1998. Illustrations by Luz Aveleyra. 54p. 6.25" x 5". Designed and composed in Bembo type, printed on Twinrocker paper in an Ostrander Seymour hand press by Bob Baris, with assistance from Frederica Scott and Patrick Holland. Illustrations printed from photoengravings of line drawings. Bound by Craig Jensen in cream textured cloth with paper title label on spine. One in an edition of 119 copies. Fine. $65.00
This was the first book printed on Bob Baris’ own iron handpress, and has since been issued in a trade edition by Ohio University.

76. (Press on Scroll Road) Thinking Like A Prairie. By Maurice Telleen. With a Foreword by Wendell Berry and Illustrations by Marv Smith. [Carrollton. Ohio. 2001.] Title page illustration plus 4 full-page botanical illustrations in green. xii,35p. 9.75" x 6.5" Design, composition & presswork by Bob Baris. Handset in Cloister Lightface type with Centaur display. Printed on an iron hand press on specially prepared Not Quite White paper made by Twinrocher Handmade Paper. Illustrations printed from photoengravings of line drawings. Bound by the Campbell Logan Bindery in gray cloth with paper title label on spine. One in an edition of 100 copies. Fine. $100.00 "The essays are a conversation between friends, between reader and author, the former silent but engaged, the latter a storyteller and thinker of charm and intelligence. Tellen disarms with his cracker barrel wit and simplicity, and then slips in a metaphysical speculation that leaves you gasping to keep up. ...
"Thinking Like a Prairie is a model of what a fine press book should be: a marriage of form and content, style and thought. ... There are many finely made press books, but few so completely unself-conscious and comfortable in itself as this Bob Baris production. ... In the context of the spirit and words of the text, Thinking Like a Prairie as a book is just right." - Parenthesis 7.

77. (Press on Scroll Road)Window Poems. [By] Wendell Berry. Foreword by James Baker Hall. [Carrollton. Ohio. 2003.] Wood engravings by Wesley Bates in red. 58p. 9.5" x 6.25". Design, composition and presswork by Bob Baris. Handset in Cloister Lightface and printed on handmade Gampi Torinoko paper in a Washington handpress. Bound in cream Japanese linen by Craig Jensen and Sabina Daly at bookLab II. One in an edition of 100 copies. Numbered in the press and signed by Wendell Berry and Wesley Bates. Fine. $185.00 Item No. 76. 15 Item No. 77.

78. (Red Charming) Walking Middletown. Artist’s photographic book by Emily Larned. Brooklyn, New York. 2002. 3.25" x 3.25". Color photocopies of 24 Polaroids. Images mounted on Black Mulberry-covered 2-ply museum board, and hinged with the same Mulberry. The front title and back colophon are printed letterpress on handmade brown St. Marmand paper. The blue sleeve is also printed letterpress in two colors on handmade blue Khadi paper. One in an edition of 50 numbered and signed copies. Fine. $200.00
Polaroid images taken in 1998 show various close-ups of one of the 14 Middletowns in the USA. (It happens to be Connecticut, but the sad shabbiness of the sagging porches, peeling paint, innocuous architecture, abandoned factories, and gutted cars could be anywhere. Slipped out of the sleeve the book opens in many different directions, so that unfolded to 18" x 36" on a flat surface it takes the shape of a town’s geography with its blocks and dead-ends.

79. (Cyrus Redding) A History and Description of Modern Wines. Second Edition with considerable additions, and a new preface developing the system of the Port wine trade. Printed for Whittaker & Co. London. 1836. Printed by Gilbert & Rivington, Printers, London. 423p. 9” x 6”. Copper engraved head and tailpiece vignettes. Rebound in maroon buckram with gilt ‘Redding on Wine’ stamped on title. Green buckram strip at both inner spines. Label of Item No. 78. bookbinders ‘Edward F. Gruver Co. ... Washington. D.C.’ at base of back endpaper. Previous Item No. 79. owner’s bookplate incorporated in both front and back endpapers, as well as on a separate page bound in between pages 290 and 291. Some slight soiling but generally in very nice condition, particularly internally. $250.00
Glued in at the front (and now coming loose) is a 16 page list of ‘New Books Published or Preparing for Publication by Whittaker and Co.’, dated January 1836. One of the first comprehensive English works on this subject.

A handsome Riviere binding on a beautifully illustrated text 80. (Riviere/Bookbinding) The Latin Year. [A collection of Hymns for the Seasons of the Church selected from Mediaeval and modern authors.] Compiled by the Rev. W. J. Loftie. Basil Montagu Pickering. London. 1873. With illustrations by Robert Bateman. 343p. 7" x 4.75". Printed at the Chiswick Press. Black and white reproductions of early woodcuts throughout. Bound by Riviere in brown leather; gold-tooled; double rectangle and lozenge of curved interlaced strapwork with pointillé and vines; title in central panel on front and back covers; title within a darker brown leather panel on floriated spine; turn-ins ruled in gilt; a..e.g. Binder's stamp on front turn-in. In fine condition. $1,250.00

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Item No. 80.

81. (A.S.W. Rosenbach) Books and Bidders. The Adventures of a Bibliophile. By A.S.W. Rosenbach. Little, Brown, and Company. Boston. 1927. Reprinted November 1927. Illustrations in the text and plates. 311p. includes Index. 9" x 6.25". Brown cloth. Bookplate & small Bookseller’s label on front pastedown. Very good. $20.00 82. (Carol Schwartzott) Kimono/Kisode: A Decorative Study of the Kimono. Artist’s book by Carol Schwartzott. [2001.] Designed and bound by Carol Schwartzott. 6 double fold-out spreads. 9.75" x 5.5". Printed by Blacks Corner Letterpress in Monotype Gill Sans Light cast by Bixler Press & Letterfoundry. Archival boards and Japanese Chiyogami papers with a piano hinge binding design by Hedi Kyle. Seven wooden rods held together with strips of various multi-colored Japanese papers form the binding. Title on front board. Heavy board slipcase covered in various Japanese papers with paper title label on spine. An edition of 125 signed and numbered copies. Created for and supported by the Library Fellows of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC. Fine. $425.00

Each fold-out spread has a cut-out in a kimono shape which allows the different Japanese papers which line the back sections of the fold-out to show through. Text on the history of the kimono is on the back of the first fold. A marvellous informative, colorful and tactile visual book.

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83. (Ben Shahn) November Twenty Six Nineteen Hundred Sixty Three. Poem by Wendell Berry. Drawings by Ben Shahn. George Braziller. New York. 1964. 15 leaves. Lettering and illustrations by Ben Shahn. Printed at The Meriden Gravure Company on Italian handmade Fabriano paper. One tipped-in color illustration. Cream cloth boards with title on spine and front board in black. Black cloth slipcase with paper title label. Limited edition signed by Wendell Berry and Ben Shahn. Slipcase a little marked, else fine. $225.00 The poem November 26, 1963 originally appeared in The Nation and is reprinted with the permission of the editors of that magazine. 84. (Philip Smith) The Book: Art & Object. By Philip Smith. Merstham, Surrey. 1982. 68p. 11.75" x 8.25". Illustrated throughout with black and white and color photographs. Illustrated wrappers. Signed by the author in the year of publication in Montreal on the Contents page. Very good. $65.00 Item No. 83. 85. (Stamperia Del Santuccio) Three Fragments from the Postumous Papers of Conrad Fiedler. MDCCCXLI-MDCCCXCV. Translated from the German by Thornton Sinclair together with Victor Hammer who also has contributed an Introduction. At the Stamperia Del Santuccio. Printed in Lexington, Kentucky under the auspices of Transylvania University. MCMLI. 182p. 9.25" x 6.5". Printed in black and red American Uncial on Magnani paper. This copy is bound by Ellen Stone of the Stone Bindery in full brown leather with two simple relief rectangles on front and back boards; black title label on spine. No. 48 of 51 copies numbered at the press. There was also a variant edition in 1951. Scarce. Fine. $800.00 86. (Vincent Torre) Verse & Fables. Written and illustrated by Vincent Torre. The Inkwell Press. New York. 1993. 118p, 11" x 8.5". Decorative title page. Eighteen color illustrations cut in wood and printed from the blocks. Printed on American etching paper in hand set Garamond. Hand bound in blue cloth spine with title in black; decorative paper boards. One in an edition of 150 copies, numbered and signed by Vincent Torre. Fine. $300.00

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87. (Mark Twain) A Dog’s Tale. Illustrated by W.T. Smedley. Harper & Brothers, Publishers. New York and London. 1904. 36p. 8” x 5.375”. Four color plates, including frontispiece. Red cloth binding, with title on spine and front cover as well as black ad white illustration of a dog and puppy. Bookplate. Previous owner’s stamp on f.f.e. Spine worn, boards with lighter wear and markings. Front hinge going, stain round bookplate; else very good internally with original glassine between frontispiece and title page. $125.00
The National Anti-Vivisection Society edition, the first edition in book form, published in the same year, was a pamphlet in buff printed wrappers.

88. (Voltaire) Candide. By Jean Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Random House. 1975. Reprint of the 1928 edition to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Random House. Printed on Strathmore Artlaid. 112p. 11.5" x 7.75". Black and white illustrations throughout. Brown cloth boards; title on spine, decoration on front cover. Decorated endpapers. Light tan slipcase with illustration and title on one side, and details about the edition on the other. Slightly faded slipcase, else fine. $17.50 89. (Wayzgoose Press) Private Impressions (No. 5-8). Plus Introduction. Written by Mike Hudson & Jadwiga Jarvis. Katoomba. NSW Australia. 2000-2001 n.p. 11.75" x 8.25". Each 20 page monograph was written by Mike Hudson & Jadwiga Jarvis. Illustrated with appropriate examples of printing from the periods under discussion, hand set & printed letterpress in several colors on Mohawk Superfine 148 gsm. and stitched into stiff printed wrappers. No. 48 in edition of 60 signed and numbered copies. Fine. $450.00
Introduction by Mike Hudson & Jadwiga Jarvis. No. 5: Evolution (including Introduction.) June 2000. Tells the story of the early Greek convention of ‘aural reading’ from papyrus rolls, through the Dark Ages and the monastic traditions. The ‘invention’ of the Carolingian manuscript style and the rise of secular, silent reading practices in the early Renaissance. No. 6: Revolution. Presents the Gutenberg Bible as the beginning not just of a new technological age but as the start of the compromise work practices that mass production activities encourage. No. 7 discusses the fits and starts of the book trade and the drive for rationalization of techniques at the expense of the creative potentials of authorship throughout the 20th century. The value of Stanley Morison’s & Beatrice Warde’s sobering influence is examined and questioned. No. 8: Re-evaluation. Weighs the benefits to text and reader of an individual and creative approach to book design, typography and illustration against the losses inflicted by mass production principles.

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Two early Whittington Press posters 90. (Whittington Press) London in the Blitz. Broadside. Linocuts by Hellmuth Weissenborn. Shown in the exhibition "Artists in Exile", Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin. January 1986. Poster. 30" x 22". Brown linocut on cream Jim Dine handmade paper. An edition of 45 copies. Fine. $350.00 91. (Whittington Press) Verse by Omar Khayyam. Translated by Iftikhar Azmi. From 'The Mirror and the Eye’ illustrated by Richard Kennedy. Printed for the Whittington Summer Show, 1st September 1984. Poster. 30" x 22". Set in 14 and 72 pt Garamond type and printed on Arches Créme mouldmade paper. Kennedy illustration handcolored by Sylvia Stokeld in purple, blue, pink and turquoise. An edition of 90 copies. Minor creasing and small tears, else very good. $300.00

92. (Whittington Press) A Folding Screen. Selected Chinese Lyrics from T’ang to Mao Tse-tung. Rendered into verse by Alan Ayling from the translations of the Chinese by Duncan Mackintosh in collaboration with T’ung Ping-Cheng. Calligraphy by Ch’eng Hsüan. Illustrations by Fei Ch’eng Wu. [Gloucestershire. 1974.] 94p. 11.5" x 7.75". Printed by John & Rosalind Randle and Charles Lowndes at Whittington Court, Gloucestershire on Columbian Press no. 1275, made in 1848. The type is 12-pt Caslon supplied by Stephenson Blake & Co., and the paper is English Hand Made from St. Cuthbert’s Mill, Wookey Hole. Bound by Hunter Item No. 91. & Foulis Ltd, Edinburgh, using colored cloth decorated with birds, animals and flowers. T.e.g. Paper title label on spine. Endpapers specially marbled by the Compton Press. Blue paper slipcase. One in an edition of 200 copies, signed by Alan Ayling and Duncan Mackintosh. Fine. $465.00


Item No. 92.

Item No. 92.

93. (Whittington Press) Arcadian Ballads. By James Reeves. Freely adapted from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. With illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Gloucestershire. November 1977. Frontispiece, ix, [1], 48p. 11.25" x 8". Set in Caslon, printed in black on Arches paper. With the title-page and illustrations in purple. Bound by Weatherby Woolnough in Laura Ashley patterned cloth over boards, paper oval label on the front cover; t.e.g. Slipcase. One of 200 in an edition of 250 copies (mistakenly identified in the colophon as 200) signed by Reeves and Ardizzone. Fine. $395.00 Both the poet and the artist died shortly after this collaboration. 94. (Whittington Press) Twins. By John O’Connor. Gloucestershire. 1991. n.p. 10.75" x 7.5". Three-color wood engravings by John O’Connor. Brown and tan patterned paper over boards. 350 copies signed by John O’Connor. Fine.$95.00 95. (Whittington Press) Diary of an Apple Tree. [Twelve wood-engravings and text by] Miriam Macgregor. Risbury, Herefordshire. [1997.] 48p. 7.5" x 10.5". Printed in brown on Zerkall mould made paper. Bound in tan and brown printed apple tree patterned paper; paper title label on spine. Brown paper board slipcase. In an edition of 385 copies, this is one of 300 numbered copies thus. Fine. The twelve engravings record the various guises the apple tree assumes as the year progresses. $150.00

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Item No. 93.

96. (Whittington Press) Index to Matrix 1 - 21. Compiled by David Butcher. Matrix. The Whittington Press. [Risbury. 2003.] xiv, 72p. 11.5" x 7.5". Printed on Conqueror laid papers. Thin green boards with toning dust jacket. Jacket with title and Helmuth Weissenborn engraving. One of 500 copies thus in a total edition of 610 copies. New. $150.00 Index to Matrix 1-21 is an invaluable key to any search of the series. It also contains a list of contents of each issue, and an introduction by the indexer describing the development of the series, which has on the face of it remained remarkably consistent during its twenty-two year history. The Index is uniform with the series. The format and binding style will be as Matrix 1 to 21, and the extent will be about the same as Matrix 1. It sits happily on the shelf with the rest of the series, and is an indispensable part of it. Typographically, it will follow the layout of the ‘Index to Matrix 11-15’ which appeared in Matrix 15. 97. (Oscar Wilde) The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3. Brentano’s. New York. 1906. 39p. 6.25” x 4”. Pale grey paper boards with title label on spine and front. Printed on recto only. Bookplate. Stamp of previous owner on ffe. Boards browned and worn; spine label worn but readable. Front label intact. Front endpapers marked. Internally very good. An early edition of Wilde’s famous prison poem, issued before it was printed under his own name. $25.00 98. (Oscar Wilde) Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde. With a Preface by Robert Ross. Methuen & Co. Ltd. London. 1914. 160p. 7” x 4.5”. Green cloth with gilt title and decoration. T.e.g. Bookplate. Endpapers darkened. Previous owner’s signature, place, and date - June 1919 - on ffe. Very good condition. $100.00 99. The Greatness and Decline of Rome. By Guglielmo Ferrero. Translated by Alfred E. Zimmern. M.A. ... and Rev. H.J. Chayator, M.A. ... G.P. Putnam’s Sons. New York. [n.d.] [Preface to the American Edition by Ferrerro dated 1909.] Student’s Edition. 5 vols. (Complete.) Vol. I - The Empire-Builders; Vol. II - Julius Caesar; Vol. III - The Fall of an Aristocracy; Vol. IV - Rome and Egypt; Vol. V - The Republic of Augustus. Dark blue cloth boards. Bookplate. Some wear to top and bottom of spines, generally very good. $150.00 100. The Thousand and One Nights, commonly called, in England, The Arabian Nights' entertainments. A New Translation from the Arabic, with Copious Notes. By Edward William Lane … Illustrated by many Hundred Engravings on Wood from original designs by William Harvey. A New Edition, from a copy annotated by the Translator, edited by his nephew, Edward Stanley Poole, with a Preface by Stanley Lane-Poole. In Three Volumes. (Complete.) Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly. London. MDCCCLXXXIII. (1883.) Vol. 1 - Vol. 2 - 578p. Vol. 3 - 701p. 9" x 6". Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited. London. Bound in half red morocco with title and decorative gilt spine with 5 raised bands; red marbled paper boards. Matching red marbled endpapers. T.e.g. Bookplates. Sporadic light foxing, nevertheless a handsomely bound very good set, with bindings professionally refurbished. $425.00
Interesting letter laid in from the Acting Chief Bibliographer to the Librarian of Congress dated January 17, 1935, to the previous owner, discussing this translation and the reasons for the omission of Aladdin and Ali Baba, obviously in answer to his query.

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Item No. 100.


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