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Press Intermezzo
Press of the Woolly Whale
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Rocket Press
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CATALOGUE THIRTY-FIVE
Winter 2007/8
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Catalogue Thirty-Five - Winter 2007/8

In introducing our new Catalogue, which features some old friends in the Private Press world, we are reminded of
the question of what is a Private Press? We have Jerry Kelly to thank for his contribution to the analysis and definin-
ition of this question in the current issue of Parenthesis, No. 13, August 2007. In addition, he quotes John Carter’s excel-
lent and succinct explanation of the spirit of a Private Press:

“ ... the fundamental priciple of private press printing: the principle that, whether
or not a press has to pay its way, the printer is more interested in making a good
book than a fat profit. He prints what he likes, how he likes, not what someone
else has paid him to print. If now and then he produces something more apt for
looking at and handling than for the mundane purpose of reading, remember he
is concerned as much with his own pleasure and education as with yours.”

No. 211 - Susan Allix.


Conditions of sale:
All items listed in this catalogue are offered subject to prior sale.
Each item has been carefully described as to condition. Any purchase may be returned within ten days after its receipt;
if unsatisfactory for any reason safe return shipment is client's responsibility.
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A finance charge of 1.5% per month will be added to all bills not paid within thirty days of the date of invoice.
Libraries and institutions will be accommodated by special billing on request.
Prices are net, in U.S. dollars. Postage and handling are extra on all orders.
Overseas orders will be shipped airmail unless otherwise arranged.
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Front cover: No. 69 Image of George Gissing by William Rothenstein.


Item No. 2.
A complete set of the first edition in very good condition -
The Curwen Press printing

1. (Major J.R. Abbey) Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, architecture, drawing books, art collections,
magazines, navy and army, panoramas, etc. from the library of J.R. Abbey, a bibliographical catalogue. Privately printed at the
Curwen Press. London. 1953. xxi,[428]p. 12.5” x 9.5”. Illustrations, including frontispiece in color & 32 collotype plates.
Gray cloth, red cloth title label on spine printed and decorated in gilt. t.e.g. Cream dust jacket printed with blue title,
in protective mylar wrapper. One in an edition of 400 numbered copies. Upper corners bumped.
Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, from the library of J.R. Abbey. Volume I, World, Europe, Africa. Volume II, Asia,
Oceania, Antarctica, America. A bibliographical catalogue. Privately printed at the Curwen Press. London. 1956/1957.
12.5” x 9.5”. Vol. I: xxiv,299p, illustrations, including frontispiece in color & 20 collotype plates; Vol. II: xiv,301-675p,
illustrations include 16 collotype plates. Brown cloth boards, red cloth title labels on spines lettered and decorated in
gilt. t.e.g. Cream dust jackets, upper covers printed in red, in protective mylar wrappers. An edition of 400 numbered
copies. Lower corner of dust jacket cut away on Vol. I, lower corners of Vol. II bumped.
Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, from the library of J.R. Abbey, a bibliographical cat-
alogue. Privately printed at the Curwen Press. London. 1952. xx,399p. 12.5’ x 9.5’. Illustrations, including frontispiece
in color & 34 collotype plates. Brown cloth, red cloth title label on spine printed and decorated in gilt, t.e.g. Protective
mylar wrappers. One in an edition of 500 numbered copies. Very good condition. The set - $2500.00
These most important reference works are an essential tool in any library in this field.
2. (Allen Press) The Allen Press Bibliography: A Facsimile with Original leaves and Additions to Date including a Checklist of
Ephemera. The Book Club of California. San Francisco. 1985. 120p. Includes Index. 14” x 9.25”. The facsimile was pro-
duced by offset lithography at Mastercraft Press. The new, updated material was set
in Monotype Van Diuck types by Othmarr Peters at Mackenzie-Harris, and printed
letterpress on Pastelle Antique paper with deckle edges by Arlen Philpott at his Taal
Land Press. Bound in brown cloth with gilt title on spine; front board with illustra-
tion of a printing press in blind. An edition of 750 copies. Fine. $200.00
The checklist of ephemera was compiled by D. Steven Corey, aided by Ruth Yeaman. The
entire production was managed by Albert Sperisen, Florian Shasky, Shirley and Jay Sheffield,
and Lewis and Dorothy Allen with the invaluable assistance of S. Gale Herrick, Carey Bliss
and Barbara Land.

3. (Arif Press) Formal Penmanship Defined by the Thing. [By] Edward Johnston. With
calligraphy by Barbara Wiley Bash. Berkeley. 1980. 10 leaves. 8.25" x 11 .5". Set in
Arrighi and Centaur, printed on T. Edmonds paper. Bound by Fiona Thompson
with linen spine and patterned brown paper over boards; paper spine label. One in
an edition of 125 copies. Fine. $75.00
4. (Ariel Poems) Alone. [Poem] by Walter de la Mare. Wood Engravings by Blair
Hughes-Stanton. Published by Faber & Gwyer Limited. London. c1928. n.p. 7.25” x
5”. Printed at The Curwen Press. Large paper copy printed on Zanders hand-made
paper. Four-color full page illustration; black and white illustration on front cover
board. Cream paper boards, title and illustration in black and white on front. No. No. 4.
298 of 350 copies. Marks on light colored boards, else very good. No. 4 of The Ariel Poems. $75.00

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5. (Ariel Poems) Self to Self. By Walter de la Mare. Wood-engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Faber & Gwyer Ltd.
London. 1928. n.p. 8.75” x 5.5”. Printed at the Curwen Press. Large paper copy printed on English hand-made paper.
First title page and full page illustration in black and white. Cream paper boards; title in gilt on front cover. No. 404 of
500 copies, signed by de la Mare. Marks on light colored boards, else very good. No. 11 of The Ariel Poems. $70.00

6. (Ariel Poems) Inscription on a Fountain-Head. By Peter Quennell. Drawings by Albert Rutherston. Faber & Faber Ltd.
London. 1929. n.p. 8.75" x 5.5". Printed at The Curwen Press. Full page three-color illustration and black and white
illustration on first title page. Large paper copy printed on English hand-made paper. Green paper boards; title in gilt
on front cover. No. 78 of 300 copies, signed by Quennell. Spine lightly worn, else in very good condition. No. 24 of The
Ariel Poems. $60.00

7. (Ashendene Press) A Chronological List, with Prices of the Forty Books Printed at The Ashendene Press MDCCCXCV-
MCMXXXV. (1895-1935.) Shelley House. Chelsea. 1935. 10p. 13 .25" x 9.25". Pagination includes title-page on front blue
wrapper. Printed in black and red. Blue paper wrappers sewn with green silk thread. Protective card boards with
handwritten title on front. Slightly creased round edges, nevertheless in very good condition for such a fragile piece.
$400.00
Colophon reads “This final list of the books of The Ashendene Press was printed for Private Circulation only in the month of March,
1935. [The Ashendene Press, Wofsy facsimile Afterword states that this "Minor Piece was printed at the Ashendene Press, but one
month after the printing of the Bibliography."]

8. (Ashendene Press) Vita de Santa Chiara Vergine Composta per Vgolino Verino Cittadino Florentino. [Latin.] Reprinted
from the original manuscript. With an introduction and notes by Walter W. Seton. London. 1921. 95p. 8.25” x 6”.
Printed by St J. Hornby on Batchelor paper with Bugle watermark in red and black, initials in red and blue. Contains
a facsimile of 2 leaves from the original manuscript written in Florence in the year 1496. Bound in original limp vel-
lum; title in gilt on spine; green silk ties. One in an edition of 236 copies on paper. Bookplate of Michael Hornby. Fine.
$950.00
St John Hornby bought the manuscript of the life of St. Clare of Assisi, sister of St. Francis, at a sale in 1918. Written by a Florentine
poet who died in 1505 for the nuns of Santa Chiara Novella, the work was an unknown version until identified after Hornby's pur-
chase by Seton. (See B.H. Newdigate, Book Production Notes, p. 45).

9. (Barbarian Press) Rufinus. The complete Poems in English versions by Robin


Skelton. Wood engravings by Wesley Bates. Mission, British Columbia. 1997. 40p. 9”
x 5”. Six wood engravings. Printed on mould-made Zerkall Cream Laid and White
Wove. Sewn on vellum slips woven through watercolor-washed and block-printed
wraps of Opus Watermedia paper. One of 174 copies thus in an edition of 200 copies
signed by Robin Skelton. Fine. $225.00
This book won the "Alcuin Citation for Excellence in Book Design in Canada" in the limited
edition category. It is the only award offered for book design in Canada. "Robin Skelton is
internationally known as a poet, editor, biographer, and critic; ... His deft and urbane recast-
ing of these 38 poems, drawn from the 10th century Greek Anthology ..., provide readers with
an engaging companion in Rufinus. His witty, erotic, shrewd, and sensual poems celebrated
physical love and beauty ..." - Prospectus.

10. (Edward Bawden) Edward Bawden. By Douglas Percy Bliss. The Pendomer
No. 9. Press. [Goldalming and Toronto]. 1979. 197p. 11.5" x 8.5". With a Bibliography by
Barry McKay. Illustrations throughout, some in color. Blue cloth
boards, spine lettered in gilt, printed and decorated dust jacket.
Prospectus laid in. Fine. $300.00
This is the first full-length study of the work of Edward Bawden, the
well-known British artist and book illustrator, who was also an Official
War Artist during the Second World War. It includes examples of his
advertisements, watercolors, murals and linocuts.
(Edward Bawden) See Whittington Press - Items No. 197 & 198.
11. (Thomas & John Bewick) The Chase. A Poem [about
Hunting] by William Somerville, Esq. An Introduction by A.
Henry Higginson. Text from the 1735 First Edition. Doubleday,
Doran & Company Inc. Garden City, New York. 1929. 118p.12"
x 8". Illustrated with 16 reproductions of woodcuts by John
Bewick. Designed and printed by Richard W. Ellis. Bound in
green cloth over board with title label on spine. No. 90 in an edi-
No. 10. tion of 375 numbered copies, this is one of 325 for America. Very
good. $175.00

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The wood engravings were designed by John Bewick and engraved by his brother Thomas, for the Bulmer edition of The Chase,
London, 1796. Six additional engravings by Thomas Bewick had been added, ... .
Will Ransom, in Private Presses and their Books, 1929, p.291, talks of the Georgian Press and Richard Ellis' "goal of a personally operat-
ed press, devoted to the pure tradition of individual aesthetic and fine craftsmanship". According to Ransom, Ellis' first book is B.R.
America's Typographic Playboy. A fine example from this little-known Press.

12. (Bird & Bull Press) The Mysterious Marbler. By James Sumner. With an historical introduction, notes and eleven
original marbled samples by Richard J. Wolfe. North Hills, Pennsylvania. 1976. 68p. 9.5” x 6”. 11 samples tipped in; 1
wood-engraved illustration. Bound by E.G. Parrot with black morocco spine and marbled paper boards. One of
approximately 250 copies. Very good. Prospectus laid in. $400.00

13. (Bird & Bull Press) Twenty-one years of Bird & Bull. A Bibliography, 1958-1979. By W. Thomas Taylor and Henry
Morris. North Hills. 1980. 108p. 9.5” x 6.5”. Printed on handmade Roma paper. Bound by E.G. Parrot with yellow
leather spine and tips, title in gilt on spine; Bird & Bull specially patterned paper boards. Separate cream cloth covered
board portfolio. All laid into a cloth covered 13" x 10" clamshell box with leather spine label; book laid in recess. One
of 170 special copies with portfolio in a total edition of 350 copies. Fine. Prospectus laid in. $400.00
The separate folder contains various text pages of books, prospectuses and assorted ephemera, which includes a map of the San
Seriffe Islands, the capital of which is Bodoni City.

14. (Bird & Bull Press) A Lively Look at Papermaking. By Oriol Valls I Subira. North Hills. 1980. 45p. 8.875” x 5.75”. 24
illustrations. Printed on Ingres Büttenpapier. Bound in decorated paper boards by E.G. Parrot; paper reproduced from
an 18th century French woodblock design. Prospectus laid-in. One in an edition of 300 copies. Fine. $75.00
This short essay and the 24 accompanying illustrations appeared originally in The Paper Maker in 1966. The author is a paper histori-
an of international repute, and the accepted authority on Spanish paper history. The illustrations themselves roughly illustrate the art
of papermaking as practiced in late 18th century Spain and were enclosed in booklets of cigarette paper.
A charming piece on ephemera of papermaking.

15. (Bird & Bull Press) The Private Presses of San Seriffe. By Theodore Bachaus, D.S.E. [Henry Morris.] San Seriffe
Publishing Company. [Bird & Bull Press.] North Hills, PA. 1980. 40p. 9.75” x 6.375”. One tip-in. Printed letterpress on
Ragston paper and handbound in beige, brown and blue patterned boards with beige cloth spine; title in black on
spine. Prospectus laid in. An edition of 350 copies. Fine. $50.00

16. (Bird & Bull Press) Changing Patterns in the function of Travel Agencies. By Seymour Adelman. Designed and print-
ed by Henry Morris in North Hills.1981. 28p. 9” x 6”. Several tip-ins. Cream paper wrappers with title in black on front
cover. With explanatory card laid-in. An edition of 400 numbered copies. Fine. $40.00
A talk given at The Franklin Inn Club, Philadelphia, on October 28, 1962 and later published in a book of essays, The Moving Pageant,
Sutter House, Lititz, Pa., 1977..

17. (Bird & Bull Press) Practical Remarks on Modern Paper. By John Murray. With an Introductory Essay by Leonard B.
Schlosser. North Hills. 1981. 120p. 9” x 6”. Frontispiece. Printed in Baskerville on Hahnemühle Ingres-Büttenpapier.
Quarter-bound by E.G. Parrot in brown leather spine and tips, with beige and brown patterned paper boards. One in
an edition of 300 numbered copies. Fine. $200.00

18. (Bird & Bull Press) A Pair on Printing. Atkyns’ The Original and Growth of Printing. William Caslon and the first English
type specimen book. Reproduced in facsimile with Introductions by Carey S. Bliss. North Hills. 1982. 137p. 9.25” x 6.25”.
Introductory text composed in Van Diuck types and printed on Frankfurt paper. Facsimiles printed on Mohawk Text.
Bound by E. Gray Parrot in beige linen with paper title label on spine. An edition of 500 copies. Fine. Prospectus laid
in. $125.00

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Neither the Atkyns or the 1764 Caslon has been previously reproduced in facsimile. Facsimile material reproduced by permission of
The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

19. (Bird & Bull Press) On Improvements in Marbling the edges of books and paper. A Nineteenth Century marbling account
explained and illustrated with fourteen original marbled samples. By Richard J. Wolfe. Newtown.. 1983. 64p. 4.5” x 6”.
Marbled paper samples tipped in. Blue morocco spine and tips, title in gilt on spine; marbled boards. Glassine dust
jacket. Slight offset from some samples, nevertheless very good. One in an edition of 350 copies. $200.00
20. (Bird & Bull Press) English Book Prospectuses. An Illustrated History. By John Feather. Newtown. Daedalus Press.
Minneapolis. 1984. 109p. 9.75” x 6.375”. Sepia tip-in and facsimiles throughout. Set in Spectrum types and printed on
Arches mouldmade paper. Black morocco spine and tips, with title in gilt on spine; with 'Dutch Gilt' paper boards
reproduced from an 18th-century German decorated paper. With a brown card portfolio of 14 larger facsimiles of
prospectuses. All in a brown paper board slipcase. One in an edition of 325 copies. Fine. Prospectus laid in. $275.00
21. (Bird & Bull Press) Help from Heaven. By Seymour Adelman. Printed at the Bird & Bull Press for Oak Knoll Books.
New Castle, Delaware. June 1984. Continuous scroll. 3" in width. Rolled and presented in a white plastic pill contain-
er with a screw top lid. One in an edition of 300 copies. Fine. $60.00
A paper read at a meeting of the Friends of the Bryn Mawr College Library on April 3, 1981.

22. (Bird & Bull Press) Mr. Gladstone’s Washi: A Survey of Reports on the
Manufactures of Paper in Japan: The Parkes Report of 1871. By Hans Schmoller.
Newtown. Pennsylvania. 1984. 134 pages plus 3 fold-out illustrations. 11” x
8.25”. Facsimile of the Parkes Report and full-size color reproductions of 20
Japanese watercolors depicting papermaking. Also letterpress facsimile on
Japanese paper of 30 woodcut illustrations from the famous Kamisuki
Chohoki. Maroon morocco spine and tips with leather title label on spine, dec-
orated paper boards based on paper from the Parkes Collection. Extra set of
color prints in gray thin card portfolio. All in gray paper board slipcase. One
in an edition of 500 copies printed on mouldmade Hahnemühle paper, with
the woodcut facsimiles printed on handmade Japanese Torinoko Gampi.
Edges of slipcase browned, else fine. Prospectus laid in. $275.00
Sir Harry Parkes sent 3 consular reports and a large, diverse collection of handmade
Japanese paper and paper-based objects to England in 1871 at the request of Prime
Minister W.E. Gladstone. With one or two notable exceptions, the entire collection was
forgotten. Schmoller discusses the Parkes report and its rediscovery. He also surveys the
impact of Japanese paper on the West from the 17th through the 19th centuries and
includes an account of the adventurous journey to Japan made by he German scientist,
Engelbert Kaempfer, as well as a biographical sketch of Parkes.
No. 22.
23. (Bird & Bull Press) Louis Herman Kinder and Fine Bookbinding in America: A
Chapter in the History of the Roycroft Shop. By Richard Wolfe and Paul McKenna. Newtown, Pennsylvania. 1985. 161p.
Illustrations, plates. 9.75” x 6.375”. Set in Van Diuck types, printed on Arches mouldmade paper. Quarter bound in
blue morocco with paper boards, decoration in gilt, and leather tips; red leather spine label in gilt. One in an edition
of 325 copies. Prospectus laid in. Fine. $300.00
Louis Herman Kinder, a German binder, worked at Roycroft from 1897 to late 1911 and produced many examples of outstanding
binding art. He also published a small magazine for binders, and an English translation of ‘The Progress of the Marbling Art.’ From
unearthed letters and unpublished material, McKenna and Wolfe discuss Kinder and Hubbard, and the role played by Roycroft in
the production of fine bindings. Kinder’s bindings are shown in color with a complete catalogue of impressions of Kinder’s book-
binding handtools.

24. (Bird & Bull Press) The Private Presses of San Seriffe. A Talk by Henry Morris. Given at the Typophiles Christmas
Luncheon in New York December 16, 1986. With a Foreword by the Publishers. Plateaus of Print Edition. Cul-de-Sac
Press. Port Clarendon. 1986. (8p.) 8.75” x 5.75”. Blue wrappers with paper title label. With kind permission of the Bird
& Bull Press 480 copies of this parody have been printed for The Typophiles by Herbert H. Johnson. The School of
Printing Management and Sciences Rochester Institute of Technology. December 1986. Fine. $25.00

25. (Bird & Bull Press) Chinese Handmade Paper. By Floyd Alonzo McClure. With a Preface by Elaine Koretsky.
Newtown. 1986. 126p. 10.25" x 8.25". Several authentic Chinese folk designs printed in color throughout as chapter
and section decorations; photographs, drawings and 41 samples of papers. Printed on heavyweight mouldmade
Hahnemühle paper. Bound by E.G. Parrot with black leather spine and tips, leather title label on spine and pink paper
boards with gilt title and decoration on front. Facsimile sheet of Chinese newspaper laid in back. One of 325 copies.
Fine. $375.00

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26. (Bird & Bull Press) Chinese Decorated Papers: Chinoiserie for Three. By Hans Schmoller, Tanya Schmoller & Henry
Morris. Newtown. 1987. 127p. 7.75” x 10”. 24 samples of Chinese decorated paper, plus other illustrative material.
Printed on heavyweight mouldmade Hahnemühle paper. Quarter bound in maroon morocco and tips, with leather
spine label; blue paper boards with gilt decoration on front cover. One of 500 copies, although the colophon says an
edition of 325. Prospectus and sheet explaining change in edition amount laid-in. Fine. $325.00

27. (Bird & Bull Press) Three Early French Essays on Paper Marbling, 1642-1756. Translated and with an introduction and
thirteen original marbled samples by Richard Wolfe. Newtown. 1987. 106p. 10” x 7”. Color plates. Set in Cochin types,
printed on Italian handmade Umbria paper. Quarter bound by E.G. Parrot in green morocco with Richard Wolfe’s snail
patterned marbled paper over boards; orange leather spine label in gilt; green leather tips. Prospectus laid in. One in
an edition of 310 copies. Fine. $300.00

28. (Bird & Bull Press) Trade Tokens of British and American Booksellers and Bookmakers. Compiled and Edited by Henry
Morris. Newtown. 1989. 83p. 9.5” x 6.5”. Printed on French mouldmade Arches paper. Quarter bound in light blue
morocco and paper sides with leather spine label by Barbara Blumenthal on front. The tokens are contained in a board
folder. Slipcase. An edition of 300 copies. Errata slip tipped-in on colophon page. Prospectus laid-in. Fine. $275.00
Specimens of Eleven Original Tokens struck especially for this book.

29. (Bird & Bull Press) Ramondini and Rizzi: A Chapter in Italian Decorated Paper History. By Tanya Schmoller. Oak Knoll
Books. New Castle, Delaware. 1990. 57p. 10” x 7.5”. Printed on heavyweight mouldmade Johannot paper by Henry
Morris at the Bird & Bull Press. Quarter bound by Campbell-Logan in maroon cloth and paste-paper printed sides
based on a Ramondini design; title in gilt on leather spine label. Each copy contains 9 original samples of decorated
papers and one large original sample of a "pictorial" paper. (Errata slip laid-in explaining why the colophon says an
edition of 175 copies). One in an edition of 215 copies. Prospectus laid-in. Fine. $250.00
The work contains historical information on both firms, several illustrations of various woodblocks and engravings, 3-color facsimi-
le of the charming 18th-century Ramondini woodcut Il Cane Barbino and a full size fold-out facsimile of the document which grant-
ed a virtual monopoly to Ramondini in 1765.

30. (Bird & Bull Press) The Art of Medal Engraving. A curious chapter in the Development of 19th Century Printing Processes.
By Elizabeth M. Harris. Newtown. 1991. 56p. 10” x 8”. Each copy includes a complete folio leaf from Tresor de numis-
matique of Achille Collas, as well as photographic reproductions of various medal-engraved American works of the
19th century. Printed on Johannot mouldmade paper. Handbound in self-patterned Japanese cloth with leather spine
label in red with gilt lettering. One in an edition of 230 copies. Fine. $195.00
Elizabeth Harris was Curator of Graphic Arts at the Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington. D.C.

31. (Bird & Bull Press) Numismata Typographica: The Medallic History of Printing. By William Blades. With a Foreword
by Henry Morris. Newtown. 1992. 144p, + XXIV plates. 11" x 8.5". Gray cloth over boards with paper title label and gilt
title on spine. One in an edition of 300 copies. Fine. $40.00
A reprint of Blades' book which originally appeared in monthly installments in The Printers Register, all parts published by 1883. It
includes 24 full-page line plates depicting most of the medals described. An indispensable reference for the collector of printing
medals.

32. (Bird & Bull Press) Recollections: My Life in Bookbinding. By Bernard C. Middleton. With a Foreword by Dr.
Marianne Tidcombe. Newtown. 1995. 105p. 10” x 6.5”. Black and white plates and illustrations. Printed in Dante on
Arches mould-made. Navy leather spine with red leather title label, cream paper sides with a blue, red and gold
design. Slipcase in navy and red cloth. An edition of 200 numbered copies. Fine. $300.00

33. (Bird & Bull Press) The Booksellers of San Seriffe. [By] Theodore Bachaus, D.S.E. San Seriffe Publishing Company.
2001. 95p. 9.25” x 6.25”. Composed in Ehrhardt and printed on Arches mouldmade paper. Brown morocco spine with
green leather title label, green cloth boards with gilt relief illustration of Dr. Bachaus. Three full-page wood engravings
of shopfronts by Wesley Bates, 15 tipped-in pieces - some in color, a fragment of the first book printed in San Seriffe,
large fold-out, samples of various paste papers, facsimiles of title-pages, plus additional illustrations drawn from eso-
teric areas of book collecting and color photos. Black cloth slipcase. One in an edition of 185 copies. Fine. $300.00
From the Prospectus: "In his 1980 ground-breaking Private Presses of San Seriffe, Dr. Theodore Bachaus introduced most of the coun-
try’s active and better-known presses. This new book aims to render a similar service for the leading specialist booksellers in this
small republic. ... As will be seen San Serrifean booksellers give new meaning to the word ‘specialist’. Along with the book every pur-
chaser will receive a personal letter from Dr. Bachaus, mailed directly from his office in Port Clarendon. Enclosed with this letter will
be a small token of appreciation for the continuing support of his readers.
The colophon in the actual book states that this is No. 9 of 200 copies, but this is so stated in every copy!
Henry Morris at his wittiest best; with some interesting and informative reproductions among his parodies!

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34. (Bird & Bull Press) Forty-Four Years of Bird & Bull: A Bibliography, 1958-2002.
Compiled by Sidney E. Berger and with a Foreword & Commentary by Henry
Morris. Newtown. 2002. 99p. plus unpaginated inserts. 12.75” x 9.5”. Printed on
Arches Mouldmade in Dante types composed by Michael and Winifred Bixler.
Many tip-ins, inserts, and fold-outs. Brown leather spine with green leather title
label; green cloth boards. Matching green Japanese cloth board folder containing
examples of Bird & Bull printing. All laid in green cloth drop-back box with
brown leather title label on spine. One in an edition of 150 copies. Fine. $500.00
“Included in the inch thick portfolio of specimens is a 16pp. small folio booklet with the
complete woodcuts of Three Lions and the Cross of Lorraine (1992), which is now a scarce
and expensive book. ... An additional inner portfolio contains a generous collection of
leaves from Dard Hunter & Son (1998). “ - Prospectus.
Morris also writes in his Prospectus: “I have tried to make my comments informative and
engaging. ... and to provide this information in an enjoyable form.”

35. (Bird & Bull Press) Henk Voorn to Henry Morris: Selected Correspondence June
1967-July 1981. Newtown. 2003. 56p. 8” x 11”. 16 color illustrations tipped in,
plus vignettes in red and a drawing of Voorn. Printed in Garamond on Zerkall
mouldmade paper. Bound in deep red Japanese cloth in black cloth slipcase. One
of 150 copies. Fine. $200.00
No. 34. "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 earli-
er 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.

36. (Bird & Bull Press) Son of The Bookbinder. By Gregor R. Campbell. Newtown. 2004. 81p. 9.25” x 6.25”. With an
Appendix showing samples of some of the finest bookcloths manufactured today. Printed on Frankfurt mouldmade
paper in Bell types composed by Michael and Winifred Bixler. Bound at the Campbell-Logan Bindery in brown tex-
tured Japanese bookcloth. Appendix with 5 card accordion fold sheets of samples bound in green textured Japanese
bookcloth. Both items with gilt lettered brown leather title labels and in a dark brown textured cloth slipcase. One in
an edition of 170 copies. Fine. $450.00
The Appendix contains a selection of 12 bookcloths each from five different makers in Japan, Holland, Germany and Italy; a total of
60 samples of some of the most beautiful bookcloths available today.

37. (Bird & Bull Press) In Black & White. A wood-engraver’s odyssey by Wesley Bates. Newtown. 2005. 74p. 10.5” x
7.375”. Wood engravings throughout, and a four-color fold-out wood engraving. Printed on Zerkall mouldmade
paper. Composed in Dante types by Michael and Winifred Bixler. Bound at the Campbell-Logan Bindery in black
Japanese cloth with red leather title label and black and white wood-engravied paper label on front board. Red cloth
slipcase. One in an edition of 140 copies. Fine $275.00
Bates writes: "I was given a set of wood engraving tools for Christmas in 1980. I was married then and on a whim, my wife gave me
the tools and a couple of end grain blocks to see if I would be interested. At art school I had been very involved in making wood-
cuts, ... but at that point in my life I was only aware of wood engraving as the name of a related medium." - Prospectus.
Bates' work as a professional illustrator includes the medium of scraperboard, which produces an image that can appear to be a wood
engraving. The process ... is explained and a comparative example is included.

38. (Bird & Bull Press) My Log & Diary: 1994-2005. Interspersed with anecdotes and observations on book collecting,
printing, private presses and other bookish matters. By Henry Morris. Newtown. 2005. 105p. 12" x 9". Printed on
Arches Mouldmade paper at the Bird & Bull Press in July 2005. Composed in Dante types by Michael and Winifred
Bixler. Color and black and white illustrations, tip-ins and photographs. Bound by the Campbell-Logan Bindery in tex-
tured dark blue Japanese cloth with gilt 'B & B' on front cover; tan/yellow leather spine with blue leather title label.
Matching blue cloth slipcase. One in an edition of 160 copies. Fine. $425.00
"This book is a continuation of the entries in Two Birds with One Stone, which was published in 1994 and covered the period between
1980 - 1993. ... These entries describe the day-to-day operation of a private press and include details of the making of many of my
books which would usually remain unknown. " - Henry Morris.

39. (Bird & Bull Press) Bon Mots. A set of 12 colored sheets printed with various quotations, some with colorprinted
illustrations or text. Each has a light card mount. 11” x 8.5”. No place or date indicated. $25.00

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40. (Boar’s Head Press) East & West Poems. By A.R. Ubsdell. Manaton. Devon. 1932. 59p. 9" x 6.5". Printed on British
mouldmade paper. Cockerell marbled paper over boards; title in gilt on spine; t.e.g. One in an edition of 255 copies.
With a printed card from the Press "With Compliments from Christopher and Lettice Sandford" (later owners of The
Golden Cockerel Press) pasted to the front board pastedown. Minor spotting to prelims and end matter, else very good.
$70.00

No. 41.

41. (Book Club of California) The Hundredth Book: A Bibliography of the Publications of the Book Club of California & A
History of the Book Club of California. By David Magee. Printed at the Grabhorn Press for The Book Club of California.
San Francisco. 1958. [xxiii](2)79p. 14.5” x 10”. Printed in black with red on all rag paper. Illustrations throughout.
Cream linen spine with paper title label; leaf pattern decorated paper boards. Dust jacket. One of 400 copies. Dust jack-
et faded and worn, else fine. Prospectus laid in. $400.00

42. (Book Club of California) Mountain Passes and Trails of California.A Series of 12
folders by various authors. Series edited by Donald R. Fleming. Book Club of
California Keepsakes for 1979. San Francisco. 1979. 10” x 8.25”. Twelve folders
printed in red and black text with descriptions, map, illustrations and photographs
of different Passes and Trails. Designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy. With
original envelope. Original envelope with tears, else fine. $20.00
Laid in is a Prospectus for A Western Journey with Mr. Emerson, published by the Book Club of
California in 1980.

43. (Book Club of California) California Printing: A Selected List of Books which are
significant or representative of a California style of Printing. Part I of a Three-Part Series
- 1838-1890. Part II: 1890-1925. Part III - 1925-1975. Articles of various authors. San
Francisco. 1980. 1984. 1987. Part I - 33p: Part II - 35p: Part III - 55p. including Index.
10” x 8.25”. Printed by Patrick Reagh. Black and white reproductions throughout. No. 42.
All three volumes in light color wrappers . Spines lightly faded on Parts I and III, with light crease on back cover of
Part I. Generally a very good set. $50.00
These Keepsakes were edited by: Part I - Carey S. Bliss & Muir Dawson; Part II - Bruce L. Johnson and Robert D. Harlan; Part III -
Sandra D. Kirshenbaum & Kenneth Karmoile.

44. (Book Club of California) At the Sign of the Lark. William Doxey’s San Francisco Publishing Venture. [By]Robert D.
Harlan. With an Annotated Bibliography. 1983. 84p. 10” x 6.75”. Black and white Frontispiece and illustrations.
Designed and printed by Harold Berliner. Set in Baskerville type with Michelangelo capitals used for the title. Purple
cloth over board with gilt title on spine. Glassine dust jacket. Fine. An edition of 550 copies. Fine $55.00

45. (Book Club of California) Redwood and Lumbering in California Forests: A reconstruction of the original Edgar Cherry
edition. Edited, with an account of its publication in 1884, by Peter E. Palmquist, including a catalogue of all known
photographs. Preface by Gary F. Kurutz. San Francisco. 1983. Printed by the Yolla Bolly Press. 112, (1)p. 10.5" x 8 .25".
Cloth, glassine jacket. An edition of 600 copies. [BCC 174] Prospectus laid-in. Fine. $85.00

46. (Book Club of California) Seventy Years: A Checklist of Book Club Publications 1914-1983. Compiled by Duncan H.
Olmsted. San Francisco. 1984. 60p. 10” x 8.25”. Designed by Wesley B. Tanner, and printed by him and Will Powers in

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Berkeley, California. Reproductions with color. Gray paper wrappers with black title on spine and green decorative
design surrounding a blue ‘70’ on front cover. Keepsake No. 44. Fine. $20.00

47. (Book Club of California) Benjamin C. Truman California Booster & Bon Vivant. By Gary F. Kurutz. San Francisco.
1984. 89p. 9" x 6.25". Designed and printed by Sherwood Grover at the Grace Hoper Press. Cloth over board, glassine.
Edition of 600 copies. Fine. $35.00

48. (Book Club of California) Baptism in Oil - Stephen F. Peckham in Southern California 1865-66. By Gerald T. White. San
Francisco. 1984. 138p. 11” x 7.25”. Cloth-backed, paper-covered boards, plain paper jacket. Title-page illustrations by
Rex Brandt and calligraphy by Judy Detrick. Designed by Ward Ritchie. Printed by the Castle Press. Edition of 500
copies. Publication No. 177. Prospectus laid-in. Fine. $50.00

49. (Book Club of California) Romualdo Pacheco: A California in Two Eras. By Ronald Genini & Richard Hitchman. San
Francisco. 1985. 209p. 9.5” x 6.5”. Printed by Patrick Reagh with assistance on Mohawk Superfine in Monotype
Ehrhardt. Offset lithography by Cunningham Press. Bound in brown cloth by Bela Blau. Paper title label on spine.
Cream dust jacket. An edition of 500 copies. Fine. Prospectus and Invitation laid in. $45.00

50. (Book Club of California) Frank Norris: Collected Letters. Compiled and Annotated by Jesse S. Crisler. Printed by
Will Henry Powers and Wesley B. Tanner. San Francisco. 1986. 238p. 12.25" x 9 .25". Colored woodengraving on title
page. Illustrations. Quarter bound in red buckram and printed paper boards; title in gilt on spine. Cream dust jacket.
One in an edition of 500 copies. Fine. $95.00

51. (Book Club of California) The Engraved Bookplates of Eric Gill 1908-1940. Compiled by Christopher Skelton with an
Introduction by Michael Renton and an Afterword by Albert Sperisen. San Francisco. 1986. 79(1)p. 8.75” x 6.25”.
Printed in Linotype Joanna by offset-lithography on Basingwerk Cartridge at the September Press, Wellingborough,
England. Red cloth with gilt title on spine. Beige dust jacket with title and a Bookplate in red or black with black title
on spine. An edition of 1000 copies: 600 for The Book Club of California and 400 for The Private Libraries Association,
England. Fine. Prospectus and Invitation to Open House laid in. $60.00
A collection of reproductions of all Fifty-three bookplates in their actual size engraved by Eric Gill from 1908 to 1940..

52. (Book Club of California) The Log of Apollo: Joseph Perkins Beach's Journal of the Voyage of the Ship Apollo from New
York to San Francisco 1849. Edited and Annotated by James P. Delgado. San Francisco. 1986. 122p. 10.5” x 7”. Designed
and printed at the Arion Press. Blue cloth boards; paper title label on front and spine. Edition of 550 copies. Fine.$65.00

53. (Book Club of California) Sports in California.


Edited by Gary F. Kurutz. San Francisco. 1987. 5" x
10". A series of 12 keepsakes prepared for members
of the Book Club of California during 1986. Each
keepsake, except the first, has an illustration or
photographic reproduction. Designed by Don
Gray and Wesley B. Tanner at the Two Windows
Press and printed by Wesley B. Tanner and Don
Gray at the Arif Press, both in Berkeley, California.
One page slightly creased before printing, else fine.
$25.00
Covering various sports, including baseball, boxing,
football, Tug-of-war contest - 1894, chariot races, balloon-
ing, jumping frogs and other amusing and interesting
No. 53. sports. No. 53.

54. (Book Club of California) A Portfolio of Book Club Printers: 1962-1987. 75th Anniversary Keepsake. Co-editors of the
Anniversary Keepsake are Albert Sperisen and John Borden. Folder card cover - 10” x 8.5”. Twelve folders, each print-
ed by or about presses associated with the printing history of The Club. Card folder cover with title in brown on front
and illustration of a printing press in black. Introduction by Oscar Lewis and list of printers. Printed in an edition of
1100 sets. Bottom left-hand corner slightly bumped causing a slight crease to some folders, else fine. In original mail-
ing envelope. $30.00
A wonderful keepsake highlighting details of the history and work of each of the twelve printers..

55. (Book Club of California) Lawton Kennedy, Printer. By Ruth Teiser. Foreword by James D. Hart. [San Francisco.]
1988. 107p. 10.5" x 7". Designed and printed by Jonathan Clark at The Artichoke Press. Frontispiece of Kennedy in black
and white; black and white color illustrations throughout. Blue cloth spine with paper title label; gray paper boards

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with decoration in gilt on front cover. Yellow patterned endpapers. Gray dust
wrappers. One in an edition of 450 copies. In fine condition. $75.00

56. (Book Club of California) The Two Hundredth Book. A Bibliography of the books
published by the Book Club of California 1958-1993. By Robert D. Harlan. [San
Francisco.] 1993. [x] 62p. 14.25” x 10”. Inserts of original announcements as
well as facsimiles of memorable title pages and illustrations. Paper boards deco-
rated with a wood veneer and leaf design; linen spine. One of 500 copies. Fine.
Prospectus laid in. $200.00

57. (Book Club of California) California and the Civil War 1861-1865. Introduction
by Robert J. Chandler. Texts by various writers. [San Francisco. 1993?] 10” x 8”.
Twelve 4-page folders. Designed and printed at Okeanos Press. All folders with
reproductions in sepia. All in a buff folder with title on front. Fine. $25.00
Book Club of California 1992 Keepsake Series edited by D. Robert J. Chandler. A very inter-
esting work on various aspects of the situation in California at the time of the Civil War.

58. (Book Club of California) William F. Lewis: A San Francisco House Builder. By
William Kostura and Susan Johnson. San Francisco. 1993. [Actually 1996.] 60(2)p.
10” x 8.25”. Black and white frontispiece of Lewis. Designed and printed by
Marianne Hinckle. Ano Nuevo Island Press. Photographic reproductions of No. 56.
houses. Cream wrappers with title and decoration. With letter of apology for the delay in providing the Keepsake in
1996. Fine, in original torn envelope. $20.00

59. (Book Club of California) California Flora. [By] Elizabeth McClintock. With wood engravings by John DePol. San
Francisco. 1995. n.p. 10” x 8.25”. Keepsake prepared for members of The Book Club of California. Edited by Donald R.
Fleming, designed by Susan Acker of the Feathered Serpent Press, and printed with James Wehlage at The Press in
Tuscany Alley. Floral portraits printed from John DePol’s original wood engravings. Title page illustration with color.
Cream wrappers with black title, green floral pattern decoration. Inside wrappers with green floral design. Very light
crease at right hand bottom corner, else fine. $25.00

60. (Book Club of California) Another Book That Never Was: William Morris, Charles Gere, The House of the Wolfings. By
Peter Stansky. San Francisco. 1998. 46p. 11.25” x 8.25”. Black and white frontispiece. Title page in color. Black and white
reproductions of illustrations throughout. Designed by Christine Taylor. Printed at The Yolla Bolly Press in Cloister
with Nicholas Cochin Black display on Mohawk Superfine paper. Bound in floral patterned paper in two shades of
brown, with brown cloth spine and tan paper title label. Tan endpapers. An edition of 350 copies. Fine. $125.00

61. (Book Club of California) California Gold Rush Camps. A Keepsake in Fourteen Parts. Edited by Robert J. Chandler.
San Francisco. 1998. 10” x 8’. 14 loose sections with color, black and white or red illustrations or reproductions and 3
color tip-ins. Designed and printed by Patrick Reagh Printers, Inc. Text type is a digitized version of Monotype
Garamond. All type was printed letterpress. Illustrations reproduced by photo-offset and direct-to-press digital color.
Green card folder with title and black and white illustration. Fine in original envelope. $30.00

62. (Book Club of California) California Bookplates. A Keepsake for the members of The Book Club of California. [By]
Robert Dickover. San Francisco. 2006. 38p. 8” x 10”. Designed and printed by Peter Routledge Koch with the assistance
of Jonathan Gerken. Color offset printing by Creative-Litho. Typefaces are a special letterpress version of Mardersteig’s
Dante for the text with Greco Adornado and Rialto Italic for display. Reproductions of bookplates in black and white,
some with color. Brown wrappers with red title and reproduction of the Book Club’s bookplate; black title on spine.
Letter laid in from the Book Club of California stating that this book is actually the 2005 Keepsake. Fine. $20.00

63. (Book Club of California) Southern California Travel Posters 1896-1965: From Ramona to Gidget. By Victoria Dailey.
Poster descriptions by Victoria Dailey and Steve Turner. San Francisco. 2007. 10” x 8”. 14 color posters with descrip-
tions, plus an Introductory essay. All in the same folded format of the color poster on front and the details on the next
sheet. !n a cover folder which has a list of contents printed in red and black on the inside short fold. Fine. $30.00
The Book Club of California Keepsake for 2006. A most attractive item.

64. (Book Club of Texas) Goodbye to a River. A narrative of John Graves. Austin. 1989. 240p. 11” x 8”. Fold-out map, repro-
ductions of previously unpublished photographs taken by Graves during his float down the Brazos. Designed and
printed by W. Thomas Taylor. Penny Moran has cut a special set of woodcuts as decorative initials for chapter open-
ings. Printed on Mohawk superfine. Brown cloth spine, hand-marbled paper over board. One of 550 copies signed by
the author. Prospectus laid in. Fine. $250.00

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65. (Albert Camus/Fulcrum Press) Albert Camus: The
Myth of Sisyphus. Translated from the French by
Justin O’Brien. Imagery by Patricia Holburd
Heidenheimer. Privately printed. The Fulcrum
Press. MMVII. (2007.) Accordion fold. 13.5” x 6”.
Patricia Heidenheimer created and hand-printed the
images in color from collagraph plates. Text letter-
press printed in Gill Sans Bold onto Rives
Heavyweight Buff. Black cloth boards with illustra-
tion on front; gray paper spine and endpapers. The
accordion fold pages are removable from the back
flap inside the back cover of the slipcase. Black cloth
slipcase with spine title in gray. An edition of 20
numbered copies plus 5 artist’s proofs. Signed by
Patricia Holburd Heidenheimer. New. $900.00
“The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays was originally pub-
lished by Gallimard in Paris in 1942, when Camus was a
No. 65. fighter in the French Resistance. ... The hand icons derive
from prehistoric European cave paintings at El Castillo and Santián.” - Colophon.
“In the Greek myth, Sisyphus challenges the gods and is thus condemned by them to forever roll a rock to the top of a mountain, only
to watch it rush down again and so be forced forever to commence his punishment anew. In Camus’ essay, the rock is employed as
a metaphor for human morality. Only by consciously accepting their mortality, Camus suggests, will humans ever achieve the free-
dom they need to construct their own humanity-oriented lives. The artist’s imagery of the rock and the hand serve as visual motifs
to link both the narrative and the multiple levels of Camus’ existential interpretation of the myth.” - Heidenheimer.

66. (Centaur Press) Musical Chairs: a songbook for anxious children. By James Broughton. With drawings by Lee Mullican.
San Francisco. 1950. 83p. 8” x 6”.Full page illustrations and endpapers in black and white by Lee Mullican. Designed
and printed by Kermit Sheets at the Centaur Press, in Deepdent on Alexandra Japan paper. Black cloth boards, with
paper title label on spine. Illustrated dust jacket. One in an edition of 500 copies. Small tear to top of dust jacket spine,
else very good. $35.00
“These poems are a synthesis of wit, malice, nonsense, and terror ...” Anais Nin.

67. (Warren Chappell) Littera Scripta Manet. By Warren Chappell. A keepsake issued on the occasion of an exhibition
in the University of Virginia Library of his graphic work: drawings, illustrations, type and designs, February - March
1983. Department of Rare Books, University of Virginia Library. Charlottesville. 1983. 15p. 8.25” x 4.75”. Illustrated in
black and white. Cream wrappers with title on cover. One in an edition of 1500 copies. Fine. $10.00

68. (Curwen Press) Harold Spedding Curwen: Two Appreciations. Privately published at The Curwen Press. Plaistow.
1950. 12p. 7.25” x 4.75”. Light blue paper wrappers; title and design in black on front. Minor shelf wear; generally very
good. $35.00

69. (Daedalus Press) Exordium: Daedalus Press 1968-1983. By Juliet Standing. The Brewhouse Press. Wymondham. 1983.
180p. 12.5” x 8.75”. Brown cloth boards, gilt title on spine and gilt illustration on front board. Black and white illus-
trations throughout. No. 96 in an edition of 120 copies signed by Caspar & Juliet Standing & Trevor Hickman. Fine.
Final publication of the Daedalus Press. $110.00

70. (T.S. Eliot/Fulcrum Press) Epitaph for the 20th Century: The
Hollow Men. [By] T.S. Eliot. Collagraphs by Patricia Holburd
Heidenheimer. Fulcrum Press. 2000. Accordion fold. 10.125" x
8". Collagraph images in black and gray handprinted by the
artist on Arches Cover White. Text in Gill Sans Medium, hand-
cast by Michael Bixler and printed letterpress. Gray handmade
endpapers and spine. Black cloth boards with gray imprinted
illustration on front. Black slipcase with gray title on spine. An
edition of 25 numbered copies, signed by the artist. Fine.$650.00
“First published in 1925, T.S. Eliot’s poem The Hollow Men eerily fore-
shadows the genocide, war, and spiritual emptiness of the twentieth
century. The semi-abstract imagery accompanying the poem attempts
to reflect the emotions of emptiness, loss and anger that pervade The
Hollow Men. Eliot’s bitter parody reminiscent of the child’s ‘Mulberry
Bush’ refrain, for instance, is followed by a black spread of primitive
No. 70. animal forms suggestive of the blind leading the blind - a suggestion of
current celebrity worship might also be appropriate here.” - Holburd Heidenheimer.

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71. (William Everson) In Medias Res. Canto One of an Autobiographical Epic: Dust Shall Be the Serpent’s Food. [By] William
Everson. With a Foreword by the Author and Woodcuts by Tom Killion. San Francisco. [1984.] 28p. 16” x 10.5”.
Designed and printed by Adrian Wilson at The Press in Tuscany Alley. Titles in blue. Composed in Centaur and Arrighi
types and printed on paper handmade by Barcham Green & Company, Kent, England. Bound by The Schuberth
Bookbindery, San Francisco, in blue morocco spine with gilt title, and cream textured linen boards with an inset wood-
cut device by Killian in gold on a blue morocco background. No. 33 in an edition of 226 copies, signed by the poet,
artist and the designer and printer. Spine lightly sunned, else fine. Prospectus laid in. $300.00
This wonderful work shows the craftsmanship unfailingly associated with the work of Everson as poet/printer and Wilson as design-
er/printer - two old friends. The powerful and emotional poem is about the funeral of the poet’s father.

72. (Fine Press Books) Fine Books from seven British


Private Presses. Great British Books available from The
Camberwell Press: The Fleece Press, The Inky Parrot
Press, The Libanus Press, The Rocket Press, The Tern
Press, The Whittington Press. n.d.8.5” x 6.25”. Seven
small illustrated folders. Each press has printed a dif-
ferent sized folder or sheet of varying colors and
thickness giving details of their work and what the
Press is about. Each has at least one illustration. All in
a beige folder with the title on front. Fine. $15.00

73. (Fleece Press) Books from The Fleece Press displayed


at six Hereford & Worcester libraries. Introduction by
Professor Ian Rogerson. Huddersfield, West No. 72 -
No. 72 - Camberwell.
Yorkshire. [1995.] 12p. 10.75” x 6.25”. Printed on
Libanus.
white Zerkall, with Garamond type. Wood engraving by Joan Hassall. White wrappers
with title and wood engraving in black on front cover. Sewn binding. An edition of 600 copies. Fine. $15.00

74. (Fleece Press) Cats & Landladies’ Husbands: T.E. Lawrence in Bridlington. Introduced by Richard Knowles with a note
by Phil Clabburn. Denby Dale. [1995.] 47p. 11” x 6.25”. Frontispiece tip-in photograph of Lawrence in uniform, 13 tip-
ins or reproductions of photographs. Bound in blue cloth. One of 350 regular copies in a total edition of 400. Fine.
$150.00
"A newly discovered unsigned text, relating to Lawrence's time in Bridlington testing armoured target boats in the winter of 1934-35,
details Lawrence's daily life in Bridlington (A queer place he wrote, where cats and landladies' husbands keep me company). It is
accompanied by an Introduction by Richard Knowles, F.S.A., which quotes from letters (one unpub-
lished) written by Lawrence during his stay. There will be about eleven tipped-in photographs,
including several newly published ones of armoured target boats, and a new photograph of
Lawrence in uniform, taken by Ian Deheer, previously unpublished in a book. There will be a note by
Phil Clabburn on R.A.F. 206, a seaplane tender restored by him and once worked on by Lawrence
when in Bridlington." - From the Prospectus.

75. (Foulis Archive Press) A View of Kilvert. Passages


from The Diary of Reverend Francis Kilvert. Selected
and illustrated in color by John O'Connor.
Introduced by John Ryder. Glasgow. 1979. 13.75" x
10.5". Printed in Monotype Baskerville on
Strathmore Grandee paper. Ten full-page colored
illustrations in line and color wash and reproduced
by lithography. Brown cloth board with pictorial
decoration and title in gilt on upper front cover.
Illustrated endpapers. Dust jacket. No. 19 of 50
copies, signed by the artist. Dust jacket torn, else
fine. $200.00
Published to mark the occasion of the Kilvert Centenary,
September 1979, this subscription edition of A View of
Kilvert comprises thirteen folios including ten selected pas-
sages from The Diary.

76. (Four Winds Press) Two Private Presses: The Four No. 75.
No. 74.
Winds Press and the Stone House Press on Long Island.
By Joan Digby. Locust Valley, New York. 1988. 37p. 9.5" x 6.5". Set in Monotype Bembo, printed on Mohawk Superfine.
Bound by Moroquain in quarter blue cloth and patterned paper over boards; title in gilt on spine; blue cloth corners.
One in an edition of 200 copies. Fine. With a checklist of each of the Presses. $100.00

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The Special Copy
77. (Gogmagog Press) Gogmagog: Morris Cox & The
Gogmagog Press. By David Chambers, Colin Franklin & Alan
Tucker. Private Libraries Association. Pinner. 1991. 184p. 11"
x 7.25". Tip-ins and illustrations in color and black and
white throughout. Black cloth boards with gilt design and
gilt title on front cover. Black cloth slipcase. One of 59 of 69
special copies, signed by Morris Cox, with nine additional
specimen leaves. Fine. $655.00
Morris Cox resigned a position in commercial publishing to start his
own press from which he could publish what he wanted in any way
he chose. His intention is common to the private press movement,
but in the words of Colin Franklin, Morris Cox's individuality "has
provided about fifteen experiments of genius which lie beyond the
No. 77. range of most printers." The work of the Gogmagog Press is rarely
conventional, usually controversial, and always exciting.
David Chambers, Colin Franklin and Alan Tucker have fully and lovingly documented the work of the late Morris Cox - a tribute
to his genius as author, artist and printer.

78. (Rigby Graham/Journal) In Particular. Number 1, Summer 1967. Edited by Peter Hoy.
Illustrated by Rigby Graham. Oxford. Summer 1967. 169[1]p, advertisements. 9.75" x 8".
Typed sheets duplicated by Barbara Atkinson and printed sheets produced by Rigby
Graham, Patricia Green and Peter Hoy. Lithographs printed by Rumpelstiltskin. Green
cloth spine over staples. Front cover of wrappers illustrated by Rigby Graham. One in an
edition of 225 copies. Very good condition. Previous owner’s signature on front page.
Scarce in this condition. $75.00
A journal of poetry in English with translations of poems from French, Italian and Latin; with an arti-
cle on Oliver Goldsmith.

79. (Hanborough Parrot Press) Rigby Graham: Sketchbook Drawing. With an introduction by
Alan Tucker. Oxford. 1989. Unnumbered leaves. 9.25” x 6.5". Printed litho by the Didcot
Press on Butten Ingres paper. Bound by The Fine Bindery in gray paper boards; drawings
on front and back covers as well as on endpapers; title in black on spine. One of 85 uncol-
ored copies in a total edition of 170 copies, signed by Rigby Graham and Alan Tucker.
Fine. $80.00

80. (Hanborough Parrot Press) Haslewood Books: The Books of Frederick Etchells & Hugh
Macdonald. By Peter Tucker. Oxford. 1990. 53p. 12.75” x 9.125”. Contains examples of illus-
trations in black and white from each of the illustrated books throughout, with some color
tip-ins. Marbled-type cloth over board; paper title label on front and spine. No. 122 of 170
copies, signed by Peter Tucker. Fine. $195.00
Contains examples of all the illustrators used, including John Nash, McKnight Kauffer, Hester
No. 79. Sainsbury, and Thomas Lowinsky; also a Check List of all Haslewood Books.

81. (James D. Hart) Fine Printing: The San Francisco Tradition. By James D.
Hart. Library of Congress. Washington, 1985. Second printing 1987. 9.25" x
6.25". Designed by Andrew Hoyem. Black and white illustrations. Gray
wrappers. Edition of 1000 copies. Second printing. Fine. $25.00

82. (Hawthornden Press) A Cypress Grove of Hawthornden. By William


Drummond. Introduction and notes by Samuel Clegg. December 1919.
Frontispiece, xviii, 78p. 8.75" x 5.75". Canvas spine with blue paper boards;
paper title label on front cover. No. 719 in an edition of 1000 copies. Slight
shelf wear, covers faded; nevertheless very good. The first of only two
book produced by this Press. $30.00
Drummond, a Scottish Royalist, poet, and friend of Ben Jonson, published this prose
essay on death 1n 1623.

83. (Heyeck Press) The Arts of Fire. By Frances Mayes. Woodside,


California. 1982. 49p. 11.75"x 8". Handmade Langley paper designed, mar-
bled, and printed at The Heyeck Press. Quarter bound in red leather and
No. 80.

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marbled paper at the Schuberth Bookbindery of San Francisco; title in gilt on spine. No. 100 in an edition of 100 copies,
signed by Frances Mayes. Fine. $200.00

84. (Heyeck Press) Marbling at The Heyeck Press. By Robin Heyeck. Woodside, California. 1986. 65p. 10.75" x 8".
Designed, handset, printed, and marbled by Robin Heyeck to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of the press. 28 samples
of marbling tipped in. Printed on Barcham Green's Langley. Gray leather spine, title in gilt on spine; light gray and
white marbled paper over board sides. Slipcase. One in an edition of 150 signed and numbered copies. Christmas card
sent to previous owner laid-in. Fine. $450.00

85. (Incline Press) Incline Press: A Brief Illustrated History. [By] Graham Moss and Kathy Whalen. Oldham. England.
2000. 16p. 7” x 5.5”. Handset, printed and bound at Incline Press on Heritage paper in Poliphilus type. A tip-in and
color illustrations on most pages. Handmade paper wrappers. Devised for the Oxford Guild of Printers Millennium
Project for which a hundred copies have been bound in handmade DeNimes rag paper. Signed with a comment by
Graham Moss - 6 xii 2000. Fine. $30.00

The Inky Parrot Press


86. (Inky Parrot Press) Bath Night & The Chained Tree. Two
stories by Marian Brown. Illustrated by Sylvia Stokeld.
Oxford. 1983. 36p. 9.5” x 6.5”. Bound in dark orange paper
boards with a printed label on top; illustrated endpapers.
One of 35 special handcolored copies signed by Marian
Brown and Sylvia Stokeld in atotal edition of 225 copies.
Fine. $65.00

87. (Inky Parrot Press) Two Stories: Childermas and Mr. and
Mrs. Johnson. By Jan Mark. Illustrated with pencil drawings
by Clive King. Oxford. 1984. n.p. 11.25” x 8”. Designed by
Dennis Hall. Each story printed from opposite sides of the
book. Light color paper, illustrated by Clive King, over
boards; illustrated endpapers. One in an edition of 225
copies signed by Jan Mark and Clive King. Fine. $30.00
No. 86. 88. (Inky Parrot Press) Black Grate Poems. By Anne No. 86.
Stevenson. With drawings by Annie Newnham. Oxford. 1984. 31p. 11” x 7.75”. Designed by Dennis Hall. Litho print-
ed. Bound in gray paper boards, illustration in black; dark gray endpapers, illustrations in black and white. Matching
slipcase. One in an edition of 360 copies signed by Anne Stevenson and Annie Newnham. Fine. $35.00

89. (Inky Parrot Press) A Catalogue of Fine Press Printers in the British Isles. Edited & compiled
by Tom Colverson and Dennis Hall. Oxford. 1986. n.p. 8” x 8.25”. Design by Dennis Hall.
Black and white illustrations and woodengravings throughout to illustrate the work of the
various presses. Illustrated endpapers. An edition of 1000 copies in card wrappers. Fine. A
comprehensive and well designed catalogue of
fine presses in the UK at that time. $15.00

90. (Inky Parrot Press). Buried Alive. By Arnold


Bennett. Introduction by John Wain. Illustrated
with pen drawings by Moira Stephenson.
Oxford. 1987. 132p. 11.25” x 8.5”. Designed by
Dennis Hall. Set on a Monotype Lasercomp in
12pt Plantin programmed by Bill Dring and
Louise Dodwell, printed on mouldmade paper.
Illustrations throughout. Artwork printed litho
at the Didcot Press, handcolored by Moira
Stephenson. Backed in brown morocco with tan
paper over boards, illustrated and handcolored
by Moira Stephenson; title in gilt on spine; illus-
trated endpapers. Handcolored slipcase of cloth
ends. One of 35 special copies in an edition of
385 signed by Moira Stephenson. Fine. $750.00 No. 88.
No. 90.

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Very scarce. A charming production with illustra-
tions highly evocative of the Edwardian period.

91. (Inky Parrot Press) An Innkeeper's Diary: Being the


Spread Eagle Section of 'My Three Inns'. By John
Fothergill. Illustrated by Annie Newnham.
Introduction by Hilary Rubinstein. Oxford. 1987.
119p. 13" x 9.25". Designed by Dennis Hall. Set on a
Monotype Lasercomp at the Oxford University
Computing Service in 16pt Garamond. Art work
printed litho by the Didcot Press; handcolored by
Annie Newnham. Quarter green morocco and green
paper over boards; title in gilt on spine; t.e.g; illus-
trated endpapers, all handcolored. Matching slip-
case. One of 35 special copies printed on mould-
made paper and handcolored in an edition of 335
copies. With an original watercolor by Annie
No. 90. Newnham laid-in. Fine. Very scarce. $650.00
No. 90.

No. 91. No. 91.


92. (Ives Street Press) At the Grave of Hazel Hall. By Sandra McPherson. Calligraphy by Susan Smith. Sweden, Maine.
1988. 14p. 9” x 6.25”. Printed in handset Centaur & Arrighi on Frankfurt White. Printed in five colors. Sewn into hand-
made Canterbury covers. Edition of 140 copies signed by Sandra McPherson. Fine. $40.00
Poet Sandra McPherson's tribute to poet Hazel Hall (1886-1924).
Barbara Cash (1930-1997) was born in Hamden, Connecticut, and lived and worked in Sweden, Maine. She trained as a graphic
designer at Yale University, where she received a M.F.A. in 1980. It was in Yale's letterpress shop, which was designed to give stu-
dents a hands-on feel for typography, that she first discovered the art of fine printing. She founded the Ives Street Press in 1979, where
she designed, printed, bound, and published limited edition books. Cash taught letterpress and graphic design at the University of
Bridgeport and the Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, among other places. Her work has appeared in many exhibitions and can
be found in the collections of the San Francisco Public Library, the New York Public Library, the Houghton Library, Harvard
University, the Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

93. (Ives Street Press) Four Stories. By Donald Hall. Sweden, Maine. 1989. 23p. 9.75” x 6”. Printed in black, green, sil-
ver and blue on Mohawk Letterpress, interleaved with blue-green Ingres Antique. Printed in Monotype Bembo set by
Mackenzie-Harris with handset titles. Indigo Moriki paper boards. One in an edition of 155 copies signed by Donald
Hall. Fine. Four poems dealing with personal relationships. $60.00

94. (David Jones) Use & Sign. An Essay by David Jones. Golgonooza Press. Ipswich. 1975. 10p. 8.75" x 6". Sewn into
gray wraps. No. 20 of 350 numbered copies. Fine. $45.00
[First published in The Listener, May 24, 1962, as the transcript of a radio broadcast].

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95. (David Jone) Use & Sign. An Essay by David Jones. Golgonooza Press. Ipswich. 1976. Reprint of the 1975 edition.
10p. 8.75” x 6”. Sewn into gray wraps. One of 250 unnumbered copies. Fine. $30.00
[First published in The Listener, May 24, 1962, as the transcript of a radio broadcast].

96. (Kairos Press) Just Such a Time: Recollections of Childhood on the Texas Frontier, 1856-1867. By J.M. Carroll. With wood-
cuts by Barbara Whitehead. Austin, Texas. 1987. 65p. 9.5” x 6.5”. Frontispiece in yellow, title-page woodcut in second
color. Set in Bulmer type, printed on Nideggen paper. Quarter bound in calf and simulated wood paper over boards,
title in blind on spine; dust jacket. An edition of 150 copies. Fine. $195.00

97. (Kelly/Winterton Press) New York Elegies & Other Poems. By Kenneth A. Lohf. New York. 1995. 80p. 8.5” x 6.25”.
First edition. Printed in Monotype Jansen on Mohawk Molino paper at The Stinehour Press. Designed by Jerry Kelly.
Maroon cloth boards, gilt title on spine and front. Fine. $35.00
Lohf was Rare Book Curator for Columbia University Libraries as well as being a past president of the Grolier Club.

98. (Kouros Press) No Other Gods. By Mario Stefani. 50 poems translated by Anthony Reid. With linocuts by J. Martin
Pitts. London. 1982. 36p. 8.75" x 5.25". Printed on Zerkall mould made paper. Printed paper boards; title in gilt on
spine. One of 205 copies thus in an edition of 220 signed by Mario Stefani and J. Martin Pitts. Fine. $50.00
99. (Kouros Press) Lost Eros. By Thomas Ashe. First published in Later Poems 1866-76. Linocut illustration by J. Martin
Pitts. London, 1982. .25" x 6.25". Paper wrappers, with paper title label. No. 32 in an edition of 100 copies. Fine. $50.00
100. (Libanus Press) The Testament of Charlotte B. Edited and introduced
by Marius Kociejowski. Prologue, epilogue and notes by Kociejowski.
Decorated by Richard Shirley Smith. Wiltshire. 1988. xvi, 68p. 10.5” x
6.5”. Set in Monotype Garamond, printed on handmade Amatruda
paper. Bound by Smith Settle in quarter blue morocco and illustrated
gray paper over boards; titling in black on the covers; title in silver on
the spine; t.e.g.; gray silk ribbon marker. In a dropback box of violet
cloth. One of 50 specials in an edition of 220 copies. Fine. $300.00
The Testament of Charlotte B. is a 200-year-old tale of villainy, intrigue, abduction
and rape - a poignant and moving story - of persecution and helplessness, of
fear, despair and yet no little courage. As you read, you feel indignation, pity
and above all, bewilderment. How could a beautiful 16-year old be betrayed in
this way? Why did her family not protect her? Why could she not escape her
tormentor? Above all, who was she? And who was her persecutor? An amaz-
ing story that has come to light after sorting through the contents of a dusty attic.
- Prospectus.

101. (Libanus Press) The Testament of Charlotte B. - As above. Bound by No. 100.
Smith Settle in quarter cloth and printed paper boards. Thin card slip-
case. One of 170 regular copies in an edition of 220 copies. Fine. $150.00

102. (Lion & Unicorn Press) A Sketchbook of the Natural History of the Country Round Wakefield. By Richard Bell. Royal
College of Art. London. 1979. 73p, illustrations, fold-out charts.
6.25" x 8.5". Produced in facsimile of the manuscript with sketch-
es and diagrams, some fold-out, throughout. Bound in canvas
over boards; title on front cover and spine in brown. One in a lim-
ited edition. Fine. $50.00

103. (Al Lowman) Printing Arts in Texas. By Al Lowman. With a


foreword by Stanley Marcus. Illustrations by Barbara Holman.
Roger Beacham, Publisher. 1975. 107p, illustrations, bibliography,
indexed. 13.5" x 9.75". Design and typography by William
Holman. Printed by David Holman. Set in Linotype Janson; head-
ings in Stempel Janson, titling in Weiss initials. Printed on paper
specially handmade by L. Guarro Casas of Barcelona. Bound in
gold cloth over boards, title label inlaid on the front cover; paper
title label on spine. One in an edition of 395 copies signed by Al
Lowman, Barbara Holman, David Holman, and William R.
Holman. Fine. $200.00
With the pamphlet Handicraft Printing in Texas, from the private press of
Emile and Fritz Toepperwein, The Highland Press, laid-in and signed by
the Toepperweins. No. 103.

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104. (Andre Maurois) Chelsea Way. By Andre Maurois. Translated by Hamish Miles. Elkin Mathews & Marrot. London.
1930. 58p. 8” x 5.25”. Quarter bound in grey buckram with patterned paper over boards; title in gilt on spine. Dust
jacket. One in an edition of 530 copies numbered and signed by Maurois. Minor shelf wear; endpapers lightly stained,
nevertheless very good. $45.00
105. Bodoni) Le Cimetiere Marin: The Graveyard by the Sea. From the French of Paul Valery with an English verse trans-
lation by C. Day Lewis. Martin Secker & Warburg. London. Printed at the Officina Bodoni. Verona. 1946. 12 leaves. 9"
x 6". Set in Arrighi Vicenza, printed on Magnani mouldmade paper. In marbled paper wraps, title label on the front
cover in black. One of 500 copies signed by C. Day Lewis. Slight spotting to edges and label, else very good.
[Schmoller: 74] $250.00
106. (Officina Bodoni) Officina Bodoni Verona: Catalogue of books printed on the hand press 1923-1954. Exhibition at the
British Museum, September - October, 1954. Preface by Stanley Morison. Verona. 1954. 35p. Specimens. 9.75’ x 6.75”. Gray
wrappers. Edges faded, generally very good. $50.00
The Four Quartets - 1935-1942 - T.S. Eliot’s culminating vision
of the fundamental elements of Christian faith and experience
for our time -
The important Officina Bodoni printing of 1960 - signed by Eliot
107. (Officina Bodoni) Four Quartets. By T.S. Eliot. Faber & Faber. London. 1960. 54p. 12” x 8.25”. Printed in Dante
type on mouldmade Magnani paper by Giovanni Mardersteig on the handpress of the Officina Bodoni in Verona.
Quarter bound in vellum and Putois marbled paper boards; title in gilt on spine; t.e.g. Marbled paper covered slipcase.
An edition of 290 copies, signed by T.S. Eliot. Fine. Scarce. $5500.00
"In the ninth impression (July 1952) of the Faber & Faber edition of Four Quartets there was a misplaced break between two sections
of 'Burnt Norton'. Although this mistake was corrected by a cancel leaf in half the impression of 10,000 copies, unfortunately
Mardersteig was sent one of the incorrect copies to set his type from, and so the final five lines of section iv appear as the first five
lines of section v. Eliot, knowing the Officina Bodoni's high reputation, said he had no need to see proofs." - Barr, The Officina Bodoni,
119, p. 63.

108. (Officina Bodoni) A Letter in Praise of Verona (1489). By Bernardino Barduzzi. In the original Latin text with an
English translation by Betty Radice. Verona. 1974. 55p.10" x 6.5". With the facsimile of an initial 'S' by Feliciano print-
ed offset in blue and yellow. Vellum spine and blue decorated paper over boards; title in gilt on spine; t.e.g. Slipcase.
One in an edition of 150 copies on handmade Pescia Paper. Fine. [Schmoller: 190] $550.00
109. (Old Stile Press) The Seven Gifts. Suggested by a fragment of a letter from an Athenian father to his son, in the
time of Pericles, now in the possession of Sydney Oswald, Esqre. 1981. 4p. 9.25” x 6.25”. Printed on paper made by
Frances McDowall. Maroon paper wraps, paper title label. One in an edition of 100 copies. Very good. $40.00
First printed in English Review, Vol. XXII, May 1916.

110. (Old Stile Press) A Pear of Disconnected Verses. Written and illustrated by Gillian Martin. 1988. n.p. 7” x 4.75”.
Gilllian Marttin designed the lettering in which the verses appear and drew all the illustrations. Black and white illus-
trations throughout. Nicolas McDowall designed the book, computerized the lettering, made the blocks and complet-
ed the printing. Sewn blue wrappers with light tan titled and illustrated dust jacket. One in an edition of 200 numbered
copies signed by Gillian Martin. Fine. $15.00

111. (Old Stile Press) Gymnopaediae. Linocuts by J. Martin Pitts. Near


Monmouth, Gwent, Great Britain. 1989. (112p.) 11.25" x 7.75".
Printed on mould made paper from St. Cuthbert's Mill. Quarter
bound in black cloth and decorated paper boards. Slipcase. One in an
edition of 220 copies signed by the artist. Fine. $100.00

112. (Pear Tree Press) Vanishing Events. [Antipodean sentiments,


printed on the handpress.] Auckland, New Zealand. 1996. n.p. 10.75”
x 8.75”. Extracts from various sources in different types; two full-
page illustrations, six tipped-in illustrations, most in color. Linocut
and wood engravings conceived and engraved by hand by Tara
McLeod. Designed and printed by hand on a Littlejohn proofing
press. Blue cloth spine, light gray paper boards with title in blue on
front. One in an edition of 50 numbered copies. Fine. $90.00
Tara McLeod of The Pear Tree Press produced inexpensive books that are
well-printed and designed. The listing that follows makes a good collection of
contemporary New Zealand work from this truly private press.
No. 111.

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113. (Pear Tree Press) Irishman & Industry. Poems by Gregory O'Brien. Auckland, New Zealand. April 1998. [n.p.] 8.25”
x 5.5”. Designed, letterpress printed and bound by Tara McLeod. Printed on a Littlejohn proofing press, on Mataura
Falls wove paper. Color wood blocks cut by hand form part of page design with black text. Cream wrappers with front
cover design of eight small color blocks and black title in center. One in an edition of 75 copies, numbered and signed
by Gregory O'Brien and Tara McLeod. Fine. $40.00
Irishman & Industry was the name of a vessel shipwrecked on the New Zealand coast during the 19th century.

114. (Pear Tree Press) In Winter Vineyards. Poems by Brian


Gregory. Woodcuts by Richard McWhannell. Auckland,
New Zealand. April 1999. n.p. 15.25” x 11.5”. Designed and
letterpress printed by Tara McLeod on Lana Royal mould
made paper with 6 tipped-in woodcut images printed from
the wood blocks. An edition of 50 copies, signed by Brian
Gregory, R. McWhannell & Tara McLeod. Fine. $195.00
"In the production of a book of his poems, a poet is fortunate if he
can work with an illustrator who is also an accomplished painter,
and a printer who is an artist. This has been my experience in col-
laborating with Richard McWhannell and Tara McLeod in the
publication of In Winter Vineyards. I've always been intrigued by
books in which texts are accompanied by illustrations. An image
originally in the mind of the writer is given new life by the hand
of the artist. An extra dimension is added to the experience of
No. 114.
reading." - Brian Gregory.

115. (Pear Tree Press) After Adam. Poems by Brian Gregory. [Auckland, New
Zealand.] March 2000. n.p. 8” x 5”. Designed, printed by hand and bound by
Tara McLeod. Cover illustration is a woodengraving by Tara McLeod,
engraved in endgrain plum wood and printed from the wood block. Cream
wrappers with woodengraving on front with title. One in a numbered edi-
tion of 200 copies. Fine. $30.00

116. (Pear Tree Press) Specimens of Metal Type. From the collection of The
Pear Tree Press. Auckland, New Zealand. January 2000. 43p, plus Index. 8.5"
x 6". Multi-color printing on various papers. Gray cloth binding with inset
paper title label on front cover. One in an edition of 120 numbered copies.
Fine. $95.00
A delightful book, full of witty comments by Tara McLeod, the printer and owner of
The Pear Tree Press.

117. (Petrarch Press) The Teacher of Wisdom. By Oscar Wilde. California. No. 115.
January 1994. [12p.] 7.75" x 5.25". Illustrations specially drawn by Roosje Penfold. Full page illustration in maroon with
blue and orange. Designed and printed by hand in Bembo and Forum on handmade Magnani Vergata. Printed in
brown. Sewn in brown wrappers of handmade Roma Fabriano paper with title. One of 50 thus in a total edition of 200
copies. Signed by Roosje Penfold. Fine. $85.00

118. (Press of Appletree Alley) The Press of Appletree Alley. An Annotated Bibliography of Imprints. 1981-2002.
Lewisburg,Pennsylvania. 35p. 10” x 6.75”. Frontispiece and 9 black and white illustrations. Designed by Juanita
Bishop; handset in Centaur and Arrighi and printed on Rives Lightweight buff with a Vandercook No. 4 press by
Juanita Bishop, Gretchen Moyer, and Steven Styers. Illustrations printed directly from the blocks. Don Rash hand
bound each book in brown cloth boards with gilt title on spine. Tan endpapers. Press device engraved by John DePol,
with a brown and green paper illustration of the device on the front and back covers. No. 106 in an edition of 125 num-
bered copies. Fine. $125.00
This beautifully designed and printed bibliography of a fine small press is comprehensive, and well laid out. It divides the various
aspects of the work of the press in clear sections - poetry and fiction under their specific imprints, making it very easy to find descrip-
tions.

119. (Press Intermezzo) Letter of Elizabeth, Lady Chandos, to Francis Bacon. [By] J.M. Coetzee. Together with The Letter
of Lord Chandos, Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Translated from German by Tania & James Stern. Austin. 2002. 27p. 8.25”
x 6.25”. Deckle edge paper. Stiff wrappers of ‘elephant paper’ with gilt title decoration on front and J.M. Coetzee on
the spine. One in an edition of approximately 500 copies. Fine. $60.00
A delightful little book, beautifully printed.

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120. (Press of the Woolly Whale) The
World Must Federate: Isolation versus
Cooperation. By Hans Kohn.
Introduction by Melbert B. Cary, Jr.
New York. 1940. [iv], 27p. 7.75" x 5.25".
Handset in Lutetia .Buckram-like paper
boards with title on front. Glassine dust
jacket. An edition of 200 copies for pri-
vate distribution. Minor wear, generally
very good. $35.00
Hans Kohn was Professor of History at
Smith College.
Laid-in: T.a.l.s. to Paul Bennett from Melbert
B. Cary of the Press and a carbon copy of his
reply laid in; and a New York Times clipping
of the volume laid-in. Bennett’s letter com-
ments on this book.

121. (Rainer Maria Rilke/Fulcrum


Press) Sonnets to Orpheus: Orpheus.
No. 121. Eurydice, Hermes. [By] Rainer Maria
Rilke. Translated from the German by Patricia Holburd Heidenheimer. Collagraph images handprinted by Patricia
Holburd Heidenheimer. The Fulcrum Press. MMI. (2001.) 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. One in an edition of 25 numbered copies,
signed by P. Holburd Heidenheimer. Fine. $800.00
The sonnets included are 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 fideli-
ty 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
wine-colored 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.

122. (Proprietary Type) Private Presses with Proprietary Types. By Peter M. Van Wingen. Library of Congress.
[Washington. D.C.] n.d. 12p. (includes covers). 8.5" x 5.5". Wrappers. Checklist of exhibited Presses with Proprietary
Types. Fine. $15.00

123. (Rampant Lions Press) Lucretilis [Latin text]. By William Cory. [Edited with an
introduction by John Sparrow.] Cambridge. 1951. xii, [52p]. 11" x 7.5". Set in
Walbaum italic, printed on Basingwerk parchment. Bound by Heffers in brown
cloth back and Cockerell marbled paper over boards; paper spine label. One in an
edition of 175 copies. Minor shelf wear to spine and edges of covers; nevertheless
in very good condition. $75.00
Modern Latin verse in the manner of Horace.

124. (Rampant Lions Press) The Mountains. By R.S. Thomas. Illustrated with ten
drawings by John Piper, engraved on the wood by Reynolds Stone, with a descrip-
tive note by John Piper. Chilmark Press. New York. 1968. 42p. 12" x 9.25". Handset
in 18pt Zapf Palatino on mould made paper from Wookey Hole Mill. Bound by
Cambridge University Press with green morocco spine, gilt title; blue cloth boards
with Ingres endpapers printed with an enlargement of one of the engravings. Slipcase. One of 110 special copies in a
total edition of 350, signed by the author, artist and engraver, with an extra set of the 10 engravings tipped in. [The
Rampant Lions Press: 34]. Fine. $3000.00

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"The third Clover Hill Edition. Just after the second world war, John Piper and
Reynolds Stone, both enthusiasts of nineteenth-century topographical guide-
books, decided to produce a modern equivalent, to illustrate the mountains of
Snowdonia. They used wood-engraving both as a reproductive process, so that
the pictures could be printed together with the text, and as creative interpreta-
tions of the drawings, which in several cases Piper did directly on the blocks.
We were eager to print these magnificent engravings, and as the Carters and
the Stones are close cousins, negotiations were simplified. Douglas Cleverdon
persuaded the Welsh poet R.S. Thomas to write some rich poetic prose to
accompany them." - Rampant Lions Press..
This Special copy of a fine book is a collaboration of three great talents, Thomas
(poet), Piper (artist) and Stone (engraver and calligrapher), designed and print-
ed by two of England's finest printers, Will and Sebastian Carter. Very scarce.

125. (Rampant Lions Press) Lessons of War. [Poems] By Henry Reed.


Chilmark Press. New York. 1970. 35p.11.75" x 8.75". Designed and
printed for the Clover Hill Editions by Will and Sebastian Carter at the
Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge, England on mouldmade paper
from Wookey Hole Mill. Green buckram boards with specially
designed green patterned endpapers. Glassine dust jacket. One of 110
copies thus, signed by the poet, in a total edition of 530 numbered
copies. Glassine dust jacket torn. Slight glue mark on back endpaper,
else fine. Fifth Clover Hill Edition. $95.00 No. 124.

126. (Rampant Lions Press) An Introduction to the Rime of the Ancient Mariner. By David Jones. Clover Hill Editions.
London. 1972. [2],40p. 12.5" x 10". Designed and printed by Will and Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press. Set
in Monotype Ehrhardt, printed on paper handmade by W. S. Hodgkinson. Quarter vellum and green cloth over
boards; title in gilt on spine; t.e.g. Slipcase of green and blue marbled paper. One of 115 special copies signed by
David Jones in an edition of 330. Slipcase edges slightly worn, else fine. $1000.00

127. (Rampant Lions Press) Portfolio Three: A Further Collection of Resettings and Display Setting Printed by Will and
Sebastian Carter. [Cambridge.] May 1982. 11" x 8.5". Loose in a green card portfolio. One in an edition of 'about 500'
copies. Fine. $50.00

128. (Rampant Lions Press) The book becomes - The making of a fine edition. [By] Sebastian Carter. [Cambridge. England.]
1984. 96p. 8.75” x 5’.75”. Designed and printed by Sebastian Carter. Illustrations throughout. Set by The Stellar Press
in Monotype Ehrhardt. Bound by Norton Bridge in blue patterned paper boards with cream parchment paper spine
with gilt title. Glassine dust jacket. Signed in pencil by Sebastian Carter. Fine. $60.00
The story of the eventual making of William Morris’ unfinished book, The Earthly Paradise, and its eventual completion with the orig-
inal blocks as ‘Cupid and Psyche’ by Clover Hill Editions.

129. (Gordon Ray) The Art of the French Illustrated Book. 1700-1914. [By] Gordon N. Ray. Cornell University Press. [1982.]
The Pierpont Morgan Library. 2 vol. - 245p, 557p. 12” x 9.25”. Illustrations. Red
cloth boards, red decorated endpapers. Small tear at top of each dust jacket, else
a fine set. $300.00
The major referrence work for French illustrated books of this period..

130. (Ward Ritchie) Fine Printing: The Los Angeles Tradition. By Ward Ritchie.
Library of Congress. [Washington, DC.] 1987. viii, 65p. 9.25" x 6.25". Illustrations
printed by the Cunningham Press, California. Gray wrappers, black title on front
and spine. An edition of 1500 copies. Fine. $25.00

131. (Rocket Press) The Vacant Frame. By Robert Brough. Illustrated with linocuts
by John R. Smith. Oxfordshire. 1983. 15 sheets. 6.25” x 8.5”. Sheets pocketed in a
folder of orange paper over boards, an illustration in red, titling in black on the
front cover. Housed in a tan cloth covered dropback box, containing three wood
divided compartments, an illustration on the inside and front covers; orange
paper title label in black on spine. The compartments contain pieces of type and
a miniature copy of Walker's Book. One in an edition of 80 copies signed by John
R. Smith. Fine. $325.00

132. (Rocket Press) Bookish Quotations. Selected & Illustrated by John R. Smith. No. 129.

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Blewbury, Oxfordshire. 1985. 8 leaves. 6.5” x 4”. Brown paper wrappers; title in print on front. One of 700 copies thus
in an edition of 900. $15.00

133. (Rocket Press) Private View. Poems by Jonathan Price. With a wood engraving by Simon Brett. Valerie Perry.
London. 1985. (16p.) 11.5” x 8”. Designed and printed in Garamond with Castellar titling by Jonathan Stephenson of
The Rocket Press, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, for Valerie Parry. Printed on Zerkall mouldmade paper. Sewn blue wrap-
pers of handmade Richard de Bas with paper title label on front. An edition of 230 copies, signed by Simon Brett. Fine.
$65.00

134. (Rocket Press) Tract One. Thoughts on the Ministerial Commission, respectfully addressed to the Clergy by John
Henry Newman. With an introduction by Rev. Dr. Alan Stephenson. Blewbury, Oxfordshire. 1985. 24p. 10” x 7”. Cover
linocut by John R. Smith. Tipped-in facsimiles of a portrait of Newman and the most significant page of his original
manuscript on handmade paper. Printed on Mellotex cartridge paper. Boards covered with gray linocut by John R.
Smith; title in brown on spine and front board. 515 copies thus, in a total edition of 525 numbered copies. Fine. $35.00

135. (Rocket Press) Four Poems for Christmas. By Neville Braybrooke. Five black
and white wood engravings by Simon Brett. Paulinus Press. [Wiltshire.] 1986.
Printed at the Rocket Press, Blewsbury, Oxfordshire. (20p.) 11” x 7.75”. Printed in
Baskerville on Zerkall mouldmade paper. Sewn beige Strathmore Grandee wrap-
pers with title on front. In an edition of 250 copies for sale, one of 200 wrappered
copies, numbered and signed by Braybrooke and Brett. Fine. $65.00

136. (Rocket Press) Henri Michaux: The Poet of Supreme Solipsism. By Lawrence
Durrell. Delos Press. Birmingham, West Midlands, England. 1990. 13p. 10.25” x
7.75”. Printed by Jonathan Stephenson at The Rocket Press, Oxford, on Zerkall
mouldmade paper. Bound in full light blue goatskin; marbled endpapers; title in
gilt on inlaid black leather label on front cover; title in gilt on spine. Marbled slip-
case with green cloth trim. ‘M’ of 26 lettered Deluxe copies in an edition of 226
copies signed by Lawrence Durrell. Tipped in frontispiece illustration by
Michaux from his sequence Mouvements. Spine slightly faded, else fine. $300.00

137. (Rocket Press) The Victorian Archbishops of Canterbury. By Rev. Dr. Alan M.G.
Stephenson. Introduction by Robert Cantuar (Robert Runcie, recently retired
No. 135.
Abp. of Canterbury.) Blewbury. 1991. 40p. 10.75” x 7.5”. 6 black and white tip-in
reproductions of portraits of the archbishops are reproduced by kind permission of His Grace the Lord Archbishop of
Canterbury. Printed on Zerkall mouldmade and bound in full purple leather with vellum title label on spine. Slipcase.
One of 75 specials in an edition of 525 copies. Fine. $200.00
The late Rev. Dr. Alan M.G. Stephenson, the father of the printer, was a major contributor to the study of Modern Anglican church
history. This well-written lecture, delivered on Founders Day, 7 July 1977, at St. Deinoil's Library, Hawarden, is fascinating and reveal-
ing on the similarities and differences in the various sections of the Church of England 100 years ago vis-a--vis today.

138. (Rocket Press) The Victorian Archbishops of Canterbury - As above. Bound in purple cloth over board with paper
title labels on spine and front cover. Slipcase. One of 450 thus in an edition of 525 copies. Fine. $65.00

139. (St. Dominic's Press) The Hand Press. An essay written and printed by hand for The Society of Typographic Arts,
Chicago, by H. D. C. Pepler, Printer, Founder of the Saint Dominic's Press. Ditchling, Sussex. 1934. 79p. 9.25" x 6.5".
Bound in rough brown handmade paper wrappers; with title on white label pasted on front cover and on spine. One
in an edition of 250 copies, numbered and signed by Pepler. Fine. $950.00
"The Hand-Press, Pepler's autobiographical apologia as a printer, records the substance of an
address given by him to the Chicago Society of Typographic Arts, at the invitation of R.
Hunter Middleton, of The Lakeside Press, Chicago. It is illustrated with facsimile title-
pages from St Dominic's Press books (Vegetable Dyes and The Mary Calendar), and engrav-
ings from St Dominic's Press books by Eric Gill, David Jones, and others." - Sewell, p. 27.

140. (Signature/Journal) Signature: A Quadrimestrial of Typography and the Graphic


Arts. Edited by Oliver Simon. London. [New Series] Numbers 1-18, July 1946 to
1954. All published. Printed at the Curwen Press. 9.75” x 7.5”. With type speci-
mens. Each volume covered with original printed Curwen Press patterned paper
wrappers; housed in publisher's case bindings. A complete run of the New
Series in fine condition. $500.00
Illustrated in different media by contemporary artists, Signature achieved a "quality of
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design and production which few printers were capable of achieving." As evidenced by its journal, the rise of the Curwen Press was
one of the "great printing phenomena of this century." [Grant Shipcott, Typographical Periodicals Between the Wars, Oxford Polytechnic,
1980, p. 37-55].

141, (Silver Buckle Press) Specimen Book of Wood Type: from the collection of the Silver Buckle Press. Introduction by Rob
Roy Kelley. Foreword by Stephen O. Saxe. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1999. n.p. 10” x 7”. Letterpress printed
on Mohawk Superfine from the original wood type with text set in Joanna. Cloth case binding, printed with decora-
tive wood ornaments in black on green. The book displays over eighty catalogued wood type fonts, with decorative
wood ornaments interspersed throughout. Includes a copy of an original commemorative broadside. One of 165 copies
for sale in an edition of 200. Fine. $75.00
1999 marked the 25th anniversary of the Silver Buckle Press at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The Silver Buckle Press was
acquired by the University in 1973 from the estate of Robert Shaftoe, whose one expressed wish was that the press not be broken up
or disposed of piecemeal; he also wished it operated by a museum, library or historical institution. In providing a home for the Silver
Buckle Press, the University has been the fulfillment of that wish. It is a working tool used to support training and instruction.

142. (A.A.M. Stols’ Uitgevers-Maatschappij) Beatrijs Een Middeleeuwsche Legende. [Beatrice: A Middle Age Legend.] With
fifteen woodcuts by Victor Stuyvaert. Maastricht. Brussels. [1937]. 61p. 8.75” x 5.75”. Light blue cloth boards; device
in blue on front; title in blue on spine. Dust jacket. Fine. $25.00

143. (Tabard Private Press) The Diaries of James Simmons: Paper maker of Haslemere 1831 -1868: Extracts selected, intro-
duced and annotated by Alan Crocker & Martin Kane. Oxshott, Surrey. 1990. 190p. 9.25" x 9.5". Printed on T.H.
Saunders mouldmade paper. Numerous tip-ins. Contains an Index of paper mills and of personal names. Cream cloth
over boards; acetate covers. One of 180 thus in an edition of 210 copies. Fine. $175.00

144. (Edward DeWitt Taylor) This Fortunate Man: Edward DeWitt Taylor. Remarks upon the Occasion of a Dinner Given in
his Honor. Stanford University Press. 1948. 29p. 7" x 5". Linen backed spine, printed paper over boards; title in gilt on
spine. One in an edition of 1200 copies. Inscription on front free endpaper, else very good. Prospectus laid-in.
Keepsake No. 83 of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. $20.00

145. (Alfred Tennyson) The Devil and the Lady. By Alfred Tennyson. Edited by Charles Tennyson [his grandson].
Macmillan and Co. Limited. London. 1930. Frontispiece, 68p. 10" x 6.5". Printed at the Chaucer Press on Whatman
handmade paper. Uncut pages. Quarter vellum and paste paper covers; gilt title on spine. Dust jacket. One in an edi-
tion of 1500 copies. Dust jacket spotted, else fine. Written when the poet was 14 years old. $75.00

146. (Tern Press) The Witness. Selected poems by Miklos Radnoti [and others.] Translated from the Hungarian by
Thomas Orszag-Land. Woodcuts by Nicholas Parry. [Market Drayton. Shropshire.] 1977. n.p. 9.5” x 6.125”. Black and
white woodcuts by Nicholas Parry. Printed in Centaur on Charles 1st paper. Green cloth spine. Gray boards with illus-
tration and title on front. Artist’s copy in an edition of 90 copies, signed by Mary and Nicholas Parry and the transla-
tor. Fine. $135.00
“Miklos Radnoti (1909--1944) fell victim to
Hitler’s ’final solution’ shortly before the
close of the Second World War. These last
poems, recording the victim's view of the
storm in a universal appeal to humanity,
have made him a beloved national figure.
Read in chronological order, this selection
follows the author to his clearly anticipated
death. The work tells the story of a man
stripped of all the security and comfort of
civilized existence, caught up in history’s
inhuman march to destruction, who main-
tained his personal dignity and concern for
the future. A notebook, containing his final
and most moving poems, found ... on his
body, had been going around from hand to
hand, giving encouragement to fellow pris-
No. 146. oners. No. 146.
“ Born in Budapest and educated at Szeged
University, he was prevented from pursuing an academic career because of his religion and openly declared views. He was forced
to make a meagre living by selling what are recognized today as brilliant translations from classical Greek and Latin, as well as from
English, French and German poetry. The final ten poems were found by chance in the communal grave of twenty-two Hungarian
prisoners executed because they were also Jewish. These poems are treasured as some of the most flawless modern additions to their
country’s rich poetic heritage.” - From the Forward.

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147. (Tern Press) A Rook Book. An anthology of writings by Richard Jefferies.
Illustrated by Nicholas Parry. Shropshire. March 1988. 103p. 9.5" x 6.25". Illustrated
in mixed media by Nicholas Parry. Title-page in red and black. First text page in
brown and black. Set in 16pt Poliphilus, printed on Hardy Ends paper. Bound by
Mary Parry in cloth over boards, illustration on the front cover, paper title label on
spine. One of 110 copies thus in an edition of 125 copies, signed by Nicholas and
Mary Parry. Fine. $110.00
About the bird that held a strong gothic fascination for the author and many other artists.

148. (Tern Press) The Rune Poem. Edited by Bill Griffiths. [Market Drayton.] 1989.
n.p. 5” x 7”. Printed in red, black and brown in Jenson on grey Roma Del Sarto.
Etched lino prints by Nicholas Parry in tan, orange and shades of brown. Maroon
cloth spine with paper title label; cork veneer over board sides. Orange endpapers.
One in an edition of 125 copies, signed by Nicholas Parry. Fine. $75.00

149. (Tern Press) Epitaphs & Variations. By Alan Halsey. Etched lino prints by
Nicholas Parry. Market Drayton. 1990. n.p. 10.25” x 7.25”. Bound by Nicholas and
Mary Parry in gray cloth boards; printed paper title label on front. One in an edi-
No. 147.
tion of 75 copies signed by the Parrys and Alan Halsey. Fine. $45.00

150. (Tern Press) The Haiku Pavement. Poems by Yann Lovelock. Illustrated by Nicholas Parry. [Market Drayton. 1990].
[10]p. 9" x 7.75". 3 colored linocuts by Nicholas Parry. Cream paper wrappers with title in brown on front. No. 5 of 75
copies. Signed by Nicholas Parry and Yann Lovelock. Fine. $35.00

151. (Tern Press) Air Space: Jazz Poems. By John Porter. [Market Drayton]. 1991. n.p. 10.5” x 7.5”. Mixed media prints
by Nicholas Parry. Printed in Berhard on Zerkall paper by Nicholas and Mary Parry, who bound the book with gray
cloth spine and light gray paper boards with title and illustration on front. One in an edition of 90 copies, signed by
Nicholas Parry. In fine condition. $75.00

152. (Tern Press) The Expanding Crucifixion. By Giovanni Mario Crescimbeni and James Montgomery. Edited by Yan
Lovelock. Illustrated by Nicholas Parry. [Yorkshire. 1992.] [4p.] 10.75” x 6.75”. One handcolored illustration. Green
wrappers. The Audley Series One. No. 5 in the first fifty copies on handmade paper, signed by Nicholas Parry. Fine.
$30.00
Unique - Specially illustrated with original watercolors
153. (Tern Press/Nicholas Parry)
Judith. Taken from the Bible and
adapted for children by Sara Reguer,
Professor of History in the
Department of Judaic Studies at
Brooklyn College. Printed on a hand
press by Raphael Fodde at his officina
in Woodmere N.Y. with the valued
help of his daughters. 1992. 13p. 7” x
11”. Title page in red. Green cloth
spine, beige boards with title in red
on cover. Pages 7 and 11 are double
sized and folded over to allow for
illustration. This unique copy has
been specially illustrated by
Nicholas Parry in watercolor for us.
Each of the four blank spaces has
been handpainted by Parry with a
scene from the book; each watercolor
No. 153.
has been individually signed by
Parry. One in an edition of 100 copies thus, plus 10 large copies. Fine. $450.00

154. (Tern Press) Providence Improved. A Manuscript. By Ed. Burghah, (Burghall.) The Puritanical Vicar of Acton. Begun
in 1628, and Ended 1663. N.B. He was Author of John Bruen of Stepleford's Life, and married his sister. [Market Drayton.
1993.] n.p. 10.25” x 6.5”. Illustrated by Nicholas Parry with 19 relief etchings. Printed in Caslon on Zerkall and bound

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in elephant paper with marbled endpapers. Paper title label on spine and front cover. One in an edition of 200 copies,
signed by Nicholas Parry. Fine. $120.00

155. (Tern Press) Love Will Find Out a Way. From Percy’s Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. [Market Drayton, Shropshire.
1998.] n.p. 18” x 12.75”. Handset in Caslon and printed on Saunders paper. Color lithograph illustrations by Nicholas
Parry. Bound at The Tern Press. Red handmade Japanese paper with paper title label on front board; brown cloth spine.
No. 76 in an edition of 90 copies, signed by Nicholas Parry and Mary Parry. Fine. $295.00

156. (Tern Press) From Garn's Summit: Memories of Lleyn. [Poems by] R. Gerallt Jones. Illustrated by Nicholas Parry.
[Market Drayton. 1999.] n.p. 6.5” x 9”. Text in black, printed on Zerkall with green lithograph prints. Green cloth spine,
with green lithographic prints over board sides. Title in green on front. One in an edition of 100 copies, signed and
numbered by Nicholas and Mary Parry. Fine $75.00
“Gerallt wrote these poems into English while staying with us in 1976.” - Colophon.

157. (Tern Press) The Dance of the Sevin Deidly Synnis. [By] William Dunbar. With lithographs by Nicholas Parry.
[Market Drayton. 2002.] n.p. 15.25” x 11.25”. 10 black and white full page lithographs. 11 pages of text hand printed
using TIERN type for the second time. With lithographs printed from the stone on Whatman paper. Bound with light
green cloth spine and striped patterned paper boards; title in gilt on spine. Matching light green cloth board slipcase.
No. 21 of 25 copies, signed by Nicholas and Mary Parry. Fine. $750.00
William Dunbar (?1456-1513?), Scottish poet and priest, wrote “The Dance of the Sevin Deidly Synnis”, in which “the poet in a trance
sees the fiend Mahoun call a dance of unshriven outcasts, who are characterized with great vigour.” - Oxford Companion to English
Literature.
A beautifully produced book with wonderful lithographs illustrating perfectly the poet’s vision.

158. (Tern Press) John Clare: Remembrances.


Illustrated by Nicholas Parry. [Market Drayton.
2003.] 12 leaves. 11.25” x 15”. 9 full-page color lith-
ographs printed from the stone. Printed in 22pt
Caslon on Whatman paper. Tan cloth spine with
paper title label, blue paper boards with multi-
color woodtype title and decoration. Tan cloth
slipcase. No. 22 of 25 copies, signed by Nicholas
Parry and Mary Parry. Fine. $650.00

159. (Tern Press) The Unreturning. [Poems by]


Wilfred Owen. Market Drayton. 2003 & 2007. 26p.
11” x 15”. Illustrated with the original studies
and drawings by Nicholas Parry. Printed letter-
press on deckle-edge paper. Each page with
unique graphite drawings, or watercolor sketches
in gray and brown. Bound with green leather No. 158.
spine with gilt title; hand-painted beige cloth boards. Green endpapers. A UNIQUE copy. Signed in ink by Nicholas
Parry on the handwritten Colophon page. Fine. $2500.00

160. Tern Press) Dictionary of English Queens


King’s Wives Celebrated Paramours Handfast
Spouses & Royal Changelings. [By] J.L. Carr.
Illustrated by Nicholas Parry. [Market
Drayton.] 2003. n.p. 11.5” x 8”. 14 litho-
graphs in various shades of red. Printed in
Delphin on Whatman paper. Bound in cream
patterned and embossed cloth with red,
brown, and tan. Paper title label on spine
and front cover. Brown cloth slipcase. No. 16
in an edition of 25 copies, signed by Nicholas
and Mary Parry. Fine. $250.00
This Dictionary by J.L. Carr was first published in
1977. An amusing and instructive list!

No. 160.

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161.

161. (Tern Press) Nimphidia: The Court of Fayrie. Circa 1625. By Michael Drayton. Illustrated by Nicholas Parry. [Market
Drayton. 2004.] 52(2)p. 13” x 9.25”. Original watercolors scanned and printed digitally by North Shropshire Printers.
Text in Caslon on Magnani. Brown leather spine and edges, leaf-print pattern in brown and tan paper boards. A spe-
cial copy which includes a folder of the sixteen original watercolors laid in at the bottom of a green cloth dropback
box; cream paper trim and leather title label on spine. Separate handwritten colophon page laid in giving details of the
binder and signed by the the artist. A unique copy in an edition of 50 copies. Fine. $3000.00
Nimphidia is a narrative poem (published in 1627) about fairies, with King Oberon having many adventures when he goes in pursuit
of his queen.
Very little is known of the personal life of Michael Drayton (1563-1631). He died in comparative poverty, but was buried in
Westminster Abbey. He was an extremely prolific writer, producing historical, topographical, and religious verse, and well as odes,
sonnets, and satires. His The Ballad of Agincourt opens with the famous lines:
"fayre stood the winde for France
When we our sailes advaunce."

162. (Tern Press) A Country Boy. Seven short stories by Ronald Blythe. Illustrated by
Nicholas Parry. [Market Drayton, Shropshire. 2004.] 93p. 6” x 7.75”. Printed in Caslon
with wood engravings on Whatman paper. Light green cloth spine, with boards of dark
green background against red and white flowers. Light green endpapers. One in an edi-
tion of 65 copies signed by Nicholas and Mary Parry, as well as by Ronald Blythe on the
title page. Fine. $175.00
Ronald Blythe is a very well-known British writer whose stories are often broadcast on the radio.
The stories were first published by Chatto and Windus, The Hogarth Press, and Harcourt Brace
Jovanovich.

163. (Tern Press) Histories. [By] Bill Griffiths. Prints by Nicholas Parry. [Market Drayton.
2004.] n.p. 7.75” x 11.25”. Nine full page color prints by Nicholas Parry. Color print
opposite black printed text. Printed in Eusebius on Whatman paper. Moss green buck-
No. 162. ram spine with paper title label; block printed front cover with title. No. 2 in an edition
of 30 copies, signed by Nicholas Parry. Fine. $175.00

164. (Tern Press) Matheu: The Taaris of the Feeld. [By]


John Wycliffe. [Market Drayton.] 2005. n.p. 11.25" x 8".
Handprinted. Etched linocuts printed in black and
hand colored with watercolor by Nicholas Parry.
Bound in cream cloth with a pattern of beige flowers.
Paper title label on spine and front. One of 25 copies,
signed by the Parrys. Fine. $375.00
No. 164. No. 164.

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No. 165.

A remarkable and unique group of over


50 original drawings, illustrating a classic text
165. (Tern Press) August 1914: Reynard the Fox or The Ghost Heath Run 1918. [Poems by] John Masefield. Illustrated by
Nicholas Parry. [Market Drayton. Shropshire. May 2005.] First title page portrait of John Masefield plus 55 full page
black and white illustrations. 174p. 11" x 9.75". Set in Caslon type on Magnani paper with pencil illustrations repro-
duced by North Shropshire Print. Brown cloth covers, with paper title label on spine and front. Tan endpapers. An edi-
tion of 40 copies, signed by Nicholas Parry and Mary Parry. Fine.
Together with: Over 50 original graphite drawings by Nicholas Parry used in the book, as well as others not used in
the book. Drawings on card. Includes original of first title page illustration of John Masefield. All in a tan cloth drop-
back box with toning leather title label on spine. Fine. $7000.00
John Edward Masefield was born in 1878 and died in 1967. His idyllic early childhood was vital to his later work. His prolific writ-
ing career encompassed some 50 volumes of verse, over 20 novels and 8 plays. He became Britain’s Poet Laureate in 1930 and received
the Order of Merit in 1935. August 1914 is a moving poem of the First World War. Reynold the Fox is a verse-tale set in the rural world
of Masefield's childhood. A rare look at the artist’s work of over fifty original drawings viewed side by side with the text.

166. (Tern Press) Twenty Poems of Elizabethans. [Poems by] Ivor


Gurney. Selected with an Introduction by R.K.R. Thornton.
Prints by Nicholas Parry. [Market Drayton, Shropshire. July
2005.] Eight full-page lithographs. 37[1]p. 10.75" x 9". Set in
Poliphilus on Magnani paper with single color lithographs
printed from the stone. Flecked cream paper spine with red title;
cream paper sides overprinted with red type forming a decora-
tive pattern over both covers. Rust endpapers. One in an edition
of 30 copies, signed by Nicholas Parry. Fine. $195.00
"Ivor Gurney's powerful and idiosyncratic poetry is one of the major lit-
erary rediscoveries of the late twentieth century. Its character owes much
to the Elizabethans, whose influence opened up new possibilities for his
work, both music and poetry." - From the Introduction.
No. 166.
167. (Tern Press) Brief Comments From the Old English Herbals.
Selected & translated by Bill Griffiths. Illustrated by Mary Parry. [Market Drayton.
Shropshire.] 2005. n.p. 11.25" x 8". Handprinted on Whatman paper. Illustrations hand
watercolored. Bound in half light green binders' cloth with natural flecked paper over
board sides. Paper title label on spine and front cover. One of 25 copies, signed by the
Parrys. Fine. $375.00
“This selection ... from the Old English Herbals may serve as a pleasant reminder of how practi-
cal and whimsical (and visually aware) the Anglo Saxons were in their science." - Introduction.

168. (Tern Press) I Saw My Lady Weepe. Prose & Verse by Eleanor Cooke. Drawings by
Nicholas Parry. [Markey Drayton. 2007.] 48p. 11” x 9”. Printed in Poliphilus & Blado
on Rivioli Paper. The reproduced graphite drawings, taken from Holbein, Hilliard,
Oliver & Anon were printed by Nicholas Parry. Bound in black fabric with a cream
pattern. No. 24 of 30 copies, signed by Nicholas Parry and Mary Parry. Fine. $300.00
No. 168.

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169. (Tern Press) An Island in the Moon. [By] William Blake. Illustrated by Nicholas Parry. [Market Drayton. 2007.] 39p.
13” x 10”. Printed in Caslon on Arches paper. Double page title and lithographic illustration in rust plus 7 full page
lithographic illustrations. Mottled blue/grey cloth with rust lithograph on front board and title on spine. Rust endpa-
pers. One in an edition of 35 copies signed by Nicholas Parry and Mary Parry. Fine. $325.00

170. (Tragara Press) In Hollow Sleep. By Brian Keeble. Edinburgh. 1972. [6p.] 8.25” x 5”. Sewn into brown card, title in
black on the front cover. One in an edition of 100 copies. Fine. $30.00

171. (Tragara Press) Aubrey Beardsley 1872-1898. An obituary memoir by John Gray. Translated from the French.
Frontispiece by Felix Valloton. Privately printed by Alan Anderson at the Tragara Press. Edinburgh. 1980. 6 leaves.
7.75” x 5.5”. Handset in Perpetua. Sewn gray wrappers with black title on front. One in an edition of 95 copies. Fine.
This memoir first appeared in La Revue Blanche (1898). $45.00

172. (Twelve by Eight Press) The Paper Maker's Craft. Verse by Oliver Bayldon. Illustrations by Rigby Graham. Printed
by Will Carter at Cambridge for the Twelve by Eight Press. Leicester. 1965. 19p. 12" x 8". Various colored papers. Cream
paper boards with title in gilt on spine and Press emblem on front cover. Glassine slipcase. Card chemise. No. 219 of
"less than four hundred copies" numbered and signed by John Mason. Chemise lightly soiled; else very good. $175.00
Oliver Bayldon visited John Mason's small paper mill and then came back with stalks, roots and leaves to turn into paper. The vers-
es were his own free translation from a 17th century Latin poem, which Will Carter then agreed to print the book.

173. (Vale Press) The Parables from the Gospels. With


Ten Original Woodcuts Designed & Engraved on
the Wood by Charles Ricketts. London. 1903. lxxv
(75)pages. 8.5" x 6". Ten woodcuts in the text.
Original vellum lettered in gilt. Beige cloth slip-
case. One of 310 copies on paper, plus 10 on vel-
lum. Fine. $1150.00
A beautiful copy. One of the finest books of the period
and the Press.

THE WHITTINGTON PRESS


174. (Whittington Press) Whittington Court: A Short John
No. 173.
Guide. By R.J. Charleston. Privately printed. 1987. Randle.
8p. 12” x 8.5”. Xeroxed text. Stapled tan wrappers with black title and engraving on front. Good condition. $25.00

175. (Whittington Press) An exhibition of books printed at the Whittington Press, from 1971 - 1981; and of engravings, litho-
graphs & drawings by four artists who have worked with the Press, Richard Kennedy, Miriam Macgregor, Hellmuth Weissenborn,
and Judy Ling Wong. Held at the King Street Galleries. Gloucestershire. 1981. [17p.] 7.75" x 5.75". The illustrations are
line-block reproductions. Quarter bound by Smith Settle in Strathmore Americana Salem red paper with matching oval
title label on front and Dilwyn patterned paper. In an edition of 1500 copies, this is one of 60 special copies signed by
the four artists and John Randle. Minor scuffing to covers; generally fine.This memoir first appeared in La Revue
Blanche (1898). $200.00

176. (Whittington Press) The Whittington Press: A Bibliography 1971-1981. Compiled by David Butcher with an
Introduction and Notes by John Randle. [Andoversford, Gloucestershire. 1982.] 83p, including Index. 15” x 10.75”. Set
in Monotype Caslon and printed at Whittington Court by John and Rosalind Randle and Miriam Macgregor on Zerkall
Halbmatt mouldmade paper on a Wharfedale SW2 cylinder press. Half-tone tip-ins on title page and other pages
printed by Adrian Lack at the Senecio Press. Wood- and perspex-engravings are printed from the original blocks.
Bound with brown buckram spine with gilt title and brown marbled paper sides. A total edition of 320 copies. This is
No. 197 of 200 copies bound thus. Slight bumps to top right-hand corners, else fine. $550.00
Invitation to an Exhibition of Whittington Press books at the Grolier Club 1994 laid in, as well as a list of book that were still avail-
able at the time of going to press for this item.

177. (Whittington Press) British Fine Printing 1984. An Exhibition at the Church of St Lawrence Jewry-by-Guildhall 16-27
July 1984. 30p. 5.75” x 8.25”. Printed by Skelton’s Press, Wellingborough. Descriptions of the presses and black and
white photographs of the owners of the presses - many of whom are no longer working. Green wrappers with black
title. Fine. Includes the Whittington Press. $20.00

178. (Whittington Press) Fine Books from seven British Private Presses: Great British Books available from The Camberwell

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Press, The Fleece Press, The Inky Parrot Press, The Libanus Press, The Rocket Press, The Tern Press, The Whittington Press.
[1987.] 8.5” x 6.25”. Each press has printed an individually sized folder or sheet of varying colors and thickness giving
details of its work and what the Press is about. Each withs at least one illustration. Seven small illustrated folders, all
in a beige folder with the title on front. Fine. $15.00

179. (Whittington Press) Books coming from The Whittington Press 1988, 1989, & 1990. 1988. 16p. 11.25” x 7.75”.
Illustrations and descriptions of books to be published during the three years. Text also on wrappers. Salmon sewn
wrappers with black title on front as well as illustration by Richard Kennedy. Very good. $15.00

180. (Whittington Press) Nine Artists & a Press. An exhibition of the work of nine artists working for the Whittington Press,
held at the Fiery Beacon Gallery, 2-17 December '89. [1989.] n.p. 9.75” x 6.5”. Sepia illustrations throughout. Printed in
Walbaum type in an edition of 900 copies - 850 in illustrated wrappers and 50 bound in paper marbled by Colleen
Gryspeerdt over board, with toning tan leather spine with gilt title. Illustrated and titled board slipcase covered in the
same salmon paper as the wrappered copies. This is a Press copy - one of the Specials bound in marbled paper, and
signed by the seven living artists. Judith Verity, Brian Hanscomb, Miriam Macgregor, Gwenda Morgan, John
O"Connor, Howard Phipps, and John Craig beneath the colophon. Each essay includes a representative wood engrav-
ing in brown. Fine. Inscribed in red to 'Jos & Phyllis - /Happy Christmas/with love from / John & Rose, Patrick &
Francis." $500.00

181. (Whittington Press) Nine Artists & a Press. An exhibition of the work of nine artists working for the Whittington Press,
held at the Fiery Beacon Gallery, 2-17 December '89. [1989.] n.p. 9.75” x 6.5”. Sepia illustrations throughout. Printed in
Walbaum type. One of 850 in salmon illustrated wrappers in a total edition of 900 copies. Fine. $30.00

182. (Whittington Press) Printing at The Whittington Press: 1972-1994. An Exhibition at The Grolier Club, New York 28
September - 18 November 1994. The Typophiles. 1994. International Typeface Corporation. 63p. 9” x 6”. With essays by
John Randle, John Dreyfus, and Mark Batty. Typeset in Monotype & Foundry Caslon, printed letterpress & fine-line
offset, and bound by The Stinehour Press. Frontispiece of John Randle. Illustrations. Cover printed at Whittington on
Strathmore Americana, with a wood-engraving by Miriam Macgregor. Printed in a limited edition of 2500 copies. Fine.
$25.00
183. (Whittington Press) Fifty books printed at The Whittington Press from 1972 to 1993. An exhibition at The Nordiska
Museet, Stockholm, 1994. Introduction by Carl F. Hultenheim. In Swedish and English. Nordiska Museet. Stockholm.
[1994.] n.p. 9.5” x 6”. Frontispiece of John Randle. Salmon wrappers with illustration and title on front printed at The
Whittington Press. Fine. $20.00
MATRIX: A REVIEW FOR PRINTERS & BIBLIOPHILES
184. (Whittington Press) Matrix: Some Brief Guidelines for Contributors & Compositors.
Devised by Jacek Agopsowicz & John Randle. November 1987. 8p. 7.5” x 5.5”. Light
plum wrappers with title in black on front. Toning sewn cord binding. An edition of
300 copies. Fine. $20.00

185. (Whittington Press) Matrix 2. Reprint. Deluxe copy. A Review for Printers &
Bibliophiles. [Gloucestershire. December 1985.] 122p. 11.25” x 8”. Set in 12-pt
Monotype Caslon and Gill Sans; printed on Sommerville Laid paper. Wood engrav-
ings, halftones and tip-ins. Brown leather spine with gilt title, orange and brown mar-
bled paper board sides. Envelope on the back inside cover containing the wrapper for
the regular edition. Brown cloth board portfolio containing extra prints and broad-
sides. Brown paper board slipcase with brown cloth trim. In an edition of 475 copies,
this is No.XXXVI of 40 Special copies in board covers. Fine. Signed specially by
John Randle and Rose Randle. $900.00 No. 184.

186. (Whittington Press) Matrix 6. Special. A Review for Printers & Bibliophiles. Andoversford. 1986. 182p. 11.25” x 8”.
Half-tones, wood-engravings, tip-ins, diagrams. Dark green leather spine with gilt title; marbled paper over boards.
Green slipcase with black cloth trim. One of 100 Specials in a total edition of 900 copies. Slipcase. Fine. $700.00

187. (Whittington Press) Matrix 7: Special. A Review for Printers & Bibliophiles. Andoversford. 1987. 167p. 11.25” x 8”.
Half-tones, woodengravings, tip-ins, diagrams. Dark Blue leather spine with gilt title, marbled paper boards. Separate
tan patterned paper folder containing tape cassette 'Stanley Morison on Eric Gill.' Housed together in dark blue slip-
case. One of 110 Specials in a total edition of 960 copies. Fine. $600.00

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188. (Whittington Press) Matrix 8: Special. A Review for Printers & Bibliophiles. Andoversford. 1988. 191p. 11.25” x 8”.
Half-tones, woodengravings, tip-ins, diagrams. Bound with orange leather spine with gilt title; marbled paper boards.
Separate folder containing a set of broadsides. All housed in slipcase. One of 100 Specials in a total edition of 960
copies. Fine. $650.00

189. (Whittington Press) Matrix 8: A Review for Printers & Bibliophiles. Andoversford. 1988. 11.25” x 8”. 191p. Half-tones,
woodengravings, tip-ins, diagrams. Bound in patterned paper wrappers designed by Vance Gerry. One of 800 Regular
copies in wrappers in a total edition of 900 copies. Fine. $235.00
Pages 130-131 were not printed on, and have been reproduced in xerox form on the pages.

190. (Whittington Press) Matrix 10. A Review for Printers & Bibliophiles. 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. $235.00

191. (Whittington Press) Matrix 26: A Review for Printers & Bibliophiles. [Risbury, Leominster.] Winter 2006. 209p. 11.25"
x 8". Tip-ins, illustrations, woodcuts, fold-outs, color plates. Illustrated green stiff wrappers. In an edition of 760 copies,
this is one of 680 in stiff wrappers. Fine. $250.00

192. (Whittington Press) Index to Matrix 1-5. 1981-1985. Compiled by David Butcher. [1986.] 8p. 11.25" x 7.75". Coral
paper wrappers with paper title label on front. Approximately 100 copies were printed separately in wrappers. Fine.
$50.00
193. (Whittington Press) Offprint from Matrix 10. Matrix 1-10: Contents and Index. By David Butcher. 20p. 11" x 7.75".
1990. The Index printed by Aldine Press Limited, Malvern. Printed on two kinds of paper. Dark brown wrappers with
light brown title label on front. Includes Appendix: the Sales of Matrix 9. Fine. $25.00
194. (Whittington Press) Index to Matrix 1 - 21. Compiled by David Butcher. [Risbury. 2003.] xiv, 72p. 11.5” x 7.5”.
Printed on Conqueror laid papers. Half bound in black Oasis leather and toning paper marbled by Christopher
Rowlatt. Dust jacket of regular edition inserted in flap in back inside cover. Green board slipcase with cloth trim. No.
XVIII of 110 copies thus in a total edition of 610 copies. Fine.
One of the Special copies. $395.00
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 consis-
tent during its twenty-six year history.
The Index is uniform with the series. The format and binding style is the same as
Matrix 1 - 21, and the extent is about the same as Matrix 1. It is indeed an indis-
pensable part of it. Typographically, it follows the layout of the Index to Matrix 11-
15 which appeared in Matrix 15.

195. (Whittington Press) London in the Blitz. Linocuts by Hellmuth


Weissenborn. January 1986. 30" x 22". Shown in the exhibition "Artists in
Exile", Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin. Brown linocut on cream Jim Dine
No. 195. handmade paper. One in an edition of 45 copies. Fine. A dramatic image.
$300.00
196. (Whittington Press) A New Specimen Book of Curwen Pattern Papers.
By David McKitterick. Gloucestershire. 1987. xii,105p, plates, samples of
patterned papers tipped-in. 10.75" x 8". Set in Monotype Lutetia, print-
ed on Zerkall mouldmade. 32 samples on Colorplan printed by Senecio
Press. Dark green buckram spine with gilt title, Curwen pattern paper
boards. Green paper board slipcase. One of 250 thus in an edition of 335
copies. Fine. $395.00
Includes Paul Nash’s Introduction to the original 1928 Curwen Press
Pattern Papers volume.
Plates show examples of the work using the papers. Details of each artist’s life
and work appear opposite the first sample of their patterned paper.

197. (Whittington Press) Wallpapers by Edward Bawden Printed at the


Curwen Press. By David McKitterick. With an introduction by Edward
Bawden. Gloucestershire. 1988. iv, [1] 20p. [3], [7 specimens]. 19.25" x
13". Set in Walbaum, printed on Oxford mouldmade paper. With the half
No. 196. tone and color plates printed at the Senecio Press. Apart from the 7 orig-

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inal wallpapers tipped in , full color reproductions of 8
papers for which samples are not available as well as
reproductions of 2 unpublished designs discovered at
the Bedford Museum. Photographs. Bound by the Fine
Bindery in quarter yellow morocco and Bird's Nest
paper, designed by Edward Bawden, over boards; title
in gilt on the spine; brown endpapers. With two full
sheets, Riviera and Facade, pocketed in a portfolio of
quarter tan buckram and brown paper over boards. All
in a slipcase. One of 40 special copies signed by
Edward Bawden and David McKitterick in a total
edition of 120. In fine condition. Sold out before pub-
lication. Very scarce. $3500.00
“For a few years after 1926, the Curwen Press produced a
series of wallpapers. They were designed principally by
Edward Bawden, whose linocuts were transferred to litho-
graphic plates for printing. Unlike most modern wallpapers,
printed on long rolls of paper, these were printed in the tradi-
tional manner, as sheets, in sizes up to about 34 x 22 ins. Very
few of these sheets survive. Just enough papers were avail- No. 197/8.
able to issue 120 sets of Wallpapers Printed at the Curwen Press.
“This portfolio presents a unique opportunity to acquire a representative selection of the Press's work. Single sheets of these papers
are known to fetch $175.00 and more in galleries, an indication of both their popularity and their rarity.” - Prospectus.

198. (Whittington Press) Wallpapers by Edward Bawden Printed at the Curwen Press. - As above. Bound by the Fine
Bindery in quarter yellow morocco and Bird's Nest paper, designed by Edward Bawden, over boards; title in gilt on
the spine; brown endpapers. Apart from the 7 original wallpapers tipped in , full color reproductions of 8 papers for
which samples are not available as well as reproductions of 2 unpublished designs discovered at the Bedford Museum.
Photographs. Bound in Buckram and printed paper sides. Slipcase. One of 40 numbered copies thus in a total edition
of 120. Sold out before publication. In fine condition. Scarce. $1750.00

199. (Whittington Press) Twins. By John O'Connor.


Gloucestershire. 1991. n.p. 10.75” x 7.5”. Eleven woodengravings
- 7 three-color and 4 two-color wood engravings by John
O’Connor. Brown and tan patterned paper over boards. An edi-
tion of 350 copies signed by John O’Connor. Fine. Scarce.$300.00
The text is an autobiographical essay describing a childhood meeting
between the author and his twin brother with the twin sisters who came
to stay on an Estate in Rutland. Although 350 copies of the book were
printed, Butcher’s bibliography of the Whittington Press discloses "a con-
siderable number were lost because of technical problems in printing the
three-colour engravings", and though the complete book was issued as an
accompaniment to the 105 quarter-leather copies of Matrix 11 (which also
reproduced the text and seven of the engravings), it is uncommon as an
independent item.
No. 200.
200. (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. $200.00
The twelve engravings record the various guises the apple tree assumes as the year progresses.

201. (Whittington Press) Cornwall: An interior vision. Copper engravings and text by
Brian Hanscomb. Herefordshire. 1992.] n.p. 14" x 10.25". Frontispiece, 8 copper-engrav-
ings. Printed on handmade paper by the artist, one side only, each page folded at the
fore-edge; bound Japanese style with pale blue wrappers and navy ribbon. Paper title
label on front. Matching slipcase. One of 100 thus in an edition of 135 copies, signed by
Brian Hanscomb. Fine. $250.00
No. 201.

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202. (Whittington Press) The Whittington Press: A Bibliography 1982-1993. Complied by David Butcher. With an
Introduction and Notes by John Randle. [Risbury, Leominster. 1996.] 179p., including Index. 13.25" x 9.5". Set in Caslon
and printed on Zerkall mouldmade papers. Engravings printed from the wood and the tritone plates printed by CTD
Printers. Tip-ins of engravings, as well as those printed on the page. Color reproductions and black and white repro-
ductions. Handcolored map of Whittington on page 3. Green buckram spine with gilt title; cream paper over boards
with pochoir design of leaves in two shades of green. Bound by The Fine Bindery. Green board slipcase with green
buckram trim. Includes a Checklist of books published 1972-1981. In a total edition of 380 copies, this is No. 154 of 244
copies thus. Fine. This copy signed specially for us by John Randle. $550.00
203. (Whittington Press) Pages from Presses: Kelmscott, Ashendene, Doves, Eragny, Vale & Essex House. With a
Commentary by David Butcher. Leominster. 2006. 80p. 15" x 11.5". Printed in Walbaum on Czech Losin handmade
paper. Edition B. With a specimen leaf on paper from each of the six Presses, and additional specimen leaves showing
other typefaces used by the Presses. 11 original paper leaves. Half-bound in red Nigerian Goatskin with marbled
boards. Slipcase. In an total edition of 180 copies, this is No. xxviii of 40 copies of Edition B. Signed by David Butcher.
Fine. Edition sold out. $1300.00
204. (Windell Press) Ines Reigned in Death. By Luis Velez de Guevara. Translated by Joseph R. Jones & Kenneth Muir.
Two drawings by Robert James Foose printed from line cuts. Lexington, Kentucky. 1988. 81p. 11.5" x 8.5". Printed on
Iyo glazed from Japan. Cream spine with paper title label, black cloth boards. 100 numbered copies. Fine. $200.00
This play from the Golden Age of Spanish literature is the tragic love story of Prince Pedro of Portugal and Ines de Castro.

205. (Wise Forgeries) Suppressed Commentaries on The Wiseian Forgeries. Addendum to an Enquiry. By William B. Todd.
The Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin. [c. 1969]. 50p. 8.75” x 5.75”. Black cloth boards,
paper title label on front and spine. One in an edition of 750 copies. Fine. Bibliographical Monograph No. 1. $25.00
206. (Westerham Press) The Contributors. Being the Paper of a Talk Delivered to the Wynkyn de Worde Society at
Stationers' Hall on 16th May 1974. Westerham, Kent. 1974. 31p. 8.25” x 5”. Blue-grey boards; title in gilt on spine. Dust
jacket. Fine. An interesting talk on contributors to the printing industry in the 20th century in Britain. $30.00
207. (Hermann Zapf) Pen and Graver: Alphabets & Pages of Calligraphy. By Hermann Zapf. With a Preface by Paul
Standard. Cut in Metal by August Rosenberger. Museum Books Inc. New York. [1952.] 25(7)p. 9” x 12”. First English
edition. Printed in Germany on Italian Fabriano paper in the private printing-office of the D.Stempel AG type foundry,
Frankfurt am Main. Calligraphic pages designed by Hermann Zapf, who also composed the historical appendix
(which was translated by Paul Standard of New York). Metal plates cut by hand and set in Palatino type, designed for
the foundry by Hermann Zapf. Vellum spine with brown Fabriano boards with small embossed calligraphic design on
front. One in an edition of 2000 copies. Very good. Small bookplate at bottom of front pastedown. Inscription with
three calligraphic letters to a previous owner by Hermann Zapf. $425.00
208. (Hermann Zapf) Manuale Typographicum. By Hermann Zapf. Museum Books Inc. New York. 1954. Printed in
Germany. 100p. 9" x 12". Includes list of types used. Cream vellum spine with title in gilt, green paper board sides with
'ABC' design on front cover. Set in 16 languages with types from the D. Stempel AG at Frankfurt Am Main. One of
1,000 copies, initialed and numbered by Zapf. Creases on some pages, else fine. $475.00
209. (Hermann Zapf) Hermann Zapf: calligrapher, type-designer and typographer. Introduction by Noel Martin. Compiled
by Paul Standard. An exhibition arranged and circulated by The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati Art Museum
l960-61. n.p. 7” x 4.5”. Printed at the Stempel foundry in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 1960. Frontispiece of Zapf. Blue
paper wrappers. Very good. $30.00

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An important new work for all involved in to-day’s Book Arts -
The Wayzgoose Affair by Jadwiga Jarvis
which tells the history of over two decades of typographic and creative excellence -
in full color - together with a bibliography of
one of the world’s great contemporary private presses
with extensive correspondence

210. (Wayzgoose Press) The Wayzgoose Affair. [By] Jadwiga Jarvis. The Wayzgoose Press. Katoomba. 2007. 177p. 14” x
11.5”. Black cloth boards with illustrated endpapers. Black and red dust jacket.. One in an edition of 500 copies. Signed
specially for us by Jadwiga Jarvis. New. $250.00

Carolynne Skinner, an Australian-based publisher and arts promoter, writing in the November/December edition
of The Book Arts Newsletter No. 38, of the School of Creative Arts, Department of Art and Design, UWE Bristol,
UK, states in her review of The Wayzgoose Affair:
“Has there ever been a book like The Wayzgoose Affair? I doubt it, or if there will ever be another like it. Until now,
books written by small press printers about the practice of book making have been few and slight - largely because
most productions from the traditional private press fraternity are not much to write home about, particularly concern-
ing their literary, historical or visual significance. Similarly, books written by private press biographers - whether about
individual presses or the movement as a whole - have lacked colour, life and typographic spirit. Until the Affair.
“The Wayzgoose Affair is an admirable compilation of an extraordinary effort, maintained against the odds and for a
time span that is all the more remarkable because it straddles the period that has seen the digitised typesetting and
printing revolution establish new parameters of design thinking. Although this edition of 500 copies was printed com-
mercially, it has all the hallmarks of a private press visualisation. Conceived and designed entirely “in house” on a PC,
in its generous proportions, dramatic layout and idiosyncratic selections it pays homage to the pioneers of the manu-
script book, when time and money were emphatically not the desiderata of production.”

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Announcing a major new work from Susan Allix -
Her most ambitious book to date - a tour-de-force!
211. Colours of Persia. Artist’s book by Susan Allix. Perceptions Accounts Comments
Remarks & Descriptions From the travel writings of Arrian, Ibn Battuta, Sir John
Chardin, Sir Robert Ker Porter and others. London. 2007. 13.5” x 11”. Approximately
137 p. some fold-outs, some small-sized and some with cut-out shapes. A variety of
colored sheets act as interleaving or free colored collages. The text is arranged around
the headings of five cities – Tehran, Mashad, Yazd, Shiraz and Isfahan. The titles of
these are printed in English in 48pt. Garamond Italic and also in 48pt. Farsi which
was cast by an engaging ‘hot metal man’ in Tehran. Different typefaces have been
used for the different voices of the authors. Thus Ker Porter speaks in Bembo, and
Curzon in Baskerville, while Hafez is set in varying sizes of Garamond. All the letter-
press is hand set and printed on handmade Barcham Green 185 gsm. paper.
The paper for the prints is handmade Richard de Bas. There are 26 prints; 17 are etch-
ings with drypoint, carborundum and other methods, 7 are linocuts and 2 a combi-
nation. Except for 4 black and white etchings all are in colour, including hand colour-
ing by watercolour, crayon and airbrush, and gold and silver foil. The binding is in
cobalt blue, yellow and natural goatskin, or variations of turquoise, blue, yellow and
natural. The inlaid leather is also inlaid with waxed paper printed in a style similar
to tilework, its semi-transparent quality allowing the title to show through in a shad-
owy way. The design, based on architectural shapes, has onlays of black, freely-cut
leather reminiscent of calligraphy. The fore-edge flap, a feature of eastern binding, is
seen in the extra construction of the box in which the book is enclosed. All the bind-
ings are slightly different and may vary again as the edition is bound. One in an edi-
tion of 25 copies, signed by Susan Allix. New. $7000.00

“I shall not attempt to give any bibliography of Teheran, for the reason that very near-
ly every foreign visitor to Persia has stayed in the capital and has described his
stay.’So wrote George Curzon in 1892 in his own extensive records of his experiences in this country. Throughout the
centuries visitors, unable to resist writing about their travels, have left behind them countless diverse and various
accounts that bear witness to the endless fascinations of Persia.
“This book omits many wonderful things, but to prevent an entirely haphazard combination of pages a viewpoint
must be taken. Iran is a country of great visual and colourful beauty, from the intense blues, turquoises and yellows of
the tilework that decorates the distinctive shapes of its architecture, to the delicate washes of colour in the majestic
landscapes and the vibrant tones of everyday life seen in fruit markets and wayside textiles.
“Colours of Persia focuses on extracts from authors with a susceptibility towards colour. The earliest of these writers is
Arrian, a Roman general who described the tomb of Cyrus when Alexander the Great visited it. Later comes Ibn
Battuta writing about red and green water melons, John Chardin on black eyebrows and Robert Ker Porter on most
things from royalty to bridges. A description by one observer may be found again in new words by another, written
some hundreds of years later, thus illustrating the changing fortunes of cities and lifestyles. Some of the words are my
own when a more up to date variation may be of interest. Amongst the descriptions are poems by Hafez, the most
famous Persian poet. The English versions of these are by Gertrude Bell, made in the late 19th century and still regard-
ed as some of the best and most perceptive of translations.” - Susan Allix.

“Those familiar with the work Susan Allix does know that her books launch you on a visual journey. Each book is a
voyage propelled by color, texture, image, impression, and material. ...
“Allix comes to the book by way of printmaking and papermaking. She first emerged as a printmaker, having studied
at the Royal College of Art in the 1960s. Winning the Prix de Rome gave her the opportunity to live for a time in Italy.
... After more than thee decades and thirty-seven books, Allix continues to be true to her vision. Because she insists on
creating the entire book - from letterpress to illustration to binding - her work has a certain recognizable aesthetic; a
malleable signature that responds to the particular character of a piece, but is still unquestionably hers.
“Allix conceives each book visually. ‘I am concerned with visual things so I see books as full of colour and form in a
pictorial sense as well as through the images created in my mind by the words, and through the sculptural qualities a
book possesses.’ The real narrative of her books is the flow of color and image as they move throughout the piece.” -
Extract of a Review by Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book Division at the Library of Congress, Washington
DC., in Parenthesis No. 13, August 2007.

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