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  • 1768 HOGARTH MORALIZED in RIVIERE & SON FINE MOROCCO BINDING w/ 78 ENGRAVINGS by [John Tusler] 1768 HOGARTH MORALIZED in RIVIERE & SON FINE MOROCCO BINDING w/ 78 ENGRAVINGS
    [John Tusler]

    HOGARTH MORALIZED - Being A COMPLETE EDITION of HOGARTH'S WORKS. Containing near Fourscore COPPER PLATES, and most elegantly engraved...[John Tusler]

    LONDON: Sold by S. Hooper...and Mrs. Hogarth at her House in Leicester Fields, MDCCLXVII (1768).

    FINE BINDING by RIVIERE & SON, with its imprint along the bottom dentelle of the inside front cover (impossible to read or find without a magnifier but beautiful once seen magnified). The binding is later, likely late 19th or early 20th century. FULL RED MOROCCO LEATHER, five spine bands, gilt spine titles, 6x8.75 inches (15x22.5 cm), dentelles on the inside front and rear covers. Pagination: [some prelim leaves, including frontispiece, engraved title, title page], viii, 212, v, [3] pages.

    ILLUSTRATED with 78 PLATES by HOGARTH.…

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    HOGARTH MORALIZED - Being A COMPLETE EDITION of HOGARTH'S WORKS. Containing near Fourscore COPPER PLATES, and most elegantly engraved...[John Tusler]

    LONDON: Sold by S. Hooper...and Mrs. Hogarth at her House in Leicester Fields, MDCCLXVII (1768).

    FINE BINDING by RIVIERE & SON, with its imprint along the bottom dentelle of the inside front cover (impossible to read or find without a magnifier but beautiful once seen magnified). The binding is later, likely late 19th or early 20th century. FULL RED MOROCCO LEATHER, five spine bands, gilt spine titles, 6x8.75 inches (15x22.5 cm), dentelles on the inside front and rear covers. Pagination: [some prelim leaves, including frontispiece, engraved title, title page], viii, 212, v, [3] pages.

    ILLUSTRATED with 78 PLATES by HOGARTH. There is an Index of the plates at the rear.

    VERY GOOD condition, The covers have a little scuffing to the spine folds but are simply lovely with gorgeous dentelle decoration. The 1768 work bound within has just slight age toning and soiling to the page edges, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy, in a gorgeous fine binding.

    About RIVIERE BOOKBINDERY (from a British Museum website):

    ******In 1829, Robert Riviere set up in business in Bath as a bookseller and later bookbinder. In 1840 he moved to London where the firm did business at a series of addresses. His grandson Percival Calkin became a partner in 1881, and the firm's name was changed to Riviere & Son. Percival's younger brother, Arthur, became a partner in 1889 and Arthur's son Stuart Riviere Calkin entered the business in 1908 and was with the firm when it closed in 1939.******

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  • 1905 Louis Kinder FORMULAS FOR BOOKBINDERS - SIGNED & NUMBERED - True First Edition #472 of only 490 copies by Louis H. Kinder 1905 Louis Kinder FORMULAS FOR BOOKBINDERS - SIGNED & NUMBERED - True First Edition #472 of only 490 copies
    Louis H. Kinder

    FORMULAS FOR BOOKBINDERS, by Louis H. Kinder. Kinder was the head binder at the Roycroft printing and binding shop.

    SIGNED and NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION, this being Copy No. 472 of 490 copies. SIGNED and NUMBERED by LOUIS H. KINDER on the Limitation page.

    Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, paper spine title label, 9x11.5 inches (22x29 cm), printed on Imperial Japan Vellum, title page printed in red & black, margin notes in red. Pagination: [12], vii, [3], 115, [1] pages. Illustrated with two plates, including the frontispiece, displaying bindings by the author.

    GOOD Condition: The covers have soiling, a few marks, edgewear, and finger smudges; the paper spine title label is chipped at its top edge affecting several…

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    FORMULAS FOR BOOKBINDERS, by Louis H. Kinder. Kinder was the head binder at the Roycroft printing and binding shop.

    SIGNED and NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION, this being Copy No. 472 of 490 copies. SIGNED and NUMBERED by LOUIS H. KINDER on the Limitation page.

    Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, paper spine title label, 9x11.5 inches (22x29 cm), printed on Imperial Japan Vellum, title page printed in red & black, margin notes in red. Pagination: [12], vii, [3], 115, [1] pages. Illustrated with two plates, including the frontispiece, displaying bindings by the author.

    GOOD Condition: The covers have soiling, a few marks, edgewear, and finger smudges; the paper spine title label is chipped at its top edge affecting several letters; internally there is occasional marginal finger soiling (one can imagine a bookbinder's not perfectly clean fingers handling this book), otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    From the title page: "Being a Collection of Trade Formulas, the Results of Twenty-five Years Study and Practice in the Arts of Tooling in Gold, Edge Gilding, Marbling, Stamping, and various other Departments of Bookbinding."

    Rare 1905 Signed, Limited, True First Edition of Formulas For Bookbinders.

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  • 1908 CHEMITH PRESS, MINNEAPOLIS - MARY MOULTON CHENEY - FINE PRINTING HAND ILLUMINATED SIGNED & NUMBERED - A FRAGMENT OF THE POEM SYMBOLISMS by Richard Realf 1908 CHEMITH PRESS, MINNEAPOLIS - MARY MOULTON CHENEY - FINE PRINTING HAND ILLUMINATED SIGNED & NUMBERED - A FRAGMENT OF THE POEM SYMBOLISMS
    Richard Realf

    A FRAGMENT OF THE POEM SYMBOLISMS, by Richard REALF. Designed and Printed by Mary Moulton CHENEY.

    MINNEAPOLIS : CHEMITH PRESS, Second Edition, 1908.

    From the Colophon page (the last page): "These lines were designed, lettered, and illuminated at the studio of Mary Moulton Cheney. Printed on a Hand Press, the Chemith Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1906".

    From the Signature / Limitation page: "Of 200 Copies this Book is number 171." SIGNED on the page by MARY MOULTON CHENEY who added in her hand "Second Edition 1908".

    Hand-Illuminated Fine-Printing from the WOMAN OWNED, Minneapolis based, Chemith Press. Original thin card covers with hand printed and hand colored title label on the front, string bound, 11 double leaves with rice paper interleaving,…

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    A FRAGMENT OF THE POEM SYMBOLISMS, by Richard REALF. Designed and Printed by Mary Moulton CHENEY.

    MINNEAPOLIS : CHEMITH PRESS, Second Edition, 1908.

    From the Colophon page (the last page): "These lines were designed, lettered, and illuminated at the studio of Mary Moulton Cheney. Printed on a Hand Press, the Chemith Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1906".

    From the Signature / Limitation page: "Of 200 Copies this Book is number 171." SIGNED on the page by MARY MOULTON CHENEY who added in her hand "Second Edition 1908".

    Hand-Illuminated Fine-Printing from the WOMAN OWNED, Minneapolis based, Chemith Press. Original thin card covers with hand printed and hand colored title label on the front, string bound, 11 double leaves with rice paper interleaving, only the first page of each double leaf is printed and colored. The booklet is complete with its integral ribbon which ties the booklet shut.

    VERY GOOD Condition: The covers are toned, lightly soiled, have some small light stains and signs of handling. Each of the 11 hand illuminated leaves shimmers with colors and glitters with gold and brilliance. A lovely copy.

    This little gem has become nearly impossible to find.

    About MARY MOULTON CHENEY and her CHEMITH PRESS (from Wikipedia):

    ******Mary Moulton Cheney, b.1871 d.1957, was a Minneapolis based artist, designer, publisher and bookbinder associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. In 1897 she opened a printmaking shop with Mary Marsh Smith named The Artcraft Shop: Sign of the Bay Tree. It was one of the first all woman private presses in the United States, making books, pamphlets, and bookplates. In 1902 she expanded into bookbinding and founded The Chemith Press which produced uniquely designed and finely printed books and pamphlets.

    Cheney was also an influential figure in the development of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 1897 she organized the college's first course on design. She went on to become the principal of the college's design department, then the Dean of Women, and finally served as the college's president from 1917 to 1925.******

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  • 1927 LABORATORY PRESS A Documentary Account - Bibliography PORTER GARNETT **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** BOHEMIAN CLUB ASSOCIATION First Ed. Limited 1/255 by Porter Garnett 1927 LABORATORY PRESS A Documentary Account - Bibliography PORTER GARNETT **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** BOHEMIAN CLUB ASSOCIATION First Ed. Limited 1/255
    Porter Garnett

    A DOCUMENTARY ACCOUNT of the BEGINNINGS of the LABORATORY PRESS, CARNEGIE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. By PORTER GARNETT.

    Published by THE LABORATORY PRESS, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, 1927. FIRST and LIMITED EDITION. One of only 255 copies, so stated on the Colophon Page (the last page).

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by PORTER GARNETT on the front free endpaper to his long-time FRIEND and BOHEMIAN CLUB cohort, WiLLIAM H. SMITH, JR.:

    "To / William H. Smith, Jr. / this souvenir of an old and valued friendship. / Porter Garnett / San Francisco / June 25, 1928."

    Both William H. Smith, Jr. and Porter Garnett were active members of the Bohemian Club. William H. Smith, Jr. held various offices in the Club,…

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    A DOCUMENTARY ACCOUNT of the BEGINNINGS of the LABORATORY PRESS, CARNEGIE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. By PORTER GARNETT.

    Published by THE LABORATORY PRESS, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, 1927. FIRST and LIMITED EDITION. One of only 255 copies, so stated on the Colophon Page (the last page).

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by PORTER GARNETT on the front free endpaper to his long-time FRIEND and BOHEMIAN CLUB cohort, WiLLIAM H. SMITH, JR.:

    "To / William H. Smith, Jr. / this souvenir of an old and valued friendship. / Porter Garnett / San Francisco / June 25, 1928."

    Both William H. Smith, Jr. and Porter Garnett were active members of the Bohemian Club. William H. Smith, Jr. held various offices in the Club, including Secretary, wrote a Grove Play, directed Grove Plays (including one by Porter Garnett), and both were involved with the Bohemian Grove Hijinx encampment.

    Hardcovers, parchment covered spine and paper covered boards, spine title label, 7.5x10 inches, Pagination: x + 131 pages + 46 unnumbered pages at the rear containing a descriptive and illustrated bibliography of the works of the Laboratory Press.

    Illustrated with facsimiles of pages from the press, photographs, and five full page calligraphic initials in red.

    The Laboratory Press was founded in 1923 as a part of Carnegie, set up to give students a chance to see what fine hand-printing and illustration involved. One of the more elusive American private press bibliographies.

    VERY GOOD condition: Sunning / slight toning to spine, inner pages toned at the margins; otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, lightly used, very presentable copy.

    About PORTER GARNETT (from Wikipedia):

    ******Porter Garnett was born in 1871 in San Francisco. He was an active member in San Francisco's literary scene and a MEMBER OF THE BOHEMIAN CLUB, writing and directing plays at Bohemian Grove. In 1896, he joined The Lark, founded the previous year by Gelett Burgess and Bruce Porter. In 1907 he became assistant curator of Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley.

    IN 1922, GARNETT BECAME PROFESSOR OF GRAPHIC ARTS AT THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (now Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, teaching traditions, development and ideals of fine printing. There, HE FOUNDED THE LABORATORY PRESS, as the only program in the country FOR THE TEACHING OF FINE PRINTING until the press closed in 1935. The Press was one of the only dedicated to education in printing as a fine art. In 1932, he was awarded the AIGA Medal.

    When Porter and his wife Edna retired, they established their home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Garnett died on March 21, 1951, in Calistoga, California. After his death, an archive of his papers was created in his name in the Bancroft Library.******

    RARE, especially so SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Author, Printer and Bohemian PORTER GARNETT to his friend, fellow BOHEMIAN CLUB member WILLIAM H. SMITH, JR.******

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  • 1939 SHAMROCK OVER IRELAND! Folding Broadside by ANSEL ADAMS for ALBERT BENDER by Katharine Tynan / Ansel Adams 1939 SHAMROCK OVER IRELAND! Folding Broadside by ANSEL ADAMS for ALBERT BENDER
    Katharine Tynan / Ansel Adams

    SHAMROCK OVER IRELAND! from the "Shamrock Song" by Katharine Tynan.

    "Made for ALBERT M. BENDER by ANSEL ADAMS / Saint Patrick's Day - March seventeenth nineteen thirty-nine".

    Fold-open broadside, folded measures 9.5x12.5 inches oblong, folds open to show two inner panels, the entire sheet can fold open to show all 4 front facing panels, the backside is blank. Folded open the sheet measures 19 x 25 inches.

    The broadside was made by ANSEL ADAMS for his friend and patron, ALBERT M. BENDER. Printed by Johnck & Seeger, Printers, San Francisco, as stated on the bottom corner of the rear panel of the folded broadside.

    FAIR PLUS condition: there is creasing around the center fold, corners and edges; the rear…

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    SHAMROCK OVER IRELAND! from the "Shamrock Song" by Katharine Tynan.

    "Made for ALBERT M. BENDER by ANSEL ADAMS / Saint Patrick's Day - March seventeenth nineteen thirty-nine".

    Fold-open broadside, folded measures 9.5x12.5 inches oblong, folds open to show two inner panels, the entire sheet can fold open to show all 4 front facing panels, the backside is blank. Folded open the sheet measures 19 x 25 inches.

    The broadside was made by ANSEL ADAMS for his friend and patron, ALBERT M. BENDER. Printed by Johnck & Seeger, Printers, San Francisco, as stated on the bottom corner of the rear panel of the folded broadside.

    FAIR PLUS condition: there is creasing around the center fold, corners and edges; the rear panel (when folded) has a 1 inch closed tear to the bottom edge where the printer's information is printed; there is light soiling here and there; still a solid and bright copy. The folded broadside came in a plain heavy stock envelope, which remains in good condition.

    Rare ANSEL ADAMS / ALBERT M. BENDER item. OCLC notes only six copies held worldwide, including ones at Trinity College Dublin, the National Library of Ireland, Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, and the Huntington Library.

    About ALBERT M. BENDER (from Wikipedia):

    ******Albert Maurice Bender (born Dublin 1866 died San Francisco 1941) was a German-Irish-American art collector who was one of the leading patrons of the arts in San Francisco in the 1920s and 1930s. HE PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN THE EARLY CAREER OF ANSEL ADAMS and was one of Diego Rivera's first American patrons. By providing financial assistance to artists, writers, and institutions, he had a significant impact on the cultural development of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

    A lover of literature from an early age, Bender began collecting rare books and helped create the Book Club of California in 1912. Inspired by his cousin Anne Bremer, a professional artist, Bender began collecting art,

    Bender enjoyed giving things away even more than he liked acquiring them, and he became a prolific donor to Bay Area museums and libraries. Beginning in 1932 he donated 260 pieces of art to the National Museum of Ireland in memory of his mother. He gave important collections of rare books and fine printing to Mills College, Stanford University, the University of California, and the San Francisco Public Library. Stanford University has a Bender Room in its library.

    Bender helped launch the career of many artists and photographers, including Ansel Adams. He financed the publication of Adams's first portfolio (Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras, 1927) and his first book (Taos Pueblo, with author Mary Hunter Austin, 1930).******

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  • 1955 Saint-Denys-Garneau NINE POEMS Published by BEAUPRÉ & TURNBULL Iroquois Falls, Canada by Saint-Denys-Garneau 1955 Saint-Denys-Garneau NINE POEMS Published by BEAUPRÉ & TURNBULL Iroquois Falls, Canada
    Saint-Denys-Garneau

    SAINT-DENYS-GARNEAU : NINE POEMS. With Versions in English by JEAN BEAUPRÉ and GAEL TURNBULL. POETRY by Saint-Denys-Garneau. Translated by Gael Turnbull and Jean Beaupré. Privately Published: IROQUOIS FALLS (Northern Ontario, Canada), for Private Distribution, Summer, 1955. From the Colophon Page (the last page): "mimeographed at Iroquois Falls, Ontario, for private distribution, Summer, 1955." Paper wrappers (only front cover is present - the spine and rear cover are lacking), front cover is hand titled "Garneau"; yellow inner pages, 7" x 8.5", side-stapled, 24 unnumbered pages. VERY LIMITED EDITION. One of four chapbooks / booklets produced by Gael Turnbull and Jean Beaupré in Iroquois Falls, Canada, reportedly in limited editions of around 120 copies. These chapbooks are sometimes thought to have been…

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    SAINT-DENYS-GARNEAU : NINE POEMS. With Versions in English by JEAN BEAUPRÉ and GAEL TURNBULL. POETRY by Saint-Denys-Garneau. Translated by Gael Turnbull and Jean Beaupré. Privately Published: IROQUOIS FALLS (Northern Ontario, Canada), for Private Distribution, Summer, 1955. From the Colophon Page (the last page): "mimeographed at Iroquois Falls, Ontario, for private distribution, Summer, 1955." Paper wrappers (only front cover is present - the spine and rear cover are lacking), front cover is hand titled "Garneau"; yellow inner pages, 7" x 8.5", side-stapled, 24 unnumbered pages. VERY LIMITED EDITION. One of four chapbooks / booklets produced by Gael Turnbull and Jean Beaupré in Iroquois Falls, Canada, reportedly in limited editions of around 120 copies. These chapbooks are sometimes thought to have been published by the Contact Press, but that is not the case, Contact only distributed some of the copies (and its stamp is on the title page of those copies it distributed). (Refer to Gnarowski: Contact Press, first published in Montreal, 1970). Condition: Rear wrapper lacking, as noted above; the front wrapper has some very light red splotches (perhaps offsetting from something red having been laid on to it?), the front wrapper is worn with chipping, small closed tears, and soiling along all its edges; the title page has offsetting to its front margin, the last page has wear and creasing along its stapled edge; there are a couple pencil margin marks, and there are general signs of handling. Despite its flaws, this is a bright, clear copy of this VERY SCARCE Canadian Publication. Provenance of the late Peter Howard of the now gone Serendipity Books of Berkeley, California. The first page has Peter's private code and a circled price of $325. Peter was known for his wonderful, scarce books, especially poetry books. He was also known for his often outrageously high prices.

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  • 1976 Perishable Press THREE & ONE Toby Olson & Mary Laird Hamady INSCRIBED by Toby Olson 1976 Perishable Press THREE & ONE Toby Olson & Mary Laird Hamady INSCRIBED
    Toby Olson

    THREE & ONE - FOUR POEMS by TOBY OLSON & TWO DRAWINGS by MARY LAIRD.

    MT. HOREB, WISCONSIN: Perishable Press, 1976. LIMITED FIRST EDITION, one of only 145 copies.

    Original handmade paper covers, 4x5.25 inches (10x13.25 cm), 20 pages (10 with printing, most versos are blank).

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by MARY LAIRD HAMADY, the illustrator and co-proprietor of the Perishable Press, to the poet SUE DIRIDONI: "for Susan Diridoni / this April summer day, the 23, 1977 / for passing on the information that is currently consuming me / Mary Laird Hamady".

    The little fine-printing book is in FINE CONDITION, bright, sharp and clean. The laid-in flyer for the Sue Diridoni / Clifford Burke Poetry Reading has been…

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    THREE & ONE - FOUR POEMS by TOBY OLSON & TWO DRAWINGS by MARY LAIRD.

    MT. HOREB, WISCONSIN: Perishable Press, 1976. LIMITED FIRST EDITION, one of only 145 copies.

    Original handmade paper covers, 4x5.25 inches (10x13.25 cm), 20 pages (10 with printing, most versos are blank).

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by MARY LAIRD HAMADY, the illustrator and co-proprietor of the Perishable Press, to the poet SUE DIRIDONI: "for Susan Diridoni / this April summer day, the 23, 1977 / for passing on the information that is currently consuming me / Mary Laird Hamady".

    The little fine-printing book is in FINE CONDITION, bright, sharp and clean. The laid-in flyer for the Sue Diridoni / Clifford Burke Poetry Reading has been folded in half, otherwise Very Good.

    Accompanying the book is a small flyer announcing: "POETRY / SUE DIRIDONI / CLIFFORD BURKE / INTERSECTION / Dec. 29 - 8 pm".

    Susan Diridoni was a psychotherapist and poet. She was well known in the San Francisco Bay Area haiku poetry community. She died on July 30, 2022.

    About MARY LAIRD HAMADY, WALTER HAMADY, and THE PERISHABLE PRESS (from the Stony Brook University Archives and Wikipedia websites):

    ******Mary Louise Laird (formerly Mary Laird Hamady), b.1948, is an artist, printer, teacher, author and poet. She earned her MFA from University of Wisconsin at Madison and was married to and a collaborator with Walter Samuel Haatoum Hamady. The couple were co-proprietors of The Perishable Press and Shadwell Papermill for many years beginning in the late 1960s. Laird was involved in every stage of the bookmaking process, from soliciting manuscripts to marbling the covers.

    Walter Samuel Haatoum Hamady, b.1940 d.2019, was an American artist, book designer, papermaker, poet and teacher. He is especially known for his innovative efforts in letterpress printing, bookbinding, and papermaking. In the mid 1960s, he founded THE PERISHABLE PRESS LIMITED and the SHADWELL PAPERMILL. In 1966 he joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where for over thirty years he taught papermaking, letterpress printing, and bookbinding.

    The Perishable Press's handmade books are in the collections of numerous libraries, museums and art centers in the United States and in other countries. These include, to name a few, the British Museum, Harvard University, Newberry Library, Oxford University, Yale University, Cleveland Institute of Art, Northern Illinois University, Getty Center, Grolier Club (New York), Lenin Library (Moscow), Library of Congress, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Royal Library (Stockholm, Sweden), Stony Brook University, Walker Art Center, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.******

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  • 1980 LAURA RIDING JACKSON Poetry Broadside SIGNED & INSCRIBED to HERB YELLIN, Lord John Press by Laura Riding Jackson 1980 LAURA RIDING JACKSON Poetry Broadside SIGNED & INSCRIBED to HERB YELLIN, Lord John Press
    Laura Riding Jackson

    A POEM : HOW A POEM CAME TO BE. A Lovely BROADSIDE POEM by LAURA RIDING JACKSON.

    "Presentation Copy" SIGNED and INSCRIBED by LAURA RIDING JACKSON to HERB YELLIN, late owner of LORD JOHN PRESS, who published this broadside and also a Fine Printing edition of one of Laura Riding Jackon's books.

    HAND INSCRIBED: "For Herb Yellin, gratefully / L. J.". The inscription is below the printed statement "Presentation Copy".

    Also SIGNED at the end of her poem, beneath her printed name.

    Published by [Lord John Press, 1980]. Presentation Copy. (Presentation Copies are normally printed prior to numbered copies, making them quite hard to find.) Subsequently printed in a limited edition of only 150 numbered copies.

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    A POEM : HOW A POEM CAME TO BE. A Lovely BROADSIDE POEM by LAURA RIDING JACKSON.

    "Presentation Copy" SIGNED and INSCRIBED by LAURA RIDING JACKSON to HERB YELLIN, late owner of LORD JOHN PRESS, who published this broadside and also a Fine Printing edition of one of Laura Riding Jackon's books.

    HAND INSCRIBED: "For Herb Yellin, gratefully / L. J.". The inscription is below the printed statement "Presentation Copy".

    Also SIGNED at the end of her poem, beneath her printed name.

    Published by [Lord John Press, 1980]. Presentation Copy. (Presentation Copies are normally printed prior to numbered copies, making them quite hard to find.) Subsequently printed in a limited edition of only 150 numbered copies.

    Broadside, printed on fine heavy stock paper, deckled top and bottom edges, 15x22 inches.

    NEAR FINE condition, some light creases from handling, bright and beautiful.

    From the Broadside: "Within a very few years of the publication of my Collected Poems (1938)... I renounced further trying the way of poetry... saying: I would write no more poems - and I wrote no more poems... (however) I wrote for (a close friend), in the 1978 Christmastime, a poem, marked as a poem for him only, giving it the title HOW A POEM CAME TO BE. I kept no copy of this privately written and given poem, and forgot the writing and the giving of it... I chanced, recently, to tell my friend of receiving a request for a poem to publish in broadside form from the Lord John Press, indicating my feeling some surprise that Mr. Yellin, the Press's director, should not have been aware that FOR FORTY YEARS there had been NO NEW POEMS of mine. But my friend reminded me that about a year ago there HAD been a new poem - the one I wrote for him; and he urged me to let him release it to me from its private status of being a poem for him only... I give here the poem, given him, to be out in the world..."

    LAURA RIDING JACKSON, b.1901 d.1991, was an iconoclastic American Poet. She left New England at the age of 25 to live with ROBERT GRAVES and his wife, Nancy Nicholson. The triangle did not suit her, and Laura Riding tried to commit suicide in 1927. Thereafter Robert Graves divorced his wife and lived together with Laura Riding in Majorca, France, England and Switzerland, and even went with her when she returned to the United States. They bitterly broke up in 1939. In 1941 Laura Riding Jackson renounced poetry, married Schuyler B. Jackson, and lived quietly with him in Wabasso, Florida, until her death in 1991. In the 60s, 70s and 80s she wrote a number of pieces explaining her reasons for renouncing poetry, but no poetry. This is apparently THE ONLY POEM written by Laura Riding Jackson since 1941.

    You can read much more about LAURA RIDING on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet.

    This Large and Lovely BROADSIDE will be shipped carefully rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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  • 3 Volumes MANUEL TYPOGRAPHIQUE OF PIERRE-SIMON FOURNIER le jeune : Together with Fournier on Typefounding - Type Foundry, Fonts, Hand-Press Printing - ILLUSTRATED by Pierre-Simon Fournier le jeune, et al 3 Volumes MANUEL TYPOGRAPHIQUE OF PIERRE-SIMON FOURNIER le jeune : Together with Fournier on Typefounding - Type Foundry, Fonts, Hand-Press Printing - ILLUSTRATED
    Pierre-Simon Fournier le jeune, et al

    THE MANUEL TYPOGRAPHIQUE of PIERRE-SIMON FOURNIER le jeune : Together with Fournier on Typefounding, an English Translation of the Text, by Harry Carter. In FACSIMILE. With an Introduction and Notes by James Mosley. THREE VOLUMES.

    Published by Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany, 1995. ISBN: 3886070948.

    Three hardcover books, cloth covered boards with paper spine title labels, small 8vo., 4.5x7 inches (11x17.5 cm). Texts in their original French and English. All are ILLUSTRATED with fonts, types, vignettes, etc.

    The three facsimile editions are:

    Manuel Typographique, Volume I, 1764. Illustrated with 16 folding plates plus 60+ pages of various Greek, Roman, and Financial type fonts. Pagination: [3] including frontispiece and title-page, xxxii, 323, [1] Errata, [1] Approbation, [3] Privilege Du Roi,…

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    THE MANUEL TYPOGRAPHIQUE of PIERRE-SIMON FOURNIER le jeune : Together with Fournier on Typefounding, an English Translation of the Text, by Harry Carter. In FACSIMILE. With an Introduction and Notes by James Mosley. THREE VOLUMES.

    Published by Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany, 1995. ISBN: 3886070948.

    Three hardcover books, cloth covered boards with paper spine title labels, small 8vo., 4.5x7 inches (11x17.5 cm). Texts in their original French and English. All are ILLUSTRATED with fonts, types, vignettes, etc.

    The three facsimile editions are:

    Manuel Typographique, Volume I, 1764. Illustrated with 16 folding plates plus 60+ pages of various Greek, Roman, and Financial type fonts. Pagination: [3] including frontispiece and title-page, xxxii, 323, [1] Errata, [1] Approbation, [3] Privilege Du Roi, [16] Folding Plates.

    Manuel Typographique, Volume 2, 1766. Illustrated throughout with many pages of types - alphabetical, musical, financial, vignettes, etc. Pagination: xliv, 306.

    Fournier on Typefounding, 1930. A facsimile of the English translation of Fournier's Maneul Typographique by Harry Carter, accompanied with his extensive commentary. This third volume also includes an Introduction to this 3 volume edition by Harry Mosley, the editor. 496 pages plus 16 unnumbered 2-page plates.

    The Three Volumes are in VERY GOOD condition, Vol. 2 has a some pushing to the covers' spine ends, Vol. 3 has a bend to its upper cover corners that lightly bends the upper corner tips of the inner pages; otherwise all three volumes are tight, bright, sharp, clean and unmarked. A lovely, presentable set.

    This three volume set is very hard-to-find.

    From the Introduction:

    ******The chief object of this edition is to publish for the first time a complete facsimile of Fournier's Manuel Typographique. The first volume of this work gives one of only two detailed accounts of the processes of making printing types that were published during the hand press era, and the second volume includes a comprehensive specimen of the types and ornaments of Fournier's own foundry, most of which he cut himself, and it thus provides a record of one of the most remarkable personal achievements in the history of typefounding. The Manuel Typographique is an exquisite example of rococo typography, and the French text is most appropriately read in the dress that its author designed for it.

    The work by which this facsimile is accompanied. Fournieron Typefounding, Harry Carter's translation into English of the Manuel Typographique, constitutes the only detailed commentary on Fournier's text that has ever been made. It was originally published in a small edition by the Soncino Press, London, in 1930. A reprint, reproducing the original pages on a slightly enlarged scale, was published in 1973 under the imprint of Burt Franklin, for which Carter wrote a new foreword but did not alter his original text of 1930.******

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  • 35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS Illustrated with 35 PHOTOGRAPHIC COLOR PLATES - BOOKSELLER'S CATALOG 1987 by Anne and David Bromer 35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS Illustrated with 35 PHOTOGRAPHIC COLOR PLATES - BOOKSELLER'S CATALOG 1987
    Anne and David Bromer

    35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS, by Anne and David Bromer. Published by Bromer Booksellers (owned by Anne and David Bromer), Boston, 1987. First Edition. Printed by the Nimrod Press. Booklet / Catalog, chocolate covered wrappers, small format 4.5x4.5 inches, 74 unnumbered pages. Comes in a clear plastic snap shut case, as issued. ILLUSTRATED with 35 PHOTOGRAPHS of MINIATURE BOOKS in FINE BINDINGS, each photograph on its own page, with FACING pages of DESCRIPTIVE TEXT. This illustrated booklet was created as a catalogue for Bromer Booksellers. It offered these 35 miniature books with designer bindings en bloc. The Introduction states that the collection was sold prior to the publication of the catalogue. FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in…

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    35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS, by Anne and David Bromer. Published by Bromer Booksellers (owned by Anne and David Bromer), Boston, 1987. First Edition. Printed by the Nimrod Press. Booklet / Catalog, chocolate covered wrappers, small format 4.5x4.5 inches, 74 unnumbered pages. Comes in a clear plastic snap shut case, as issued. ILLUSTRATED with 35 PHOTOGRAPHS of MINIATURE BOOKS in FINE BINDINGS, each photograph on its own page, with FACING pages of DESCRIPTIVE TEXT. This illustrated booklet was created as a catalogue for Bromer Booksellers. It offered these 35 miniature books with designer bindings en bloc. The Introduction states that the collection was sold prior to the publication of the catalogue. FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a like plastic case. A lovely little look at a gathering of lovely little books offered in 1987 by Bromer Booksellers of Boston.

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  • 50++ FINE-PRINTING BROADSIDES, FOLIOS, BOOKLETS & Miscellaneous by Various Sacramento Area Small Press Printers 50++ FINE-PRINTING BROADSIDES, FOLIOS, BOOKLETS & Miscellaneous by Various Sacramento Area Small Press Printers

    ARCHIVE of 50+ Small-Press, Fine-Printing Broadsides, Folios, Booklets, etc. All were printed by various Sacramento region small-press printers as keepsakes for the Sacramento Book Collectors Club. They are from the 1980s and 1990s.

    Includes 22 single sheet broadsides, 20 single-fold printings, 8 booklets, plus a scattering of bookmarks, some unusual book art type keepsakes, and other items related to the S.B.C.C.

    Printers include: Tall Tree Press, Mt. Tam Press, Haunted C&P Press, El Pavo Press, Sylvan Oaks Press, Vince Lozito, Ounce Press, Har-Ma Press, Fractured Press, Press Off Winding Way, Tamalpais Press, Mockingbird Press, Stalwart Sloth Press, John Ohlson, Fred Gunsky, and a few that were probably missed.

    The items are all in VERY GOOD to FINE condition. A lovely…

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    ARCHIVE of 50+ Small-Press, Fine-Printing Broadsides, Folios, Booklets, etc. All were printed by various Sacramento region small-press printers as keepsakes for the Sacramento Book Collectors Club. They are from the 1980s and 1990s.

    Includes 22 single sheet broadsides, 20 single-fold printings, 8 booklets, plus a scattering of bookmarks, some unusual book art type keepsakes, and other items related to the S.B.C.C.

    Printers include: Tall Tree Press, Mt. Tam Press, Haunted C&P Press, El Pavo Press, Sylvan Oaks Press, Vince Lozito, Ounce Press, Har-Ma Press, Fractured Press, Press Off Winding Way, Tamalpais Press, Mockingbird Press, Stalwart Sloth Press, John Ohlson, Fred Gunsky, and a few that were probably missed.

    The items are all in VERY GOOD to FINE condition. A lovely group of small-press limited printings. Perfect for the lover of printing in your life or soul.

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  • A COLLECTION OF PRIVATE PRESS PRESSMARKS VOLUMES I, II & III Limited First Editions 1956-1962 by James Lamar Weygand A COLLECTION OF PRIVATE PRESS PRESSMARKS VOLUMES I, II & III Limited First Editions 1956-1962
    James Lamar Weygand

    A COLLECTION OF PRESSMARKS: Gathered From America's Private Presses and From Others Not So Private.

    COMPLETE SET OF ALL THREE VOLUMES. Hardcover Books, bound in gold, burgundy and blue cloth covered boards, 5x8 inches, 94, 102 and 100 pages respectively. Volume Three also has an Index to the Pressmarks in all Three Volumes. Each volume is fully ILLUSTRATED with PRESSMARKS from many American Private Presses. There are also two pieces of related ephemera laid-in.

    Compiled, Written and Published by James Lamar Weygand aka "The Private Press of the Indiana Kid", Nappanee, Indiana, 1956, 1959 & 1962. First Editions, Limited to 165, 250 and 250 copies. James Lamar Weygand was a noted Indiana private press printer and publisher.

    All three…

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    A COLLECTION OF PRESSMARKS: Gathered From America's Private Presses and From Others Not So Private.

    COMPLETE SET OF ALL THREE VOLUMES. Hardcover Books, bound in gold, burgundy and blue cloth covered boards, 5x8 inches, 94, 102 and 100 pages respectively. Volume Three also has an Index to the Pressmarks in all Three Volumes. Each volume is fully ILLUSTRATED with PRESSMARKS from many American Private Presses. There are also two pieces of related ephemera laid-in.

    Compiled, Written and Published by James Lamar Weygand aka "The Private Press of the Indiana Kid", Nappanee, Indiana, 1956, 1959 & 1962. First Editions, Limited to 165, 250 and 250 copies. James Lamar Weygand was a noted Indiana private press printer and publisher.

    All three volumes are in NEAR FINE condition, just lightly used, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Lovely copies.

    For some reason Volume One (1956) shows up from time to time, but Volumes Two (1959) and Three (1962) rarely appear.

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  • ADRIENNE RICH BROADSIDE POEM "THE TREES" 1 of 75 LOWELL HOUSE PRINTERS The College Yard, Cambridge 1964 by Adrienne Rich ADRIENNE RICH BROADSIDE POEM "THE TREES" 1 of 75 LOWELL HOUSE PRINTERS The College Yard, Cambridge 1964
    Adrienne Rich

    THE TREES. A BROADSIDE POEM by ADRIENNE RICH. ILLUSTRATED by JOAN GOGUEN.

    Published by LOWELL HOUSE PRINTERS, The College Yard, CAMBRIDGE, May, 1964.

    Limited Edition, this being 1 of only 75 copies. "This poem was hand-set and printed in 14-point Garamond Roman in an edition limited to 75 copies by the Lowell House Printers. Illustration by Joan Goguen. The College Yard, Cambridge, May, 1964".

    Broadside with b&w illustration, printed on fine, watermarked, cream colored, rag paper, 12.5x17.5 inches. The watermark is an image of a hammer and anvil.

    NEAR FINE condition. Some waviness to the edges where the broadside was "pulled" in the hand press printing process, as normal. A Lovely Broadside.

    This broadside came from the estate of Dennis…

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    THE TREES. A BROADSIDE POEM by ADRIENNE RICH. ILLUSTRATED by JOAN GOGUEN.

    Published by LOWELL HOUSE PRINTERS, The College Yard, CAMBRIDGE, May, 1964.

    Limited Edition, this being 1 of only 75 copies. "This poem was hand-set and printed in 14-point Garamond Roman in an edition limited to 75 copies by the Lowell House Printers. Illustration by Joan Goguen. The College Yard, Cambridge, May, 1964".

    Broadside with b&w illustration, printed on fine, watermarked, cream colored, rag paper, 12.5x17.5 inches. The watermark is an image of a hammer and anvil.

    NEAR FINE condition. Some waviness to the edges where the broadside was "pulled" in the hand press printing process, as normal. A Lovely Broadside.

    This broadside came from the estate of Dennis C. Turner, a San Francisco Doctor who was a Friend of Many Poets and Artists, and who was also a Fine-Printer and broadside publisher in his early days at Harvard when he was involved as one of the student printers at the LOWELL-ADAMS HOUSE PRINTERS. He was a longtime friend of Cecil Day Lewis, Albert Gelpi, and a number of other poets and writers. He died in 2013.

    These LOWELL HOUSE, COLLEGE YARD (Harvard) broadsides from the mid 1960s, especially those by important American poets, are SCARCE.

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  • ARION PRESS EDITION of the POEMS OF W.B. YEATS Illustrated and SIGNED by DIEBENKORN Onoe of 26 LETTERED COPIES this being Copy "L" by William Butler Yeats ARION PRESS EDITION of the POEMS OF W.B. YEATS Illustrated and SIGNED by DIEBENKORN Onoe of 26 LETTERED COPIES this being Copy "L"
    William Butler Yeats

    POEMS OF W.B. YEATS. Published by ARION PRESS, San Francisco, 1990. ILLUSTRATED with SIX ETCHINGS by RICHARD DIEBENKORN.

    SIGNED by DIEBENKORN on the limitation page.

    This is Copy "L" of 26 LETTERED COPIES for distribution to the "participants in this publication", out of a total limitation of 426 copies.

    Red goatskin leather backed spine and cloth covered boards, 8x10.5 inches (20x26.5 cm), xxv, 171 pages plus the unnumbered Diebenkorn etching plates, in cloth and paper covered slipcase. Includes its original prospectus.

    FINE BOOK and SLIPCASE. Simply lovely. The prospectus has a light crease to the upper spine corner area, otherwise bright and clear.

    One of the nicest copies of the ARION PRESS YEATS / DIEBENKORN fine printing that I have…

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    POEMS OF W.B. YEATS. Published by ARION PRESS, San Francisco, 1990. ILLUSTRATED with SIX ETCHINGS by RICHARD DIEBENKORN.

    SIGNED by DIEBENKORN on the limitation page.

    This is Copy "L" of 26 LETTERED COPIES for distribution to the "participants in this publication", out of a total limitation of 426 copies.

    Red goatskin leather backed spine and cloth covered boards, 8x10.5 inches (20x26.5 cm), xxv, 171 pages plus the unnumbered Diebenkorn etching plates, in cloth and paper covered slipcase. Includes its original prospectus.

    FINE BOOK and SLIPCASE. Simply lovely. The prospectus has a light crease to the upper spine corner area, otherwise bright and clear.

    One of the nicest copies of the ARION PRESS YEATS / DIEBENKORN fine printing that I have seen.

    SCARCE, especially so in the LETTERED EDITION.

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  • Artist's Book CRETAN GOATHERDER w/ 4 SILKSCREENS Each SIGNED & NUMBERED Limited First Edition #7 of 15 Signed "Author's" Copies by Michael Andrews Artist's Book CRETAN GOATHERDER w/ 4 SILKSCREENS Each SIGNED & NUMBERED Limited First Edition #7 of 15 Signed "Author's" Copies
    Michael Andrews

    THE CRETAN GOATHERDER. Poem by MICHAEL ANDREWS with FOUR ORIGINAL SILKSCREENS - TWO by PINDAROS MICHAELEDES and TWO by BERTRAIND BRACAVAL.

    ARTIST'S BOOK. SIGNED and NUMBERED by the Poet, Michael Andrews, on the limitation page (the last page), and EACH SILKSCREEN is SIGNED and NUMBERED by its ARTIST, Pindaros Michaeledes or Bertrand Bracaval. This is Copy #7 of only 15 SIGNED copies, out of a total run of 60 copies.

    Loose leaves in brown paper wrappers titled and speckled in silver, 7.5x11 inches (19x28cm) oblong, in the Publisher's handmade slipcase.

    Published by Pré Nian Editions, Retaud, France, 2014.

    Condition: FINE copy, lovely.

    From the Colophon / Limitation page: "THE CRETAN GOATHERDER / poem by Michael Andrews...silkscreens by Pindaros Michaeledes and…

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    THE CRETAN GOATHERDER. Poem by MICHAEL ANDREWS with FOUR ORIGINAL SILKSCREENS - TWO by PINDAROS MICHAELEDES and TWO by BERTRAIND BRACAVAL.

    ARTIST'S BOOK. SIGNED and NUMBERED by the Poet, Michael Andrews, on the limitation page (the last page), and EACH SILKSCREEN is SIGNED and NUMBERED by its ARTIST, Pindaros Michaeledes or Bertrand Bracaval. This is Copy #7 of only 15 SIGNED copies, out of a total run of 60 copies.

    Loose leaves in brown paper wrappers titled and speckled in silver, 7.5x11 inches (19x28cm) oblong, in the Publisher's handmade slipcase.

    Published by Pré Nian Editions, Retaud, France, 2014.

    Condition: FINE copy, lovely.

    From the Colophon / Limitation page: "THE CRETAN GOATHERDER / poem by Michael Andrews...silkscreens by Pindaros Michaeledes and Bertrand Bracaval / hand-set in Vendome and printed by letterpress by Pré Nian Editions in the Atelier de Retaud / hand-made slipcase by Jeanne Frere / 60 copies, plus 15 author copies numbered and signed in August 2014".

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  • DAVID LANCE GOINES Rare Linocut PERSONAL WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT For David & His Fiancee 1985 by David Lance Goines DAVID LANCE GOINES Rare Linocut PERSONAL WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT For David & His Fiancee 1985
    David Lance Goines

    Original David Lance Goines ephemera, his own unique wedding announcement for his marriage to Edie Sei Ichioka on Sunday, July 14, 1985 at the Joseph Phelps Vineyard's Winery in Saint Helena.

    Quarter fold (French fold) Wedding Announcement Card designed and printed by David Lance Goines with evocative Japanese woodblock inspired color linoleum print on the front, text with illustration and devices printed in two colors inside, and a printers device on rear, 7" x 5", (one sheet of 14" x 10" cream paper folded vertically and again horizontally, printed on one side). NEAR FINE Condition, light corner-tip wear, faint impression of postal cancellation (this was mailed to the recipient, no envelope present), otherwise bright and clean. A rare personal printed…

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    Original David Lance Goines ephemera, his own unique wedding announcement for his marriage to Edie Sei Ichioka on Sunday, July 14, 1985 at the Joseph Phelps Vineyard's Winery in Saint Helena.

    Quarter fold (French fold) Wedding Announcement Card designed and printed by David Lance Goines with evocative Japanese woodblock inspired color linoleum print on the front, text with illustration and devices printed in two colors inside, and a printers device on rear, 7" x 5", (one sheet of 14" x 10" cream paper folded vertically and again horizontally, printed on one side). NEAR FINE Condition, light corner-tip wear, faint impression of postal cancellation (this was mailed to the recipient, no envelope present), otherwise bright and clean. A rare personal printed item, I've never seen another example.

    DAVID LANCE GOINES (1945-2023) pioneering poster artist, political activist, calligrapher, graphic artist, and printer. In 1964, 19 year old Goines was expelled from UC Berkeley after being arrested and jailed for protest leafleting on campus during Berkeley's Free Speech Movement (he was gleefully arrested 14 times during the 1960s). He apprenticed at the radical, era defining Berkeley Free Press, which he acquired in 1971. Here is the chronology of the Press: [Free Speech Movement Press], 1964-1965; Berkeley Free Press, 1965-1967; Saint Hieronymus Press, 1971-2023.

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  • EIGHT TYPOGRAPHY & PRINTING SPECIMEN BOOK CATALOGS from EXTINCT TYPE FOUNDRIES & PRESSES Fully Illustrated EIGHT TYPOGRAPHY & PRINTING SPECIMEN BOOK CATALOGS from EXTINCT TYPE FOUNDRIES & PRESSES Fully Illustrated

    EIGHT TYPOGRAPHY and PRINTING SPECIMEN BOOK CATALOGS:

    * BARNHARTS STOCK CUT CATALOGUE. Published by BARNHART TYPE FOUNDRY, New York, c.1909. Softcovers, 9x12 inches, 199 [7] pages. Profusely ILLUSTRATED with over 2,300 antique ELECTROTYPE CUTS from the mid 19th century to Art Nouveau. GOOD MINUS condition, toning and some creasing to the covers, shorelining / light staining to the upper front corner area of the inner pages, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    * PREFERRED TYPE FACES. Published by BARNHART BROTHERS & SPINDLER, Chicago, c.1915. Hardcovers, 9x12 inches oblong, 172 pages. Fully ILLUSTRATED with type fonts, decorations, image cuts, etc. GOOD condition, light spotting to the spine and rear cover, some wear to the cover corner tips and edges, inner pages…

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    EIGHT TYPOGRAPHY and PRINTING SPECIMEN BOOK CATALOGS:

    * BARNHARTS STOCK CUT CATALOGUE. Published by BARNHART TYPE FOUNDRY, New York, c.1909. Softcovers, 9x12 inches, 199 [7] pages. Profusely ILLUSTRATED with over 2,300 antique ELECTROTYPE CUTS from the mid 19th century to Art Nouveau. GOOD MINUS condition, toning and some creasing to the covers, shorelining / light staining to the upper front corner area of the inner pages, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    * PREFERRED TYPE FACES. Published by BARNHART BROTHERS & SPINDLER, Chicago, c.1915. Hardcovers, 9x12 inches oblong, 172 pages. Fully ILLUSTRATED with type fonts, decorations, image cuts, etc. GOOD condition, light spotting to the spine and rear cover, some wear to the cover corner tips and edges, inner pages have a smudge here and there, and a piece of a label is still stuck to the front free-endpaper, overall the pages are bright and clean. A nice copy.

    * CASLON BOLD - BODY AND JOB TYPE. CASLON FONT SPECIMENS CATALOG. Caslon was a new font introduced in 1905. Published by KEYSTONE TYPE FOUNDRY, 1906. Softcovers, string bound, 8x12 inches oblong, 30 pages plus some mini pages tipped-in. ILLUSTRATED throughout. GOOD condition, a vertical crease where the catalog was once folded, and some creases here and there, still solid, clean and complete.

    * KEYSTONE SPECIMEN BOOK OF DISPLAY FACES. Published by KEYSTONE TYPE FOUNDRY, c.1915. Wrappers, inner pages staple bound, 9x12 inches,182 pages. ILLUSTRATED throughout. GOOD condition, the spine covering is peeling, the front and rear covers have some soiling, the inner pages are bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    * BORDERS - KEYSTONE TYPE FOUNDRY SPECIMEN CATALOG. Published by KEYSTONE TYPE FOUNDRY, undated. Wrappers, inner pages staple bound, 9x12 inches, 42 pages. ILLUSTRATED throughout. FAIR condition, the wrappers have separated from the text block, are tape reinforced at the spine, and have creases and chips; internally the pages are toned and have a slight crease at the upper corner, otherwise they remain bright, clean and clear. Nice text block in worn and disbound wrappers.

    * BRASS RULES SPECIMEN CATALOG. "HANSEN'S BRASS RULES: Graytone Rules, High Art Rules, Halftone Rules, Labor-Saving Rules, Head Rules, Column Rules, Odd Designs, Circles, Ovals, Diamonds, Dashes, Braces, Brass Corners, etc. Greatest Variety and Most Exclusive Designs Ever Produced." Published by H. C. HANSEN TYPE FOUNDRY, Boston, c.1916. Wrappers, 9x12 inches, 80 pages. ILLUSTRATED. GOOD condition, somewhat shaky binding, light toning, inner pages are bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    * ELECTROTYPE STOCK CUTS CATALOG. Published by CALIFORNIA ELECTROTYPE & STEREOTYPE CO., Los Angeles, c.1934. Wrappers, side stapled, 9x12 inches, 100 pages. ILLUSTRATED throughout. FAIR condition, the wrappers are well worn with chips, creases and tears, and have clear tape reinforcement / repair to the spine fold and edges; internally the pages are toned at the margins and have corner creases; nonetheless a complete catalog with pages and images that are bright and clear. A worn but complete copy.

    * PROCESS PRINTING SAMPLE SHEETS / MACHINE TYPE FACES, RULES, BORDERS / HOW TO BUY PRINTING PROFITABLY. Three Works Bound In One. Published by PACE PRESS, and the Employing Printers Association, New York, 1927. FINELY BOUND for "S. R. Stratton", whose name is imprinted at the bottom of the front cover. Faux leather covers, intricate blind embossing and a gilt image on the front cover, gilt page edges, vinyl endpapers embossed with floral designs, 9x12 inches. First two works are SPECIMEN CATALOGS, unpaginated, fully ILLUSTRATED. The third work has 134 pages of text. VERY GOOD condition, some scrapes and rubs to the covers, pages show light signs of handling and use, overall tight, bright and clean. A nice copy.

    BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This lot is heavy and will require additional shipping charges.

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  • EIGHT VOLUMES on TYPOGRAPHY, PRINTING TYPES, FONTS, ORNAMENTAL LETTERING, &c. Vatican Press, Fonderie du Sieur Delacolonge, Claude Lamesle, etc. EIGHT VOLUMES on TYPOGRAPHY, PRINTING TYPES, FONTS, ORNAMENTAL LETTERING, &c. Vatican Press, Fonderie du Sieur Delacolonge, Claude Lamesle, etc.

    (1) THE TYPE SPECIMEN OF THE VATICAN PRESS 1628. A Facsimile. AMSTERDAM: Menno Hertzberger & Co., 1967. Hardcovers, 5x7.5 inches. Pagination: 40 pages (title page, contents, introduction); 5 leaves (tables); 8-74 pages (the Facsimile). The title page of the facsimile is printed in red and black. GOOD MINUS condition: the covers are toned at the spine and edges, there is a light bump at the top of the spine and the front hinge is split at the top 1 inch; internally, the glue is old and cracking which means pages or signatures could come loose if opened wide (this is the case with every copy of this book I have seen - the binder used poor glue) but all the…

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    (1) THE TYPE SPECIMEN OF THE VATICAN PRESS 1628. A Facsimile. AMSTERDAM: Menno Hertzberger & Co., 1967. Hardcovers, 5x7.5 inches. Pagination: 40 pages (title page, contents, introduction); 5 leaves (tables); 8-74 pages (the Facsimile). The title page of the facsimile is printed in red and black. GOOD MINUS condition: the covers are toned at the spine and edges, there is a light bump at the top of the spine and the front hinge is split at the top 1 inch; internally, the glue is old and cracking which means pages or signatures could come loose if opened wide (this is the case with every copy of this book I have seen - the binder used poor glue) but all the pages are currently holding, otherwise the pages are sharp, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    (2) TYPE SPECIMEN OF DELACOLONGE / LES CARACTÈRES ET LES VIGNETTES DE LA FONDERIE DU SIEUR DELACOLONGE [Lyons 1773]. Facsimile with Introduction and Notes by Harry Carter. Amsterdam (Van Gendt & Co.), London and New York,1969. Hardcovers, 4.75x7.25 inches. Pagination: 82 plus the 120 Facsimile (facsimile pages printed on rectos only). GOOD MINUS condition: there is wear and a bit of splitting at the top and bottom spine folds, the inner pages are lightly toned and, like the above copy, poor glue was used in binding this book and the binding is crackling when when opened somewhat wide), otherwise the book is complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    (3) THE TYPE SPECIMENS OF CLAUDE LAMESLE, a Facsimile of the First Edition printed at Paris in 1742. With an Introduction by A.F. Johnson. [AMSTERDAM]: Menno Hertzberger & Co., 1965. Hardcovers, 5.5x8.5 inches. Pagination: 11 pages + the Facsimile (approx 120 pages?) A facsimile of the original title page and a plate at the end are printed in red and black. GOOD condition: The covers are toned at the spine and edges, the spine ends are bumped, internally tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    (4) XIXth CENTURY ORNAMENTED TYPES AND TITLE PAGES, by Nicolette Gray. LONDON: Faber and Faber, 1938. First edition. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 5.5x8.75, red top page edges, 213 pages. VERY GOOD book, some pushing at the top of the spine, light sunning to the edges, offsetting to the endpapers, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a GOOD MINUS price-clipped dustjacket that is toned and has edge and spine-end wear.

    (5) SCHRIFTPROBEN : ORIENTALISCHER TYPEN Wie Auch PHONETISCHE AKZENTE (WRITING SAMPLES : ORIENTAL TYPES as well as PHONETIC ACCENTS), Gluckstadt [Germany]: J.J. Augustin, 1933. Originally published in Hamburg in 1632. Text in German. Hardcovers, 5x8 inches, 104 pages. There is a pocket in the rear holding an 8 page booklet with additional fonts, it is printed in blue and black. GOOD condition, slight wear to the cover spine ends and corner tips, pages are age toned, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear.

    (6) SPECIMEN OF MODERN PRINTING TYPES, Edmund Fry. A facsimile. London: Printing Historical Society, 1986. Hardcovers, 6.5x10 inches. Pagination: 18 + the Facsimile (approx. 120 pages?) VERY GOOD condition.

    (7) ANECDOTES TYPOGRAPHIQUES, by Nicolas Contat dit Le Brun; together with LA MISERE DE APPRENTIS IMPRIMEURS, by DUFRESNE. Reprints of works originally published in 1762 and 1710, this volume published by the Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1980. Hardcovers, 6x9.5 inches, 163 pages. The Introduction is in English, the reprints of the French works are in their original French. VERY GOOD condition.

    (8) FREGI & MAJUSCOLE INCISE E FUSE DA GIAMBATTISTA. Small, paperbound facsimile of the book originally published in Parma in 1771. This facsimile published by the Harvard College Library from its Bentinck Smith Typographical Collection. Softcovers, small format, 4.5x7.75 inches. Pagination: XII, 58, plus 3 pages of notes at the rear. VERY GOOD condition.

    This 8 volume lot will require additional shipping costs.

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  • FIVE FINE PRINTING SPECIMENS from the PRESS IN TUSCANY ALLEY EDITION of A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES 1/150 by Robert Louis Stevenson FIVE FINE PRINTING SPECIMENS from the PRESS IN TUSCANY ALLEY EDITION of A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES 1/150
    Robert Louis Stevenson

    SPECIMENS from the PRESS IN TUSCANY ALLEY'S EDITION of A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES, by Robert Louis Stevenson. With nine poems not published in prior editions.

    A FINE PRINTING KEEPSAKE that was presented to members of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs in 1996. Produced from sheets originally printed in 1978 by ADRIAN WILSON at THE PRESS IN TUSCANY ALLEY, San Francisco, 1978. A beautiful production.

    LIMITED EDITION of only 150 copies, as stated on the copyright page

    Folder / Paper Covers, 7.5x12.5 inches, string-bound, 10 pages. There are five "specimens" (i.e. printed signatures - samples from the larger work) laid into a flap on the inside rear cover; four are folded signatures of four or more pages, one is…

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    SPECIMENS from the PRESS IN TUSCANY ALLEY'S EDITION of A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES, by Robert Louis Stevenson. With nine poems not published in prior editions.

    A FINE PRINTING KEEPSAKE that was presented to members of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs in 1996. Produced from sheets originally printed in 1978 by ADRIAN WILSON at THE PRESS IN TUSCANY ALLEY, San Francisco, 1978. A beautiful production.

    LIMITED EDITION of only 150 copies, as stated on the copyright page

    Folder / Paper Covers, 7.5x12.5 inches, string-bound, 10 pages. There are five "specimens" (i.e. printed signatures - samples from the larger work) laid into a flap on the inside rear cover; four are folded signatures of four or more pages, one is a single leaf illustration, each is 6.5x10 inches. All are quite lovely. These signatures were overruns from the original Tuscany Alley edition printed in 1978.

    ILLUSTRATED by Joyce Lancaster Wilson with 2 tipped in full color illustrations, and a few color illustrations in the specimen signatures.

    The Folder and Specimens are all in FINE condition.

    About ADRIAN WILSON (from a 1988 NY Times Obituary):

    ******Adrian Wilson, a book designer and scholar who was considered one of America's leading fine printers, died Wednesday in San Francisco. He was 64 years old.

    Working out of a small San Francisco studio known as "The Press at Tuscany Alley," Mr. Wilson designed and printed scores of books. His many volumes, while little known to the general public, are famous among print connoisseurs, and many are collectors' items.

    In 1983, Mr. Wilson won a MacArthur Fellowship.*****

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  • GUTENBERG and the BOOK OF BOOKS with ILLUMINATED PAGES & BIBLE PSALM Facsimiles - includes a Listing of Known Copies of the Gutenberg Bible by Henry Lewis Johnson GUTENBERG and the BOOK OF BOOKS with ILLUMINATED PAGES & BIBLE PSALM Facsimiles - includes a Listing of Known Copies of the Gutenberg Bible
    Henry Lewis Johnson

    GUTENBERG AND THE BOOK OF BOOKS with Biographical Notes, Reproductions of Specimen Pages and a Listing of Known Copies. By Henry Lewis Johnson.

    NEW YORK: William Edwin Rudge, MCMXXXII (1932). This is the scarce FOLIO SIZE 1932 edition published by RUDGE, with all its plates intact. It includes the separate folder with a facsimile leaf from the Gutenberg Bible of Psalm 23: "This folder contains a facsimile of a page of the Gutenberg Bible including the Twenty-Third Psalm, suitable for framing".

    Hardcover folio book with four called for reproductions, a paper folder with a facsimile leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, and an original card clamshell case that houses them both. The reproductions of ILLUMINATED PAGES and the FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION…

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    GUTENBERG AND THE BOOK OF BOOKS with Biographical Notes, Reproductions of Specimen Pages and a Listing of Known Copies. By Henry Lewis Johnson.

    NEW YORK: William Edwin Rudge, MCMXXXII (1932). This is the scarce FOLIO SIZE 1932 edition published by RUDGE, with all its plates intact. It includes the separate folder with a facsimile leaf from the Gutenberg Bible of Psalm 23: "This folder contains a facsimile of a page of the Gutenberg Bible including the Twenty-Third Psalm, suitable for framing".

    Hardcover folio book with four called for reproductions, a paper folder with a facsimile leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, and an original card clamshell case that houses them both. The reproductions of ILLUMINATED PAGES and the FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION from the Gutenberg Bible are GORGEOUS.

    Condition: NEAR FINE BOOK, light age toning to the page edges, otherwise sharp cornered, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The book's plates are beautiful and each is protected with a tissue guard. The separate paper folder has some toning and light soiling, the facsimile leaf it holds is bright, clean and lovely, and would look great mounted and/or framed. The original cardboard case holding both items is well-worn, with some staining, scratches, and tearing; nonetheless it is still doing its job of protecting the treasure within.

    Rare with ALL FOUR PLATES and the separate FACSIMILE OF PSALM 23 all present.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This large format and rather heavy

    book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the charges and be able to accept or reject them before payment is taken. Thanks!

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