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London: The Studio Ltd., 1934. Hardcover. First Edition. 120 pp. 4to. Blue cloth boards with red embossed titling to cover and spine. Light wear to edges of boards, now in custom-fitted mylar dust jacket. Clean and crisp within. A review copy with review slip tipped onto first free endpaper.
A nice early survey of of Morris's work. Very Good.
Bath, England: The Old School Press, 2008. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. An exquisite letterpress printed limited edition book by Martyn Ould's Old School Press. The text is set in 12pt Poliphilus printed on a dampened hand-made paper from the Carteria Amatruda in Amalfi, Italy. The end-papers are of burgundy-colored Magnani Firenze, hand-made in Italy. The book consists of a single section of 16pp sewn into boards. The front cover photograph by Martyn Ould was taken on a misty day from Dorsoduro, towards San GiorgioThe edition is 135 copies, of which this is number 24. Fine.
Eckmair, Frank C. Canton, NY: Caliban Press, 1995. Wraps. Limited Edition. Unpag. 8vo. Heavy, rough paper wraps with exposed, Japanesque stitching at spine. Spine has seen some rubbing of the papers finish. Clean, tight copy and pristine within.
A beautiful production with exqiite wood engravings illustrating different images of "home" for the artist. Printed in an edition of 90 copies, this copy is also signed by Frank C. Eckmair (1930-2012) at the colophon. Very Good.
East Aurora, NY: The Roycrofters, 1908. Hardcover. As. 59 pp. 8vo. Brown paper boards with tan cloth spine with gold embossed titling. Also titled on poaper cover in black with Roycroft symbol on lower right corner. Heavy cream paper with the Royroft name and symbol watermarks. Deckled edge to foredge and foot, top edge of text block gilded. A very clean copy overall other than scuffing to the covers, minor staining. Frontispiece portrait of Emerson tipped onto a dark brown paper that matches the covers and endpapers. Ribbon bookmark present and laid in, no longer connected at spine. Very Good.
Van Vliet, Claire. Philadelphia, PA: Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, 1984. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. Brown, textured, thick paper covers with title embossed in terracotta. Slight scuffing from shelf wear. Slight foxing within, clean overall.
Inscribed by Claire Van Vliet on the first free endpaper. Very Good.
West Burke, VT: The Janus Press, 1979. Loose Leaf. First Edition. One page Keepsake of an Open House at the Janus Press on September 29, 1979. Illustrated with a woodblock print of Helen Siegl's that was created for the book under production at the time, "The Dialogues of Creatures Berball". Printed on a thin rag paper with a deckled edge. Two parallel creases where it was folded to fit in a mailing envelope which can be easily removed. Suitable for framing. Photographs gladly provided. Fine.
St. Paul, MN: The Ampersand Club, 2005. Hardcover. First Trade. 44 pp. Frontisportrait. Gray cloth boards with mounted paper title label on spine and front cover. Sunning to the cover has created a dark shardow at it's base from an item blocking the sun over time.
Set in Bembo type and printed on Zerkall paper by Gaylord Schanilec. From an edition of 626, this is one of 500 copies from the trade edition. Very Good.
San Franciscio, CA: Robert Grabhorn & Andrew Hoyem, 1973. Hard Cover. First Edition. 38 pp. Light brown buckram covered boards with paper title label pasted to spine. Light discoloration to cover boards around edges. Clean and crisp within. Beautifully produced with a red titling to title page as well as a green and yellow rose, red capital letter at the start of each short chapter.
Frontispiece portrait of Albert Bender by Ansel Adams. A celebration of the life of noted San Francisco patron of the arts, Albert Bender. Printed by Grabhorn & Hoyem in an edition of 200 copies. Very Good.
Sinclair Hitchings, 2010. Broadside. First Edition. 9 1/2 by 13 inches of David McCord's Oregon published by Sinclair Hitchings in memory of David McCord and Ray Nash. This is the facsimile edition by Stephen Stinehour. The original edition was printed for the Massachusetts Historical Society by the Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, Vermont in 1959 and was designed by Ray Nash. Fine.
Portland, ME: Ascencius Press, 2010. Broadside. First Edition. 10 x 12-1/2". Heavy cream paper with light gold embossed title and author.
Broadside printed at the Ascensius Press in January 2010 for the meeting of the Club of Odd Volumes in Boston to accompany a lecture by Sinclair Hitchings, "Boston's Cult of the Broadside." Fine.
Miller-Brown, Andrew. Lyndonville, VT: Plowboy Press, 2005. Wraps. Limited Edition. Unpag. 24mo. Accordian fold bound into a pastepaper cover. Printed letterpress on Barcham Green Sandwich, paste paper of Fabriano Miliani Ingres and housed in a Fabriano Tiziano slipcase.
An excerpt from "Aelfric's Colloquoy" with the Latin text arranged to resemble a field being plowed with the plowman and his ox at the end of that texxt, Miller-Brown's translation in English follows. Issued in an edition of 100 copies, initialed by the artist/author/printer on the colophon. Fine.
Northampton, MA: Pennyroyal Press, 1980. Wraps. First Edition. 12 pp. 8vo. Gray wraps with a very slight brightening along the spine and top edge. Two Barry Moser wood engravings printed within, printed by Moser's pressman, Harold McGrath. Publisher's order card laid in. Printed in an edition of 1,000 copies.
Sales catalog that also celebrates the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Pennyroll Press. Fine.
Moser, Barry. New York: Viking Studio, 1999. Hardcover. First Edition. First Trade Edition of Barry Moser's Pennroyal Press Edition. First Printing. 994,  pp. Folio. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover. Gift inscription on first free endpaper. Small, black reaminder dot at foot of text block. Fine / Very Good.
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 2005. Broadside. Broadside measures 11" x 15". Engraving by Gaylord Schanliec of the right side of Walt Whitman's face with a beautiful blue eye staring out at you. Gregory Orr's poem is printed to the right Whitman, printing and production by Schanilec's Midnight Paper Sales on behalf of the Virginia Quarterly Review for the 150th anniversary of the publication of "Leaves of Grass."
Produced in an edition of 200 copies, this being #43 signed by both Gregory Orr and Gaylord Schanilec. Fine.
Schanilec, Gaylord. Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 2005. Limited Edition. 88 pp. 4to. 14 color wood engravings. Pristine, fresh from printer. This is a copy "in sheets" for binding.
14 color wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec with 13 entemological identifications of specimens by Dr. Clarke Garry. This limited edition was hand-set in Bembo monotype and printed on Zerkal mould-made paper. Printed in an edition of 400 copies, a "Special Edition" was custom bound in full calf, 300 were bound in quarter goat, and 50 copies were left "in sheets" for custom binding, this being #354 of 400 and "in sheets" and numbered and signed by Gaylord Schanilec on the colophon.