7 1/2 x 10. xxxii, 85 pages + a folding insert; errata slip laid in. Quarter cloth & Maziarczyk paste paper boards. Fine in slipcase. This copy is specially signed by Mike Peich, Steve Miller, Ken Botnick, Neil Shaver, Jerry Kelly, & Claire Maziarczyk. Ken Botnick and Steve Miller printed original works by such authors as Robert Bly, William Bronk, William Faulkner,William Goyen, Galway Kinnell, Octavio Paz, and Diane Wakowski. Integrated with the texts are illustrations by DePol, Eichenberg, Frasconi, Moser,Noguchi, and others. No. 12 of 170 copies printed by Neil Shaver on dampened Rives Heavy white. Illustrated with wood engravings from the original blocks. Title page calligraphy by Jerry Kelly. Beautifully produced.
American Type Founders.
9 3/4 x 12 1/2. 250 pages printed entirely in olive green. Decorated boards, cloth spine, printed end papers. Two gouges to spine,some light wear & soil, contents very good. Art nouveau, livestock, flora & fauna, trades, chapbook cuts, Della Robbia & Busha ornaments; price list. There is an ATF copyright date of 1900 on the title page; however, Annenberg indicates the specimen might not have been published until 1905.
Berger, Sidney E., compiler.
Two vols. 9 x 12 1/2. 99 pages plus 24 unpaginated inserts (some multi-page, one foldout broadside) of original leaves, paper specimens, and photographs. Quarter morocco & Japanese cloth. An inch-thick portfolio contains leaves & signatures from previous B&B books, prospectuses, large posters, and ephemera. Both volumes housed in cloth tray case with leather label. Fine with prospectus. One of 150 copies. Henry Morris' Commentary on each book makes this a most readable bibliography--one fraught with insights into the perils and serendipities of private press printing and publishing. As Henry says, "I have included a lot .that I think collectors enjoy most." This third B&B bibliography begins with the 1988 bibliograph, but includes a short title list of previous books. For those wanting a complete set, we have in stock Twenty-One Years of Bird & Bull (1980) and Thirty Years of Bird & Bull (1988).
DuBois, Henri Pene.
6 x 9. 77 pages, plus 35 superb chromolithographs of bindings. Original ribbed blue cloth gilt. Plates have offset as usual; something acidic has offset onto pastedown. Light wear at extremities, but a clean & bright copy. One of 200 (of 238) numbered copies printed at the Marion Press on handmade paper. Several early American bindings are illustrated; others are late 19th century (Toof, Stikeman, Matthews, Club Bindery, Curtis Walters, Mansell, Maillard, Bradstreet's, et al.). There is an Index of Names.