Private Press

  • # 24272

    CARROLL, Lewis

    [PRIVATE PRESS] Jabberwocky

    Berkeley, CA : Philoxenia Press, 2011. “Edition of sixty copies, of which twenty-five are for sale and twenty-five are for Moxon Chappel [printer’s club]” (colophon). Octavo (257 x 170 mm), sewn pamphlet with Japanese Yuzen hand-stencilled paper wrappers with first plate tipped on, unpaginated, set in 20 point Frühling by Hermann Zapf, illustrated with six …

  • # 24404

    [The Fanfrolico Press]

    Fanfrolicana : June 1928

    : being a statement of the aims of the Fanfrolico Press both typographical and aesthetic with a complete bibliography and specimen passages and illustrations from the books. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Octavo, original wrappers, with illustration by Norman Lindsay (faint crease to fore edge), the standard edition, 36 pp, illustrated, including title page …

  • # 24362

    [The Fanfrolico Press]

    Fanfrolicana : June 1928

    : being a statement of the aims of the Fanfrolico Press both typographical and aesthetic with a complete bibliography and specimen passages and illustrations from the books. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Octavo, original pictorial parchment over boards, with illustration by Norman Lindsay (a small amount of wear but quite presentable), LIMITED EDITION OF …

  • # 24267


    [PRIVATE PRESS] Nowhere to go

    Portland, OR : INK-A! Press, 2009. Thin folio (475 x 110 mm), publisher’s black concertina-folded Hahnemuhle German Etching paper leaves, in decorated bronze cloth folding case with colophon and poet and printer signatures to interior, unpaginated, with illustrations by Alan Loney; a fine copy. Number 24 of 30 copies, signed by the poet and printer. Poems by …

  • # 23367

    HOLMES, John


    Dunedin : John Holmes, 2013. Octavo, printed papered boards, pp. [8], accordian style small press book, in paper slipcase. Limited to 29 copies signed by the printer. Eight poems printed letterpress: Year of the dragon by Greg O’Connell; Turf war bySue Wootton; Radishes by Lorna Crozier; Table manners by Pauline Cartwright; Life’s little indignities by Alistair Robinson; A rainy morning byTed Kooser. …

  • # 23597



    [Auckland] : The Pear Tree Press, 2015. An alphabet frieze in accordion style, each letter in a different type, white letters each on a different coloured page. Binding: beige card folder with title printed in red yellow and blue. 1 folded sheet (26 unnumbered pages); 9 cm

  • # 23595

    GALLA, Philip

    A story of sorts

    Minneapolis : The Hermetic Press, 1979. Small square duodecimo, limp papered boards with title label, unpaginated, text and typecut illustrations. Limited to 100 copies bound by hand. ‘Acclaimed artist, poet and master printer Philip Gallo has operated The Hermetic Press since 1965 when he first began printing concrete and visual poetry. For the ten years …

  • # 23754

    FLEMMING, Kathleen

    A letter to Norah : on the death of an Anzac at Lone Pine

    Introduction and notes by Geoffrey Farmer. Pearl Beach, [N.S.W.] : Escutcheon Press, 1993. Quarto, lettered papered boards, pp. [17], tipped-in portrait frontispiece. Limited to 75 signed and numbered copies. “This is the eighth Escutcheon Press book and is an edition of seventy-five numbered copies”- colophon

  • # 23753

    MARLOWE, Christopher; CHAPMAN, George

    Hero and Leander, begun by Christopher Marlowe and finished by George Chapman.

    New York : Maddox & Gray, 1927. Octavo, papered boards, fine dustjacket, pp. 82; 4, uncut and unopened. An usually bright and fine copy. Printed at the Windsor Press, San Francisco.

  • # 23590

    BECKFORD, William

    A dialogue in the shades. Rare doings at Roxburghe Hall. Printed in 1819 now reprinted in facsimile with an introduction.

    Ipswich [U.K.] :Claude Cox, 1985. Octavo, marbled papered boards, pp. [26], headpiece engraving of Caxton, Beckford and the bookseller William Clarke. Printed in an edition of 250 copies, this is copy number 4. With a signed Christmas note fro the publishers. ‘Two poems satirising the bibliomania of the Roxburghe sale of 1812 and the great …

  • # 23612

    JOHNSON, Cecil and James.

    A Printer’s Garland

    San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1935. Duodecimo, papered boards, gilt-lettered vellum spine, pp. 35, illustrations. Printed in an edition of 300 copies.  

  • # 23593

    DOUGLAS, Norman.

    The angel of Manfredonia

    San Francisco: The Windsor Press, 1929. Octavo, quarter-cloth over marbled boards, pp. 37, decorations by Howard Simon. First edition, limited to 225 numbered copies, signed by Norman Douglas.

  • # 23588



    Arranged by Bill Manhire. Dunedin : Otakou Press, 2012. Quarto, cloth, printed title label, portrait frontispiece, pp. [28], printed letterpress. Limited to 100 numbered copies. Hand set in Monotype Garamond and hand printed on Zerkall Special Edition paper by John Holmes, using the Vandercook Number 4 press … bound by the university bindery” – Colophon. …

  • # 23589

    CROUCHER, Catherine

    Benefit of the doubt

    Eastbourne : Hawk Press, 1983. Tall octavo, quarter-cloth over paperd boards, title label to spine, pp. [iv]; 16; 4. ‘This work was designed and printed on a Vandercook SP20 proofing press by Helena Wong at Hawk Press, Eastbourne. January 1983 SUmmer School. The paper is Richard de Bas handmade and the types are Centaur and …

  • # 23153

    MACKANESS, George

    The art of book-collecting in Australia

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson [printed at The Hawthorn Press], 1956. First edition, limited to 500 signed and numbered copies (no.167). Quarto, fine blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to front and spine, in good dustjacket, light offsetting to endpapers, pp [xii], 185 + colophon, b/w plates, a very good copy. Chapters include Bligh, broadsides, …

  • # 19983

    LONEY, Alan (book design); LEGOTT, Michelle (author)

    The Victory Hymn 1935-1995

    / with an essay by Michele Leggott. Auckland : Holloway Press, 1995. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s red paper over boards, blue cloth spine, with red paper spine label, 51, [2] pp, with photographic illustrations; internally very clean, a fine copy. No. 5 of 100 copies. “From an unfinished play by Robin Hyde”. Designed by Alan …