Private Press

  • # 26280

    ARNOLD, John.

    The Fanfrolico Press : Satyrs, Fauns & Fine Books (deluxe edition)

    London : Private Libraries Association, 2009. Octavo, full crushed morocco with gilt illustration (slight sunning to spine), in cloth slipcase (lightly scuffed), pp. 328, numerous illustrations of books listed as well as Norman Lindsay artworks, a very good copy. The deluxe edition of 50 copies, specially bound in morocco, signed and numbered by the author. …

  • # 25720

    HASWELL, Judith; VAN VLIET, Claire

    It was like that

    [Newark] Vermont : The Janus Press, 2014. Octavo, hand-stitched boards in card wrapper, pp. [44]. text and reproduced manuscript on different types of handmade paper. A fine example of private press printing by the Auckland poet. Design and printing by Claire van Vliet, Janus Press. Printed in a limited edition of 150 copies. Presentation copy for …

  • # 25588

    BAUDELAIRE, Charles (1821-1867); HUSSMANN, Heinrich (illustrator)

    Les fleurs du mal. (Private press limited edition)

    Leipzig : Schlüter & Ulbrich, Werner Doede, 1925. Limited edition of 150, numbered and signed by the artist (this is number 43). Octavo (225 x 160 mm), original decorative paper with flower motif over limp covers, title label printed in black on gold to front, Japanese-style stab binding, [28] pp on 14 double leaves; text …

  • # 25664

    WALDROP, Rosemarie

    Fan poem for Deshika

    Tucson : Chax Press, 1993. Duodecimo, handmade paper wrappers, pp. [20], letterpress, poem. Limited to 150 copies for the author’s appearance at the 1993 Tucson Poetry Festival, printed on Mohawk Letterpress paper sewn into papers handmade by Chax Press.

  • # 26090

    ROFF, Renee

    Directory of American book workers : comprehensive listing of hand workers in the book arts within the United States and Canada.

    Bronxville, NY : Nicholas T. Smith, 1981. First edition. Quarto, publisher’s brown cloth covered boards with gilt spine, in the original decorative dust jacket (spine a little sunned), 117 pp; internally pristine, a fine copy.  

  • # 26088


    The Flowery Meadow: being Canto XXVIII of Purgatorio from La Divina Commedia

     / Dante ; translated by Chris Wallace-Crabbe & drawings by Bruno Leti. Malvern East, Vic. : Printed &​ published at Electio Editions, 2005. Octavo, publisher’s quarter-leather with cloth over boards and cloth slipcase, 51, [2] pp, with translation by Chris Wallace-Crabbe of a Canto from The Divine Comedy, accompanied by drawings by Bruno Leti reproduced from …

  • # 26087

    DEWINETZ, Jason

    Gericault’s severed limbs paintings

    Vernon, B.C : Greenboathouse Press, 2011. Octavo (255 x 170 mm), lettered handmade papered wrappers, pp. xvi; 20, [4], printed letterpress, colour and b/w illustrations. Limited to 50 copies signed by the author; this is copy 19; original prospectus loosely enclosed. ‘A long poem based on the French Romantic artist Theodore Géricault and the figural …

  • # 25725

    CHEN, Julie; MEADOR, Clifton

    How books work

    Berkeley, CA. : Flying Fish Press; and Chicago : Center for Book and Paper, 2010. Octavo, paper folder with folding paper booklet on the meaning of books. Written, designed, and produced by Julie Chen and Clifton Meador. Signed by the book artists. Printed in an edition of approximately 300 copies.

  • # 26027

    LONEY, Alan (1940 - ); WAGENER, Richard (1944 - )


    Petaluma [U.S.A.] : Mixolydian Editions, 2015. Folio, blind lettered cards, unpaginated, five original engravings by Wagener. “Vestige was designed and printed by Richard Wagener at Mixolydian Editions, Petaluma, California. The text, composed in Monotype Bembo and cast by Patrick Reagh, Sebastopol, California, was printed on handmade Twinrocker paper. The engravings were printed from boxwood blocks …

  • # 25000

    LONEY, Alan

    Jenson’s Greek

    A book by Alan Loney ; with hand-drawn letters by Deirdre Hassed. Melbourne : Electio editions, 2013. Octavo, hand-stitched wrappers, pp. [48], printed letterpress. Edition of 26 copies of which 22 were for sale, signed by the printer. “This work has its origins in an abandoned printing of Nicolas Jenson’s last will and testament, illustrated …

  • # 25666

    LONEY, Alan

    A little book of epigraphs

    Auckland, N.Z. : Pear Tree Press, 2008. Narrow duodecimo, cards in dustjacket, pp. [40], letterpress, typographical design. Limited edition of 50 numbered copies. “Designed, printed & bound by Tara Mcleod at the Pear Tree Press … Composed in handset metal types & printed on a Littlejohn cylinder proofing press” -Colophon. ‘Title page decorated with geometrical shape …

  • # 19863

    MATTHIOPOULOS, George D. (editor); SCHOLDERER, Victor

    Greek printing types 1465-1927. Facsimiles from an exhibition of books illustrating the development of Greek printing shown in the British Museum 1927.

    Thessaloniki : K. Mastoridis Publications, 1994. Quarto, publisher’s cream decorated stiff paper wrappers; xv, 66 pp, with an historical introduction by Victor Scholderer, an appreciation of Scholderer by Martin Davies, and a note on Scholderer’s ‘New Hellenic Type’ by John Bowman; numerous superbly printed facsimile plates; internally pristine, a fine copy.    

  • # 25566

    STRANGE, Charles

    Romantic yesterdays. An account of the first crossing of the Blue Mountains with illustrations and descriptions of places of historical interest.

    By Charles Strange ; drawings and designs by Eric Jones. Sydney : Tyrrell’s, 1936 Octavo, illustrated wrappers, stringbound, bookplate for Dr. George Mackaness to inside upper wrapper, pp. [24], finely printed by E. H. O’shea at the Sunnybrook Press, Mosman. Scarce.

  • # 25791

    SENZAKI, Nyogen; REPS, Paul; TYSON, Ian (1933- ); SPARWALD, Heinz

    Zen stories

    Neu-Isenburg : Edition Tiessen, 1994. Edition of 180 numbered copies (this is no. 97). Octavo, publisher’s cream paper wrappers with an Ian Tyson design, printed in red and black, with clear plastic dust jacket, [20] pp, illustrated with Tyson’s woodcuts; internally pristine, a fine copy. “The type […] was hand-set in Original-Janson-Antiqua and machined on …

  • # 25790

    DUENSING, Paul Hayden

    Fourth decade. 40 years of a private press.

    Vicksburg, Michigan : Private Press & Typefoundry of Paul Hayden Duensing, 1991 Quarto, cloth bound boards, printed label to front, pp. [32], printed letterpress. Limited to 100 copies, this one of 50 copies bound in boards. A biblio-memoir with highlights of the Press including a bibliography of Duensing imprints (1976-1990). This is the last Duensing book with …

  • # 25789

    EIGNER, Larry (1927-1996); TYSON, Ian (1933 - )

    A line that may be cut

    London : Circle Press, 1968. First edition, limited to 250 copies. Quarto, publisher’s blue textured paper wrappers (mild creasing to bottom edge of upper wrapper), unpaginated, with five prints and endpapers by Ian Tyson; internally clean, a very good copy. Black Mountain School poet Larry Eigner’s poems from 1965, accompanied by prints by British artist …