Private Press

  • # 19644

    YAU, John; GIMBLETT, Max; HINES, Tobin

    Double-headed creature features

    Athens, GA : Makeshift Press, 2001. Folio (448 mm tall), wooden boards, cloth spine, illustration on upper board, pp. [12], printed letterpress (the binding and printing by Tobin Hines), text by John Yau, original drawing by Max Gimblett, five original linocuts by Hines based on drawings by Gimblett, printed accordian style with closed spine. Limited …

  • # 19645

    Lead, tin & antimony. A specimen of types held in cases or cast fresh at the Greenboathouse Press.

    Vernon, B.C. : Greenboathouse Press, 2016. Quarto, quarter-leather over papered boards, slipcase, pp. [52] printed letterpress, typographical specimen printing. Limited to 45 copies plus 10 deluxe versions with an additional suite of prints, this is the standard edition. Prospectus loosely enclosed. “Since setting up to print letterpress in 2008, a few hundred cases of type have …

  • # 19643

    LONEY, Alan (1940 - ); GIMBLETT, Max (1935 - )

    Mondrian’s flowers

    New York : Granary Books, 2002. Folio, lettered red cloth, exposed binding, cloth slipcase, pp. [60], printed letterpress, illustrated with monoprints and watercolour. ‘I am committed to the Buddhist idea of the ‘not self’ and in that sense, I try to suspend judgment, and ‘float.’ – Max Gimblett This project, which takes inspiration from Piet …

  • # 19640

    LONEY, Alan (1940 - )

    Orpheus the stutterer : a poetics of silence

    Colorado Springs : The Press at Colorado College, 2013. Folio, papered boards with exposed binding, letterpress printed from photopolymer plates & collagraph, hand-colored with acrylic ink wash. Roman and italic text set in the Lirico typeface (designed  by Hendrik Weber), with Greek text in Neohellenic (produced by the Greek Font Society). Limited edition of 40 …

  • # 19642

    WAGENER, Richard

    Cracked sidewalks

    Sherman Oaks, California : Mixolydian Editions, 2006. Octavo, quarter-cloth over papered boards by John DeMerritt, title label to spine, pp. [72], printed letterpress, composed and cast in Monotype Dante, printed on Rives Heavyweight paper, four wood engraved plates. Limited to 65 copies of which 25 are deluxe editions, this is one of the standard editions. …

  • # 19641

    BLY, Robert

    The indigo bunting. 15 love poems.

    Foreword by Thomas R. Smith, wood engravings by Keith Cranmer. Santa Rosa, CA: Nawakum Press. 2010. Tall octavo, case bound with burnt orange Cave paper over boards, and quarter bound in dark brown Italian book cloth with paper label on the spine, housed in a slipcase of Italian book cloth, pp. 32. ‘Robert Bly is …

  • # 19571

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


    Santa Rosa [U.S.A.] : Nawakum Press, 2014. Folio, papered boards, pp. [38], poetry by Loney and wood engraving by Wagener. Limited to 30 copies, signed and numbered by the poet. A deluxe edition was also published. Both editions quickly sold out. “The binding is hand sewn on linen tapes and laced into a limp paper …

  • # 19200

    [ELIOT, John] LINDSAY, Jack (editor); COLLINS, Hal (illustrator)

    [FANFROLICO PRESS] The parlement of pratlers : a series of Elizabethan dialogues and monologues

    illustrating daily life and the conduct of a gentleman on the grand tour : extracted from Ortho-epia gallica, a book on the correct pronunciation of the French language written by John Eliot and published in the year 1593. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Edition limited to 75 numbered copies (no. 14), signed by the …

  • # 19218

    SKELTON, John; BINDER, Pearl (illustrator)

    [FANFROLICO PRESS] The tunning of Elynour Rumming (with prospectus)

    London : The Fanfrollico Press, 1928. Limited to 550 numbered copies  (no. 419). Small quarto, full hessian boards, upper board stencilled in black “XXX” with tankard device beneath, spine with printed title label “Elynour Rumming”, pp 48, with 14 drawings (eight in three colours) by Pearl Binder, a fine copy. Arnold 27. Reprint of a …

  • # 18175

    SLESSOR, Kenneth; LINDSAY, Norman (illustrator)

    [NORMAN LINDSAY] Earth visitors : poems by Kenneth Slessor

    London : Fanfrolico Press, 1926. Limited edition of 425 copies. Quarto, original gilt decorated papered boards and spine (lightly marked), Norman Lindsay designed bookplate for Margaret Coen to front paste-down, pp [1-8], 9-75, uncut lower and fore-edge, ‘three collotype reproductions of woodcuts by Norman Lindsay, and two copperplate engravings made from designs by the same …

  • # 18326

    LINDSAY, Jack; ELLIS, Lionel (illustrator)

    [FANFROLICO PRESS] Theocritus (with prospectus)

    : the complete poems translated by Jack Lindsay with wood cuts by Lionel Ellis and an introduction by Edward Hutton. London : The Fanfrolico Press, [1929]. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies (this is copy no. 325). Small quarto, full green-stained vellum sunning to top and fore-edges of upper board and spine), upper board with illustration …

  • # 18325


    The complete works of Gaius Petronius

    Done into English by Jack Lindsay with one hundred illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Comprising the Satyricon and Poems. London : Fanfrolico Press, [1927]. Quarto, half-vellum stained red over marbled boards (light wear, spine sunned), top edge gilt, others uncut, a very good copy with 100 Lindsay illustrations. Limited to 650 copies, this copy out of …

  • # 18317

    [SKELTON, John; BINDER, Pearl]

    [FANFROLICO PRESS] The tunning of Elynour Rumming (prospectus)

    1928. Single sheet folded into 4 pp quarto (274 x 188 mm), pp 1 [title]; [2-3], specimens (text from pages 9 and 10, colour illustrations from page [13]); lacking subscription form; some light marks to the front lower left margin; mild creasing lower right corners and upper edge. Arnold P25.

  • # 18315

    [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 …

  • # 18294

    [HERRICK, Robert; ELLIS, Lionel]

    [FANFROLICO PRESS] Delighted earth (Now ready notice)

    1927. Single sheet, octavo (184 x 124 mm), printed on one side only; fine. The loose insert from the prospectus for Delighted earth (Arnold P12).

  • # 16929


    The complete works of Gaius Petronius (deluxe edition of 100 copies in a Walter Taylor binding)

    Done into English by Jack Lindsay with one hundred illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Comprising the Satyricon and Poems. London : Fanfrolico Press, [1927]. Quarto, unique binding by Walter Taylor of full crushed morocco with gilt-illustration, spine in compartments, some light scuffing but overall very good, signed by Taylor on final blank and dated 1927. top …