Private Press

  • # 24734

    Sahula, Isaac ben Solomon ibn Abi (1244-1282)

    ‏משל הקדמוני /‏ ‏יצחק בן שלמה בן סהולה [Mashal ha-Kadmoni]

    Woodmere, N.Y. : Pardes Rimonim Press, 1987. Quarto, gilt-lettered quarter morocco over papered boards, fore- and lower edges uncut, pp 282, printed letterpress, woodcuts; text in Hebrew; housed in a matching slipcase. ‘Mashal Haqadamoni is a reprint of the Venetian 1546 edition with its 80 woodcuts some of which were recut for this edition. Printed …

  • # 24270

    CAROL, Mark Philip and Alan James ROBINSON

    [PRIVATE PRESS] Banging rocks

    A dissertation on the origin of a species of rock that descended with modification from the ancient piroboli, complete with elaborate descriptions of its social and sexual habits, information regarding its behaviors and activities, as well as details pertaining to its care and feeding. [Easthampton, MA.] : ABCedary Productions, 1990. Octavo, papered boards, pp. [32], 2 …

  • # 24275

    BRINGHURST, Robert (Editor); KOCH, Peter Rutledge (Book design and printing)

    [PRIVATE PRESS] The California tradition in type design

    San Francisco : The Book Club of California, 2015. “The Book Club of California 2015 keepsake”. One of 1,000 copies. Folio (8 x 10″), publisher’s printed wraparound portfolio containing 13 unbound folios, unpaginated; contains several type specimens; a fine copy. “The Book Club of California’s 2015 Annual Keepsake updates the Club’s enduring interest in type …

  • # 24274

    TARPEY-SCHWED, Randall (Editor); CARROLL, Christopher (Illustrator); KOCH, Peter Rutledge (Book design and printing)

    [PRIVATE PRESS] Plate by plate : California recipes from the gold rush through “California cuisine”

    San Francisco : The Book Club of California, 2014. “The Book Club of California 2014 keepsake”. One of 1,000 copies. Folio (8 x 10″), publisher’s printed wraparound portfolio containing 13 unbound folios, unpaginated; each recipe is illustrated by Christopher Carroll; a fine copy. ‘This delightful publication was edited by Randall Tarpey-Schwed and includes contributions from …

  • # 24256

    ROTHENBERG, Jerome (poet); TYSON, Ian (1933- ) (artist)

    [PRIVATE PRESS] The case for memory

    New York : Granary Books, 2001. One of 30 copies in wrappers, signed by the poet and artist. Quarto, publisher’s cream paper wrappers with red, black, and blue printing, [20] pp, with illustrations by Ian Tyson; internally pristine, a fine copy. “Twelve poems by Jerome Rothenberg from A Book of Witness, a New Directions collection of …

  • # 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 …

  • # 24461

    EIGNER, Larry (1927-1996)

    [PRIVATE PRESS] looks like nothing the shadow through air

    Circle Press : Guildford, 1981. Quarto (290 x 210 mm), stiff yellow wrappers lettered in black, unpaginated, poems by Black Mountain School poet Eigner with 5 relief plates by Ronald King; text handset in 12 pt Times Roman by Walter Taylor and printed letterpress on Saunders mould-made paper; a fine copy. One of 200 numbered …

  • # 24459

    KIPLING, Rudyard; SUMMERS, R.E.

    [PRIVATE PRESS] The cat that walked by himself

    Pearl Beach, N.S.W. : The Escutcheon Press, 2000. Narrow quarto, publisher’s pictorial purple cloth over boards, 25 pp, vignette illustrations; a fine copy. Number 51 an edition of 55, signed by R.E. Summers. “Fifty-five copies of this, the twenty-third book of The Escutcheon Press, 37 Cornelian Road, Pearl Beach N.S.W. 2256, have been made by …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.