Private Press

  • # 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 …

  • # 19886

    MORLEY, Michael


    Dunedin : Otakou Press, 2014. Quarto, publisher’s black cloth over boards, with white paper dust jacket lightly embossed with title and author, unpaginated; internally pristine, a fine copy. No. 8 of 100 copies, signed by Michael Morley. “XXXXXwords brings together a selection of lyrics performed by Michael Morley with Wreck Small Speakers on Expensive Stereos, …

  • # 19903


    Baring antebellum & Bishopsgate within. CITY A.M.

    London : Gefn Press, 2010. Octavo (28 x 21cm), publisher’s brown-marbled ledger wrappers, sewn binding, housed in a cream card document folder, 38pp, with red and blue line decorations; ink jet printed onto Zerkall paper, internally pristine, a fine copy. One of 100 copies. “Text derived from research at the Baring Archive, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Marble …

  • # 20055

    SHAW, Helen; LONEY, Alan

    On a dark mirror : four romantic poems

    Auckland : The Holloway Press, 1996. Octavo, publisher’s red paper wrappers (spine sunned), [13] pp, with red decorations throughout; internally pristine, a fine copy. No. 48 of 75 copies. Printed by Alan Loney.

  • # 20051

    GREGORY, Brian

    “Le tour de chance” : a cycle of limericks

    Auckland : Pear Tree Press, 2015. Octavo, publisher’s brown illustrated stiff paper wrappers, unpaginated, with 6 original illustrations by Barry Lett, Nigel Brown, Richard McWhannell, and Denis O’Connor; internally very clean, a fine copy. No. 33 of 40 copies.

  • # 20053

    LONEY, Alan

    The sirens

    Sherman Oaks : Ninja Press, 2011. Narrow folio, publisher’s lettered paper over boards, with cloth spine [28] pp, printed decorations; internally clean, a fine copy. Copy “B” of 80, signed by Alan Loney. Accompanied by the original prospectus. These previously unpublished poems are hand set in Eve and Paramount printed on gampi torinoko.

  • # 20058

    WILLIAMS, Jonathan

    Aposiopeses (Odds & ends)

    Minneapolis, MN : Granary Press, 1988. First edition. Tall octavo, publisher’s blue paste paper wrappers by Claire Maziarczyk, with grey title label to upper wrapper, [44] pp, with frontispiece drawing by R. B. Kitaj; a pristine copy; no. 57 of 165 copies, signed by the poet; printed by Philip Gallo, 100 examples were bound in wrappers …

  • # 20028

    CAGE, John

    Diary: how to improve the world (you will only make matters worse)

    Los Angeles : Siglio, 2015. Octavo, publisher’s deep orange paper over boards, with embossed title in several colours, 173 pp, text throughout in many different fonts and colours; internally very clean, a fine copy. “It is a mosaic of ideas, statements, words, and stories. It is also a diary. For each day, I determined by …

  • # 20000

    DAVIS, Leigh


    Auckland : Jack Books, 2008. Folio, publisher’s white decorated cloth over boards, in printed card case (some marks to boards, some creasing to case), 215 pp, profusely illustrated with colour photographs; internally very clean, a very good copy. [with the second work, Redux] Auckland : Jack Books, 2013. Folio, publisher’s illustrated laminated cardboard wrapper, in printed …

  • # 19999

    NICHOLS, Dale

    A philosophy of esthetics

    Chicago : The Black Cat Press, 1938. First edition. Quarto, publisher’s blue cloth over boards (slight marks to boards, laid in print with wear to edges), xi, iii , 82, 2 pp, with engravings by Collins, Miller & Hutchings, colour, duotone, and black and white plates; print by the author laid in, internally very clean, a …

  • # 19974

    LONEY, Alan; MORRIS, Miriam

    New leaf

    Melbourne : Electio Editions, 2005. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s illustrated orange wrappers, with sewn binding, unpaginated, with colour line drawings by Miriam Morris; internally pristine, a fine copy. No. 99 of 100 copies, signed by the poet and artist. “This book is designed and printed by Alan Loney. Types are Dante and Civilite, the paper is …

  • # 20100

    DONNE, John

    Love poems of John Donne

    London : The Nonesuch Press, 1923. Small quarto, quarter-vellum over papered boards, patterned endpapers, pp. xxiv; 91, fore and lower edges uncut. Limited to 1250 copies (this being no. 588). A waterstain to the top edge affecting a few mm of upper margin and to lower corner, staining the boards a little and affecting the corners …

  • # 20060

    CLAY, Steven (editor); SCHLESINGER, Kyle (editor)

    Threads talk series

    New York : Granary Books, 2016. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s printed wrappers by Buzz Spector, in original plastic wrap, 187 pp, illustrated with colour photographs; pristine, a new copy. Edition of 900. “Threads, a series of talks devoted to the art of the book, includes poets, scholars, artists, and publishers. It explores and enriches relationships …

  • # 20085

    MORGAN, Edwin

    Evening will come they will sew the blue sail : Ian Hamilton Finlay and The Wild Hawthorn Press 1958-1991

    Edinburgh : Graeme Murray Gallery, 1991. Narrow quarto, printed blue boards, 60 pp; catalogue of 15 works; two essays by Edwin Morgan (texts in English and Spanish); with colour reproductions of Finlay’s concrete poems; a fine copy. Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name staged at the Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh.

  • # 19853

    CAMPION, Thomas; AUDEN, W. H.; HOLLANDER, John

    Selected songs of Thomas Campion

    Boston : David Godine, 1973. Deluxe edition. Quarto, publisher’s marbled paper over boards, with brown cloth spine and marbled slipcase (some scuffing to slipcase, slight wear to boards), 161 pp; gift inscription in pen to front free endpaper, otherwise very clean internally, a good copy. Number 80 of 250 copies. “Set, designed and printed under …