London: Essex House Press, 1899. Hardcover. Number 627 of 750 copies. This was the third book published by the Essex House Press. Founded by C.R. Ashbee and Laurence Hodson “in the hope to keep living the tradition of good printing that William Morris had revived, and with the help of T. Binning and J. Tippett, compositors, and S. Mowlem, pressman, who came from the Kelmscott Press to that end” (from the printer’s note). A lovely book bound and signed by Bickers and Son in brown crushed pigskin with five bands and blind embossed title on spine, top edges gilt and marbled endpapers. Front hinge repaired. Printed in black and red type on fine handmade paper. Frontispiece illustration by Reginald Savage protected by tissue guard. Very good plus condition. 426 pages. PRI/012012. Very Good +.
[Raleigh NC]: Jon Kolkin, 2014. Hardcover. Number 37 of 50 copies. Inscribed: "May you experience Inner Harmony as you continue along your life's journey - Jon Kolkin #37/50." Kolkin is a fine arts photographer, Buddhist, and an international speaker on achieving a more enriching and balanced life. This beautiful book has thirty black and white images selected from his photographic series, Inner Harmony. The evocative and mysterious photographs were taken at Buddhist monasteries in China and Bhutan. The text is both in English and traditional Chinese with calligraphy created by Oi Yee Tai. Bound in black Japanese cloth and bound using a traditional Chinese binding technique. In fine condition. 12 x 13 inches. 72 pages. PRI/031215. Fine.
New York: Frederick G. Melcher, 1958. Softcover. One of 1200 copies made by Meredin Gravure for students and lovers of the literature of children. The original book was printed in Boston in 1746 by B. Gray. From the colophon: "This facsimile of the once immensely popular story book in rhyme has been photographed from the only known complete copy now in the Library of the Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts." The original author stated on the title page that the book is a pleasant and profitable companion for children and was composed on purpose for their use. The text describing the life of Jesus is in verse, with woodcut illustrations interposed. Bound in cream paper wrappers with gold star ornaments. In fine condition. 3 x 4 inches. Unpaginated [48 pages]. PRI/112817. Fine.