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Vancouver: Heavenly Monkey, 2019. Hardcover. Number 25 of 55 copies. This is one of 30 standard copies. There were also 20 deluxe copies and five hors de commerce. This beautifully produced leaf book begins with Pollard’s essay that was written for the catalogue of William Andrews Clark Jr.’s renowned book collection, published in 1921 by John Henry Nash. "Rather than a straight historical account of the two presses, Pollard offers a meditation on their influences and influence, particularly in matters of design and typography. It is embellished here with calligraphy by Martin Jackson, and accompanied by a leaf from both of the presses: the Kelmscott's Golden Legend and the Doves' English Bible." [Publisher statement] "Heavenly Monkey is the imprint of publisher Rollin Milroy, dedicated to creating books for people interested in contemporary applications of traditional book crafts: handmade papers, letterpress printing, and bindings that emphasize both aesthetic and structural integrity. Our books are designed as objects to be experienced both intellectually and physically; innovative use of technology from any era, and its skillful application are the studio's guiding principles." [Publisher website] Bound in blue paper covered boards with dark blue cloth spine and with titling and cloth title label to front cover. Printed in Centaur type and with calligraphy in red by Martin Jackson from polymer plates on dampened Arches paper. In fine condition. Measures 10 x 15 inches. 18 pages plus leaves and colophons. PRI/022819. Fine.
Detroit: Omnigraphics, Inc., 2000. Hardcover. First edition. A compendium to more than 500 literary, critical, and theatrical movements, schools, and groups from more than 80 nations, covering the novelists, poets, short-story writers, dramatists, essayists, theorists, and works, genres, techniques, and terms associated with each movement. Glossy green paper covered boards with light green title to spine and front cover. Light rubbing to covers. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued. 1037 pages. BOB/111616. Fine.
London and West Nyack: The Journeyman Press, 1980. Paperback. Very good in tan paper wrappers with black title to spine and front panel. Woodblock illustration to front panel. Piece of transparent tape to front panel, else fine. Pristine interior featuring over 40 woodcuts by Masereel. Tight binding. 64 pages. BOB/081209. Very Good.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1987. Hardcover. PRESENTATION COPY FROM JAMES O. HOGE. 8vo. Very good+ in orange cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Includes essays on letters in 19th-century England, George Eliot, James Joyce, etc. 356 pages. Books on Books. BOB11142. Very Good+.
New York: R.R. Bowker Company, 1962. Hardcover. 4to. Brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Scuffing to boards and minor wear to corners & edges. Minor discoloration to rear board. Interior is clean with bright text. Binding is a little loose, but pages all remain securely held in place. 652 pp. Very Good.
Ann Arbor: George Wahr, 1921. Hardcover. Ex-library from the Library of Congress. Tan cloth spine over cream paper covered boards with paper title label to spine and front cover. (Title label reads "Sjouke Gabbes") Minor wear to corners and edges of boards. A few smudges to boards and small stain to spine. Ex-library markings to endpapers. Illustrated. 172 pages. BOB/122018. Very Good.
Austin: The University of Texas, 1967. Paperback. First edition. Tan side-stapled wrappers with black Chinese characters on front cover. Text on cover reads: "In letters of gold on Tang's bathtub: As the Sun Makes it New Day by Day Make it New Yet again Make it New." Lightly soiled, otherwise fine. Illustrated. 154 items described. 62 pages. BOB/111516. Near Fine.
Oldham, England: Incline Press. A collection of twenty-eight fine pieces of print ephemera from England's esteemed Incline Press. The items include prospectuses, broadsides, mementos, announcements, and small book keepsakes dating from 2000 to 2003. They vary in size, type, paper, and illustration. They all, however, display the skill, expertise, and devotion to quality that are the hallmarks of this press. Graham Moss founded his press in 1990 and printed his first book in 1993. Since then he and his partner Kathy Whalen have published more than 100 books. Ideal for a teaching collection. BOB/073120. Fine.
Oldham, England: Incline Press, 2012. Hard Cover. Number 118 of 250 copies. Heavily influenced by the Art Nouveau movement, E.R.Weiss (1875 – 1942) was a multitalented German artist who painted watercolors and murals, and also designed furniture, fabric, stained glass, ceramics, wallpaper, and books. This book focuses on Weiss’s book artistry including his typographic designs, calligraphy, book jacket designs, illustrations, and more. It took printer Graham Moss of the Incline Press over fifteen years to research, compile, and print this impressive collection of Weiss’s book works, which features numerous tipped-in reproductions and several original pieces. It is a large folio bound in brown paper covered boards with vellum spine and design in red to front cover. Housed in a brown paper covered slipcase with black cloth edges and title label to spine. In fine condition. 178 pages. PRI/062415. Fine.
Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1950. Hardcover. First edition. Both volumes are near fine in full orange cloth with gilt titles to spines. Bookplate of Frederick William Beinecke and Carrie Sperry Beinecke to front pastedown. Clean, bright interiors with illustrations. A few speckles of soiling to foredge of textblock. Housed in a cardboard slipcase missing back panel. The slipcase is worn along the edges and rubbed on the panels. 476 pages in volume 1; Books on Books. BOB110081 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Near Fine.
London and Berkeley: Scolar Press, . Hardcover. Volume I of this set reproduces the landmark 1934 work by Carter and Pollard in which they outline the detailed and laborious process by which they determined that the illustrious bibliophile Thomas J. Wise had actually produced a large number of forgeries of the writings of many major Victorian writers. The sequel describes their continuing efforts over the next many years to expand their disclosure of Wise's forgeries. This examination revealed that another noted bookman, H. Buxton Forman, was also involved in producing the fraudulent works. Both volumes are fascinating and elegantly written. Volumes I and II are bound in full black morocco with gilt titles to spines. the 3rd volume is a portfolio that holds two pamphlets and is bound in quarter black morocco with grey paper boards and gilt title to spine. All volumes are housed in a black cloth slipcase. The two pamphlets are an original copy of "Two Poems" by Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning (Chapman & Hall, 1854) and "A Note on Two Poems" by Nicolas Barker (Scolar Press, 1983). The "Note on Two Poems" is printed in an edition limited to 80 copies, of which this is number 64. "An Inquiry into the Nature..." is the second edition while the other volume is the first edition.Volume I: 400 pages plus 31 pages of corrections and notes: Volume II: 394 pages. "Two Poems" is 15 pages and "A Note on Two Poems is 27 pages. BOB/041906. Fine.
New York: Covici Friede, 1930. Hardcover. First Edition. 1 of 1050 copies printed at the Southworth Press. Includes essays on typographic history and book design in the US and UK. There are reproductions throughout showing exemplary designs by such figures as Bruce Rogers, Stanley Morison, Eric Gilll, and Frederic Goudy. Large 8vo. Bound in the original red buckram with printed paper label to spine. Some wear to extremities, and the paper label is browned and slightly chipped. Overall in very good condition. Prospectus is laid in along with book plate of Ulysses Houghland. 303 pages. BOB/091310. Very Good.