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San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 1984. Quarter Leather. First Edition. Elephant Folio. Green quarter-leather binding with light green cloth covered boards, titling in gold embossed on spine. Housed in a custom box of the same light green cloth, it is topped by a bas-relief sculpture of the Temple of Flora by Jim Dine, with a green leather inlaid doorway with the edition title in gold. A stunning presentation with light spotting around the outer edge, which appears to have only had an effect on the box exterior, two light rust colored spots on bottom of box near foredge. Includes separate print "Details from Nancy's Garden" in printed paper folder with tissue guard, signed and numbered by Dine. Fourteenth book of the Arion Press.
Newark, VT: The Janus Press, 1995. Limited Edition. Unpag. 4to. A beautiful production that pays homage to the friendship quilt. Accordion fold production with each section representing a portion of a friendship quilt presented to Aunt Sallie, each section with a holograph note card from the presenter, a poetic response from Aunt Sallie printed on facing page. Title basted in embroidery thread, book enclosed in a printed fabric cover. Clamshell box also covered in printed fabric and includes a bouquet of silk flowers inset into the front tray. Each pages create a different quilt pattern with the names of the quilters handwritten on a corner of each section. Papers used: Barcham Green, Richard Langdell, MacGregor-Vinzani, Fabriano, Rives, and Mohawk Superfine.
Produced in an edition of...
London/Newark, VT: Gefn Press/Janus Press, 1990. Hard Cover. First Edition. Unpag. Oblong folio. Dust Jacket, if you would like to call it that, is a crumpled linen napkin wrapped around the edition with a long cord tie that winds around to secure the cloth. Genius! Boards have an applied acrylic with a rough texture, and a linen backstrip. The book consists of a poem by Meynell with six sepia still lifes of cherries, sausages, and white bread. Susan Johanknecht designed the piece and set the text, recipes written out by Alix Meynell.
This is #51 of 150 copies and is signed by Johanknecht and Meynell at the colophon. Fine / fine.
San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 2002. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 4to. Blue paper wraps, pamphlet sewn at spine. A Keepsake produced in an edition of 400 copies sent to Arion Press subscribers and friends. Laid in is the cover letter from publisher Andrew Hoyem that accompanied the pamphlet. Fine.
London: Elliot Stock, 1901. Wraps. Facsimile Edition. Printed in Four Volumes: January, February, March, May 1850 with the title changing to "Art and Poetry" for Volumes 3 & 4. 192 pp total. 8vo. Brown paper wraps with light scuffing and minor chipping at edges, very delicate paper. Each issue contains an etching at the frontispiece by the following artists: No.1, W. Holman Hunt; No. 2, James Collinson; No. 3, F. Madox Brown folding plate; No. 4, W. H. Deverell. No. 2 exhibits lightly penciled notes in the margins of the poem, "The Blessed Damozel," pp 80-83. A very well done facsimile edition of the 1850 printing. Etchings not quite as sharp as the original, the following points on Issue No. 1 compiled by William Fredeman...