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Van Vliet, Claire. West Burke, CT: The Janus Press, 1976. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 8vo. Blue cloth boards with small paper title affixed to spine. Three relief prints by Van Vliet printed from the original blocks. A subtle and elegant production.
With text in Monotype Spectrum, printed on Toyama Kayazuki paper in an edition of 150 copies, this being #59 and signed by Carruth & Van Vliet on the colophon. Fine.
Coleman, Nancy L. Lancaster, PA: Pennsylvania Farm Museum, 1977. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 16mo. A simple binding with blue cloth boards with gold embossed frog on upper left corner of front board, green printed endpapers. Poetry, prose, and woodcuts by the author/artist celebrating the present and past of The Landis Valley.
Text printed in 12 pt. Latin Antique and printed on a c. 1825 press at the Pennsylvania Farm Museum in an edition of 50 copies, this being #9 and signed by the artist at the colophon. Fine.
Dore, Gustave. Boston, MA: Estes and Lauriat, 1883. Hardcover. As. Unpag. 8vo. Brown paper cover with chromolithograph mariner illustration to front board, small haystack illustraton on rear. Light scuffing and chipping at edges, corners, small losses at head and food of spine. Grey endpapers, illustrated throughout by Dore, Foster, and others. Very Good.
Arlington, MA: Tuesday Journal Press, 2007-2011. Wraps. First Edition. Letterpress printed covers folded to serve as envelope that contains letterpress-printed poems, photos, artwork.
Seven issues, including Premier plus issues 2 3, 5, 7, 8, 9. Each contains 16-20 items, wrapped in folded letterpress-printed "title" sheet. Poets range from David Rivard to Thomas Sayers Ellis to Sophie Cabot Black and Charles Simic. A beautifully produced set. Also contains duplicate issues of the Premier and Issue 2 for a total of 9 issues. Fine.
Wadsworth, Charles E. Boston, MA/Cambridge, England: David R. Godine/Rampant Lion's Press, 1975. Hardcover. First Edition. 123,  pp. Folio. Cloth spine with paper covered boards, gold titling to spine. Matching green cloth slipcase is Very Good with light wear.
A marriage of Fry's poetry with twelve (12) collagraph-intaglios by Wadsworth. A beautiful book produced with mould-made paper from the Wookey Hole Mill, Somerset, England; print paper is Umbria, hand made in Italy. Printed in an edition of 220 copies, this being #33 and signed by author and artist on the colophon. Fine.
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.
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Binghamton, NY: The Bellevue Press, 1978. Broadside. First Edition. 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" postcard printed as a broadside of Ted Kooser's short poem, "New Year's Day"in black ink on a goldenrod field. This was the first printing of the poem by the the man who would become the U.S. Poet Laureate, serving two terms from 2004-2006. Fine.
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.
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 2005. Broadside. Broadside measures 11" x 15". Engraving by Gaylord Schanliec of the right side of Walt Whitman's face with a beautiful blue eye staring out at you. Gregory Orr's poem is printed to the right Whitman, printing and production by Schanilec's Midnight Paper Sales on behalf of the Virginia Quarterly Review for the 150th anniversary of the publication of "Leaves of Grass."
Produced in an edition of 200 copies, this being #43 signed by both Gregory Orr and Gaylord Schanilec. 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.