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Colorado Springs, CO: The Press at Colorado College, 1974. Wraps. Limited Edition.  pp . Oblong 4to. Brown stiff paper covers with title and author's name printed in deep brown on the cover, white stitching at spine much like a Japanese binding.
A simple, yet absolutely stunning production with the bottom of each page deckled with color illustrations that are embossed and carry both color and texture. Signed by Wendell Berry on the final page of the poem under his initials. Designed, printed, and handbound by James Trissel. Produced in an edition of 100 copies, this being #20. Fine.
Monterey, KY: Larkspur Press, 2004. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 16mo. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover. Paste paper covers with cloth spine. Also comes with the print, "The Kentucky River at Lanes Landing" by Welsey Bates which measures 12-1/4"x7" and is enclosed in a printed folder made of the same paper as the dust jacket.
Eleven poems fill this beautiful limited edition of poems. Printed in a total edition of 1500 copies, 1400 were printed on Mohawk Superfine paper and handbound by the Larkspur press. This is copy #92 of the additional 100 copies printed on Magnani Velata paper, handbound by Carolyn Whitesel, and signed by Wendell Berry on the colophon. The print that accompanies this volume, "The Kentucky River at Lanes.....
Engelland, Timothy. Old Deerfield, MA/Dublin, Ireland: The Deerfield Press/The Gallery Press, 1979. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 8vo. Dust jacket is clean and crisp, now in mylar cover. Interior without a blemish.
This publication contains two poems, "The Gift of Gravity" and "Grief." Produced in an edition of 300 copies and signed by Wendell Berry on the colophon. Berry has also inscribed this copy to a previous owner, "For Bob in San Jose-Wendell Berry-12/4/85" Fine / Fine.
Newark, VT: The Janus Press, 1992. Wraps. First Edition. Printed on heavy white Royal Watercolour Society paper and illustrated with skull drawings by Ruth Fine, bound in a non-adhesive structure and encase in a two-part slipcase that uses shaped drum vellum for the sliding lid. This edition inscribed to the original recipient and signed by Clifford Burke, Ruth Fine, and Claire Van Vliet. One of 150 copies. Fine.
London: The Studio Ltd., 1934. Hardcover. First Edition. 120 pp. 4to. Blue cloth boards with red embossed titling to cover and spine. Light wear to edges of boards, now in custom-fitted mylar dust jacket. Clean and crisp within. A review copy with review slip tipped onto first free endpaper.
A nice early survey of of Morris's work. Very Good.
Bath, England: The Old School Press, 2008. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. An exquisite letterpress printed limited edition book by Martyn Ould's Old School Press. The text is set in 12pt Poliphilus printed on a dampened hand-made paper from the Carteria Amatruda in Amalfi, Italy. The end-papers are of burgundy-colored Magnani Firenze, hand-made in Italy. The book consists of a single section of 16pp sewn into boards. The front cover photograph by Martyn Ould was taken on a misty day from Dorsoduro, towards San GiorgioThe edition is 135 copies, of which this is number 24. Fine.
Burlington, VT: University of Vermont Libraries, 1992. Hard Cover. First Edition. Dark mustard cloth covered boards with an exposed linen stitch binding at spine. This is one of 100 copies of this publication published by the University of Vermont Libraries to accompany an exhibition of the same name that was bound by Stephanie Westnedge for friends of the Janus Press.
This edition signed by Westnedge and inscribed by Janus Press founder Claire Van Vliet to the recipient. Fine.
San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 1998. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. Brown paper wraps with titling to cover in dark brown. A Keepsake printed by the Arion Press in an edition of 350 coies, 125 were presented to the members of the Roxburghe and Zamorano clubs at their joint meeting in Los Angeles in October of 1998, remaining copies for subscribers to the Arion Press. Fine.
Dine, Jim. San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 1997. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Arion Press Edition. 68 pp. Gray/green cloth covered boards with titling to cover and spine in dark green ink, gray laid paper endpapers. Includes a photo of the figurine that was the artist, Jim Dine's inspiration tipped in at page 19, and a photogravure of a portion of the artist's sculpture at page 22. Printed in Times New Roman type on Hahnemuhle Biblio paper.
226 copies produced, of the 200 offered for sale, 75 reserved for the companion volume, "Ape & Cat", 26 lettered copies "hors de commerce", this is copy 95 of 125 offered to the public. Four sheet accordion fold prospectus included. This does not include the even more.....
West Burke, VT: The Janus Press, 1979. Loose Leaf. First Edition. One page Keepsake of an Open House at the Janus Press on September 29, 1979. Illustrated with a woodblock print of Helen Siegl's that was created for the book under production at the time, "The Dialogues of Creatures Berball". Printed on a thin rag paper with a deckled edge. Two parallel creases where it was folded to fit in a mailing envelope which can be easily removed. Suitable for framing. Photographs gladly provided. Fine.
Van Vliet, Claire. West Burke, VT: The Janus Press, 1971. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. Ten loose signatures, as produced, in an olive green cloth covered clamshell box in Fine condition with paper label at spine.
Lithographs printed from stone on Zerkall Butten paper, text set in Monotype Times New Roman. Lithographs by Claire Van Vliet. 100 copies produced: first ten copies numbered I-X include an extra set of lithographs, this is copy number 58 of the remaining 90 copies, signed by the artist at 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.
Produced in an edition of.....
St. Paul, MN: The Ampersand Club, 2005. Soft Cover. First Trade. 44 pp. Frontisportrait. Gray cloth over boards with mounted paper title label on spine and front cover. Set in Bembo type and printed on Zerkall paper by Gaylord Schanilec. From an edition of 626, this is one of 500 copies from the trade edition. Fine.
Burlington, VT: The Robert Hull Fleming Museum, 1975. Hard Cover. First Edition. 42 pp. Most likely bound by The Janus Press as a keepsake for subscribers and friends, although composed and printed by the Stinehour Press. Paper covered boards with a brown cloth spine and small applied paper label to title. Gift inscription dated 1976 from Claire Van Vliet on second free endpaper. An exceptional copy of the catalog raisonne of the first twenty years of The Janus Press.
San Franciscio, CA: Robert Grabhorn & Andrew Hoyem, 1973. Hard Cover. First Edition. 38 pp. Light brown buckram covered boards with paper title label pasted to spine. Light discoloration to cover boards around edges. Clean and crisp within. Beautifully produced with a red titling to title page as well as a green and yellow rose, red capital letter at the start of each short chapter.
Frontispiece portrait of Albert Bender by Ansel Adams. A celebration of the life of noted San Francisco patron of the arts, Albert Bender. Printed by Grabhorn & Hoyem in an edition of 200 copies. Very Good.
Sinclair Hitchings, 2010. Broadside. First Edition. 9 1/2 by 13 inches of David McCord's Oregon published by Sinclair Hitchings in memory of David McCord and Ray Nash. This is the facsimile edition by Stephen Stinehour. The original edition was printed for the Massachusetts Historical Society by the Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, Vermont in 1959 and was designed by Ray Nash. Fine.
Portland, ME: Ascencius Press, 2010. Broadside. First Edition. 10 x 12-1/2". Heavy cream paper with light gold embossed title and author.
Broadside printed at the Ascensius Press in January 2010 for the meeting of the Club of Odd Volumes in Boston to accompany a lecture by Sinclair Hitchings, "Boston's Cult of the Broadside." Fine.
Miller-Brown, Andrew. Lyndonville, VT: Plowboy Press, 2005. Wraps. Limited Edition. Unpag. 24mo. Accordian fold bound into a pastepaper cover. Printed letterpress on Barcham Green Sandwich, paste paper of Fabriano Miliani Ingres and housed in a Fabriano Tiziano slipcase.
An excerpt from "Aelfric's Colloquoy" with the Latin text arranged to resemble a field being plowed with the plowman and his ox at the end of that texxt, Miller-Brown's translation in English follows. Issued in an edition of 100 copies, initialed by the artist/author/printer on the colophon. Fine.
Newark, VT/London: Janus Press/Gefn Press Unlimited, 1998. Facsimile. Originally published in 1985 by the Gefn Press of London in an edition of thirty copies with lithographs of handstamped text and images drawn by Susan Johanknecht. This is a half-size facsimiled printed offset by The Stinehour Press and under the imprint Gefn Janus Unlimited. Accordion fold binding with no use of adhesive or stitching, quite simple and ingenious. Wrapped in a scarf-like red wine-colored paper and nestles in a two part white box with a gold sleeve that slips over the boxes with titling black at cover and spine. Photographs gladly provided. An ode to shoes. Fine.