West Burke, VT: The Janus Press, 1977. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. Dark mustard yellow wraps with Helen Siegel wood cut printed in blue-gray on cover. Helen Siegl's wood cuts illustrate the text. Edition was handset in Bembo, titles in Mehart Uncial, printed on Kozu with Strathmore covers. Limited to 300 copies. Inscribed in pencil by Janus Press Founder Claire Van Vliet at the colophon. Fine.
West Burke, VT: The Janus Press, 1975. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. An anthology of texts: The Legend of the Chin by Sir James George Scott; the Genesis text on the Tower of Babel; The Great Wall and the Tower of Babel, The Tower of Babel, The Pit of Babel, and The City Coat of Arms by Franz Kafka; and Builders of Babel. Signatures loose, as produced, in paper chemise with gray cloth covered clamshell box in Fine condition with paper label at spine. Lithographs printed from stone on Zerkall Butten paper, set in Monotype Spectrum. Lithographs and single wood-engraving by Claire Can Vliet.
110 copies produced: 100 numbered, 10 copies "hors commerce", this being number 18 of the numbered copies and signed by the artist at colophon. Fine.
Cambridge, MA: Cygnet Press, 1929. Hard Cover. First Edition. First publication of the Cygnet Press. Used as a promotional piece, this copy also has a New Year's gift slip laid in indicating that the press was being managed by George Parker Winship and Philip Hofer and their best wishes for the New Year. Pages uncut, woodcut illustrations throughout. Fine.
West Burke, VT: The Janus Press, 1977. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. Heavy purple wraps with Helen Siegel wood cut of two doves over a cross printed in black on cover. Helen Siegl's wood cuts illustrate the text. Edition was handset and printed on Korean with Strathmore covers. Limited to 350 copies, inscribed in pencil by Janus Press Founder Claire Van Vliet at the colophon. Fine.
Worcester, MA: Stanbrook Abbey Press, 1967. Wraps. First Edition. viii, 9 pp. 8vo. Small 8vo with very pale green paper wraps, text printed on heavy rag paper with a deckled edge. Inscribed on the half-title page, inscribed back by the giftees to the gifter on the second free endpaper. Still covered in original glassine dust jacket.
Translated by the Benedictines of Stanbrook. Fine / fine.
Sweden, ME: Ives Street Press, 1991. Wraps. Limited Edition. Unpag. 12mo. Turqoise paper covers with a paper-laced binding at spine. Green first free endpapers with a collage of pressed flowers from the printer's garden on the second free endpaper. Housed in original purple cloth clamshell box with pasted paper label at spine, prospectus laid in.
Printed by Barbara Cash at the Ives Street Press in the summer of 1991. Printed in an 11 point Monotype Walbaum set by Golgonooza Letter Foundry on Hayle paper sewn into turqouise Saint Armand wrappers. Printed in an edition of 100 copies, this being #22 and signed by the printer on the colophon. 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.
Tilling, Robert. The Celandine Press, 1986. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 4to. Blue marbled paper boards with black buckram cloth spine. Clean, crisp copy with 6 tipped in plages by Robert Tilling.
Printed in an edition of 250 copies, 75 bound in quarter-leathe and 225 in quarter buckram, this being #154 of the latter. Fine.
Dourgne, Tarn: De L'abbaye d'En-Calcat, 1944. Leather. Limited Edition. 417 pp. 4to. Beautiful, rich, rust-brown leather binding by Bennett of New York. Covers have decorative, blind-stamped, bright gilt corners, rules and central geometric pattern. Spine has four raised bands, bright, blind-stamped gilt lettering and decoration. Top edge gilt, marble endpapers. Text is highlighted with red, black and white initial capital letters and margins are set off by red rules. Interior is clean, crisp and tight. 14 full-page medieval-style illuminated illustrations with gilt highlights. A fine Bennett binding.
No. 913 of 1000. In addition, at the rear are several pages set up for filling-in with family tree information and several others, with decorative borders, for attaching, marriage, birth, death certificates, etc. Very good.
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.
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 2002. Printed Wraps. First Edition. A poem about writing. The text has been hand-set in Walbaum, and with twelve wooden numerals illuminated in color with engraved wood blocks.
The book, signed by Danticat and Schanilec, is bound in boards covered with paper marbled for the edition by Carol Scott. Copy # 125 of 170. Danticat was a 2009 MacArthur Fellow. Fine.
Milan, Italy: Edizioni del Naviglio, 1969. Hardcover. Limited Edition.  pp. 4to. Accordion bound with white cloth front and rear boards and a Sonia Delaunay design gracing the front cover. Extremely clean and crisp within. 27 color lithographs of Delaunay's costume designs. Produced in a limited edition of 150 copies, numbers I-XXV were reserved for the authors, the remaining copies (XXVI-CL) are numbered and signed by both Delaunay and Damase at the colophon, this being #LIX (59). Housed in original scarlet cloth covered clamshell box with "Sonia Delaunay" printed in blue on cover and in Very Good condition with light scuffing and fading from time. OCLC lists only six institutions with a copy in their holdings, quite surprising given Delaunay's work crossing both art and...
Putney, VT: Bridge Press, 1990. Wraps. Limited Edition. Unpag. Folio. Black heavy stock portfolio with "Inferno" blind embossed on cover. 17 printed sheets wrapped in original glassine wrapping within heavy paper portfolio.
DeNiord's "Inferno," is based on Dante Alighieri's "Inferno" from "The Divine Comedy," was published in an original edition of 10 copies with etchings by Brian D. Cohen. This edition was produced in 50 copies of the poems alone and is not numbered. Fine.
August Derleth Society, 2007. Limited Edition. Unpag. 8vo. Blue paper wraps. A collection of four poems by Derleth about four very special people in his life: Zona Gale, Sinclair Lewis, Matilda Kitch, and Howard P. Lovecraft. A beatifully designed and executed production on behalf of the August Derleth Society.
Printed in an edition of 50 copies by Dan Boulden, signed by Boulden on the colophon, this being #29 of 50.
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.
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.
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 1999. Hard Cover. First Edition. The text was handset in Joanna with Delphian Open Titling. Three full-page, multicolor wood engravings with initial letters to open the three sections; a two-panel engraving for the title page. The book is printed on Zerkall mould-made paper. Hand-bound into boards by the Campbell-Logan Bindery.
Copy #143 of 220, enclosed in a slipcase, signed by Dufresne and Schanilec. Fine.
England: Nonesuch Press, 1932. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing of Nonesuch Press Edition. 109 pp. 8vo. Orange dust jacket with decorative border and title on front and spine. Considerable chipping and wear to edges, losses at corners, in mylar cover. Cover boards covered in marbled paper, with the same paper being used as endpapers. Paper beginning to chip along cover boards hinges, but still tight and intact.
Copy #44 of 625 produced for the English Market, 175 copies were also produced for the American market and distributed by Random House. Designed by Francis Meynell and printed in the types of Janson on Van Gelder paper by the Ernest Ingham at the Fanfare Press. Very Good / Good.
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.
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.