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.
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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.....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wadsworth, Charles E. Boston, MA/Cambridge, England: David R. Godine/Rampant Lion's Press, 1975. 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.
Dine, Jim. San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 1992. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 62,  pp. Folio. Green and black cloth boards with ingenious interlocking binding structure that seals the book when closed. Signed in pencil at the half-title limitation page by Allen Ginsberg and also includes his signature "AH" in a circle. Lithographs of Ginsberg and his mother, both at age 30 and on facing pages signed by Kitaj beneath the portrait of Naomi.
Produced in an edition of 226, 200 numbered and 26 copies for private distribution, this being copy #195. The thirty-eighth publication of the Arion Press. Fine.
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 1998. Hard Cover. First Edition. Hand-set text in Garamond with Ratdolt titling, hand-printed on Zerkall mould-made paper and hand-bound it into boards. Seven multiple-color wood engravings printed from maple blocks.
Copy #143 of 200, enclosed in a slipcase, and signed by Hautman and Schanilec. 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.
Newark, VT: The Janus Press, 2007. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. A stunning work in very few words and somewhat abtract images on the dangers of nuclear waste and its storage in plastics. Wraps are an iridescent plastic with varying patterns that shape the light and images beneath in interesting ways. Dust Jacket is the plastic with "cover boards" the same plastic in a different pattern with a woven, non-adhesive binding of sliver/gray paper woven into the signatures, single sheets of the patterned plastic separate each printed sheet. All is contained in plexiglass slipcase in Fine condition. Printed on a Barcham Green Cambersand and Cairo papers in an addition of 150 copies of which this is number 40. Fine / 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.
West Burke, VT: The Janus Press, 1976. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 4to. Red cloth boards with purple paper label at spine, purple quarter circle at lower right corner of front board as part of the design element. Light scuffing to boards. Limited edition printed as an accordian fold book with the action unfolding.
Printed in an edition of 150, this is #16. Numbered in pencil and signed by author/artist on colophon. Very Good.