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 at colophon. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 2004. Hard Cover. First Edition. 107 pp. Bound in a shimmering purple silk book cloth with "Tartuffe" pressed in gold in lower left corner of front cover boards. Clear plastic dust jacket. Drawings by William Hamilton, a regular New Yorker contributor, illustrate the text. Set in Van Dijk type with Fontanesi for display on French Arches paper. 326 copies produced, 300 for sale and 26 lettered copies hors de commerce. This is copy "S" of the hors de commerce copies. Signed by Williams and Hamilton at the colophon A beautiful production. The sixty-eighth publication of the Arion Press.
Signed by Artist. Fine / Fine.
Newark, VT/London: 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. Accordian 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.
New York: Planthouse Press, 2014. Loose Leaf. Limited Edition. Elephant Folio. Loose sheets Six original prints by Simryn Gill, Florian Meisenberg, Katia Santibañez, Philip Taaffe, Fred Tomaselli and Anton Würth. Portfolio measures 15"x20" and is in a custom box.
An absolutely stunning production showcasing the work of six contemporary artists in a limited edition of 50 copies, this being copy 26. Each print signed by the artist, essay by Susan Orlean printed letterpress and signed and numbered by her at the base. Fine.
Newark, VT: The Janus Press, 1980. Soft Cover. First Edition. Large gray accordion fold folio, deckled edge, with relief plates by Claire Van Vliet on paper made by Van Vliet and Kathryn Clark at the Twinrocker Handmade Paper Mill, Brookston, Indiana. Piece printed in both English and French, and illustrated throughout. Stunning! In custom made box that includes, in the base of the tray, an LP recording of the performance by the Bread and Puppet Theater. The box is covered in a light tan buckram cloth with a silk-screened tree design that mimics the forest of trees in which the players pose on the cover of the LP. This edition also includes an additional LP in its original printed sleeve. Fine.
Newark, VT: The Janus Press, 2001. Limited Edition. Unpag. Folio. Paper covered case houses paper covered folio that houses accordion folded pages with exquisite pop-ups and text in Latin. Small paste paper pamphlet contains English translation of Latin printed in movable book, CD of the musical performance illustrated within the book in a small paste-paper envelope tucked into a pocket on the front of the pamphlet. An unbelievable production in both design, art, printing, music, paper engineering. Produced in an edition of 120 copies.
"This publication was planned to celebrate Hildegard's nine hundredth birthday. Claire Van Vliet made the pulp paintings with Katie MacGregor in Whiting, Me. who also made the colored sheets and covers. The other papers are Twinrocker Lilac Wind & Barcham Green...