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.
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.
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.
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.
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.