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Fev 18, 2022, 3:10 pm

I've got a few private press books looking for new homes. Especially interested in trades but happy to sell as well. Shoot me a message either way!

1. "For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn" from Foolscap Press. As new. A terrific book from a terrific press – maybe even among their best – but it's a folio that literally doesn't fit on my shelves. My shelves are pretty small, and so I simply have no way of storing it properly. Wondering if another collector would do better by the book than I. The premise is great: Hemingway penned literature's shortest story: "For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn". In this edition, six writers expand upon that short-short story and write short stories of their own. All are great reads, and comparing among them is especially interesting. The binding is well-executed and inventive, too.

2. "An Unknown Masterpiece" by Honoré de Balzac from Rampant Lions Press. Fine condition. Beautifully executed book, I simply have two copies and don't need both.

3. "The Presidency" (full leather with solander case) from Thornwillow Press. Fine condition. TWP's fifth book, and its first full-length publication. Gorgeous full Morocco with brilliantly executed gold tooling. Mouldmade paper (Arches I think) and beautifully reproduced photographic portraits of the mid-century presidents. Personally, I think this edition is a must for any TWP collector. Cloth copies are usually easy to find, but the full-leathers are a scarcer.

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Editado: Mar 18, 2023, 4:04 pm

>2 NathanOv: Yes, please do!

I've got a few small titles to add to the trade list as well:

"The Yellow Wall-Paper" from Clinker Press
"Nature" from Clinker Press
"Remembering the Moon" from Thornwillow Press
"The Pact" from Aralia Press

Editado: Jun 28, 2022, 1:35 pm

I've got a few FS/FT as well:

1. Grabhorn Press "Othello" -- I'd call it VG condition, with scuffs/scrapes to the edges of the spine (significant at tail), otherwise NF.
2. Grabhorn Press "Henry IV Part I" -- Also VG, with moderate bowing to the boards, otherwise Fine.
3. Grabhorn Press "The Silverado Squatters" -- Fine in VG slipcase.
4. Allen Press "La Porte de Maletroit" -- Only G condition: Book ex-lib with stamp and pocket removal marks on front blank leaves, otherwise NF; slipcase and chemise present, but beaten to death.

Some LEC titles as well, all in VG condition: The Prince, 3 Tales of the Sea by Conrad, Essays of Francis Bacon, Arthur Gordon Pym, Trial & Death of Socrates, Notorious Jumping Frog, A Connecticut Yankee, The Bridge

I'd be interested in something from the Golden Cockerel Press, Grabhorn Press, Allen Press, maybe from the Vale Press Shakespeare, some modern private presses, any interesting Shakespeare editions, etc. (my collection is eclectic).

Jul 9, 2022, 12:51 pm

This is a bit of a long shot, but I am looking for two Barbarian Press publications:

1. Founts & Circumstance (2001)

2. Under Strange Sail (2007)

I have a number of interesting high-end private press books for potential trade from the likes of the Arion Press, Gregynog Press, Yolla Bolly Press, etc. Send a PM if you are willing to part with either of these two titles.

Editado: Dez 23, 2022, 1:28 pm

See condensed list below

Ago 11, 2022, 10:50 am

>2 NathanOv: do you still have inferno? If so, which version?

Ago 11, 2022, 10:51 am

>7 Roccosem: yes, I will send you a message!

Editado: Nov 9, 2023, 11:45 am

I'm adding a few more books to my in search of list

1. Grapho Editions (Paul Kershaw): The Amphibious Place and Running Rings
2. Lone Oak Press: Mimpish Squinnies
3. Red Angel Press: "Aesop"
4. Red Angel Press: "To You, Walt Whitman"
5. Quail Press: "Walls."
6. Gaspereau Press: Walking
7. Nawakum Press: "The Sea Fogs" and "Outside"
8. Ascensius Press: "The Maine Woods"

Ago 23, 2022, 12:47 pm

Might anyone have for trade the Hand and Eye edition of Jekyll and Hyde? Thanks!

Ago 23, 2022, 6:11 pm

I’m going to throw this out here without much hope: if anyone has a copy of Temporary Culture’s The Man with the Knives, by Ellen Kushner, I’d love to talk.

Editado: Set 26, 2022, 4:28 pm

I ended up with a duplicate copy of Pegana Press's "The Age of Whelming" by Clarke Ashton Smith. A really beautiful book, and great example of this press.

Originally purchased at the publisher's price of $425, but then I got a great deal on a matching set, so I'm willing to trade for something more in the $250-300 range, or would also sell this one outright.


Set 27, 2022, 7:33 am

>6 NathanOv: are you looking specifically for a trade or would you be interested in selling your Death and Honey?

Set 27, 2022, 9:28 am

>13 propofol22: Definitely not selling Death & Honey - the ones I might be open to selling would be the available to trade list in my comment >9 NathanOv:, but the ones in >6 NathanOv: I would only trade for books on my search lists.

Set 27, 2022, 10:57 am

>9 NathanOv: Sir Gawain & The Green Night

my_ocd: You miss a “K” :)

Set 27, 2022, 11:07 am

>15 bacchus.: Good catch - as much as I read, I should be better at proofing myself but alas.

Set 29, 2022, 7:12 am

Happy to trade The Tale pf the Wandering Monk published by the LEC (reviewed here: in fine condition, small exlibris of Yehudi Menuhin, no ML

Looking for
Persian Stories of the Arabian Nights, Allen Press
A Sphinx's Guide to Questionable Answers, Double Elephant Press
Closing Time; Iskandariya, Heavenly Monkey
but open to suggestions!

Set 29, 2022, 7:41 am

>17 SebRinelli: 'A Sphinx's Guide to Questionable Answers'

WHAT.IS.THAT? WOW (Yes, I googled a little).

Set 29, 2022, 10:26 am

> Haha. Yes, my collecting interests have developed a bit outside of the ordinary.

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Editado: Nov 10, 2022, 5:38 pm

>20 LBShoreBook: I think North of Boston is still available new from the Ascensius Press.

Nov 15, 2022, 11:26 am

I'm offering up my Old Stile Press "The Dream Song of Olaf Asteson" (1995), the Main Edition in quarter leather with pine boards. More details here:

For the sake of trade comparison, I'd guess at $500-600 for the value. There might be some light scuffing to the boards, though I'm not suer how polished the original finish was.

I'm particularly interested in trading for any out of print volumes from Deep Woods Press or Paul Kershaw's Grapho Editions, though would also be thrilled with anything from my ISO lists above.

Editado: Dez 3, 2022, 7:07 pm

I am interested in trading for Venice Visited by Thomas Coryat from the Old School Press (1999). I have a wide range of high-end private press books available that can be tailored to a particular collecting interest.

Editado: Dez 19, 2022, 1:29 pm

Looking to trade my Thornwillow half-leather Dante for the half-clothe Dante + either the half-clothe Poe, Song of Solomon or Death On The Nile. Unread, but just a little shelf-wear to the clamshell.

All my other vols. for trade in this thread are still available.

Dez 19, 2022, 4:04 pm

I have three Aralia Press titles for sale:

'A Conversation,' Harrison & Kooser, in wrapper.
'Bone Key & Other Poems,' Richard Wilbur, in boards.
'Planting a Sequoia.' Gioia, handmade flax cover.

PM for discussion.

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Fev 13, 2023, 12:41 pm

In search for a regular copy of Phisicke Against Fortune (Foolscap Press).

Fev 13, 2023, 9:26 pm

>17 SebRinelli: It's been a while, but just curious: Did you ever find a copy of A Sphinx's Guide? I don't know if Kuch himself has any for sale (although he does seem to keep an updated list of his OOP titles on his website). R. Michelson has several Double Elephant books for sale, in addition to original artwork by Kuch. Or at least he did when I got one of Kuch's books several years ago.

There's also the deluxe edition that the Veatchs have for sale. I find the regular edition sufficiently cool on its own.

Hope this helps!

Fev 14, 2023, 9:10 am

>28 DenimDan: Yes, I’ve purchased the standard edition from Veatchs and couldn’t be happier with it. One of my favourite artist books!

I still have the LEC Wandering Monk on offer (and a couple of others I‘ll add when I am back in April).

Fev 15, 2023, 11:47 pm

Searching for a copy of Duino Elegies from Petrarch Press. If anyone has a copy to sell or trade, please shoot me a message.

Fev 16, 2023, 9:45 am

Hi everyone, I'm selling my 1942 LEC Leaves of Grass. Photos available here:

Message me if interested.

Mar 2, 2023, 10:30 am

I’m hoping to pass on my copy of Pages From Presses II C Edition, very gently read and otherwise in pristine condition.

Open to trading, or selling at a slight discount off of the publishers current price.

Editado: Mar 9, 2023, 12:51 am

Wish I hadn't bought a copy a month ago. This is a great price for Nonesuch Dante which is in pretty nice condition. No affiliation.

Edit: the seller added more photos and edited the description - there's warping to the covers.

Mar 8, 2023, 3:10 pm

>33 Lukas1990: The spine is not faded!

Mar 8, 2023, 3:15 pm

>33 Lukas1990:
Is it in italics all the way through, pray?

Mar 8, 2023, 3:25 pm

>34 kdweber: Sooo tempting! I just don't want to spend my time selling my copy...

>35 GusLogan: Yes.

Mar 8, 2023, 3:34 pm

>33 Lukas1990: Nice copy, good price, for certain. However, I would like to note that it is bound in orange VELLUM, not orange leather. Sheesh.

Mar 18, 2023, 4:08 pm

A few more for sale or trade, but preferably trade:

Suntup: "Animal Farm" by George Orwell (Artist State)
Arion: "The Alienist" by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Arion: "The Price" by Arthur Miller

Editado: Maio 10, 2023, 2:03 pm

Hi folks! I am moving cross-country (TX to NC) and have a few small press limited edition items looking for a new home:


And Now We Are Going to Have a Party: Line Notes to a Writer's Early Life by Nicola Griffith

From the publisher's description: The box also contains a facsimile of Nicola’s first book (created age 4), a CD of songs by Nicola and her early-’80s punk band, Janes Plane, as well as three scratch-n-sniff cards, a fold-out poster, a letterpressed preface by Dorothy Allison, and a numbered signing sheet. This is a limited edition of 450 signed and numbered box sets.

The copy I'm trying to re-home is still sealed with everything intact.

ETA: Published by Payseur & Schmidt, 2007


SOLD -- Melinda by Neil Gaiman

This is the signed, numbered limited first edition of "Melinda", written by Neil Gaimain and illustrated by Dagmara Matuszak. There are black and white illustrations printed on the pages with colored illustrations affixed to the pages by the publisher. The edition is limited to 1,500 copies; 400 were reserved for the author, 100 were reserved for the artist, and the remaining 1,000 were numbered. This is number 599. Book has been safely stored in its original envelope in a non-smoking home. The outer gray envelope is slightly scuffed with bumped corners and one arm of the metal closure clasp has come off, but the book is pristine.

ETA: Published by Hill House, 2004


Please message me if you would like photos or have questions about either. I will have a few more things available shortly. Thank you!

Maio 10, 2023, 11:57 am

>39 amysisson: Folks are going to want to know who published those two items. And when.

Maio 10, 2023, 12:39 pm

>40 Glacierman: Gotcha! Will edit my post. Thanks!

Jul 8, 2023, 10:39 pm

I have the following book for sale:

With the River Hogs by Fred Willard Bennet. No. 24 of 65 copies from Gardyloo Press, 1978.
See this thread for more info and photos:

I'm offering it here first at a discount. DM me for price. If it remains unsold, it will go to e-Bay at a higher price.

This is a rare bird, for sure. They don't come onto the market often, if at all.

Thanks, guys!

Editado: Jul 14, 2023, 5:31 pm

I have two small items from Jim Rimmer's Pie Tree Press for sale. Jim's stuff is essentially impossible to find. Both are shown here:

DM me for details and pricing.

Well, how embarrassing! I have to re-locate these two as they were not where I assumed they were. I now know where they are, but it will take me a while to get to them, so until I actually have them in hand, this offer is on hold. I forgot i had moved them. Lesson learned: make sure you can put your hand on something before you offer it for sale! Call me red-faced.

UPDATE: Located, in hand and SOLD already.

Editado: Out 2, 2023, 7:31 am

If anybody is interested I have the following books available for trade:
Folio Society, Count of Monte Cristo LE
Thornwillow Press, Inferno, Half-Cloth

Edit: I strongly prefer to only trade in the EU.

Editado: Fev 26, 9:32 pm

Fall Cleaning:

The following books are for sale. Unless otherwise noted, all books and slipcases are in fine condition. All items are priced at or below the lowest current prices on Abebooks for items in comparable condition. Send a PM if interested or if you need further information regarding condition.

1. Dark Dreamlands by H.P. Lovecraft - Pegana Press
2. Dark Dreamlands II by H.P. Lovecraft - Pegana Press
3. Howl by Allen Ginsberg - Grabhorn-Hoyem Press
4. The Book of Genesis - Allen Press. Book is NF with moderate sun-fading to spine, as is almost always seen. Slipcase fine. SOLD.
5. Tono-Bungay by H.G. Wells - Arion Press.
6. Wrenching Times by Walt Whitman - Gwasg Gregynog.
7. Babette's Feast by Isak Dinesen - Yolla Bolly Press
8. XXI Welsh Gypsy Folk Tales - Gregynog Press. VG+. With Agnes Miller Parker wood engravings. SOLD
9. Battle Sketches by Ambrose Bierce. VG++ . Printed by the Shakespeare Head Press. SOLD
10. The Coat Without A Seam - Gehenna Press. Sixty poems from Stanley Kunitz 1930 - 1972.

11. The Ingoldsby Legends - J.M. Dent & Co. (1907). Limited edition illustrated and signed by Arthur Rackham.
Custom 3/4 navy blue morocco and gilt binding by Bayntun of Bath.

12. The Book of Psalms - Joh. Enschede en Zonen/Stichting de Roos. Notable typography by Jan van Krimpen. A
Century for the Century No. 47.

13. Comus, A Mask by John Milton. One of the Great Poets Series by Essex House Press (1901), printed on vellum
pages with hand-illumination. 1/4 red morocco & cloth binding, NOT the original full vellum binding.

14. The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spencer (3 volumes) - Folio Society Limited Edition (2001). A facsimile of the
1894-1897 limited edition illustrated with 88 large illustrations by Walter Crane. This set does NOT include the
wooden box/slipcase that was part of the original offering. SOLD

Set 9, 2023, 2:18 am

>45 dlphcoracl: I might be interested in the Welsh Gypsy Folk tales. Will send a PM.

Editado: Out 16, 2023, 9:43 am

For Sale:

1. The Wind in the Willows - Limited Editions Club (1940). The final book illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Designed and signed by Bruce Rogers.

2. The Holy Gospel - Officina Bodoni (OB). English language edition. A major OB book with medieval woodcuts recarved by Bruno Bramanti, then printed directly from the blocks. See link below.

Editado: Nov 7, 2023, 4:47 am

For Sale:

Two different private press editions of Dante, both with the famous Sandro Botticelli silver point drawings/illustrations:

1. The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, published by Bruce Rogers & The Press of A. Colish, 1955. With the prose translation of Charles Eliot Norton, former Dexter Professor of Sacred Literature at Harvard University in the mid-19th century. The last major book design by Bruce Rogers at 85 y.o. - SOLD.

2. La Divina Commedia by Dante Alighieri, Nonesuch Press, 1928. The famous edition with the first appearance of the Botticelli illustrations, beautifully reproduced by the Atelier Jacoumet in Paris. The original orange vellum binding has been replaced with a deluxe, stamped maroon full morocco & gilt binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with matching slipcase.

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Nov 5, 2023, 6:01 am

>50 PBB: Message sent

Nov 5, 2023, 7:18 am

>50 PBB: Looking for: Limited Editions Club 1930 The Odyssey, VG internally, as long as binding is not falling apart I'll take it. Do not need slipcase or Monthly Letter.
Ask for 30% discount :)

Nov 5, 2023, 10:06 am

>52 mr.philistine: must’ve had my search on USA only. That’ll do! Thanks

Editado: Nov 6, 2023, 7:34 am

For Sale:

The Noble & Joyous Boke Entytled Le Morte DArthur by Sir Thomas Malory, Shakespeare Head Press, 1934. 2 volumes. One of the few copies bound in full brick-red leather. Custom marbled paper slipcase.

Editado: Nov 28, 2023, 10:18 pm

The downsizing continues......

Books for Sale (in addition to >45 dlphcoracl:, >47 dlphcoracl:, >48 dlphcoracl:, and >54 dlphcoracl:)

1. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, 2 volumes, 2012 - Folio Society Limited Edition

2. Fine Papers at the Oxford University Press (standard edition) - Whittington Press

3. A Miscellany of Type (standard edition) - Whittington Press

4. Portraits of Presses (standard edition) - Whittington Press

5. Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Browning, Officina Bodoni, 1925. A very early OB edition.

6. Il Pentamerone: Or the Tale of Tales translated by Sir Richard Burton , 2 volumes, 1893. Ltd. edition of only 165 copies. Similar to the better known Decameron of Boccaccio. SOLD

7. The Romantics in Wales, Gwasg Gregynog, 2009. A major GG title, small folio size. SOLD

8. Handmade Papers of Japan, Bird & Bull Press, 2001. A major B & B edition. SOLD

9. Pindar's Odes of Victory, Vol. 1 (the Olympian and Pythian Odes), Shakespeare Head Press, 1929. Gorgeous. SOLD

9. The Odyssey of Homer translated by T.E. Lawrence, published by Wilfred Merton, Emery Walker and Bruce Rogers, 1932. Yes, that one. SOLD

Editado: Nov 9, 2023, 1:47 am

>55 dlphcoracl: Sent you a message!

Editado: Nov 14, 2023, 10:51 am

Offering two rarities, preferably for trade for items off my ISO list (>9 NathanOv: ), but also open to purchase offers:

Still Avalable:

Yolla Bolly: My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir (1988), standard edition with light fading / fraying to the cloth spine, but otherwise pristine text-block.


Chester River / Deep Woods Press: The Chesapeake Voyages of Captain John Smith (2007), near-perfect condition

Nov 9, 2023, 3:23 pm

Some books for sale:

1. Words of Fire by Neil Gaiman, Areté Editions, 2022. Roman Edition publisher’s copy. Of the three states of Words of Fire, the Roman has the smallest limitation at 30 copies. Of these, 20 are numbered and 10 are publisher’s copies. This is one of just 10 publisher’s copies, marked “P.C.” It is printed on Bockingford watercolour paper on a Heidelberg cylinder press at Hand & Eye Editions and is quarter-bound in black Colorado book cloth and hand marbled paper commissioned from Freya Scott at Paperwilds. The book is foil blocked on the front board with a design by Bill Sienkiewicz and there is a digital reproduction of his silkscreen print for the portfolio inside the book. It measures 255 x 165 mm and has 36 pages. Signed by Neil Gaiman and Bill Sienkiewicz.

2. Coherence Through the Eyes of Mary: A Christmas Sermon by Noel Perry-Gore, Paulinus Press, 1985. Designs by the author rendered as wood engravings by Simon Brett and a foreword by Alan Webster. Number 3 of 50 specials (from a total limitation of 250) hardbound with cloth over boards housed in a clothbound slipcase with a portfolio containing four signed proofs of Brett’s engravings. Signed by author and engraver.

3. Edward Seymour & The Fancy Paper Company: The Story of a British Marbled Paper Manufacturer by Sidney Berger. Oak Knoll Press, 2006. Limited edition of 300 copies. Typeset by hand, printed on 120 gpm archival paper, and bound in quarter leather with slipcase by the Manoutios Press of Athens, Greece. Includes 20 beautiful, tipped-in paper samples. The book tells the story of Edward Seymour and his firm, The Fancy Paper Company. This British company manufactured marbled and other decorated (fancy) papers for the bookbinding and related industries from about 1919 to 1971.

4. The Same Sea in Us All by Jaan Kaplinski, Barbarian Press (1985). Translated from the Estonian by Kaplinski and Sam Hamill. No. 83 of 200 copies (though only 142 survived the bindery). Handset in Krimpen’s Spectrum on Mohawk Letterpress. Bound in quarter cloth with printed paper over boards. A rare early book from the great Barbarian Press. Dust jacket slightly sunned.

5. Rumour of a Shark: Poems by John Carroll, Barbarian Press (1999). One of 125 copies, signed by the poet, sewn and set into card covers with a wrapper of Obonai handmade paper. Hand set in Garamont with Optima for display. Title page illustration from a design by Janet Downey.

Nov 10, 2023, 5:51 pm

I've just completed my annual fall studio re-organization & cull. A list of books that were found or didn't pass the keep test can be found on this page (scroll down to Part 2). Some might appeal to this group.

Editado: Nov 12, 2023, 8:47 pm

For Sale:

Hamlet by Wm. Shakespeare, published by Dr. Julius Schröder, Munich, 1920. Illustrated with 35 original etchings by Sepp Frank in a distinctive German Expressionist style, a perfect fit for Hamlet. Deluxe edition with thick vellum and elaborate gilt binding.

This book (different copy) is discussed and photographed in detail in a Books and Vines Article (see link).

Note: If you left-click over one of the B&V photos it will enlarge. Left-click again (a 2nd time) and the photo will enlarge further into a macro photo.

Editado: Dez 30, 2023, 3:43 pm

For sale (located in US but will post worldwide):

Arion Press (rather motivated to rehome these and should be able to match subscriber prices or perhaps even lower):
The Big Sleep
With the Night Mail

Barbarian Press:
Endgrain Editions 1: Gerard Brender à Brandis (standard state)

Hand & Eye:
Wind in the Willows (standard state with optional slipcase, can offer below publication price)

Nov 15, 2023, 4:31 pm

>61 ChampagneSVP: Hi, I’m interested in the Barbarian Press Endgrain Editions 1. Will send a PM.

Nov 15, 2023, 9:35 pm

Two more books for sale:

1. The Flight of the Duchess by Robert Browning, Essex House Press, 1905. A small book printed on vellum pages with hand-colored frontispiece and illuminated hand-colored initial letters. Part of the Essex House 'Great Poems' series.

2. Wrenching Times: Poems from Drum Taps by Walt Whitman, Gwasg Gregynog, 1991. Small folio-sized book (14 x 9 inches) illustrated with eight large (full page) color wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec.

Editado: Nov 20, 2023, 5:39 pm

Books for sale:

1. Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1940-1956; With a check-list, 1916-1940. Limited edition of 225 copies.

2. Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1957-1966. Limited edition of 225 copies.

3. The Book of Psalms, Joh. Enschedé en Zonen for Stichting de Roos, 1947. One of 175 numbered copies designed and signed by Jan van Krimpen using his Romanee typeface. A typographical masterpiece included in the Grolier Club 'A Century for the Century, 1900-1999'.

Nov 28, 2023, 5:00 pm

The Tale of the Wandering Monk by Izumi Kyoka, LEC, fine in very good clamshell with fine newsletter, small exlibris by star violinist Yehudi and his wife.

King Lear by Shakespeare, Folio Society Letterpress Shakespeare, fine

The Golden Ass by Apuleius, Folio Society Limited Edition, fine, signed by Blake

König Ödipus by Sophokles, Bremer Presse, fine with light wear on the marbled sides

The Odyssey of Homer, William Morris (tr.), Longmans and Green, in Bayntun dark blue full leather and gilt binding, fine

The Aeneids of Virgil, William Morris (tr.), Longmans and Green, in Sangorski and Sutcliffe dark blue full leather and gilt binding, fine

Dez 12, 2023, 11:29 am

In search of:

The History of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, The Nonesuch Press, 1935 - holding out for a near fine / fine copy.

The Histories of Herodotus, Limited Editions club, 1958 - fine.

Dez 12, 2023, 11:31 am

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Superman Smashes the Klan
Comic book series

Artist(s): Gurihiru
Written by: Gene Luen Yang
Main character Superman, Tommy & Roberta Lee
No. of issues: 3
Publication date: October 2019 – February 2020

Dez 30, 2023, 3:48 pm

Single Barbarian Press broadside (Jan van Krimpen's Lutetia) from Sorts & Founts (acquired before I located the complete set and therefore a duplicate). Letterpress printed in orange and purple on paper measuring 12 x 17 inches. Crease to one corner.

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Jan 3, 4:10 pm

Already posted in the “A long shot, but…” thread, but for increased visibility I’m searching for:

Travels of Sir John Mandeville by Foolscap Press

If anyone is willing to part with theirs and happy to make a profit, let me know!

Editado: Jan 31, 12:04 pm

Offering my red book edition of Closer than Breathing by R. I. Sutton from the Harebrained Press. Wonderful handmade book, lightly read and still fine, just a bit outside my interests.

I'll offer a good deal in trade or sale for this or any previous books I've posted since I'm doing some shelf clearing.

Editado: Mar 3, 7:07 am

Something Old, Something New.

Later this week I will repost my Books for Sale that were previously listed above - a consolidation to reflect books that have been sold and are no longer available. A few of particular interest and/or importance will contain brief descriptions or links to extensive articles with photos on the now dormant Books and Vines website of Chris Adamson.

The following are NEW offerings. If interested in any of them, send a PM for a more detailed description

1. Spitsticks and Multiples, Fleece Press, 2022. Two volumes. This is the Special Edition with 22 tipped-in wood engravings expertly printed by Simon Lawrence directly from the original wooden blocks. The History of the Society of Wood Engravers in the U.K. from 1920-1946 with biographies and selected wood engravings from over 300 British wood engravers. The magnum opus of the Fleece Press's forty-year history.

2. Giraldus Cambrensis : Itinerary Through Wales, Gwasg Gregynog Press, 1989. A 12th century travel book of sorts written by Gerald of Wales, illustrated with 30 wood engravings by Colin Paynton. The magnum opus of the GG's early years.

3. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, A Personal Selection from the Five Editions of Edward Fitzgerald by Cecile E. MacTaggart, Curwen Press, 1980. Two volumes. A brilliant idea. MacTaggart placed each quartet from all of the five versions/revisions by Edward Fitzgerald, selected the best (in her opinion) of the five, then assembled a 'new' version of the Rubaiyat incorporating the 'best of the best'- her Personal Selection. The text was written in calligraphy with border decorations by Margery O. Erickson, then printed letterpress by Curwen Press and illustrated with flawless reproductions of selected illustrations from Edmund Dulac and Willy Pogany, using the originals as a template. In Volume Two, MacTaggart places all six versions of the Rubaiyat - her Personal Selection and the five Fitzgerald versions - side by side, highlights the differences from one version to the next in red ink text, and lets YOU decide which quartet is the best. This is the most enjoyable edition of the Rubaiyat to read and ponder, proof that there was a 'method to MacTaggart's madness.' Unique.

4. The Sonnets of William Shakespeare, the Swallow Press, 1975. Large quarto size 13.75 x 10 inches. Illustrated with 40 abstract geometric drawings by Clarke Hutton on various tinted papers. Text of the sonnets printed letterpress, one sonnet to a page, on Glastonbury antique laid paper made specially for this edition. Fine binding in tan full Niger morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with abstract 'shining eye' design in gilt on the front cover. A large deluxe edition of the sonnets.

5. Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell, Arion Press, 2009.

6. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells, Arion Press, 2007. SOLD

Editado: Fev 16, 10:24 am

Books for Sale

1. Lysistrata, Fanfrolico Press, 1926. Small folio size (13.5 x 10 inches ) with semi-erotic illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Printed by the Chiswick Press on Batchelor's handmade paper.

2. The Sound and the Fury, Folio Society, 2012. Limited edition of 1,480 copies, 2 volumes. 1/4 vermillion leather with patterned paper binding, commentary volume, both in original slipcase.

3. Finnegan's Wake, Folio Society, 2014. Striking illustrations by John Vernon Lord.

4. Micrographia, Folio Society, 2017. Limited edition of 750 copies, not the inexpensive reprint of 2022.