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&etc.

Odds, ends & de-acquisitions from the HM collection

The page for HM’s ongoing cull of books & related stuff from the studio's shelves. Everything listed is net plus tracked shipping; the cost will be quoted when the order is received.

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Manuale Typographicum

Manuale Typographicum

Manuale Typographicum

Manuale Typographicum

Manuale Typographicum
Hermann Zapf, Z-Presse 1968
Edition of 975 numbered copies signed by Zapf. Quarter vellum with Japanese cloth. Wear to lower tips. In what appears to be an original clear acetate jacket (has bar code sticker on back). Better than very good but I can't call it near fine. Interior - the important part - is spotless. $250


Paper Making By Hand

Paper Making By Hand

Paper Making as an Artistic Craft
John Mason, Faber & Faber, 1959
First edition in jacket, with three handmade paper samples from Mason's 12 x 8 Press at back. Jacket creased at front, a few very small chips and short tears. Offsetting from jacket to flysheets. A decent copy in jacket, but I have the later reprint he issued from 12 x 8, so this copy is redundant. $20


Ashendene Press

Ashendene Press

The Ashendene Press. St John Hornby's Foreword to his Descriptive Bibliography...
Domesday Press 1939
Edition of 350 printed by George Hornby. Buckram over boards, near fine. Reprints the (informative & interesting) foreword from the original bibliography, and includes a checklist of publications. Cheaper than the original, and takes up less shelf space. $50


Morton Feldman Says

Morton Feldman Says

Morton Feldman Says. Selected Interviews & Lectures 1964-1987
Hyphen Press
I can't find the publishing info in this book! But it came out in 2006. A typical example of Hyphen Press's tasteful productions. For reasons not entirely clear to me, it became scarce very quickly and has not been reprinted. This copy NF in jacket, but for a couple of blue ink spots on the back (wtf?). $250


California Printers

California Printers

A Portfolio of Book Club Printer
Book Club of California, 1962
Includes sections - uniform in size but varying in pages - from Malette Dean, Ward Ritchie, Greenwood Press, Windsor Press, Black Vine Press, Adrian Wilson, Allen Press, Plantin Press, Lawton Kennedy, & Grabhorn Press. An interesting sampler of fine printing. Fine in custom chemise and slipcase. $25


U.S. Constitution

U.S. Constitution

Constitution of the United States
Riverside Press, 1911
Edition of 440 copies, designed by Bruce Rogers, printed on lovely paper watermarked W King Alton Mill. Paper over boards, some wear at tips, head and tail; very faint waterstaining to gutter of a few openings, not affecting text & hardly there. All in all, good shape for a book 110 years old. $75


Moebius

Moebius

Moebius

L'Incal Lumiere
A. Jodorowsky & Moebius, Editions Jonas, 1986
Large-format, black & white, edition of 870 copies, this one inscribed by the artist (to HM!) on the title page, with a sketch. Still in its acidic shipping box, but protected by a sheet of glassine. Near fine, just very slight toning to covers from the box. $75


American Books Covers

The Art of American Book Covers
R. Minsky, Geo. Braziller, 2010
As new. A very specific title. Gilt stamped cloth over boards. SOLD


The Thief of Always

The Thief of Always

The Thief of Always
Clive Barker, HarperCollins, 1992
First edition, signed on title page by Barker (when he visited the Granville Book Co., the year of publication). Fine in jacket. $75


Matrix Anthology

Type & Typography: Highlights from Matrix...
M Batty, 2003
Fine in jacket. Collection of articles that appeared in the Whittington Press's annual Matrix. $25


Transcript of the Stationers' Registers

A Transcript of the Stationers' Registers
Paul Smith, 1950.
acsimile reprints of the late 19th century originals. All near fine (or fine) in red cloth over boards. 1554-1640 (5 volumes, 4 quarto and 1 folio) and 1640-1708 (3 volumes, quarto). Who (besides me) doesn't need this within easy reach? It was very useful for HM's Wither project, but I want the shelf space back. $250 for the set of 8


Prints of C. Greene

Prints of C. Greene

The Wood Block Prints of Charles Greene
Andre Chaves, The Clinker Press, 2000.
Edition of 100, this is one of 5 cased in full leather. A collection of rare wood-block print images by Charles Sumner Greene (1868-1957). With letterpress card laid in, signed by author/printer Chaves and his wife (?), thanking someone (presumably the original purchaser) for visiting the press. $100


Book Club of California

Book Club of California - Annual Report, 1912
The Phelan Builiding, San Francisco, 1913.
The first report of the Book Club of California, printed on lovely English handmade paper (I can't decipher the watermark). 350 copies printed by Taylor, Nash and Taylor. Fine. Dry reading, but the paper & printing are lovely. Someone in California must want this! $50


New Order

Chapter & Verse
Bernard Sumner, Bantam, 2014
Signed first edition, fine in jacket. Signed at a promotional event, with event card laid in. $75


Unknown Pleasures

Unknown Pleasures
Peter Hook, Simon & Schuster, 2012
First edition, 1/1000 signed (very tight) in slipcase. Fine. $150


Elvis

Elvis

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink
Elvis Costello, Blue Rider Press, 2015
First edition, signed on tipped in leaf, fine in jacket. $25


Paul Brown Aquatints

Paul Brown Aquatints

Paul Brown Aquatints

Three Equestrian Aquatints
Brown, Paul. Derrydale Press, 1937.
“Music Ahead,” “Hoick!” and “Kennel Bound.” Images approx. 22 x 18 inches on handmade paper approx. 31 x 23 inches. Signed & numbered. In original burled maple frames with new acid-free matting. Probably wwould cost a bundle to ship as is, so buyer may prefer to just have the prints sent rolled. Good condition, maybe a little sun fading (only apparent if taken out of the mat). Seem to have been in frames since purchase. Print seller’s ticket on back of frames. Beautifully executed prints (these images don't do them justice), I’m just not that into horses. James Cummins has two of the three listed at $3,750, and a complete set at auction in 2012 got $2,000. These three $300 each, or $750 for the trio.