North Hills: Bird & Bull Press, 1975. Edition limited to 215 copies (this no. 199), oblong 8vo, pp. 57, ; 24 paste-paper samples; roller-printed paste-paper title page, parchment-backed paste-paper boards with Bird & Bull motif, gilt title direct on spine; fine. The samples come from Morris' failed attempt at becoming a roller-printed paste paper mogul. Twenty-One, A16.
Selections from the Campbell-Logan Bindery Collection, Pt. III: Bird & Bull Press
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Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1999. Edition limited to 150 copies, the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery and out-of-series; folio, pp. 72, ; title page printed in ochre and black, the text in red, blue, ochre and black; numerous tip-ins, facsimiles, and illustrations throughout, some in color; in a recessed well of the clamshell box which houses the volume is a pair of clay impressions with human figures and cuneiform inscriptions taken from ancient Babylonian cylinder seals; original full brown cloth, morocco label on spine, brown cloth clamshell, also with a morocco label. Original prospectus laid in. Forty-Four A62.
Newtown, Penn. Bird & Bull Press, 1990. Edition limited to 230 copies (this, no. 25), small folio, pp. 61, ; acknowledgement slip printed in red tipped to the colophon; illustrated throughout and printed in colors; original maroon cloth-backed, pastepaper-covered boards, the upper cover gilt-stamped with a design after the earliest known wallpaper, leather label lettered in gilt on spine; fine. Laid in are the original prospectus and the separate broadside Adalai Stevenson's Cat Bill Veto, which was only available to those with standing orders. Printed with Van Dijck type on Arches mouldmade paper and bound by Barbara Blumenthal. A humorous collection of satire and prose, inspired by Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, all tongue-in-cheek perspectives on the book trade. Forty-Four A48.
North Hills: Bird & Bull Press, 1981. Edition limited to 300 copies (this, no. 21); 8vo, pp. 120, ; frontispiece, 2 facsimiles; printed on Hahnemuhle Ingres-Buttenpapier, and bound by Gray Parrot; original brown morocco-backed decorative paper-covered boards, gilt-lettered spine; fine. Original prospectus laid in. Thirty, A30.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 2007. Edition limited to 140, this, the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery, out-of-series and marked "BC," 4to, pp. 15, , followed by a bibliographer's nightmare in which most leaves are printed recto only, and pagination is applied to printed pages only, resulting in 92 leaves and 100 pages, mostly of specimens of type embellished with woodblocks and ornaments, ; title page printed in red and black, specimen leaves printed in a variety of colors, including red, blue, green and yellow, specimen of marbled paper by Karli Frigge tipped in; original tan morocco-backed green cloth-covered boards, green morocco label on spine, remarque in gilt at lower corner of the upper cover; fine in original cloth slipcase.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1996. First edition limited to 160 copies, this, no. 41; 4to, pp. 79, ; vignette wood engraving on title page, 20 wood engravings in the text, a sequence of 9 progressive proofs, 2 linoleum cuts of the carp (one color, the other black and white), plus one tipped-in facsimile and facsimile title page for A House in the Country; black niger-backed red cloth, red gilt-lettered leather spine label, matching red cloth slipcase. Fine. Quarter to Midnight, A.145. Forty-Four A59.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 2010. Edition limited to 140 copies, this the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Cmpbell-Logan Bindery, and out of series; 8vo, pp. 131, ; color facsimiles of correspondence, title printed in red and black, wood-engraved vignette and headers, original quarter black morocco over green cloth, upper cover stamped in gilt,, green morocco label on spine, green cloth slipcase; fine. On the relationship between the prominent bookseller and collector.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1992. Edition limited to 185 copies, this the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery, and out-of-series; 8vo, pp. 153, ; facsimiles, samples throughout; original quarter maroon morocco over decorative paper-covered boards, black morocco spine label; fine. Forty-Four A51.
[Newtown]: Bird & Bull Press, 1980. Edition limited to 350 copies (this no. 230), 8vo, pp. 108, ; quarter yellow niger over decorative paper-covered boards; fine. The bibliography gives a detailed description of all the books published by the Bird & Bull Press, as well as those printed for other publishers. Also included is a fairly complete list of ephemeral items and a list of articles by and about Henry Morris. Thirty A27.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, . Edition limited to 120 copies, this the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery and out-of-series, 8vo, pp. 82, ; 4 wood engravings by Wesley Bates, 2 tipped-in illustrations, 2 facsimiles, red and blue chevron printed on the title page and in the corners of a number of pages; original quarter red morocco over blue cloth boards, gilt title direct on spine, generally fine. Richard Twiss was an English travel writer who drummed up sales by writing unflattering and derogatory descriptions of the place and people he visited. He was so successful at rising the ire of the Irish that for a time chamber pots with his face printed on the bottom became popular there, and an image of one is included in this volume.
North Hills: Bird & Bull Press, 1980. Edition limited to 300 copies, this being number 275, 4to, pp. , 78, ; marble sample tipped to title page and printed with the short title, 2 tipped-in plates and 90 text illustrations demonstrating the marbling processes; black oasis-backed marbled boards, gilt title direct on spine; fine. Original prospectus laid in. Weisse's original German edition was published in 1940. From the introduction: "Not only is [this book] the last great manual produced by a German marbling master... but it constitutes the first and only successful attempt to present the materials, techniques and various stages of marbling pictorially, through the medium of photography, as well as descriptively... Secondly, Weisse's manual constitutes without doubt the most detailed and instructive essay written so far on the fantasy type of marbling." Thirty A23.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1987. Edition limited to 310 copies (this, no. 161), 8vo, pp. 106, ; title page printed in red and black, 13 tipped-in marbled paper samples, color photograph of the author making same; printed on Italian Umbria paper; original deep green morocco-backed marbled boards by Gray Parrot, morocco label on spine; fine. Original prospectus and invoice laid in. Thirty A43.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1983. Edition limited to 350 copies (this no. 128), oblong 12mo, pp. 64, ; 14 samples of marbled paper tipped in, original blue morocco-backed marbled paper-covered boards by Gray Parrot, gilt title direct on spine; fine. Original 8-page dos-a-dos prospectus laid in. The text for this book was originally published in the Journal of the Franklin Institute, April 1829, translated from the French. The introduction and the marble paper for the covers are by Richard Wolfe. Thirty A37.
Brookline, MA: Carriage House Press, 1991. Edition limited to 300 copies, this the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery, and marked "binder's copy" in pencil on the colophon; square 4to, pp. 113, ; title page printed in blue and black; full-page map and 89 illustrations throughout, (some in color); original black oasis over handmade paper-covered boards; accompanied by a separate gold Japanese paper-covered portfolio containing 14 leaves with mounted specimens, or loose specimens laid into pockets; fine in publisher's gold Japanese cloth slipcase. The endpapers and sidepapers were made by Donna Koretsky and Elaine Koretsky at the Carriage House Studio,
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1993. Edition limited to 200 copies, this the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery, marked in pencil "binder's copy" and out-of-series; small 4to, pp. 156, ; dragon vignette on title page, 25 tipped-in wood engravings by Rosemary Covey plus text illustrations; original quarter red goat over navy cloth, leather spine label; fine. The first edition was published in Peking ca. 1936. This edition replaces the original photos with new wood engravings. Forty-Four A54.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 2011. Edition limited to 120 copies, this the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery, and out-of-series; 8vo, pp. 92, ; 24 full-page facsimiles of paintings illustrating the papermaking process, photographs, linoleum block prints by McClure; original brown morocco-backed green cloth boards, black morocco label on spine; publisher's slipcase; fine.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1986. Edition limited to 325 copies (this, no. 148), 4to, pp. 124, ; printed on mouldmade Hahnemuhle paper; title page printed in red and black, double page map, 16 full-page photomechanical illustrations, 9 diagrams, 5 woodcuts, and 40 paper samples tipped in; facsimile of the South China Morning Post laid in, as issued; original quarter black morocco over red paper-covered boards gilt-stamped on upper cover, red moroccco label lettered in gilt on spine; fine. Original prospectus and invoice laid in. Thirty A42.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1987. Edition limited to 325 copies (this, no. 16), oblong 8vo, pp. 77,  plus 24 mounted (and very colorful) paper samples at the back; fine copy in original maroon morocco-backed pictorial blue paper-covered boards stamped in gilt, blue morocco label on spine; fine. Original prospectus laid in. Thirty A44.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 2001. Edition limited 170 copies, this the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery, and out-of-series; pp. 197, ; illustrations, facsimiles, photos, and samples tipped in; original quarter morocco, leather spine label, Japanese cloth over boards, cover stamped in gilt; prospectus laid in. In a cloth covered clamshell box with leather spine label. Fine. The gilt Japanese titling on the upper cover has been stamped upside down. Sid Berger called us a day or two after we'd catalogued this book and gave us the story. The entire edition was bound with the Japanese text on the cover upside down. When Morris received the book he was, shall we say, disturbed, and sent the entire edition back to Campbell-Logan where the book was stripped of its cloth cover and the error corrected. Berger tells me that only 3 of the edition still have the original binding with the upside down text: his, Henry Morris's, and this copy from the chastened binder. The first 4-volume set of Tindale's Handmade Papers of Japan is one of the finest books on Japanese papermaking published. This edition expands the text and includes a number of full page illustrations, color photographs, and 7 paper samples tipped in. Forty-Four A66.
North Hills: Bird & Bull Press, 1981. Edition limited to 250 copies (this, no. 112), 8vo, pp. 87, , 12, ; 33 colorful chiyogami samples tipped in, 18 leaves of "screen paper" samples; the text is comprised of a review of a few English language books on Japanese paper (and a facsimile reprint of Henry Munroe's The Manufacture of Japanese Paper); original quarter black oasis over Japanese block-printed Kyo Katazomegami paper by Gray Parrot , teal morocco label on spine; fine. Thirty A32.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1984. Edition limited to 500 copies (this no. 223), 4to, pp. x, 43, , followed by a facsimile of the Parkes report, 19 facsimile water colors (depicting 20 figures), and facsimile leaves of the papermaking manual Kamisuki chohoki; original maroon morocco-backed decorative paper-covered boards, black morocco label on spine. Accompanied by a separate folio with an extra suite of the 19 watercolors; together in the publisher's slipcase; fine. Henry Parkes was sent to Japan to survey the Japanese paper-making process in 1869. The paintings included were commissioned specifically for this report and were likely copied in part from Kamisuki chohoki. Thirty A38.