North Hills, Pa. Bird & Bull Press, 1977. Edition limited to 250 copies (this, no. 94), 4to, pp. 86, ; illustrations, facsimiles, paper samples, errata slip; generally a fine copy in original quarter tan morocco over pastepaper boards by Gray Parrot. A collection of seven anecdotes and reminiscences by the printer, Henry Morris. Twenty-One, A19: "I often found that some of my best work could be found in Pepper Pot" (Henry Morris).
Selections from the Campbell-Logan Bindery Collection, Pt. III: Bird & Bull Press
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1997. Edition limited to 145 copies, (this, no. 29), large folio clamshell box, approx. 26" x 19½", containing a bound series of 5 leaves printed on rectos only, followed by 21 printed broadsides, each within a printed bifolium, and each covering a different subject (largely related to printing and papermaking) and printed on various papers in various fonts. This copy warmly inscribed by Morris on the colophon to the box-maker, Greg Campbell of Campbell-Logan Bindery: "Greg -- I usually don't sign things but in this case I'd like to. I don't know if I'll be praised or pilloried for this, but in any case you did a great job on the boxes and I thank you. Henry 6/23/97." Laid in is the original invoice to Campbell, as well as a printed note from Henry Morris, as issued, noting that this project "has been the lengthiest and most demanding project I have done." Conservatory 60: "It was too big, too heavy. and impossible to shelve. However, it was liked by most recipients and only two copies were returned..." Forty-Four A60.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 2008. Edition limited to 100 copies, this an unnumbered copy from the inventory of Campbell-Logan Bindery who bound the edition; 4to, pp. 90, ; original samples, spare leaves, prospectuses etc. tipped in throughout, and text illustrations; original green cloth over boards, leather spine label, “50” gilt-stamped on cover. In a black cloth clamshell box with leather spine label. Fine. The unofficial 50th anniversary publication for the Bird & Bull Press. The text is an annotated bibliography of books produced from 1958 – 2008, accompanied by dozens of supplementary materials, mostly prospectuses, but some paper samples and spare leaves as well, which provide an illustration of the press's evolution during its 50 years of operation.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1988. Edition limited to 350 copies (this, no. 112), 8vo, pp. 57, ; title page and chapter headings printed in red; full-page map, facsimile document, folding facsimile stock certificate; original black oasis over terracotta cloth boards, together in a slipcase with a portfolio containing a 1988 San Serriffe silver 100 corona coin; all in a custom red cloth clamshell box, leather label on spine. Original prospectus, 3 other pieces of press ephemera, and the original invoice laid in. Thirty A45.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 2002. Edition limited to 150 copies, this the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery, and out of series; folio, pp. 99, ; numerous tip-ins and sample pages; original quarter brown Niger over green cloth, green morocco label on spine; accompanied by a separate portfolio containing two score other samples of text and illustration, ephemera, etc. emanating from the Bird & Bull Press (including a number of multiple-page gatherings, and an entire separate folder containing material from the Bird & Bull Dard Hunter book); together in a green cloth clamshell box, brown morocco label on spine; fine. The separate portfolio here is unique: all the material is in a manila file folder on which Henry Morris has scrawled a long letter to Greg Campbell: "Greg - This is a sample set of material that will go in a cloth-covered folder...I think the overall size will be the same (or close) to the bound book. If so, no problem..,.This outside wrapper won't be included. It's is only to keep the set intact...There was a lot of great stuff left over from the Dard Hunter book - much of it saleable..." There are also three or four other notes from Morris to Greg Campbell laid in, mostly regarding specifications, sewing, and labeling.
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, 2005. Edition limited to 160 copies, this being the unnumbered contributor's copy of Greg Campbell, the Campbell-Logan Bindery who bound and boxed the book; 4to, pp. 105, ; photos, facsimiles, and samples tipped in throughout; quarter tan morocco over blue cloth boards, blue morocco spine label; prospectus laid in; fine in identical cloth-covered slipcase. A lively and colorful look at the life of an important modern fine press, chock full of interesting anecdotes, illustrations, and insights into the process behind Morris' work.
[Newtown]: Bird & Bull Press, 1967. Edition limited to 500 copies (this, no. 379) printed on a variety of hand made papers, 8vo, pp. 121, ; numerous photo and line illustrations throughout, 1 leaf of "Old Watermark Designs" and 8 leaves of sample papers bound in, including 1 leaf made by Dard Hunter at his Lime Rock Mill in 1930 on which is printed a tribute to the papermaker; a fine copy of one of the Press's best works, in original quarter brown morocco over printed cloth-covered boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt title direct on spine. As issued, a paper sample from the 17th-century De Schoolmeester mill is laid in. Twenty-One, A7: "Omnibus was extremely popular and although I printed a large edition of 500 copies, demand was such that I could have sold twice that amount."
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 2008. Edition limited to 120 copies, 8vo, pp. ; with the typical Bird & Bull embellishments: tipped-in illustrations and facsimiles, trifold keepsake pamphlet laid into internal pocket, handset in a variety of type in red and black; original red cloth, illustrated printed label on upper cover, fine. Oak Knoll dedicated its 15th annual fest to Bird & Bull's 50th anniversary, and put on a party that pleased Morris so much that he printed this book to commemorate it.
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.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1994. First edition limited to 142 copies, 4to, unpaginated (62 leaves in all), mostly printed on one side only using a wide variety of fonts; original red cloth over boards sewn in the Oriental manner, leather label lettered in gilt on spine. Fine. "This book is not for general sale - I am printing only the amount of copies needed to fill standing orders and no prospectus will be issued for it. Berger A55 states that 142 were printed. Forty-Four A55.
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, Pa. Bird & Bull Press, 1976. Edition limited to "approximately" 220 copies, 8vo, pp. 70, ; decorated title pages printed in 2 colors, 11 photographic illustrations, 16 reproductions of devices from ream wrappers, and 1 actual specimen of the French Revolutionary era currency known as an "assignat" inserted in a pocket in the text; a fine copy in the original quarter brown morocco over decorative tan paper-covered boards, gilt-titled spine, custom tan cloth slipcase. Original prospectus laid in. Morris recounts his discovery, in 1970, of watermarks of the light and shade type upon sheet of assignats printed between 1789 and 1796, well before the 1812 date Dard Hunter assigned to the earliest watermark of this type. Printer's Choice, 22 Twenty-One, A17.
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.
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, 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.
New Castle: Oak Knoll Books, 1990. Edition limited to 175 copies, this, the binder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery, and out-of-series; 4to, pp. 55, ; title page printed in brown and black, 1 full-page woodcut printed in color, 9 full-page illustrations and facsimiles (1 folding), 10 tipped-in paper samples; red cloth-backed decorative paper-covered boards, black morocco label on spine; fine. Forty-Four B36.
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, 8vo, pp. ; 24 facsimile plates depicting different stages of the papermaking process; original patterned paper over boards, fine. "The prints which are the subject of this essay were included in booklets of cigarette paper as premiums in an effort to induce 'chain buying.' The complete collection of twenty-four prints roughly illustrate the art of papermaking as practiced in late 18th-century Spain." Morris claims the research for this book led him to give up smoking. Thirty years of Bird & Bull, A24.