New Castle: Delaware Bibliophiles, Oak Knoll Books, 1991. Edition limited to 200 copies, this the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy and out of series; 8vo, pp. 81, ; 4 mounted wood engravings, other illustrations in the text; original blue cloth-backed printed paper-covered boards; fine. Forty-Four B40.
Selections from the Campbell-Logan Bindery Collection, Pt. III: Bird & Bull Press
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[Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press], 1995. Edition limited to 200 copies, 12mo folding case containing a facsimile pewter plaquette approx. 3" x 2", with a printed description of the same on a 12mo bifolium; fine. Meunier issued this plaquette showing a woman at a bookbinding sewing frame in 1900. Henry Morris owns a copy of the original and thought it worth reproducing. Berger C32.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 2012. Edition limited to 99 copies, this the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery and out-of-series; 4to, pp. 15, ; title page printed in red and black, a handful of specimens and facsimiles tipped in; fine in original green wrappers; accompanied by a portfolio containing 22 wood engravings by DePol in various formats and sizes, several of them numbered and signed in pencil; together in a green cloth clamshell box, spine stamped in gilt. With a Prefatory Note by Henry Morris and a Note by DePol on his pattern papers.
Crestline, Calif. George Frederick Kolbe, 1999. Edition limited to 500 copies (this, the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery, and out of series), this one of 50 copies in the deluxe binding; 8vo, pp. , 11-163, ; printed in red and black; portrait frontispiece of the author, folding facsimile, double-page map, 30 plates; 450 copies were bound in cloth, this in quarter black morocco over patterned paper-covered boards, red leather label on spine, slip case; fine. Forty-Four B44.
Crestline, Calif. George Frederick Kolbe, 2007. Special edition limited to 60 copies, (this the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery and out of series), with an original etching from J. F. Loubat's The Medallic History of the United States tipped in; 8vo, pp. 348, ; frontispiece, 57 color and grayscale plates; full brown morocco, navy morocco label on spine, gilt design on upper cover, publisher's clamshell box; fine. Original prospectus laid in.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 2007. Edition limited to 150 copies, this being the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery, and out-of-series; 8vo, pp. 59, ; 2 original specimen leaves from Loubat's Medallic History, folding facsimile title page, 6 specimen pages from Morris' own Comitia Americana; original red morocco-backed blue Japanese silk-covered boards, pictorial roundel label on upper cover, black morocco label on spine; fine.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1994. Edition limited to 150 copies (this, no. 39), small 4to, pp. 100; 10 two-color wood engravings by Schanilec, with an extra suite of engravings, each mounted in a printed dye-cut wrapper, and together with "A Companion to Five Short Stories by Marcel Aymé: Creating the Illustrations," a bifolium with an essay by Henry Morris and a "Final Note" incorporating a letter to Henry Morris by Schanilec; housed in red cloth clam-shell box, maroon gilt-lettered spine label. Unlike others in the edition, this copy is signed by Schanilec on the colophon. Quarter to Midnight A.126. Forty-Four A.56.
[Newtown]: San Serriffe Pub. Co. [i.e. Bird & Bull Press], 2001. Edition limited to 200 copies (this, like all copies, no. 9), 8vo, pp. 30, , 50-58, , 64-89, ; large folding broadside bound in which may or may not be part of the loopy pagination; numerous tip-ins, facsimiles, illustrations, many in color; original maroon oasis-backed green cloth, gilt stamped on upper cover, morocco label on spine, publisher's slipcase; fine. "Two hundred copies printed at the Foolscap Press in Garamondo ... Wesley W. Bates, second only in reputation to Mischa Goss, has made the wood engravings for this book." This copy contains the separate air-mail letter, not laid in as issued (see below), from Theodore Bacchus, the Department of State, Republic of San Serriffe, as well as the pane of 4 San Serriffe stamps, and the original prospectus. Forty-Four A65. Says Sid Berger of the separate envelope and letter: "The bound book came in a slipcase which was then wrapped in white paper (still around my copy). The envelope with the extra pane of stamps came through the U.S. post! On a phone call with Henry, I learned that he wanted to know if his San Seriffe stamps would work in the U.S. post. He said that at worst the envelopes he sent would be trashed. He mailed them to himself (as the address on the envelope indicates: "To: An American friend / c/o Bird & Bull Press / 2 Jericho Mountain Road / Newtown Pa., USA 18940." When he got it, he was delighted to have skunked the feds, and he sent that envelope to his subscribers in the same box as he mailed the slip-cased book. The envelope with the letter and extra pane of stamps was not meant to be part of the boxed volume. It was a separate thing altogether. They came as a package, but clearly the envelope was not meant to fit into the box."
[Newtown]: Bird & Bull Press, 2000. Edition limited to 150 copies, 13 leaves plus enrgraved title sheet; fine, encased in a plain paper folder. Morris had originally intended for Gaylord Schenilac to provide the engravings for his book The foresters, but he ended up so pleased with Bates' work that he obtained permission to print and offer them as an independent set. Fourty-Four C37.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 2005. Edition limited to 140 copies, this the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery and out of series; 8vo, pp. 74, ; 1 color folding plate, black and red vignette title page, 31 text engravings; original full black cloth over boards, red morocco spine label, wood-engraved label on upper cover, red cloth slipcase; fine.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1996. Edition limited to 120 copies, 8vo, pp. 32, ; with a separate paper-covered portfolio containing 4 actual silver specimens; original brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine; publisher's brown cloth slipcase; fine. The bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery, and out-of-series. Forty-Four A58.
New Castle: Oak Knoll Books, 1990. Edition limited to 180 copies, this the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy and out of series, and without the specimen leaf at p. 51; 8vo, pp. 90, ; pictorial title page printed in red and black; 14 watermarks, 2 wood engravings, 28 pages of facsimile text; original red cloth-backed marbled paper over boards; fine. Printed by Henry Morris at the Bird & Bull Press, with a note by him at the back. Forty-Four B37.
New Castle: Oak Knoll Books, 1990. Edition limited to 180 copies, this the issue of 10 copies lettered A-J with two extra specimen leaves, but being the bookbinder's copy, it is out-of-series, and without the leaves; the specimen leaf tipped in at p. 51 is present, however; 8vo (in a folio box), pp. 90, ; pictorial title page printed in red and black; 14 watermarks, 2 wood engravings, 28 pages of facsimile text; printed Gilpin paper specimen tipped in; original red cloth-backed printed paper over boards; fine in fine clamshell box. Printed by Henry Morris, with a note by him at the back. Forty-Four B37.
[McMinnville, Ore.]: Bird & Bull Press for Phillip J. Pirages, 1991. Edition limited to 275 copies, 8vo, pp.128, ; title page printed in red, blue, and black, initials in blue and red, 2 facsimiles; original brown goat-backed marbled boards, printed paper label on upper cover, morocco label lettered in gilt on spine; fine. The bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery, and out-of-series, without the specimen leaf, and without the publisher's box. Forty-Four B38.
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1992. Edition limited to 138 copies, this, the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery, and out-of-series; tall 4to, pp. 40, ; title page printed in red and black, 19 full-page facsimiles of woodcuts, with 1 original sheet laid into a pocket of clear mylar; original brown oasis goat-backed paper-covered boards, leather spine label; fine. The Rerum was the first English book printed on paper made in England, and the leaf provided comes from a defective copy of the original edition circa 1495. The production of this leaf book was a six-year affair and brought in half a dozen potential contributors before finally going to print. The result is, in Henry Morris' own words, "the most important work I could ever hope to produce in the field of papermaking history." Forty-Four A53; Disbound and Dispersed 200.
Newtown, Pa. Bird & Bull Press, 1998. Edition limited to 225 copies, this, the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery, and out-of-series; folio, pp. 152, ; specimens and facsimile leaves tipped in throughout, illustrated throughout; original quarter black morocco over red cloth-covered boards, red morocco spine label; fine in a black cloth-covered clamshell box with red morocco spine label. The majority of the text is comprised of a synopsis of The Life Work of Dard Hunter, with annotations, with a foreword and introduction by Henry Morris and Dard Hunter II respectively. Only 130 copies of the original two volume Life Work were printed, and this book, with its many samples, illustrations, and an expanded view of both father and son, improves much on the relatively little amount of information available on two important men in the history of papermaking. Forty-Four A61.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1995. Edition limited to 200 copies, this the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery, and out-of-series, without the promotional lapel button; 8vo, pp. 105, ; title page printed in red and black, 28 illustrations on rectos and versos of 14 plates, including 8 in color; original quarter blue morocco, decorative paper-covered boards, red morocco label on spine; fine in publisher's slipcase. With two Xmas cards from Middleton, each with a private note to Greg Campbell laid in. Forty-Four A57.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 2010. Edition limited to 115 copies, this the bookbinder Greg Campbell's copy, Campbell-Logan Bindery, and out-of-series, but putatively copy no. 1 (see below); 8vo, pp. 33, followed by 12 intaglio plates of tradesmens' cards with descriptions of each interleaved; this copy with 1 extra intaglio plate (plate no. 13, of which only 22 impressions were made - this plate was not in the regular edition); 1 plate of a card commissioned for Bird & Bull, and 1 folding facsimile plate depicting an engraver's workshop. Bound dos-a-dos with, as issued: Schlocker & the Fishes, 2010, pp. 12, ; 2 full-page wood engravings by Wesley Bates, decorated initial; together 2 volumes in 1, in original quarter black morocco over gray cloth-covered boards, red morocco label on spine, publisher's slipcase and clamshell box; fine. This copy is one of twelve accompanied by one of the original copperplates used in the production of the book, in this case plate no. 10, E. Jefferys, Linnen Draper. In our opinion the copperplate which accompanies this copy is among the best of those illustrated. Indeed, in the Campbell-Morris correspondence is a letter from Morris from which we quote: "Notes on the specials are on the box with the copperplate engravings. All are diff. sizes. As discussed, charge for samples hereon - if you want a book you get the standing order discount (15%). The regular edition is $475 less 15%. If you want one of the specials it's $1000 less 15%. Should you want one you will have your pick of which engraving you like best. You can have no. 1 if you want" (Henry Morris to Greg Campbell, n.d., but Spring, 2010).
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).
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, 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.
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.