[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.
Selections from the Campbell-Logan Bindery Collection, Pt. III: Bird & Bull Press
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.
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.
New Castle: Oak Knoll Books, 1993. Edition limited to 210 copies, this the bookbinder's copy and out of series; 8vo, pp. 103, ; title page printed in red and black; 20 tipped-in paper samples of handmade papers from India and Nepal and 31 black & white illustrations; original cream Japanese linen-backed decorative paper boards, leather label lettered in gilt on spine; fine. Printed from Dante types by Henry Morris at the Bird & Bull Press. Forty-Four B41.