[Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Los Angeles: v.d. [ca. 1985 -. A Bieler sampler, containing 3 letterpress invitations; an invitation to become a founder of Minnesota Center for Book Arts (a bifolium sewn into gray paper wrappers); 4 broadsides (1 repeated but on varying paper); Coranto (issue no. 24 in original printed wrappers); 2 prospectuses; a trade card; a copy of Tracy Smith's The Bieler Press, the First Ten Years, Minneapolis, 1985; press catalogues from 1984, 1985 and 1990; and an offprint from the Minneapolis Star and Tribune featuring an illustrated article by Wendy Tai on Gerald Lange and the Bieler Press.
Selections from the Campbell-Logan Bindery Collection, Pt. II
Marina del Rey: Bieler Press, 2000. Edition limited to 146 copies, this one of 26 lettered copies (copy 'I') signed by the author and the printer, Gerald Lange; small folio, pp. 41, ; text printed in double column; original green Japanese cloth-backed blue-gray linen-covered boards, the upper cover die-cut to reveal a recessed collotype, 'Mirror and Mould', made from the glass plate, which itself is inset into a frame and mounted inside the publisher's black cloth clamshell box. "An interpretation of events relating to the time and presence of Johann Gutenberg...a speculative examination based on the extant Gutenberg research and historical studies of the time period [and] fashioned as a pre-World War I bibliographic ghost" (prospectus).
[Madison]: Bieler Press, 1980. Edition limited to 130 copies signed by the author (this, no. 121), tall 8vo, pp. ; Perpetua type, Frankfurt White paper, Fabriano paper endsheets, blue paper wrappers handmade at Bieler Press; fine. Smith, Bieler, 13. Buckley, known primarily as a satitist and a novelist is the son of the writer and political commentator, William F. Buckley, Jr. This is his first book.
Los Angeles: USC Fine Arts Press, 1989. Edition limited to 326 copies, this one of 300 numbered copies in turquoise morocco-backed boards (this, no. 79); 8vo, pp. 48, ; printed in blue and black throughout; 8 facsimiles of the Stephen Plannck edition of 1493, 4 woodcuts; designed and produced under the direction of Gerald Lange. With an introduction by Doyce B. Nunnis, Jr. and Charles R. Ritcheson, the text of Samuel Eliot Morison's translation of Columbus' original, and a bibliographic afterword by Lynn Sipe. Fine, in a custom gray cloth clamshell box. Gerald Lange was the recipient of the first annual Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design. The first book under the USC Fine Arts Press imprint.
Poynette, WI: Bieler Press, 1976. [Edition limited to 150 press-numbered copies (this, no. 62) deisgned and printed by Gerald Lange, and signed by the author on the colophon; 8vo, pp. ; decorative title page and 3 illustrations in the text by Cathie Ruggie printed in gold; mottled wrappers and matching embossed jacket handmade at the Press; fine. The second book produced by the press. Smith, Bieler, 3.
[Poynette, Wisc.]: Bieler Press, 1976. Edition limited to 100 press-numbered copies (this, no. 16) signed by the artist and the author; 12mo, pp. ; original handmade paper wrappers; fine. The text of Demon Letting and Night Blooming were taken from Freyrer's novel, A Room in the Twelfth House. Smith, Bieler, 4.
Saint Paul: Bieler Press, 1982. Edition limited to 150 copies (this, no. 144) signed by the poet and the illustrator; small 4to, pp. ; title-page drawing and 6 full-page drawings by Schanilec; Mexican handmade paper wrappers, printed wraparound chemise; fine. Quarter to Midnight A.45; Smith, Bieler 19.
Los Angeles: Bieler Press, 1992. First edition limited to 200 numbered copies signed by the poet and the illustrator, 8vo, pp. ; title page with 4-color plexiglass engraving; original charcoal printed wrappers, bound by Robin Price; fine. Designed and printed by Gerald Lange. This is the first color engraving made by Schanilec in about 1980 but not published until here. Quarter to Midnight A.113; Smith, Bieler, 40.
St. Paul: Bieler Press, 1981. Edition limited to 150 copies on Tovil paper, signed by Gilgun and McCurdy (this, no. 108); 12mo, pp. 67, ; wood engravings printed in brown; original brown cloth-backed beige cloth boards by Scott Husby, paper label on spine, slipcase with illustrated paper label; fine. The fables were printed on dampened Tovil paper from Barcham Green using Bembo and Poliphilus type. Smith, Bieler, 16.
Los Angeles: UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, 1996. Edition limited to 200 copies, 8vo, pp. ; together with Reflexions / Reflections, a small portfolio of 6 plates of artistic work by Rene Magritte and a leaf with a table of contents; 2 volumes in stiff paper wrappers and marblized parchment dust jackets, together in a binding with two silver foil pockets, one for each volume; designed and produced by Gerald Lange at the Bieler Press in conjunction with the exhibition Magritte: The Poetry of Silence at the Armand Hammer Museum.
[Madison]: Bieler Press, . Edition limited to 160 copies signed by the author and translator (this, no. 160), and the publisher as "Bieler," 8vo, pp. ; frontispiece portrait by Lydie Chantrell; handmade paper covers from the French mill of Richard de Bas, printed paper label on the upper cover; fine. Smith, Bieler, 8.
Saint Paul: Rulon-Miller Books, 1990. Edition ltd. to 100 copies (this, no. 32), 8vo, pp. 61, ; photographic facsimile tipped in, original green cloth, slipcase, paper label on spine. Printed by hand in red and black on handmade Umbria Bianco paper by Emily Mason Strayer of the Kutenai Press, South Willington, CT; designed and produced under the direction of Gerald Lange of the Bieler Press, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles; matrices for unique characters were provided by Monotype International, Surrey, England; additional characters were supplied by MacKenzie-Harris Corp., San Francisco. Kemble (1807-1857), the son of Charles Kemble, the actor, was the foremost English philologist of his day, and a friend, correspondent, and protege of Jacob Grimm. The text is taken from the recently discovered eight page manuscript dated 1830, compiled three years before the appearance of his influential edition of Beowulf--the first in English, and the first to show competent knowledge of Old English. No trace of the Dictionary itself is known. But, coming at in important juncture of English etymological research and Anglo-Saxon scholarship, this Specimen of select English words, traced back through centuries of Middle and Old English literature, is fitting tribute to Kemble's erudition and interest in the history of the English language.
Marina del Rey: Bieler Press, 1998. Edition limited to 135 copies, small 4to (approx. 10" x 7½"), 29 leaves of green Usuzumi paper that has been hand-stained using an alcohol-based staining technique and printed on rectos only; bound in Honduras mahogany boards using Ethiopian Coptic-style stitches; only 65 copies in the edition were so bound, the rest remain in sheets. The book was conceived, designed, and printed by Gerald Lange and illustrated by artist Robert Dansby (Jiggs). The three dozen sketch drawings reflect the thoughts and memories of the narrator. Fine.
Marina del Rey: Bieler Press, 1997. Edition limited to 150 copies (this, no. 42), oblong 4to, pp.  frenchfold, with inserted slips, as issued, which show through in silhouette; designed and printed letterpress by Gerald Lange, with assistance from Robin Price; wrappers with pictorial pastedown on upper cover, the binding executed by Allwyn O'Mara. Unusual production handsomely presented. Gerald Lange notes that only 79 copies were ever bound.
Marina Del Rey: Bieler Press, 1997. Edition limited to 150 copies, oblong 4to, pp.  frenchfold, with inserted slips, as issued, which show through in silhouette; designed and printed letterpress by Gerald Lange, with assistance from Robin Price; wrappers with pictorial pastedown on upper cover, the binding executed by Allwyn O'Mara. Unusual production handsomely presented. Gerald Lange notes that only 79 copies were bound.
Minneapolis: Bieler Press, 1986. First edition limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the illustrator, Tom Pohrt (this, no. 61), the whole designed and printed by Gerald Lange; 12 line drawings in the text printed in blue, laminated blue hand-made paper-covered boards, paper label on spine; fine copy. The text is based on the reminiscences of those men and women who witnessed the great blizzard of January 12, 1888 in Nebraska. AIGA Book of the Year award winner. Smith, Bieler, 43.
Marina del Rey: Bieler Press, 1996. Broadside (approx. 15½" x 11"), edition limited to 150 numbered copies (this, no. 30); text in double column; printed in red and black; fine. "The text has been used forseveral years as a specimen sheet in our beta testing of fonts for various digital foundries. While this piece is only an introduction to a story that goes no further, several folks have suggested that we 'print it up as a broadside.' So we did..." It is dedicated to Greg Campbell.
Poynette, Wisc. Bieler Press, 1975. Edition limited to 100 press-numbered copies (this, no. 38), small 4to, pp.  interleaved with black blank Strathmore paper; Weiss text and titling on gray Strathmore paper, sewn into covers of heavyweight black velour; fine. This copy not signed, as often. The Press's first book preceeded only by the very rare broadside, Sex Education. Smith, Bieler, 2.
Poynette, Wisc. Bieler Press, 1975. Edition limited to 100 press-numbered copies (this, no. 82) signed by the author, small 4to, pp.  interleaved with black blank Strathmore paper; Weiss text and titling on gray Strathmore paper, sewn into covers of heavyweight black velour; fine. The Press's first book preceeded only by the very rare broadside, Sex Education. Smith, Bieler, 2.
Saint Paul: Bieler Press, 1984. Edition limited to 150 copies signed by the poet and the illustrator; 8vo, pp. 76, ; 3 scratchboard illustrations by Randy Scholes printed in blue, gray buckram-backed linen-covered boards, lettered in gray on upper cover and spine; fine. This copy is no. 30 and also signed by Gerald Lange of the Bieler Press. Romtvedt's first book-length poetry collection. Smith, Bieler, 32: "A winning entry in the A.I.G.A. Book Show, the Chicago Book Clinic Exhibit, and the Type Directors Club Awards Exhibit."
Madison: Bieler Press, 1978. Broadside (approx. 13" x 9¾"), edition limited to "150 copies designed and hand printed by Gerald Lange in celebration of the third anniversary of the Bieler Press," (this, no. 68), printed in green and black, and with an embossed lizard; signed by the author; fine. Smith, Bieler, 7.
Madison: Bieler Press, 1980. Broadside (approx. 15¼" x 9¾"), edition limited to 200 copies on handmade paper; "approximately 60" were signed, but not this; illustration of The Kid from a mezzotint engraving adapted from an early photograph, over which the letterpress text; fine. "This translation has been taken from The Poetry of Postwar Japan (University of Iowa Press, 1975). Mr. Bonney has been reproduced from the photograph originally used for the rendition in Pat Garrett's The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid (1882)." Smith, Bieler, 10.
Minneapolis: Bieler Press, 1985. Edition limited to 150 copies signed by Turco (this, no. 76); small 8vo, pp. 67, ; handset by Emily Mason in Monotype Plantin and printed by Gerald Lange on Mohawk Letterpress Text; a hand-colored woodcut from the Augsburg Calendar introduces the poetry; fine in blue buckram-backed paste paper boards, printed paper label on spine. Smith, Bieler, 37.
[Madison]: Bieler Press, 1980. Edition limited to 150 copies signed by both the poet and the artist; 8vo, pp. ; 13 full-page illustrations; printed gray Zaan paper wrappers from the Schoolmeester Mill of Van Gelder; designed and printed by Gerald Lange on Charter Oak paper from Barcham Green. This copy marked "printer's proof." Smith, Bieler, 11.