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An Excerpt from The Enemies of Books
Blades, William
New York: Press of the Woolly Whale, undated (Yale dates this 1934).
Price: $40.00
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12mo, unpaged (12pp.) A note on the copyright page mentions that "these "Meditations" are selected from those used at The Community Church in Summit, New Jersey", a Unitarian church where Trapp had been the minister from 1945 to 1970. No limitation noted, but the booklet was "hand set in Cloister Oldstyle type and hand printed on dampened Ruysdael all-rag paper".Fine, sewn into tan wrappers with a small b/w title label.
MEDITATIONS WRITTEN OR ARRANGED BY JACOB TRAPP
Trapp, Jacob
Madison, New Jersey: Golden HInd Press, 1954.
Price: $35.00
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Small octavo (8 3/8" x 5 1/2"), unpaged (16pp.), number 144 of 300 copies, sewn into grey wrappers with a paste-on white title label. Very fine.
ON HAND PRINTING / 2 LETTERS FROM WILLIAM EVERSON
Everson, William
Berkeley, California: Anacapa Books, 1980.
Price: $30.00
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PRINTING AS A PERFORMING ART
Tesser, Ruth and Harroun, Catherine, editors
San Francisco, California: The Book Club of California, 1970.
Price: $65.00
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Narrow 12mo, 16 pages. A delightful essay, with three b/w illustrations, and a note by the printers. This pleasantly printed (and very amusing) essay was issued as a Christmas greeting to their friends and printed by Betty and Ralph Sollitt at The Redcoat Press. A fine copy sewed into slightly edge-sunned salmon wrappers.
The Convalescent, one of the Last Essays of Elia
Lamb, Charles
Westport, Connecticut: The Redcoat Press, 1957.
Price: $25.00
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Large quarto, being #48 of 100 copies, written, hand-set, printed on a Vandercook proofpress, bound and signed by Mark McMurray, with additional monotype composition by Harold Berliner & Out of Sorts. Approximately 70 pages, some numbered, others bound in as examples of the press's work and type faces, which include Garamond, Caslon, NIcolas Cochin, Scotch Roman, Palatino, Lutetia, Weiss and Piranesi as text faces, with others as cursives, display initials, sans serifs wood type and a page of odd sorts. Papers used include Curtis Rag, Mohaqwk Letterpress & Tyvek machine made, Nideggen mouldmade, Bhutan Resho, Iyo Glazed, Barcham Green & Fabriano Roma handmades. A strikingly beautiful book, bound  in heavy wrappers. Fine.
Type Specimens of Caliban Press On the Occasion of its Sixth Anniversary.
Montclair, New Jersey: Caliban Press, 1991.
Price: $700.00
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Large octavo, 15, (13)pp., with a text by the editor followed by pages of typographical quotes and ornaments printed in several colors. This is #73 of approximately 325 copies printed at the Adagio Press and signed by Leonard Bahr. Very fine in heavy wrappers.
TypoGraphia 1
Bahr, Leonard F., editor
Harper Woods, Michigan: The Adagio Press, 1976.
Price: $40.00
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