The Private Press.

New York: R. R. Bowker, 1983,

Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. xvi, 389pp. R. R. Bowker, Item #6029

Includes chapters on The Origins of the Private Press; The Quasi-Official or Patron's Press; The Scholarly Press; The Press as an Educational Toy; Private Printing and the Bibliomania ( Roxburghe Club, Lee Priory Press, Middle Hill Press, etc.); The Author as Publisher (Charles Viner, William Blake, Ralph Chubb, Morris Cox's Gogmagog Press); Printing as One fo the Fine Arts: William Morris and the Kelmscott Press; After Kelmscott: The Fine Press in Britain (Vale Press, Eragny Press, Ashendene Press, Doves Press, Essex House Press, Caradoc Press): Morris in America (Roycroft Press, Village Press, Blue Sky Press, Elston Press, Hillside Press, et. al. ); Fine Printing on the Contient (Cranach Press; Officina Bodoni; Stamperia Valdonega, and more); Between the Wars in Britain (Nonesuch, Golden Cockerel, Gregynog Presses); Between the Wars in the U.S.A. ( Mountain House Press, Peter Pauper Press, Black Sun Press, Grabhorn Press, Ward Ritchie Press, and more); World War II and the Aftermath in Britain ( Corvinius Press, Dropmore Press, Stanbrook Abbey Press, Rampant Lions Press, etc.); The Contemporary Scene in Britain (Plough Press, Whittington Press, Gwasg Gregynog, Tragara Press, and many more); The United States Today (Gehenna Press, Pennyroyal Press, Cheloniidae, Cummington Press, Perishable Press, Bird & Bull Press, Adagio Press, Allen Press, Arion Press, Plain Wrapper Press, and many, many more); also with chapters on Canadian presses and Australian presses. A final section deals with private press typefaces. Very fine in a very fine dust jacket.

Price: $64.95