Venice, FL: Opuscula Press, 1983. 61pp. One of 250 copies. Signed the author, Dunbar, and the printer, Robert Hanson. Frontispiece photograph of Steinbeck, plus tipped-in rendering of Steinbeck's signature flying pig. An overview of directions for collecting Steinbecks many works, including galley proofs, magazine publications, and special purpose books. Bound...
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Buffalo: Hillside Press, 1980. xv, 50pp. One of 300 copies. Illustrated with eighteen full-page plates. Contains a preface by Robert E. Massmann, as well as a life of Frank Irwin, co-proprietor of this well-known miniature book press, by Eleanor Irwin. Fine in red leatherette with gilt decoration to cover and...
Tilton, NH: Hillside Press, 1971. xix, 51pp. One of 350 copies. Illustrated with twenty-five full-page woodcuts and other illustrations. Contains a preface by Robert E. Massmann. Fine in green, gilt-stamped cloth. Bookplate. (2 3/8 by 2; 61x51mm). (Bradbury p. 95).
Dallas: Somesuch Press, 1984. 53pp. One of 300 sopies. A portrait of Gossage prefaces the text. A collection of memories and reflections on Gossage's persona and character, by Herb Caen, Jessica Mitford, and Gossage himself. Bound in full black leather with gilt stamping. Fine. (2 7/8 by 2 7/16 in.; 73x62 mm).
Oakham, MA: Oakham Bindery, 1974. 60pp. One of one thousand copies. Illustration of General Gage facing title page and two-page image of the Battle of Lexington. A reproduction of Gage's accounts of an intelligence mission to Worcester, the status of the artillery at Concord, and the Battle of Lexington. Bound...
Tilton, NH: Hillside Press, 1977. 46pp. One of 200 copies. With seven hand-colored illustrations by Albertine Weelan depicting butterflies, fireflies, and other winged creatures. Printed on Maidstone handmade paper and bound in publisher's blue cloth, with black lettering to the front cover and spine. A fine copy. (2 5/16 by...
Franklin, NH: Hillside Press, 1963. 64pp. One of an edition of 350 copies. The second book of the Press. Contains six little-known tales taken from a miniature edition published in Boston, 1863, and wood-engraved vignettes from the same source. Fine in pictorial boards backed in cloth. (2 5/16 by 1 7/8; 59x48mm.).
Franklin, NH: Hillside Press, 1970. x, 64pp. One of 250 copies. Nine engraved caricature illustrations by J. J. Grandville, the pseudonym of Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard. Florian's amusing lyric tales include "The Inquisitive Cat", "The Crocodile and the Sturgeon", and "The Canary and the Crow". Bound in pictorial yellow cloth...
Roswell: Hillside Press, 1983. xi, 58pp. One of 300 copies signed by the printer, Eleanor Irwin. With three illustrations, and hand-colored initials and fleur-de-lis on title page. The Introduction is by Richard F. Ellis. Very fine in dark blue leather. (2 1/2 by 2; 65x52mm). (Bradbury, p. 96).
Tilton, NH: Hillside Press, 1976. ix, 60pp. One of 300 copies. With occasional black-and-white illustration, a collection of notes bearing on existential philosophy, mysticism, Zen Buddhism, and books. Bound in gray-blue leatherette over boards with gilt decoration. Fine. (2 5/16 by 2 in.; 59x51 mm).
Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1975. (27)pp. One of 150 copies, printed and bound by Vance Gerry. Contains a biography of William M. Cheney and a bibliography of miniature books printed by him between 1949 and 1974. Fine in decorated paper-covered boards, with a paper label and a printed dust...
New Britain, CT: Robert E. Massmann, 1985. (33)pp. One of 300 copies. Frontispiece color photograph of a young deer. Warner, a neighbor, friend, and colleague of Mark Twain, here expounds upon the sport of hunting with keen brutality, signature wit, and understated conservationism. Bound in brown leather with illustration of...
Franklin, NH: Hillside Press, 1967. 44pp. One of 375 copies. Contains ten reproductions of illustrations by Kate Greenaway and an introduction on the history of nursery rhymes. Fine in orange pictorial cloth. (2 1/4 by 1 15/16 in.; 57x49 mm). (Bradbury p. 94).
Buffalo, NY: Hillside Press, 1979. 42pp. One of 250 copies. Illustrated throughout in black & white with examples of heraldic bookplates from the fifteenth century onward, including that of George Washington. Fine in pictorial orange cloth. (2 1/4 by 1 7/8; 58x49mm).
Franklin, NH: Hillside Press, 1967. 51pp. One of 210 copies. With four full-page black and white illustrations. A fine copy in gilt-stamped polished navy blue leather. (2 5/16 by 1 7/8; 59x47mm.).
Buffalo: Hillside Press, 1979. 39pp. One of 225 copies. The 1898 version of the text, written for Clemens' autobiography. A very fine copy in pictorial cloth binding. (2 3/8 by 1 15/16 in.; 60x49 mm). (Bradbury, p. 96).
Franklin, NH: Hillside Press, 1968. x, 46pp. One of 250 copies. With several full-page illustrations of fantastic monsters, human heroes, and anthropomorphic characters. Bound in pale green cloth with decoration to upper cover in black. Partially unopened. Near fine. (2 7/16 by 2 in.; 60x50 mm).
Alhambra, CA: (Bookworm Press), 1968. (44)pp. One of 200 numbered copies. A compilation of selections from Rabindranath Tagore's Fireflies, originally published by Macmillan in 1928. This is the first of two miniature books published by Audrey Arellanes, who was a minature book enthusiast, but is best known for her prominent...
Buffalo: Hillside Press, 1987. 67pp. One of 250 copies, signed by the publisher, Eleanor Irwin. This account of the Millard Fillmore's youth is illustrated with a black & white frontispiece portrait of the President. Fine in gilt-stamped blue cloth. (2 1/2 by 2 in.; 63x51 mm).
Tilton, NH: Hillside Press, 1975. xxiv, 92pp. One of 250 copies. With frontispiece portrait and vignette of Monticello. Fine in gilt-titled red leather. (2 3/8 by 2 in.; 60x50mm).
Buffalo: Hillside Press, 1978. 50pp. One of 250 copies. A version of the Arabian nights, illustrated in black & white. Fine in olive green cloth. (2 1/4 by 2; 59x49mm).
Franklin, NH: Hillside Press, 1964. ix,74 pp. One of 375 copies, signed by Irwin. An analysis of Nostradamus' famous foresight, with contemporary verses and texts added. Fine with illustrated dust wrapper, shabby at edges, featuring an image by William Blake. (2 3/8 by 2 in.; 60x51 mm). (Welsh 5298).
Buffalo: Hillside Press, 1985. vii, 88pp. One of 300 copies, signed by the publisher, Eleanor Irwin. An illustrated essay about a famous Florentine library. Title page hand-colored. Fine in printed red cloth. (2 1/2 by 2 1/16 in.; 63x52 mm). (Bradbury p. 96).
Tilton, NH: Hillside Press, 1974. 38pp. One of 250 copies. Illustrated with numerous photo-engravings surrounded by keen numismatic analysis of colonial currency's forms and functions. Very fine in yellow cloth. (2 5/16 by 1 15/16 in.; 59x50 mm).
Skokie: Black Cat Press, (1976). (46)pp. One of 249 copies. The last two pages are a typefounder's variation from an 1882 specimen book which is a delightful ABC. Slightest rubbing to exterior and expected wear along spine, else fine in brown leather with gilt title and decoration. (2 9/16 by 1 3/4 in.; 66x45 mm).