Established in 1994, the Ross Collection is a book arts collection principally made up of selections of books and ephemera printed by contemporary private presses. English presses are well represented, as well as presses in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, Holland, Belgium, Spain and Wales. There also are several American presses represented, including Gehenna, Double Elephant, Grabhorn and Providence.
It has been argued that the modern private press movement began as a result of the great arts and crafts era that flourished in the nineteenth century. In Oxford, the Daniel Press published small but lovely editions of poetry, which may have been a point of inspiration for William Morris, a student at Christ Church College, who was to transform the book arts through the work of his great Kelmscott Press.
Some enthusiasts have observed that the book arts seem to be approaching a threshold of rejuvenation. The founding patrons of this Collection, Virginia Ross, Mount Holyoke College class of 1966, and her father, George Berkeley Ross, wished to encourage contemporary private printers of fine books and acquire some of the long overlooked editions of earlier presses. In the first year, a collection of books and ephemera published by the Rocket Press of England helped to form the nucleus of a contemporary book arts collection.
The patrons hope that the Ross Collection will become an inspiration to scholars and book artists at Mount Holyoke, where, in an age of information technology dominated by the images appearing on glimmering screens, they would like to encourage a renewal of creative emphasis on the arts of the sumptuous book.
Collector Virginia Ross, Mount Holyoke College Class of 1966, requested artist Konstantin Kalinovich to create a bookplate (shown above) for the Ross Collection and "to combine two themes ... women and prophecy: women, because Mount Holyoke is a women's college, and prophecy, because of the importance of books in revealing what has been, history, and what might be, the future."
The design Mr. Kalinovich created in 1997 in response to her request delves deeply into the feminine imagery emerging from the history of the book, to render a vision of a Romanesque sibyl, the wisest of women in the classical world.
According to Latin mythology, during a time of particular crisis, the sibyls placed their prophecies before the Senate of Rome, offering to sell nine of their divinatory books, in return for a modest honorarium. When their initial offer was rejected as too extravagant, the sibyls burned three volumes and offered the remaining six at the original asking price. Upon the rejection of their second offering, the sibyls burned three of the six remainders, and offered the final three oracular volumes for the same price. This time, their offer was accepted, and for centuries the Sibylline Prophecies were consulted by Rome's rulers in times of peril.
Kalinovich's interpretation encompasses imagery from the farthest reaches of the Roman empire, embodying a sibyl who is young, astute and visionary, inscribing her wisest divinations for the future of the book arts onto the magical pages opening before her. The sibyl is responding to her vision of the two classical animals of wisdom, the owl and the serpent, permitting her to dissect time and to envision destiny as crystalline flakes of time, which disintegrate and descend, in a graceful falling of divinatory snow, whose messages are totally silent for lesser mortals. The intensity of her trance has enflamed the cyclopean eye of her peacock plume quill, as she realises the profundity of her powers. Kalinovich's vision is achieved by hard-ground etching, enhanced via the application of aquatint.
Ackerman, Diane [and others]; lithographs by Enid Mark.
Beyond the map. Wallingford, Pa. : ELM Press, 1995.
Call number: PS589 .B45 1995 Folio.
Thirty-five numbered copies and eight artist's™ proofs of this book were printed during the summer and autumn of 1994. This is no. 7. The lithographs were hand pulled by Timothy P. Sheesley at Corridor Press, Otego, New York, The type, Monotype Garamond, was composed by Dan Carr and Julia Ferrari at Golgonooza Letter Foundry, and printed by Daniel Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress, Hadley, Massachusetts. The papers are Rives heavyweight and Itajime. Hand bound by Barbara B. Blumenthal, Northampton, Massachusetts.
An Infant's Library. [Great Britain]: PLA Society of Private Printers, 1980.
Call number: miniature children's books.
A boxed set of 30 chapbooks for children, each 11.5 x 6.5cm. Hand-printed by 30 different private presses from America, England, Holland, Italy, and Australia. With an Introductory booklet printed by Cuckoo Hill press (England) listing the presses and with a note by Brian Alderson the history of cabinets of books for children. An edition of only 70 sets housed in a wooden box with sliding lid and wood-engraved label.
The Ante-Purgatorio; Cantos I-IX of the Purgatorio. New York, Racolin Press, 1964.
Call number: PQ4315.21 .L6 1964 Folio.
English translations by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The etchings were Illustrated by Jack Zajac, and the book was printed by Torcoliere (Firm). It is coated in a vellum-covered drop-spine box with blue moiré silk lining.
An ABC Tour of Wales. Newtown, Powys, Wales : Gwasg Gregynog, 1994.
Call number: NE647.6 A55 A61 1994.
Linocuts hand-colored by Peter Allen; designed and printed by David Esslemont. One of 300 copies.
Bible. O.T. Ecclesiastes.
The Book of Ecclesiastes. Lugansk, Ukraine, 1997.
Call number: NE735 U47 K25 1997 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Designed, written, etched and bound by Konstantin Kalinovitch. Hand bound in 3/4 linen cloth, 1/4 beige pigskin. In solander box of grey buckram and quarter vellum lined in red silk. A broken watch face and a copper plate bearing the title are mounted on the book's front cover. Copy is unique.
Bible. O.T. Jonah. Welsh.
Llyfr Ionas. Powys : Gwasg Gregynog, 1988.
Call number: BS1604 W4 M7 1988 Folio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
From the William Morgan translation of 1588; introduction by R. Geraint Gruffydd; illustrated by Jonas Jones; engraved by Colin Paynton. Copy no. 194.
Bible. O.T. Psalms. English. Coverdale. 1977.
The psalms of David. Folkestone : Dawson, 1977.
Call number: BS1422 1977b Folio.
Designed and printed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge, Eng. Copy no. 248 of 315.
Bible. O.T. Song of Solomon. English. Today's English. 1994.
The song of songs : the most beautiful of songs. [England?], 1994.
Call number: BS1483 T63 1994 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
The illustrations are watercolors with gilt accents by Konstantin Kalinovich, who also did the binding and calligraphy. Bound in three quarter silk brocade and maroon leather with a low-relief wooden apple with ivory inset mounted on cover; in vellum-covered presentation box. Copy is unique.
Bible O.T. Song of Solomon. Selections. Latin. 1931.
Canticum canticorum Salomonis : quod Hebraice dicitur Sir Hasirim. Weimar : Cranach Press, 1931.
Call number: NE114.6 G55 A63 1931.
Designed and illustrated by Eric Gill. One of 200 copies on hand-made Maillol-Kessler paper, bound in quarter vellum, lettered in gilt on the spine; lacking slipcase. Copy no. 118.
Blake, William, 1757-1827.
William Blake's water-colour designs for the poems of Thomas Gray. Boissia, Clairvaux, France : Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust ; London : distributed by B. Quaritch, 1972.
Call number: ND1942 B55 G72 1971 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Introduction and commentary by Geoffrey Keynes, kt. One of 36 copies, unbound in the French style, in a full morocco portfolio, with an additional portfolio containing technical material. Copy no. 25.
Borges, Jorge Luis.
The book of sand = El libro de arena. [Santa Rosa, Calif.]: Nawakum Press, 2013.
Call number: Z239 .N39 B67 2013
Published by David Pascoe at Nawakum Press. The design, printing and binding are by Peggy Gotthold and Lawrence G. Van Velzer at Foolscap Press in Santa Cruz, California. The Garamond type was cast by Michael and Winifred Bixler, Skaneateles, New York, and printed on Curtis Holcomb Text and handmade Cave Paper. The etchings are by Thomas Wood of Bellingham, Washington. Of the thirty copies produced, twenty-four copies are numbered, with six lettered copies A-F reserved for Nawakum Press.
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861.
Sonnets from the Portuguese, with a note. Venice : S. Rosen, 1906.
Call number: PR4186 A1 1906 Miniature (with Kalinovich bookplate).
A miniature book, painted on vellum, creating a charming edition of this famous work.
A printer's dozen : eleven spreads from unrealised books. Cambridge, England: Rampant Lions, 1993.
Call number: Z246 C28 1993 Folio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Designed and printed at the Rampant Lions Press by Sebastian Carter. Copy no. 135 of 211.
An impression of winter: a landscape panorama.
Call number: ND497.C748 A45 1965
An impression of summer: a landscape panorama.
Call number: ND497.C748 A44 1966
An impression of spring: a landscape panorama.
Call number: ND497.C748 A43 1966
An impression of autumn: a landscape panorama.
Call number: ND497.C748 A42 1966
Gogmagog Press, 4 matching volumes, 1965-66.
Each 8.5 x 5 inches and bound in boards covered with original monotype prints. Illustrated throughout with embossed reverse/direct offset prints by Cox in colors and joined in a continuous strip to make 9 double-page openings. Editions of 100 signed per volume.
The Art of Trout Fishing on the Rapid Streams by H.C. Cutcliffe, revised and illustrated by D.R. Wakefield. [Tiverton, Devon]: Chevington Press, 1982.
Call number: SH687 .C97 1982.
Printed on handmade Barcham Green paper with Perpetua type. An edition of 50 signed copies; this copy is an artist's proof. Bound in ¼ red leather, spine titling gilt, printed label to front, slipcase. Illustrated with colored engravings.
Dallimore, William, 1871-
Poisonous plants, deadly, dangerous and suspect. London : F. Etchells & H. Macdonald, 1927.
Call number: QK100 G7 N3 1927 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Engraved on wood and with an introduction by John Nash; edited by Dr. A.W. Hill; printed on Renker's Ingres paper at the Curwen Press. Copy no. 208 of 350.
Mark Cazalet : a new sacred art. Blewbury, Eng. : Rocket Press, 1994.
Call number: N6797 C29 D3 1994.
Printed on the occasion of an exhibit during Holy Week 1994 organized by Jonathan & David Stephenson at The Gallery in Cork Street in London. One of 875 copies, signed by Cazalet.
Eliot, T. S., 1888-1965.
Four quartets. Cambridge : Rampant Lions Press in association with Faber and Faber, 1996.
Call number: Â PS3509 L43 F6 1996 Folio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Designed and printed by Sebastian Carter. Copy no. 119 of 226; with prospectus.
The Putney Debates. Cambridge, England : Rampant Lions Press, 1983.
Call number: PR6055 M44 P8 1983 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Lino-cuts by Clare Melinsky. Designed and printed by Sebastian Carter. Copy no. 194 of 500 copies.
Gwasg Gregynog : a descriptive catalogue of printing at Gregynog 1970-1990. Newtown, Powys, Wales : Gwasg Gregynog, 1990.
Call number: Â Z232 G8754 E87 1990 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Compiled by David Esslemont and Glyn Tegai Hughes. Copy no. 767.
Frink, Elizabeth, 1930-
Etchings illustrating Chaucer's Canterbury tales. London : Leslie Waddington Prints Ltd., 1972.
Call number: PR1870 A1 C6 1972 XFolio.
Introduction and translation by Nevill Coghill. Cased. Copy no. A-31 of 50, signed by the artist.
Frink : the official biography of Elisabeth Frink. London : HarperCollins, 1998.
Call number: NB497 F74 G37 1998.
Trade edition, purchased to accompany her Etchings illustrating Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
Giraldus, Cambrensis, 1146?-1223?
Itinerary through Wales. Newtown, Powys, Wales : Gwasg Gregynog, 1989.
Call number: DA725 G5713 1989 Folio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Rev. ed. of Richard Colt Hoare's translation of: Itinerarium Cambriae. Edited by Brynley F. Roberts; illustrated with wood engravings by Colin Paynton. Designed and printed at Gregynog by David Esslemont. Copy no. 203 of an edition of 300 bound in quarter-leather numbered.
The Local. London: Cassell & Co., 1939.
Call number: TX947.G668 L8 1939.
Illustrated with 15 full-page color lithographs of London pub interiors. Printed paper boards, bookplate, and with the remains of the original cellophane dust-jacket with printed flaps.
William Blake as printer and engraver. Mittineague, Mass. : Worthy Paper Co. Association.
Call number: NE642 B5 G7 1924 Folio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
One of a series of inserts to numbers of The American printer, published between 1924 and 1926, it exemplifies their Aurelian, dull finish, 80 lb. paper.
Grasset, Eugène, 1841-1917.
Plants and their application to ornament, in twelve monthly parts. London : Chapman and Hall, 1896.
Call number: NK1560 G7 1896 XFolio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Part 1 only; accompanied by slightly reduced color photocopies of the plates.
Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771.
An elegy written in a country church-yard. San Francisco : Printed for W.A. Clark, Jr. by John Henry Nash, 1925.
Call number: PR3502 E5 1925 folio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Introduction by James Southall Wilson; foreword by William Andrews Clark, Jr.; frontispiece by William H. Wilke. Copy no. 74 of 200.
Lord Byron's Foot. New York: Nancy Loeber, 2016.
Call number: PS3557.R3717 L67 2012 Folio.
A poem by George Green with woodcuts by Nancy Loeber. Printed and made by Loeber in an edition of 35 numbered and signed copies. In printed card covers with jacket. The 8 full-page illustrations are reduction woodcuts printed in up to 5 or 6 soft pastel colors.
Gross, Anthony, 1905-
The very rich hours of Le Boulvé. Cambridge, England : Rampant Lions Press, 1980.
Call number: DC801 L46367 G76 Folio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Written and illustrated with twenty-six etchings and engravings on copper by Anthony Gross; with a foreword by David Garnett; designed and printed by Will and Sebastian Carter. Copy no. 94 of 135.
Gwasg Gregynog ephemera. Newton, Wales : The Press, 1974-
Call number: Z232 G8754 G9 XFolio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
A selection of advertisements, Christmas greetings, and miscellaneous minor works printed by the press.
Walt Whitman's faces: a typographic reading, with an introductory essay by Karen Karbiener. Jersey City : Harsimus Press, 2012.
Call number: PS3242.P67 H46 2012.
The book takes the text of Whitman's poem "Leaf of Faces" and prints it in various colors as a type-specimen with many different faces which are identified in shoulder notes. Illustrated with linocuts and other plates. An edition of 80 handprinted copies, signed and numbered, of which this is one of only 30 specials. These specials are casebound in ¼ green leather, spine label, paper over boards, and have additional linocuts loosely inserted.
H. P. Kraus, Inc.
Illustration : books and manuscripts from the fifteenth to the twentieth century illustrated with woodcuts, engraving, etchings, lithographs, color plates, watercolors or pen-and-ink drawings. Catalogue 179. (New York)
Part of the Ross Collection ephemera.
H. P. Kraus, Inc.
Incunabula : works from ninety-eight presses in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, Holland, Belgium, Spain, & England, arranged in Proctor order. Catalogue 182. New York, 1990.
Part of the Ross Collection ephemera.
Hymns to Aphrodite. San Francisco : Grabhorn Press, 1927.
Call number: PA4025 H8 E34 1927 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Selected from the volume of Homeric hymns translated into English prose by John Edgar ... and first published in Edinburgh in 1891 by James Thin. One of 200 copies, with prospectus.
Heart of the Rock : Poems 1973 to 1992. Blewbury, Eng. : Rocket Press, 1993. Call number: PR6015 O88 H4 1993 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Selected and edited by David Stephenson; printed by Jonathan Stephenson. Copy no. 80 of 300.
Tracks: Walking the Ancient Landscapes of Britain. London: Thames & Hudson Ltd., 2012. Call number: ND497.H8658 T73 2012.
Collector's edition with etching of Ring of Brodgar print, Francis Kyle Gallery.
James, Merlin, & David Stephenson.
Ray Howard-Jones. Blewbury, Eng. : Rocket Press, 1993. Call number: ND497 H79 A4 1993 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Printed by Jonathan Stephenson on the occasion of a retrospective exhibit in July 1993 organized by Jonathan & David Stephenson at The Gallery in Cork Street in London. One of 750 copies. Signed by Ray Howard-Jones.
John O'Connor : Rocket Contemporary Art. Blewbury, Eng. : Rocket Press, 1992.
Call number: N6797 O26 J6 1992 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Printed by Jonathan Stephenson on the occasion of an exhibit in July 1992 organized by Jonathan & David Stephenson at Rocket Contemporary Art. One of 700 copies, signed by O'Connor.
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
The vanity of human wishes : the tenth satire of Juvenal imitated by Samuel Johnson. London : Rampant Lions, 1984.
Call number: PR3530 A1 1984 Folio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Eight etchings by Dennis Tegetmeier; edited and with an introduction by Matthew Hodgart; designed and printed by Will Carter. Copy no. 118 of 200.
Hummingbird. Rochester, N.Y., Leopard Studio Editions, 2010.
Call number: N7433.4.H84 H855 2010.
Designed and printed by Sue Huggins Leopard. Issued in an edition of 10. Hand bound and signed by the artist, and signed by the author. The Flutter book is housed in a clamshell box. The pochoir and letterpress is in silver ink, gouache and copper ink on Nishinouchi Natural Naka Ban, hand dyed with walnut ink. Book cover papers by Velma Bolyard from plants grown on her farm. Box covered with silver spattered paper by the artist. The book is copy no. 5 of 10.
Le ballet en France du quinzième siècle à nos jours. Paris : Hachette, 1954.
Call number: GV1649 K6 1954 Folio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Written by Kochno with the collaboration of Maria Luz, it features an original lithograph by Picasso for the frontispiece. The binding is by Maison Diguet-Deny with a design after Matisse. René Ben Sussan did the layout, and the printing was done at Georges Lang's press. In original plastic dust jacket.
Apocalypse clocks. [Massachusetts] : Double Elephant Press, 2000.
Call number: NE512 K83 A59 2000 XFolio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Michael Kuch drew, bit & printed the copper plates & composed the poetry. Art Larson printed the text letterpress. The sixteen point van Dijck was cast by M & H Type. The paper was made by hand for this undertaking at Papeterie St-Armand in Montreal. Shoshannah Wineburg bound the edition in a timely fashion. Copy no. 27 of 60; with poster advertising the work from R. Michaelson Galleries.
A plague on your house : a eulogy & necrological etchings of the frog. [Massachusetts] : Double Elephant Press, 1994.
Call number: NE512 K83 A7 1994 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Binding by Shoshannah Wineberg; letterpress by Arthur Larson. Copy no. 56 of 60.
The Pleasant History of Lazarillo de Tormes. Newtown, Powys : Gwasg Gregynog, 1991.
Call number: PQ6408 E5 1991 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
From the 16th century translation by David Rowland; edited by Gareth Alban Davies; illustrated with wood engravings by Frank Martin. Copy no. LXIX with additional suite of plates.
The Story of Ferdinand. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1937.
Call number: PZ7.L463 St 1937.
Illustrated by Robert Lawson.
The Story of Ferdinand. New York, Viking, 1958.
Call number: PZ7.L463 St 1958.
Illustrated by Robert Lawson.
Lubbock, Joseph Guy.
Landscapes of the spirit. London : Bertram Rota, c1994.
Call number: NE642 L78 A68 1994 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
The design and printing of the text is by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press; binding by George Percival. Copy 49 of 65. Also included is a brochure from the 1996 Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition of Lubbock's work. Pages 13 and 14 are uncut. Signed by J.G. Lubbock.
Makower, Frances and Mark Cazalet.
The path to Calvary. Blewbury, Eng. : Rocket Press, 1994.
Call number: BT306.4 M35 1994 XFolio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Engravings by Cazalet; printed by Jonathan Stephenson. Cased. Copy no. 46, signed by the artist.
Maslow, Jonathan Evan.
Skulls / poems by Johathan Maslow; etchings & woodcuts by Leonard Baskin. Leeds, Mass. : Gehenna Press, 2003.
Call number: PS3563 A7857 S58 2003 XFolio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Printed by Michael Kuch and Sarah Horowitz at the Double Elephant Press. Edition limited to 34 copies, numbered and signed by the poet and Lisa Baskin. Bound in full leather with onlays; includes additional suite of the etchings and woodcuts, as well as a manuscript of one of the poems.
Milton, John, 1608-1674.
Paradise lost : a poem in twelve books. London : Cresset Press, 1931.
Call number: PR3560 1931 Folio.
Illustrated by D. E. Galanis; printed by the Shakespeare Head Press (Bernard H. Newdigate printer, Anna Simons typographer). Issued in a uniform edition with Milton's Paradise regain'd. Copy no. 149 of 195.
Milton, John, 1608-1674.
Paradise regain'd : a poem in four books. London : Cresset Press, 1931.
Call number: PR3560 1931 Folio.
Illustrated by D. E. Galanis; printed by the Shakespeare Head Press (Bernard H. Newdigate printer, Anna Simons typographer). Issued in a uniform edition with Milton's Paradise lost. Copy no. 149 or 195.
A Machynlleth triad. Newtown, Powys, Wales : Gwasg Gregynog, 1993.
Call number: DA745 M23 M67 1993.
Illustrations by Brenda Berman; designed by John Ryder, printed by David Esslemont; bound by Alan Wood. Copy no. 91 of 350.
Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947.
Cobden-Sanderson and the Doves Press : the history of the Press. San Francisco : John Henry Nash, 1929.
Call number: Z232 C65 N2 1929 Folio.
Essays by John Henry Nash, T. J. Cobden-Sanderson, Alfred W. Pollard, and Edward Johnston. Cased. Copy no. 179 of 339, with prospectus.
Parenthesis: the newsletter of the Fine Press Book Association. [S.I.]: Fine Press Book Association, -.
Call number: Z1033.F5 P374.
Pouchée, Louis John.
Ornamented types : twenty-three alphabets from the foundry of Louis John Pouchée. London : I. M. Imprimit ; in association with the St. Bride Printing Library, 1993.
Call number: Z250.5 W65 O7 1993 XFolio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Introduction by James Mosley; printed by Julia Horsfall and Ian Mortimer; bound by The Fine Bindery. 2 vols., cased. Set no. 91 of 200.
Repton, Humphry, 1752-1818.
The red books of Humphry Repton. London : Basilisk Press, 1976.
Call number: SB470 R4 1976 XFolio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Facsimile of his landscape plans for Sherringham in Norfolk, Antony House in Cornwall and Attingham in Shropshire; with an explanatory volume by Edward Malins. Slipcased. One of 515 copies.
An Azure Sunset. Charlotte, N.C. : Providence Press, 1994.
Call number: PS3568 I358 A97 1994 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Printed by William Loftin at Heritage Printers. Cased. Copy no. 9 of 200, signed by the author.
Rocket Press ephemera. Oxfordshire, Eng. : Rocket Press, 1985-1994.
Call number: Z232 R64 R6 Folio.
Printed by Jonathan Stephenson at The Rocket Press. Slipcased. One of 85 copies.
Agnes Miller Parker, wood engravings from The fables of Esope : the story of a remarkable book. Newtown, Powys, Wales : Gwasg Gregynog, 1996.
Call number: NE1147.6 P37 R6 1996 Folio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Printed by David Esslemont and David Vickers; bound by Alan Wood. Copy no. 14 of 185 in quarter cloth.
Le bateau ivre. [England], 1996.
Call number: NE735 U47 K25 1996 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
"Drunken Argosy: French Poetry of XIXC." Mounted etchings, calligraphy, and binding by Konstantine Kalinovitch. Bound in 1/2 black leather, 1/2 red-and-black brocade, with small brass plate engraved with Rimbaud's signature mounted on leather. Copy is unique.
Will's way. Shipston-on-Stour, Eng. : Celandine Press, 1993.
Call number: PR6068 U26 W5 1993 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Printed by Jonathan Stephenson at The Rocket Press. Cased. Copy no. 17 of 150.
Intimate leaves from a designer's notebook. Newtown, Powys, Wales : Gwasg Gregynog, 1993.
Call number: Z250 R984 1993 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
With a foreword by Jan Morris; designed by John Ryder; printed by David Esslemont; bound by Alan Wood. Review copy.
Number 10 out of 93.
Lac des Pleurs, report from Lake Pepin. [Stockholm, Wisconsin]: Midnight Paper Sales, 2015.
Call number: N7433.4.S328 L33 2015 XFolio.
Illustrated with color wood engravings and printed by Gaylord Schanilec. An edition of 100 numbered copies bound in ¼ leather, the boards in a specially commissioned marbled paper by Jemma Lewis, derived from a photograph of wet stones on the shore of Lake Pepin. Housed in a drop-back box with title label.
Schanilec's original intention was to record all the 70 fish species of this 22 mile stretch of the upper Mississippi River, but realized that it would take decades. As it was, this book was nearly 8 years in production. The text consists of historical commentaries on the lake by early travellers and is illustrated with 7 original color wood engravings, five of which are double-page and folded. Schanilec has also engraved a complex folding frontispiece map which is printed on Japanese paper. This book is the subject of an article in the journal Parenthesis (no. 30).
Selborne, Joanna and Lindsay Newman.
Gwen Raverat: wood engraver. Denby Dale, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire : Fleece Press, 1996.
Call number: NE1147.6.R38 S4 1996.
A biography with wood engravings and full documentation of Raverat's output. From a total edition of 317 this is one of only 7 extra specials which are in a designer binding by Angela James. Peter J. Sanderson set the Scotch Roman at Whittington. The paper used is Zerkall. Full grey leather, tooling gilt, small inlaid panels with patterns recalling typical wood-engraving marks. Loose original Raverat print (Jeu de Bouldes, Vence, 1992) laid-in. Housed in a drop-back box lined with pink felt, leather spine label.
The Way We Live Now. London : Karsten Schubert, 1991.
Call number: PS3569 O6547 W39 1991c (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Pictures and endpapers are original etchings by Howard Hodgkin, hand painted in tempera by Jack Shirreff. The dustjacket is also hand painted in tempera; bound by Dieter Schulke. Copy no. II of VI presentation copies, signed by author & artist, but without any presentation inscription.
Stephenson, Alan M. G.
The Victorian Archbishops of Canterbury. Blewbury, Eng. : Rocket Press, 1991.
Call number: BX5107 C1 S7 1991
Preface by Robert Cantuar (i.e, Robert Runcie); printed by Jonathan Stephenson; bound by The Fine Bindery in purple leather. Cased. Copy no. 20 of 525.
Rocket Ephemera. Oxfordshire, The Rocket Press, 1995(?).
Call number: Z232.R64 R6 Folio.
"Rocket Ephemera is limited to eighty sets each of which contain fifty-five pieces of ephemera designed and letterpress printed by Jonathan Stephenson at The Rocket Press in Oxfordshire between 1985 & 1994." Ephemera is in a box, with pasted-on spine label and illustrated cover label.
As I Wandered. [England] : [The Artist], 1999.
Call number: N7433.4 T37 1999.
Number 20 in an edition of 25 hand sewn books with relief collographs, in CD jewel case.
Books2Eat ABC. 2013.
Call number: N7433.3 B75 2005 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Edition 19 of 25.
Coffee Times. Thame, Oxfordshire : p's & q's Press, 2006.
Call number: N7433 T33 C64 2006.
1 portfolio : color illustrations ; 16cm, 11 postcards.
The work grew as "an evolving collection of postcards, part commentary and part autobiography." It was "printed on Zerkall with  coffee filter pockets for laser printed cards."
Number 14 out of 25, second edition.
Hatbox: A Storm of Stars. 2013.
Call number: N7433.4 T37 H3 2011.
Edition 5 of 25.
A Memorable Fancy: the Marriage of Heaven and Hell / William Blake; Marie-Christine Natta, translation; Jose San Martin, wood-cuts; Christine Tacq, etchings. Paris : p's & q's Press, 2007.
Call number: PR4144 M314 2007 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
"A Memorable Fancy" was published with wood-cuts printed in Paris, set in Garamond with etchings printed on Somerset in Thame. 60 copies were printed, with 6 copies inscribed A/P. Library owns copy 14/54 signed by Christine Tacq.
The monkey's dream. Blewbury, England : Rocket Press, 1991.
Call number: NE642 T22 A7 1991 XFolio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Bound in traditional oriental style, with a screen-printed linen canvas cover designed by the artist, who was responsible for both the story and the etchings. Printed by Jonathan Stephenson.
Printess & the P: With THE REAL PRINCESS by Hans Anderson. Thame, Oxfordshire [England] : p's & q's Press, 2014.
Call number: PZ8 A542 Pr 2014 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
There are 20 relief prints, including seven double-page spreads with embossing. Two poems, including one by Emily Dickinson, are included in the 54 page book. The book is in a linen slipcase and measures 210 x 310mm. Text set in Optima with relief collagraphs on Zerkall, intaglio collagraphs on Fabriano, and covers designed with relief-blocks. The book, printed at P's & Q's Press, is bound at The Fine Book Bindery. Copy 6 of 25.
Sample book. Thame, Oxfordshire [England] : p's & q's Press, 2002.
Call number: NE642 T22 A76 2002 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
"Inspired by free samples from comics and magazines aimed at young women today and from an almanac from La Belle Jardinière in Paris from 1900". The total edition is 25 copies, bound ledger-style; library has no. 2 of 5 issued in a colour-relief-printed rip-stop nylon folder with 4 additional etchings.
Sleep walking through trees : intaglio prints and folded books for those born later. Thame, Oxfordshire [England], 1999.
Call number: PN6101 S55 2004 Folio.
The letterpress, intaglio prints from collagraphs & etchings, and cast-paper lining for box by Christine Tacq; box by The Fine Bindery. Copy no. 2 of 5 boxed copies.
Sleep walking through trees. Thame, Oxfordshire [England] : published by the artist, 2004.
Call number: NE642 T22 A77 1999 XFolio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Boxed copy numbered 9/45 signed by Tacq; small bookwork is numbered 69/100 and signed by Tacq.
Sonnet XLIII. Thame, Oxfordshire [England] : p's & q's Press, 2010.
Call number: N7433 T33 S66 2010.
The images are in drypoint, with a collograph and chinecolle cover. Printed by Tacq in an edition of 25 in 2009 and in this second edition of 5 dos a dos bound copies in 2010. Â
Number 5 of 5.
Vindication : Escape from the Endless Sleepover. Thame, Oxfordshire [England] : p's & q's Press, 2002. Call number: NE642 T22 A78 2002 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Inspired by young Jane Fawcet's sampler (ca. 1790) at Woodstock Museum, it explores the intersection between traditional images of women's work from the sampler and the words of Mary Wollstonecraft. The collography images were reproduced using the chine collÃ© technique. Copy no. 2 of 25, in hand-stitched envelope as issued.
Sir John Tenniel's illustrations to Lewis Carroll's Alice's adventures in Wonderland & Through the looking-glass : ninety-one prints from the original wood blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from drawings by Sir John Tenniel & one print from an electrotype. London : Macmillan, 1988.
Call number: NC978.5 T46 A4 1988 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Printed by Jonathan Stephenson at the Rocket Press. Boxed by The Fine Bindery in quarter maroon leather and gray linen. Includes vol. of text titled: A Study of Sir John Tenniel's wood-engraved illustration to Alice's adventures in Wonderland & Through the looking-glass written by Leo John De Freitas. Copy no. 244 of 250.
Wakefield, D. R.
The diary and observations of a tench fisher. Tiverton, Devon : Chevington Press, 1981.
Call number: SH691 T4 W34 1981 x-folio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Engravings by D. R. Wakefield. Copy no. 31 of 50, signed by the artist.
Wakefield, Bob and Solange.
I Solange. Goole, East Yorkshire : Chevington Press, 2001.
Call number: NE642 W27 A2 2001 x-folio (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Color engravings by D. R. Wakefield (i.e., Bob Wakefield). The plates consist of portraits of Solange and crab shells. Copy is one of 6 copies with additional set of signed working proofs of the plates.
Wakefield, D. R.
Some trout : poetry on trout and angling. Wiveliscombe, Somersetshire : Chevington Press, .
Call number: PR6110 A6 S65 1987 XFolio.
Etchings by D.R. Wakefield, some of which have been acquainted. Bound in quarter forest green morocco and marbled paper boards by Robert Hadrill; marbled paper made by Katherine Davis. Copy no. 20 of 75.
Wakefield, D. R.
The Sporting fishes of the British Isles : an anthology. Tiverton, Devon : Chevington Press, 1985.
Call number: QL633 G7 S66 1985 XFolio.
Compiled and etched by D.R. Wakefield; some of the etchings have been aquatinted. Copy no. 64 of 100.
Walters, Tom and Richard Russell.
Edward Walters, printer & engraver: with reflections of him as father and teacher, and a checklist of his work by John Gray. Upper Denby, Huddersfield: Simon Lawrence at his Fleece Press, 2013.
Call number: NE1144.W3 2013.
An Albion press dated 1853 was used to print most of the engravings in this book the same way that Edward Walters would have printed them. The Magnani mould-made paper was dampened before printing, and it is fitting that Caslon, set at Whittington, is used as the typeface. There are 240 copies of this book, all bound by the Fine Book Bindery in quarter cloth and a patterned paper based on a repeated lily pattern devised by Edward Walters in 1932.
A Vindication of the Sibylline Oracles. To which are added the Genuine Oracles themselves; with the Ancient Citations from them; in their originals, and in English: and a few brief Notes. London, Printed for the author, 1715.
Call number: PA4253 O83 E5 1715 (with Kalinovich bookplate).
Rebound in 2001 by Maltbys & Son, Oxford, England.
Wrenching times : poems from Drum-taps. Newtown, Powys, Wales : Gwasg Gregynog, 1991.
Call number: PS3211 A3 1991 XFolio.
Selected by M. Wynn Thomas ; wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec; binding designed by Rhian Ticehurst and Alan Wood; printed by David Esslemont. In decorative leather binding by Alan Wood & solander box. Copy with extra suites of plates (15/100).
A miscellany of type. Andoversford, Eng. : Whittington Press, 1990.
Call number: Z250 W596 1990 Folio.
Quarter bound in buckram. Cased. Copy no. of 530.
Elisabeth Frink : original prints : catalogue raisonné. London : Art Books International, 1998.
Call number: NB497 F74 A4 1998.
Trade edition, purchased to accompany her Etchings illustrating Chaucer's Canterbury tales.
Wolfram, von Eschenbach.
The Romance of Parzival and the Holy Grail. Newtown, Powys, Gwasg Gregynog, 1990.
Call number: PT1682.P8 E545 1990 XFolio.
Retold by Carl Lofmark, with wood engravings by Stefan Mrozewski. 195 copies bound in quarter-leather by Alan Wood, 15 copies in a special binding by James Brockman numbered I-XV.