Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
Number 111
April 1997



Mutatis Mutandis, The Necessary Changes Having Been Made, a collaborative work by Scripps College professor Kitty Maryatt and students from Scripps, Pitzer and Pomona Colleges, who wrote the theme of change with a subtext about dreaming vs. reality. The book won first place in the international book arts exhibition, Turning the Page, at the Academy of Art Center Gallery in Honolulu last October. 50 copies, bound Coptic-style in clear acrylic covers, in an acrylic slipcase. 60 pp. Available from Scripps College Press, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont , CA 91711 for $125 plus tax & shipping.

Words That Burn investigates the properties of handmade paper, using paper made by the Scripps College students in the Typography class under the supervision of papermaker Cal Ling. 84 pp. Price $100 plus tax & shipping. Available from Scripps College Press, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont , CA 91711, or Two Hands Press, 22137 Ave. San Luis, Woodland Hills, CA 91364.

A Limited Edition Portfolio Collection: the Handmade Papers of Douglass Morse Howell, seventeen selected examples of Howell handmade papers, laid and wove, plain and decorated, dating from 1946 through the early 1980's, including an example of Mr. Howell's handpress printed letterhead, are housed in four gold stamped folders of Richard de Bas paper. The folding portfolio case, elegantly designed and executed by Gray Parrot, measuring approx. 17" x 22" by 2I" deep, is bound in Belgian linen with gold lettered title on spine. The text includes letterpress printed title page, essay by Laurence Barker, description of the paper specimens and colophon page. Limited to 20 copies. To reserve a copy, contact: Elisabeth Howell King, Exec. for the Estate of Douglass Morse Howell, Beartown Mountain Rd., P.O.Box 285, Monterey, MA 01245. Ph: 413 528-3615. $2500 + $50 shipping & insurance.

American Book Design and William Morris, by Susan Otis Thompson, with a new Foreword by Jean-François Vilain. Published by Oak Knoll Press. Available from Oak Knoll Books, 414 Delaware St., New Castle, DE 19720; ph: 302 328-7232; fax: 302 328-7274; 1 800 996-2556. Hardcover: $49.95 (Order #44930-d3); Paperback: $34.95 (Order #44931-d3).

Weldon Kees: Five Lost Poems, with an engraving by Barry Moser. Published by Windhover Press. An edition of 250 copies of five recently discovered poems. 19 pp., 6I" x 9H". Bound by Larry Yerkes in blue handmade flax paper. $45 + $2 postage. Windhover Press, The University of Iowa, 102 English-Philosophy Bldg., Iowa City, IA 52242-1408.

Trade Tokens of British and American Booksellers and Bookmakers, 6 x 9", 83 pp., composed in Van Dijck types and printed on French mould-made Arches paper. Quarter-bound in morocco leather and paper sides with leather spine label by Barbara Blumenthal. Eleven different 1J" copper tokens are contained in a heavy die-cut board folder and the book and folder are enclosed in a slipcase. 250 copies for sale at $260 + $5 for insured domestic shipping, $10 for foreign airmail. Enclose payment with order. Bird & Bull Press, 2 Jericho Mountain Rd., Newtown, PA 18940; tel: 215 598-3066.

Exhibition Catalogs

Twenty-five Gold-Tooled Bookbindings: An International Tribute to Bernard C. Middleton's Recollections, edited by Dr. Marianne Tidcombe. Produced by Henry Morris at Bird & Bull Press. Preface by Dr. Tidcombe and an essay on "The Use of Gold in Bookbinding" by Mr. Middleton. The exhibition has traveled from The British Library to Rochester Institute of Technology and will be on display in the San Francisco Public Library Rare Book Room from April 25 to June 30, 1997. Available from Oak Knoll Press (414 Delaware St., New Castle, DE 19720, tel: 302 328-7232; fax: 302 328-7274; 1 800 996-2556, e-mail: Hardcover bound by Campbell-Logan Bindery in an edition of 200 signed copies: $95.00 + s&h, order #46857-z. Paperback: $45.00 + s&h, order #46858-z. In sheets (signatures, 8 p. per sig.): $30.00 + s&h. 400 paperback copies and 100 sets of folded sheets available.

Shalom Yehuda Press, The Private Press of Yehuda Miklaf, POB 10536, 91104 Baka, Jerusalem, Israel, tel: 972 2 671 7599; Fax: 972 2 589 4400 (c/o Maurene) ; e-mail: Five books and a broadside.

Robin Price, Printer & Publisher, Starr Mill, Beverly Hts., Middletown, CT 06457, ph: 860 344-8644; fax: 860 344-0344; e-mail: Fine press and artist's books, Autumn 1996 Catalog.