Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
Number 115
December 1997


Books In Sheets

Two books of Abecedaries are offered at a 30% discount by Alan James Robinson, Red Raven Graphics, PO Box 406, One Cottage St., Easthampton, MA 01027, ph: 413-527-8557; fax: 527-6958.


ABC of Bookbinding, written and illustrated by Jane Greenfield. Oak Knoll Books, 1997. Hardcover, 8 x 11", 200 pp., 700+ illus. $35 + s&h. Order # 49915-Z. A uniquely illustrated glossary about bookbinding and its history. "Examining the book's development through different times and in different places, this work includes names and drawings for almost every conceivable part of the book as well as a multitude of styles, bindings and decorations. Greenfield literally takes apart the structure of the book through the ages, illustrating the many and varied facets of books with over 700 line drawings and definitions that clearly outline the historical development of the book's structures and styles." Due to be published in late December. Advance orders accepted. Order from: Oak Knoll Books, 414 Delaware St., New Castle. DE 19720; ph: 1-800-996-2556 or 302-328-7232; Fax: 328-7274; e-mail:

Anatomy, Poems by Alice Jones. With illustrations by Coriander Reisbord. Bullnettle Press, San Francisco, 1997. Edition of 100, printed in Gill Sans Medium type on white Rives Lightweight paper, 39 pp., approx. 4 3/4" x 10 1/4". 85 copies bound by Coriander Reisbord in red pastepaper boards with a transparent vellum spine stamped in gold. $195, with 20% discount to dealers. The remainder offered in sheets at $150 net, or in full vellum. Payment in US dollars only, checks payable to: Asa Peavy, Bullnettle Press, 1418 Rhode Island St., #5, San Francisco, CA 94107.

Vassar Viewed Veraciously, 16 Pencil Sketches by Wallace Stevens, with an Introduction & Notes by D. H. Woodward. The Windhover Press, Iowa City, 1997. 52 pp., 8 x 10". 350 copies designed and printed by Janice Frey, Don Howell, Kim Merker, & Jim Snitzer at The University of Iowa Center for the Book. Printed in Romanée type on handmade Bibliophile Society paper, drawings printed on Mohawk Superfine. Binding by Larry Yerkes. $65 + $2 postage. Send orders to The Windhover Press, The University of Iowa, 102 EPB, Iowa City, IA 52242; or call 319-335-0447.

Task of the Artist, by Joseph Conrad, Pequeño Press, Bisbee, Ariz., 1997. Designed and produced by Pat Baldwin. This essay elegantly expresses the role that an artist must take in order to observe life and convey these feelings to others. Printed in Caslon type on Neenah Classic Crest and Fabriano Ingres papers. Original illustrations and cover paper done by Sylvia Lovell-Cooper. Eccentric twist-accordion structure, 13 pp., 2 7/8" x 2 7/8", anodized aluminum slipcase. Bound at waterleaf Mill & Bindery. Signed and numbered edition of 55. $75 + $2 p&h. Dealer discount 25%. Available from: Pequeño Press, PO Box 1711, Bisbee, AZ 85603; ph: 520-432-5924, fax: 520-432-3065, e-mail:

Leather Books, An Illustrated Handbook. by Karli Frigge. Ra Joppe, The Netherlands, 1997. 96 pp., 10 x 5 1/2". Paper wrapper. $38, available from Dawson's Book Store, 535 North Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004; ph: 213-469-2186. See Reviews, this issue.

Directories, etc.

AIC 1998 Membership Directory. The indispensable resource for conservators, museum, library, arts professionals, students and others needing to make contact with the conservation field. 260 pp., wirebound. $25 for individuals and non-profits; regular price of $50 for commercial companies; p&h is $6. Orders must be prepaid by check or m.o. made out to AIC (American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works). Contact: AIC, 1717 K Street, NW, Suite 301, Washington, DC 20006; 202-452-9545; fax: 202-452-9328:

A Booklover's Calendar. The 1998 calendar is now ready. This year's selection of quotations about books and reading range in length from 21 to 56 words. 300 copies; light green covers, punched for hanging. $5 each, 6 for $25 includes s&h. Make checks payable to Frank J. Anderson, Kitemaug Press, 229 Mohawk Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29301-2827; ph: 864-576-3338.

The Artful Book of Days. A permanent reminder of special days, birthdays and anniversaries, published by the Society of Calligraphy. Full color on every page with 25 of their own SfC artists. $18 (includes sales tax); 10 or more $17 each.; $3 p&h. From: Ann Lawrence, 7147 Floramorgan Trail, Tujunga, CA 91042; 818-352-3661.