Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
Number 98
February 1995



Aligning the Univers and All Sorts of Types, 1994, Scripps College Press, 50 copies, cloth. A compilation of the text types used at the Press with descriptions and drawings of the presses and binding equipment. Available from the Scripps College Press, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. $85 plus $4.50 s&h. Add CA sales tax if applicable.

Bookbindings and Other Bibliophily: Essays in honour of Anthony Hobson. Edizioni Valdonega, Verona. Ed. Dennis E. Rhodes. Cloth, dustjacket, 368 pp., 72 illus. Available in N. & S. America from Oak Knoll Books (414 Delaware St., New Castle, DE 19720; (302) 328-7232; fax: 328- 7274); Great Britain: The British Library (41 Russell Sq., London WC1B 3DG); elsewhere: Edizioni Valdonega (Via Marsala 71, 37128 Verona, Italy). $125 + 3.50 s&h.

Anthony Hobson ran Sotheby's book department for twenty years, succeeding his father G.D. Hobson, the great historian of bookbinding, in that position. Since then he has established an independent reputation with a series of studies of bookbinding and the history of books generally in renaissance Italy.

An Introduction to Gold Finishing by John Mitchell. This volume provides an introduction that includes the selection of materials and equipment and how to use them. It ranges from simple titling to full gilt backs, and includes formulation and use of glaires, type holders, marking up, correction of faults, etc. !35 paperback; !45 hardback. ISBN: 0-9521626-2-8/p/b/-0-9521626-3-6. Available from: The Standing Press Ltd., 4 Hayes Cottages, Five Oaks, Nr. Billingshurst, W. Sussex RH14 9AR. Also available from BookMakers, 6001 66th Ave, Suite 101, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 459-3384; fax: 459-7629. Call for U.S. dollar pricing.

Conservation and Preservation in Small Libraries--a collection of essays by scholars and conservators including Christopher Clarkson and Nicholas Pickwoad. 200 illus. 160pp. Limited to 500 copies at !30.50. Published by Parker Library Conservation Project. Available from Ms. P. Aske, Senior Library Assistant, Parker Library, Corpus Christie College, Cambridge, CB2 1RH, UK. Checks payable to Corpus Christie College, Cambridge.

Type Foundries of America and their Catalogs, compiled & written by Maurice Annenberg. 1994. New Castle, Oak Knoll Books. Hardback, 8" x 11", 304pp. $49.95. Order # 40614 from Oak Knoll Books, 414 Delaware St., New Castle, DE 19720; (302) 328-7232; fax 328-7274.

Booksellers' Catalogs

This list is compiled by Sid Huttner and includes catalogs received by him which include books of interest to GBW members. Catalog number, address, phone number and Internet address are recorded.

AB Bookman's Weekly 94:21 (November 21, 1994) is the seventh annual Special Book about Books & Printing History Issue. It carries articles on Thomas Frognall Dibdin and Kepler and contains a large number of display ads from booksellers who specialize in books about books and related subjects.

The Book Hunter Press, PO Box 193, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, 914-245-6608, has added a new title to its Book Lover's Guide series. This volume lists over a 1000 used and antiquarian booksellers in 10 Midwestern states: 449pp. $17.95. ISBN 0-9634112-3-3. It joins previously published guides for the New England, Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic states.

The Bookpress 76 (466 items).
PO Box KP, Williamsburg VA 23187. (804) 229-1260.
182 items relating to history of printing.

Richard Cady 37 (241 items).
1927 North Hudson Avenue, Chicago IL 60614. (312) 944-0856.
Books about books and bibliography.

Claude Cox 105 (672 items).
College Gateway Bookshop, 3 & 5 Silent Street, Ipswich IP1 1TF, England. 011-44- 0473-254776.
Printing & the Arts of the Books.

First Folio 1995(A) (368 items).
1206 Brentwood, Paris, TN 38242-3804. (901) 644-9940.
Varia, including fine bindings, books about books, photography and decorative arts.

Jonathan A. Hill 87 (426 items).
325 West End Avenue, New York NY 10023-8145. (212) 496-7856.
Modern bibliography and reference works. Many bookbinding items and much else.

Priscilla Juvelis Christmas Miscellany 94-4 (67 items).
1166 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138. (617) 497-7750.
Various, including four paintings by calligrapher Suzanne Moore.

V.J. Moss 26 (422 items).
83 Chaigley Road, Longridge, Preston PR3 3TQ. 011-44-01772-782943.
Bibliography, book-collecting, printing, bookselling, publishing, typography, bookbinding and illustration.

Oak Knoll Books 167 (662 items).
414 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720. (302) 328-7232. <>.

Books about books (longish run of bookbinding) and bibliography. Oak Knoll has recently reprinted two classic studies in bibliography: Ronald B. McKerrow's An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students, with a new introduction by David McKitterick (400pp, $29.95, ISBN 1-884718-01-9), and Fredson Bowers's Principles of Bibliographical Description, with a new introduction by G. Thomas Tanselle (505pp, $29.95, ISBN 1-884718-00-0). Both titles are cleanly printed on good paper, sewn and bound in stiff paper wrappers. Good values.

Oaklander Books 1 (521 items).
547 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001. (212) 594-4210.
Graphic design, printing/typography, calligraphy, press books.

Phillip J. Pirages 32 (436 items).
PO Box 504, McMinnville, OR 97128. (503) 472-0476.
58 manuscript and printed leaves, many illustrated books and fine bindings. 24 pages of b&w illustrations.

Second Life Books 104 (389 items).
PO Box 242, 55 Quarry Road, Lanesborough, MA 01237. (413) 447-8010. <>.
Fine books and fine printing including two collections: 150 American publisher's trade bindings (lot 56) and 217 paperbacks published between 1929-1988 (lot 292).

The Veatchs Arts of the Book 25 (259 items).
20 Veronica Court, Smithtown, NY 11787-1323. (516) 265-3357.
Mix of press books and book arts subjects. Notice of forthcoming catalog of a collection of brass bookbinding dies, c. 1850-1920, European origin; prospectus on request.

De Zilverdistel N.V. Rare Books, Residence Hertogenpark, Desguinlei 90, Suite 71, PO Box 52, 2000 Antwerp 20, Belgium, is publishing a catalog of the complete collection of special Gregynog bindings owned by Margaret Sydney Davies, a founder of the press: about 7" x 10", 700 pages, with 95 color and 15 b&w photographs and an introduction by Dorothy Harrop. 1500 copies. Priced at 4500 Belgian francs (about $140). Zilverdistel is also offering postcards of individual bindings at 50 francs ($1.50) or as a set of 24 for 900 francs ($28). Phone 32-3-24-86-644.

Periodical Abstracts

Abbey Newsletter, Vol. 18, #2 June 1994. LC Mass Deacidification Program: June Update; Preliminary Program, IADA 1995, the professional organization of German-speaking book and paper conservation, to meet in Tubingen, September 19-23, 1995.

Abbey Newsletter, Vol. 18 #3 July 1994

Abbey Newsletter, Vol. 18 #6 October 1994

Abbey Newsletter, Vol. 18 #7 November 1994

CBBAG Newsletter, Vol. 12, No. 4/Winter 1994

Printing History, Vol. XV, No. 1, 1993. Journal of the American Printing History Assoc.

The APHA Newsletter, No. 118, October-December 1994 contains reports on the 1994 APHA Annual Conference, their 20th anniversary. The 1995 APHA conference will be October 13-15 at the University of Virginia. Terry Belanger and Evan Moore are program chai Ink & Gall, Vol. VII, No. 2

WAAC, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 1994

WAAC, Vol.17, No. 1, January 1995

The Ampersand, Vol. 13, Nos. 3&4, Fall/Winter 1993-94 (Journal of the Pacific Center for Book Arts)

The Ampersand, Vol. 13, No. 3 Spring 1994 (in theory) (Like another Journal we know of, The Ampersand is behind schedule. The volume numbers do not seem to make much sense. Go by date.)

The Society of Bookbinders Newsletter, December 1994 Contains regional and national news, rules and regulations of the Society of Bookbinders Competition 1995, articles on "How to Make the Perfect Leather Labels" and on "Conservation of Text Blocks."

Bookbinder, Vol. 8, 1994. Journal of the Society of Bookbinders This yearly publication of the Society is a beautiful publication printed on glossy paper with a large number of color photographs. The cover, in color, shows Paul Delrue preparing leather onlays for the cover of a short listed book for the Booker Prize '94, "The Folding Star" by Alan Hollingsworth. This issue includes:

Quarterly News-Letter of The Book Club of California, Vol. LIX, No.4, Fall 1994 contains an interesting article on "Pochoir: The Art of Coloring with Stencils" by Adela Spindler Roatcap. Ms. Roatcap gives an explanation and history of the technique. Vol. LX, Number 1, Winter 1994 (95) contains articles on "Peter Koch, Printer" by Carolee Campbell. (Peter's work is on view in a joint exhibition at the NYPL and the SFPL Jan. 19-March 28, and another on his work from 1989-1994 will be shown at the Widener Library at Harvard from May 2 to May 30). Also in this issue is an article by Edward Petko, "The Closing of the University of Southern California Fine Arts Press."

CAN (Conservation Administration News), No. 57, April 1994 CAN is back, after a rocky year. "A Letter from the Editors" on the front page explains the changes.

The past few months have seen many changes in the Conservation Administration News. After the January 1994 issue, publication of CAN was moved to The University of Texas at Austin. On January 15, 1994 the Editor of CAN, Carolyn Harris died. Interim co-editors, Paul Banks and Roberta Pilette, were appointed by Dean Brooke Sheldon until a new Director of Preservation and Conservation Studies can be appointed. The new Managing Editor is Bonnie Orr. Orr holds a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in Advertising and Marketing. She has edited a state-wide magazine and several newsletters in the past.

This issue contains Paul Banks' Personal Tribute to Carolyn Harris; Howard P. Lowell's tribute to Bob Patterson, retired head of CAN; a report on the zinc mass deacidification project at HRHRC; preservation reports from several libraries across the country: flooding at the Iowa State University, developing a program for the Joyner Library in Greenville, N.C., and for the New Jersey State Nursing Association, in Trenton; an article on how to move and preserve archive materials.

Binders' Guild Newsletter, Vol. XVII, No. 8 ,December 1994

Designer Bookbinders Newsletter, No. 87, Summer 1994

This was the last issue before the New Horizons conference.

Designer Bookbinders Newsletter, No. 89 Winter 1994

Association of Book Crafts (New Zealand) Inc. July/August 1994 has local news, materials & equipment for sale, "Ways & Means": Putting Down Endpapers. Sept/October 1994 has "Ways & Means: Leather jointed endpapers and doublures. !