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Literate Letterpress
March 4, 1987 - March 25, 1987

an exhibition of finely printed editions of works by contemporary authors

organized by  Carol  Sturm

 
37, avenue Samson, Cimitière Montmartre by Guy Davenport
(1985) Printed and published by King Library Press. Printed in Canterbury on Rives paper. Broadside. Signed by the author.
 
Grand Canyon Poems by Dean Stover
(1985) Printed and published by the Nomadic Press in collaboration with Almond Tree Press. Printed in Perpetua on Rives heavyweight paper with collotype frontispiece. Coptic stitched into Canson Mi-teintes cover. Signed by the author.
 
Horror Vacuui by Alistair Johnston
(1986) Printed and published by Jungle Garden Press. Printed in Bell on Frankfurt paper. Sewn into paper wrappers. Signed by the author.
 
In Celebration: Anemos by Alice Walker et al. (13 poets)
(1983) Printed and published by Matrix Press. Printed in Spectrum on Curtis Rag paper. Sewn into Roma wrappers, binding designed by Janice Mae Schopfer. Pop-up title page.
 
Last Baron Of Arizona, The; by Joanna H. Kraus
(1986) Printed and published by Pyracantha Press. Printed in Baskerville, Fournier, French Clarendon, Rustic, P.T. Barnum, Thunderbird, etc. on Rives Lightweight paper. Quarter bound leather with tips, marbled endsheets; with fold-out maps plus 22 linecuts of the period. Signed by the author.
 
Les Prix Nobel by William Faulkner
(1985) Printed and published by King Library Press. Printed in Caslon on Rives paper. Broadside. A line drawing of William Faulkner heads the text.
 
Nobel Lecture by Saul Bellow
(1979) Designed and printed by Oliphant Press. Published by Targ Editions. Printed in Garamond on Rives heavyweight paper. Casebound. Signed by the author.
 
Owl King, The; by James Dickey
(1977) Wood engravings by Ronald Keller. Printed and published by Red Angel Press. Printed in Centaur and Arrighi on Rives and Moriki papers. 14 leaflets and 3 whole leaves. Quarter bound linen and buckram over boards. Signed by the author and artist.
 
Puella by James Dickey
(1985) Three linecuts of drawings by Brenda Bodney. Printed and published by Pyracantha Press. Printed in Palatino on Arches Text paper. Quarter bound leather with cloth. Signed by the author.
 
Saraha by Robert Bringhurst
(1984) Printed and published by King Library Press. Printed in Goudy Oldstyle on Rives paper. Broadside. Signed by the author.
Oliphant Press  
Beyond 1984: Remembrance of Things Future by Ray Bradbury
(1979) Designed by Ronald Gordon at the Oliphant Press. Published by Targ Editions. Printed in Helvetica Light on Ragston paper. Quarter bound cloth with printed papers. Signed by the author.
Hawthorne's Creed by John Updike
(1981) Designed and printed by Oliphant Press. Published by Targ Editions. Printed in Baskerville on Nideggen paper. Quarter bound cloth with marbled papers. Signed by the author.
Richard  Bigus
Auden: Five Poems by W.H. Auden
(1983) Wood engraving by Greg Dreath. Printed and published by Labyrinth Editions. Printed in Libra on Imago handmade paper. Quarter bound vellum with tips and decorative papers by Claudia Cohen. Signed by the author.
Between Two Wars by Kenneth Rexroth
(1982) 5 tipped-in illustrations by Daniel Goldstein of the Iris Press, San Francisco, California. Designed and printed letterpress by Bigus in monotype Van Dijk. Paper handmade by Bob Serpa of Imago Hand Paper Mill. Binding of 1/2 vellum with decorated paper executed by Claudia Cohen and Sara Creighton.
Eastward The Armies by William Everson
(1980) Linocuts and wood engraving by Tom Killron. Printed and published by Labyrinth Editions. Printed in Centaur with Castellar on Hosho and other Japanese papers. 70 pages plus portfolio. Leather thong side stitch with decorative papers by printer. Signed by the author and the artist.
Frances  Butler
Critical Dreams by Jess
(1986) Printed and published by Poltroon Press. Printed in Ehrhardt on Baskingwerk Parchment paper. Quarter bound cloth with Fiji Unryu paper. Signed by the author.
Tropologue by Dawn Kolokithas
(1986) Printed and published by Poltroon Press. Printed in Baskerville on Warren's O.S. paper. Casebound in grey cloth with printed endsheets. Signed by the author.
Harry  Duncan
In Place by John Hollander
(1978) Printed and published by Harry Duncan at Abattoir Editions. Printed in Cloister Old Style Roman with Spectrum Italic on Imago handmade paper. Casebound in black cloth with printed label.
William  Everson
Blame It On The Jet Stream by William Everson
(1978) Woodcut by Dennis Marks. Printed and published by the Lime Kiln Press. Printed in Goudy Modern on Hayle paper. Quartre bound leather. Signed by the author.
Claude  Fredericks
Blowing of the Seed, The; by William Everson
(1956) Designed and printed by Claude Fredericks at the Banyan Press. Published by Henry W. Wenning. Printed in Garamond on Kochi paper. Quarter bound leather with Japanese decorative papers. Signed by the author.
Letters by Robert Duncan
(1958) With five drawings by Robert Duncan. Designed and printed by Claude Fredericks at the Banyan Press. Published by Jonathan Williams. Printed in Garamond on Arches paper. Sewn into marbled paper wrappers. Holograph dedication by the author.
Metamorphosis of 741 by James Merrill
(1977) Printed and published by Claude Fredericks at the Banyan Press. Printed in Garamond on Arches paper. Sewn in wrappers.
School For Dark Thoughts by Charles Simic
(1978) Designed and printed by Claude Fredericks at the Banyan Press for Charles Seluzicki. Printed in Garamond. Sewn into Roma wrappers. Signed by the author.
Richard  Gabriel-Rummonds
Circhi And Cene by Andrea Zanzotto
(1979) English translations by Beverly Allen. Two etchings by Joe Tilson. Printed and published by the Plain Wrapper Press. Printed in Spectrum on paper specially handmade at Cartiere Miliani-Fabriano for PWP. Casebound in linen with green silk slipcase. Title lettering by Golda Fishbein.
Walter  Hamady
Alpine by George Oppen
(1969) Printed and published by the Perishable Press. Printed in Palatino on handmade Shadwell paper. Sewn into paper wrappers.
BRMTZVH by Jerome Rothenberg
(1979) Printed and published by the Perishable Press. Printed in Sabon on Umbrial paper. Sewn into Roma wrappers. Signed by the author.
Charm, The; by Robert Creeley
(1967) Printed and published by the Perishable Press. Printed in Palatino on Medway paper. Quarter bound leather and cloth. Signed by the author.
Remains by W.D. Snodgrass
(1970) Printed and published by the Perishable Press. Printed in Palatino on handmade Shadwell paper. Quarter bound leather with marbled papers by Douglas Cockerell and Son in U.K. S.S. Gardons is an anagram for W. D. Snodgrass.
Alastair  Johnston
Critical Dreams by Jess
(1986) Printed and published by Poltroon Press. Printed in Ehrhardt on Baskingwerk Parchment paper. Quarter bound cloth with Fiji Unryu paper. Signed by the author.
Tropologue by Dawn Kolokithas
(1986) Printed and published by Poltroon Press. Printed in Baskerville on Warren's O.S. paper. Casebound in grey cloth with printed endsheets. Signed by the author.
Gunnar  Kaldewey
Clouds/Wolken by Gunnar Kaldewey
(1982) Printed and published by Kaldewey Press. Printed in Helvetica on aluminum sheets. Aluminum covers, stainless steel hinges. In grey silk box lettered in silver. 30 copies in English, 30 in German.
Mummies by William Burroughs
(1982) Printed and published by Kaldewey Press. Printed in Helvetica on Scheufelen paper. Black boards with etched label.
Quatre Poèmes/Four Songs by Samuel Beckett
(1986) Compositions by Bun-Ching Lam. Printed and published by Kaldewey Press. Printed in Helvetica on paper specially handmade by the publisher in a triangular shape. With six etchings and one record.
John L.  Risseeuw
Some Inhuman Familiars by Katherine Heinemann
(1983) Printed and published by the Cabbagehead Press. Printed in Centaur and Arrighi on Arches Text laid paper. Casebound in cloth over boards. Signed by the author and the printer.
Carol  Sturm
Bronze by James Merrill
(1984)
Kinder Capers by W.D. Snodgrass
(1986) Letterpress printed Optima type on Whatman paper
Looking Ahead by John Hollander
(1982) Printed and published by Nadja. Printed in Garamond on Somerset paper. Dutch linen over boards. Signed by the author.
Sun at Midnight by Muso Soseki
(1985) W.S. Merwin, trans. Woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi.
Claire  Van Vliet
Brockport Sunflowers by William Heven
(1986) Relief print by Peter Schumann. Printed and published by Janus Press. Printed in Helvetica on custom made papers by MacGregor-Vinzani. Broadside. Signed by the author.
Death Of The Horses By Fire by Tess Gallagher
(1984) Relief print by Peter Schumann. Printed and published by Janus Press. Printed in Century Schoolbook with calligraphy by Peter Schumann on Twinrocker paper. Broadside. Signed by the author. Hand colored.
Geese, The; by Galway Kinnell
(1985) Pulp painting by Claire Van Vliet. Printed and published by Janus Press. Printed in Century Schoolbook on paper made by Van Vliet at Macgregor-Vinzani. Broadside. Signed by the author and the artist.
Traditional Hungarian Songs translated by W.D. Snodgrass
(1978) Designed and printed by Janus Press. Published by Charles Seluzicki. Printed in Times New Roman on Mohawk Superfine paper with Strathmore endsheets and Zaan cover. Decorations cut by Dorian McGowan. Signed by the author.
Doug  Wolf
Bronze by James Merrill
(1984)
Kinder Capers by W.D. Snodgrass
(1986) Letterpress printed Optima type on Whatman paper
Looking Ahead by John Hollander
(1982) Printed and published by Nadja. Printed in Garamond on Somerset paper. Dutch linen over boards. Signed by the author.
Sun at Midnight by Muso Soseki
(1985) W.S. Merwin, trans. Woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi.

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