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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

"The fifth in the present series of books issued to the members of this Club... The type used is monotype Bembo in the 16-point size, and it is printed on a white manomacchina paper made by the Cartierre di San Marco of Milan and watermarked with the…

Waterfalls of the Mississippi

"Printed in the following limited edition at Gaylord Schanilec's studio in the Mississippi River Valley above Stockholm, Wisconsin. It is composed of Garamond type and hand-printed on Zerkall paper using a Vandercook press. Each image is printed in…


De Civitate Dei Libri XXII

Gothic letters without catchwords or pagination. Two- to eight-line spaces with guide letters left for initials.


The Confessions of St. Augustine

"The eighth of this Thirtieth Series of the fine books made for the members of this Club ... The twenty-four full-page color illustrations have been painted by Edy Legrand; four of thse have been printed as endpapers... The book has been designed by…


"ab[landmass] emerged out of a desire to represent change over time. I indicate this change with very simple typographic elements, the letters 'a' and 'b' as well as the deepening chasm of enlarging holes in the book, the absence of the page. The…


Point of View

"... the back sides of the gate folds ... presented a challenge. Somehow, this space needed to introduce each spread and use a system which unified the book.... I decided to use a map, complete with dots to indicate locations of people. I used red to…


The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Now Newly Imprinted

"This facsimile of the Kelmscott Chaucer has been printed for The Basilisk Press, London, by The John Roberts Press in Clerkenwell and completed on the 31st day of December 1974 ... The paper has been specially made at Saint Cuthbert's Mill at Wells…

The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer

Printed on grey paper with an arrangement of rules and floriated initials in color; quarter bound in white buckram with beige paper over boards; the front cover of each volume is illustrated with a reproduction of Chaucer's arms.

The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales

"This book has been hand-set and printed letterpress in Monotype Plantin series 110 at Seven Corners Press, Guildford and at Charles Mitchell Ltd., Woking. The original stencils for the prints were prepared by the artist and printed at Loddon…


The Last of the Mohicans

"The ninth in the present series of books issued to the members of this Club ... with a special introduction by Edward Everett Hale ... Edward A. Wilson has made the illustrations, there being eight black pen drawings and sixteen water-colors…