Private presses

Private Press records from the manuscript collections

Cuala Press (MSS 153)*
Geoffrey Wakeman Plough Press collection (MSS 554)*
Lester Douglas collection (MSS 211)
John Anderson papers (MSS 312)
Black Stone Press (MSS 316)
Sombre Reptiles (MSS 560)*
Raven Arts Press (MSS 467)
Press of A. Colish  (MSS 358)
Angelica and Amity Press (MSS 447)

 (links open to the Presses' finding aid)

*finding aids not online but available via Sakai course site

Private Press books from the print collection

v  Arion Press


Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616.

Don Quixote / Miguel de Cervantes ; translated by Edith Grossman ; illustrated by William T. Wiley. San Francisco : Arion Press, 2009-.

Special Collections  PQ6329 .A2 2009


Wiley, William T., 1937-

Godot : an imaginary staging of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett / by William T. Wiley ; with an introduction by David Littlejohn ; program note and synopsis by Andrew Hoyem ; and an afterword by William T. Wiley. San Francisco : Arion Press, 2006.

Special Collections  FOLIO PQ2603.E378 E689 2006


v  Bird & Bull Press


Morris, Henry, 1925-

Private presses of San Serriffe / Theodore Bachaus.

Port Clarendon [i.e. North Hills, Pa.] : San Serriffe Publishing Co. [i.e. Bird & Bull Press], 1980.

Special Collections  folio Z231.5.P7 B335


Morris, Henry, 1925-

Vignettes : an eclectic assemblage of anecdotes about papermaking, the private press, printing and its history, book collecting, numismata typographica and much more : volume II / Henry Morris.

Newtown, Pa. : Bird & Bull Press, 1999.

Special Collections  folio Z 232 .B6 M67x 1999


v  Black Stone Press


Bailey, Jane.

Pomegranate / Jane Bailey.

Missoula, Mont. : Black Stone Press, c1976.

Special Collections  PS3552 .A372 P66x 1976


v  Black Sparrow Press


Black Sparrow Press.

[Three matchbooks] [realia] / Black Sparrow Press.

Santo Rosa, Calif. : Black Sparrow Press, s.d. (Santa Rosa, Calif. : Jay's Engraving and Rubber Stamps)

Special Collections  NC1889 .B5x Non-Circulating



v  Cuala Press


Kinsella, Thomas.

Notes from the land of the dead : poems / by Thomas Kinsella. Dublin : Cuala Press, 1972.

Special Collections  PR 6021 .I35 N67 1972


Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922.

Letters from Bedford Park : a selection from the correspondence (1890-1901) of John Butler Yeats / Edited with introduction and notes by William M. Murphy. Dublin : Cuala Press, 1972.

Special Collections  PR5899 .Y6 Z57x 1972


v  Granary Press


Hejinian, Lyn.

The traveler and the hill ; and, The hill / text by Lyn Hejinian ; monoprints by Emilie Clark.

New York City : Granary Books, 1998 ([Minneapolis, Minn.] : Hermetic Press).

Special Collections  folio PS3558 .E4735 T73x 1998


McVarish, Emily

The square / [Emily McVarish].

New York City : Granary Books, 2009 (San Francisco : E. McVarish)

Special Collections  N7433.4.M36 S6x 2009



v  Hogarth Press


Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992.

Words that must somehow be said : selected essays, 1927-1984 / Kay Boyle ; edited and with an introduction by Elizabeth S. Bell. London : Chatto & Windus/Hogarth Press, 1985.

Special Collections  PS3503.O9357 W6 1985b


Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.

The London scene : five essays / by Virginia Woolf. London : Hogarth Press, 1982, c1975.

Special Collections  PR6045.O72 L6 1982



v  John Anderson Pickering Press


Blumenthal, Walter Hart, 1883-1969.

Filigree lettering and ornamentation : a forgotten book art / by Walter Hart Blumenthal.

Philadelphia, Pa. : John Anderson, Pickering Press, 1957.

Special Collections  NK3625 .F5 L86x 1957


v  Oak Knoll


Oak Knoll Fest (1995 : New Castle, Del.)

Oak Knoll fest, 1995 : the poster collection.

[New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Books, 1995].

Special Collections Delaware   folio Z231.5 .P7 O25x 1995


v  Pentagram Press


Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.

The wood carver / [Henry David Thoreau ; wood engraving by John DePol].

Minneapolis : Pentagram Press, [1992].

Special Collections  PS3048 .A3x 1992


v  Plough Press


Indian hand made papers.
Loughborough, Leicestershire : Plough Press, 1977.
Special Collections  TS 1220 .I52x 1977


A short history of the Plough Press : a true & exact account / compiled from the best authorities.

Oxford : The Company, 1984.

Special Collections  PN6081 .V37 1984


Wakeman, Geoffrey.

Functional developments in bookbinding / Geoffrey Wakeman, Graham Pollard.

New Castle, Delaware : Plough Press, c1993.

Special Collections  Z269.5 .W35x 1993 Non-Circulating


v  Proscenium Press


Wall, Mervyn, 1908-

The lady in the twilight : a play in three acts / by Mervyn Wall.

Newark, Del. : Proscenium Press, c1971.

Special Collections  PR6045 .A3255 L3x 197


v  Raven Arts Press


Stuart, Francis, 1902-2000.
A compendium of lovers / Francis Stuart.
Dublin : Raven Arts Press, c1990.
Special Collections  PR6037 .T875 C66x 1990



v  Sombre Reptiles Press


Hayden, Mary Ann.

No use, No use

Berkeley, California: Sombre Reptiles Press, 1978.


Cushman, Don.

Kill Jim

Berkeley, California: Sombre Reptiles Press, 1981.



v  Wild Apples Press  


Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.

I fear that he who walks over these fields ... / Henry David Thoreau.

Bethesda : Wild Apple Press, 2007.

Special Collections  FOLIO PS3051 .W55x 2007


v  Women’s Studio Workshop


Kalinoski, Amanda.

Patterned pleasures.

[Rosendale, N.Y. : Women's Studio Workshop, c2009].

Special Collections  N7433.4.K35 P38 2009


v  Yellow Barn Press


DePol, John, 1913-2004.

Not barn again.

Council Bluffs, Iowa : Yellow Barn Press, 1997.

Special Collections  folio NE1112.D465 A6485x 1997


Walsdorf, John J.

Elbert Hubbard : William Morris's greatest imitator / by Jack Walsdorf.

Council Bluffs, Iowa : Yellow Barn Press, 1999.

Special Collections  Z 232 .R8 W29x 1999

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