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Theodore Low De Vinne (1828–1914) was a very enthusiastic Grolier Club founder who involved himself in every aspect of printing. This is my favorite De Vinne item because it reminds me of the one subject that defined his life to the end: type…

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Provenance: Presentation from the author to Henry A. Smythe.

I set out to read Herman Melville, not collect him. After hearing the writer Robert Penn Warren read the poem “Shiloh,” I resolved to read all of Melville's works. Inevitably I became a…

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Chromogenic color print, no. 24/100, 9¼ x 11½ in. Candida Hӧfer’s “photographs are sober and restrained in feel—the atmosphere is disturbed by neither visitors nor users, especially as she forgoes any staging of the locations. The emptiness is imbued…

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Illustrations by Wyndham Lewis. Printed on Johannot by d’Arches paper in Della Robbia type using a Vandercook Universal III press; illustrations printed on archival art paper. No. 21/100.

I collect early twentieth-century modernist poetry,…

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The most precious items in my collection of pop-up and movable books and ephemera are handmade. On rare occasions, paper engineers will construct a unique and personal pop-up for me.

In 2012, while on safari in Botswana, I found sheets of paper…

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Edition of 35. The Word Returned is Ken’s masterpiece and arguably the most important artist’s book produced in Britain since the 1930s. Ken described the facture as “polychrome letterpress and handwork deploying a raised mounting board, lead type,…

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Designer binding by Michael Wilcox (1989). Illustrated with 62 woodcut illustrations by Barry Moser, with an appreciation by Justin G. Schiller. No. 79 of 350 copies, with presentation and pencil vignette by Moser dated 15 January 1986. My life with…

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Designer binding by George Kirkpatrick. Edition of 125. This copy of The Tempest is housed in an extraordinary commission binding by my good friend George Kirkpatrick. But it is the story of how the binding came to be that makes it most special for…

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Designed and decorated by Charles Ricketts. In 1967, at the Courtauld Institute, I wrote my masters dissertation on the book designs of Charles Ricketts. I was fascinated by Art Nouveau and by defining manifestations of it in Ricketts's work for…

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Edition of 105.

Among other superlatives, experts in the rare-book world have described Ristigouche to me as being of almost legendary beauty, rarity, and importance. I agree, and it’s also my view that this is the most beautiful book on salmon…

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