Heavenly Monkey

Letterpress & Binding Studio

&etc.
Odds, ends & de-acquisitions from the HM collection

The page for HM's ongoing cull of books & related stuff from the studio's shelves. Everything listed is net plus tracked shipping; the cost will be quoted when the order is received.

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Seven Pillars

Seven Pillars

Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
Lawrence, T.E. Castle Hill Press, 2013.
A fine (unread) copy of CHP's one-volume edition of the 1922 text, this one of 180 copies quarter-bound in leather. See here for publisher’s notes about this edition.
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Oriental Assembly.
Lawrence, T.E. Williams & Norgate, 1939.
First edition, first issue. Fine in near-fine jacket (light wrinkling along top, one 2-mm tear at top of rear joint; no chips, not price-clipped; charming work-up of spacing material between his initials on front cover). $1,000 for the set.


Letters from Edward Fitzgerald to Bernard Quaritch 1853-1883.
Fitzgerald, Edward. Bernard Quaritch, 1926. 8vo, 135 pp.
This copy specially (& expertly) bound in quarter leather with marbled paper, matching paper pastedown/fly, sewn endbands, TEG. Written in pencil on verso of front flyleaf “Bound up from loose pages by [name], June 78.” I cannot decipher the name of the binder. An interesting exchange regarding between the author and his publisher (& bookseller). Lovely copy. $75


Two Essays On Bach.
Leuba, Walter. Privately Printed, 1972.
Colophon: "250 copies of this book were printed by Davis & Warde, Inc., Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, under the supervision of Thomas C. Pears, III who also designed the format…" Set in Spectrum type, printed on Curtis Rag paper. 8vo, 39 pp. It seems most copies were issued in wraps. This copy specially bound in quarter leather with leather fore-edge, decorated paper over boards, leather hinge, sewn endbands, TEG. Title stamped in blind on spine. Very discreetly signed on rear pastedown near hinge, "PS[?]88.” In a cloth portfolio case (also signed) with a simple portrait of Bach (painted?) in white on front. An attractive contemporary binding on a book I haven’t read since buying it ten years ago, and the chances of me ever reading it decline with each passing day. Not a huge Bach fan. Too many notes. $50


Tueur de Monde.
Moebius. Casterman 1988. First Casterman edition.
Signed “Moebius 91” when he visited Vancouver for a book fair that year. Fine, pictorial paper over boards, cloth spine. $75


Paul Brown Aquatints

Paul Brown Aquatints

Paul Brown Aquatints

Three Equestrian Aquatints
Brown, Paul. Derrydale Press, 1937.
“Music Ahead,” “Hoick!” and “Kennel Bound.” Images approx. 22 x 18 inches on handmade paper approx. 31 x 23 inches. Signed & numbered. In original burled maple frames with new acid-free matting. Probably wwould cost a bundle to ship as is, so buyer may prefer to just have the prints sent rolled. Good condition, maybe a little sun fading (only apparent if taken out of the mat). Seem to have been in frames since purchase. Print seller’s ticket on back of frames. Beautifully executed prints (these images don't do them justice), I’m just not that into horses. James Cummins has two of the three listed at $3,750, and a complete set at auction in 2012 got $2,000. These three $300 each, or $750 for the trio.