Heavenly Monkey

Letterpress & Binding Studio

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.

Prices are US$. New customers will be asked to pay when the order is placed. Cheque and Paypal are accepted.

All inquiries regarding condition etc. will be answered as fully as possible, with photos. All sales final. Inquiries to hm [at] heavenlymonkey.com.

Pictures of Italy

Pictures of Italy
Charles Dickens, Allen Press, 1982.
Edition of 140 copies. Cloth over boards. Fine. Like all the Allen books, it's beautifully produced. $250

Transcript of the Stationers' Registers

A Transcript of the Stationers' Registers
Paul Smith, 1950.
acsimile reprints of the late 19th century originals. All near fine (or fine) in red cloth over boards. 1554-1640 (5 volumes, 4 quarto and 1 folio) and 1640-1708 (3 volumes, quarto). Who (besides me) doesn't need this within easy reach? It was very useful for HM's Wither project, but I want the shelf space back. $250 for the set of 8

Prints of C. Greene

Prints of C. Greene

The Wood Block Prints of Charles Greene
Andre Chaves, The Clinker Press, 2000.
Edition of 100, this is one of 5 cased in full leather. A collection of rare wood-block print images by Charles Sumner Greene (1868-1957). With letterpress card laid in, signed by author/printer Chaves and his wife (?), thanking someone (presumably the original purchaser) for visiting the press. $100

Book Club of California

Book Club of California - Annual Report, 1912
The Phelan Builiding, San Francisco, 1913.
The first report of the Book Club of California, printed on lovely English handmade paper (I can't decipher the watermark). 350 copies printed by Taylor, Nash and Taylor. Fine. Dry reading, but the paper & printing are lovely. Someone in California must want this! $50

The Odyssey of Homer
Homer; T.E. Shaw (trans), Limited Editions Club, 1981.
Edition of 2000 signed by Moser. Fine in cloth with slipcase. The last of my Lawrence collection. $50

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.