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GENERAL BACKGROUND


P.A.H. Brown. Modern British and American Private Presses (1850–1965). London: British Library, 1976.


Stephen Bury. Artists’ Books: The Book as a Work of Art, 1963–1995. Aldershot, Hants: Scolar Press, 1995.


Roderick Cave. The Private Press. New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1983.


Johanna Drucker. The Century of Artists’ Books. New York: Granary Books, 1985.


Colin Franklin. The Private Presses. Brookfield, VT: Scolar Press, 1991.


Alan Horne and Guy Upjohn. Fine Printing: The Private Press in Canada. Toronto, The Canadian Book Binders and Book Artists Guild, 1995.


Martin Hutner and Jerry Kelly. A Century for the Century: Fine Printed Books from 1900 to 1999. New York: The Grolier Club, 1999.


David Jury. book art object. Berkeley, The Codex Foundation, 2009.


Paul W. Nash, Margaret Lock & Asa Peavy, eds. Private Press Books. An annual bibliography. Pinner, Middlesex: The Private Libraries Association.


Thomas Rae & Geoffrey Handley-Taylor. The Book of the Private Press. Greenock, The Signet Press, 1958.


Will Ransom. Selective Check Lists of Press Books: A Compilation of All Important & Significant Private Presses, or Press Books Which Are Collected. New York, Philip C. Duschnes, 1945–1950. 12 parts in 9 vols.


G.S. Tomkinson. A Select Bibliography of the Principal Modern Presses Public and Private in Great Britain and Ireland. Alan Wofsy Fine Arts. San Francisco, 1975.


CATALOGUES


Bertram Rota Ltd. The Printer and the Artist: A Catalogue of Private Press Books & Illustrated Books from the United Kingdom, Europe & America. London: Bertram Rota Ltd. (catalogue 192 from Bertram Rota Ltd., 1974)


Brandeis University. Printing as an Art Form: An Exhibition of Fine Press Books Selected from the Collections of Brandeis University Library. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University, 1969.


Bromer Booksellers. Boston, Massachusetts. Various catalogues.


Joshua Heller Rare Books, Inc. Washington, D.C. Various catalogues but Catalogue 2 (1986–7) is particularly fine.


Granary Books, New York City, New York. Various catalogues, e.g. No. 26, 1989.


Dorothy Harrop. Catalogue of the William Ridler Collection of Fine Printing. Birmingham: Birmingham Public Libraries, 1989.


P.J.W. Kilpatrick. Catalogue of the Edward Clark Library. With Typographical Notes by Harry Carter and an Essay on the Printing of Illustrations by Frank P. Restall. 2 volumes. Edinburgh: Napier College, 1976. Includes a good deal of private press books.


Loughborough Technical College. The Private Press: Handbook to an Exhibition Held in the School of Librarianship 6–11 May, 1968. Loughborough: Loughborough Technical College, 1968.


Monk Bretton Books. Finely Printed Books from the Private Presses and Other Publishers. Toronto, Ontario: Monk Bretton Books. Catalogue One, 1974.


Oak Knoll Books. Fine Printing & Private Press in 20th Century Great Britain. New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Books. Catalogue 260. nd.


Oak Knoll Books. Fine Printing & Private Press in 20th Century North America. New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Books. Catalogue 255. nd.


Oak Knoll Books. Private Press Books and Books About Private Press Books. New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Books. Catalogue 194. nd.


William Ridler. British Modern Press Books: A Descriptive Checklist of Unrecorded Items. New edition. Folkestone: Dawson, 1975.


Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. The Black Art: An Exhibition of British Private Press Books. Toronto: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 1983.


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