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Newtown, Pennsylvania: Bird & Bull Press, 2002. large 4to. quarter morocco with Japanese cloth sides, leather spine label, Japanese cloth portfolio, cloth-covered clamshell box, leather spine label. 99 pages plus not paginated inserts. 2 parts in a larger clamshell box. Printed in an edition limited to 150 numbered copies (Leaf Book - Chalmers 225); this copy is not numbered but has "Binding sample rec'd 6-19-02. Book looks fine - box not so - he's making new box for this copy. Later I decided the labels had to be remade - lighter type face. Stamp clearer, and rectangular spine label as I have rec'd. Looks better. He sent samples" written in place of a number. The third volume of the Bird & Bull bibliography, providing entries from 1988-2001 (A46-A66 plus B and C items) and complements the previously published Twenty-One Years of Bird & Bull and Thirty Years of Bird & Bull. The main volume includes an introduction by Morris, his bibliography (written with his usual candor) and 8-, 12-, and 16-pp. specimen sections, large posters, prospectuses and other ephemera. 24 tip-ins or inserts bound in, including five 4-pp. inserts, two 6-pp. inserts, and a fold-out broadside on handmade Italian "Roma" paper. The other portfolio contains a variety of specimens, all loosely inserted. Among the items included is a 16-pp. small folio booklet with the complete woodcuts of Three Lions and the Cross of Lorraine(1992). Dard Hunter & Son (1998) also makes an appearance here in the form of various leaves from the book. Several prospectuses, exhibition posters, and paper samples are included in this specimen group. Composed in Dante types and printed on Arches mouldmade paper. With prospectus.
      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll]
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