A Christmas Psalm 1935
William Saroyan (1908-1981)
San Francisco, CA: Privately printed for Gelber, Lilienthal, Inc. by the Grabhorn Press, 1935
Z232.5 G7 S37 1935
A keepsake printed for the San Francisco book shop Gelber, Lilienthal, and Saroyan’s second book.
Edition of two hundred copies. University of Utah copy is no. 6, signed by William Saroyan.
Scenes from the Winter’s Tale
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
London: Day and Son, 1866
PR2883 S28 1866
This is the first edition of this pictorial retelling of Shakespeare’s stylized play set in ancient Greece. Both text and illustration were designed as a single entity by Owen Jones, united by the use of one color scheme and type of ornament on each two-page spread. The decorative motifs used are derived from historical styles illustrated in Jones’ The Grammar of Ornament. This book is illustrated with forty-eight chromolithographs, illuminated by Owen Jones over figures by Henry Warren. Jones and Warren began their collaboration in 1841 with Ancient Spanish Ballads (1841). The books they worked on together provide an integration of ornament, drawn text, and illustrated figure unique in the history of printing.
Text and facing illustrations are set in broad decorative borders. Bound in publisher’s brown cloth. Front cover is blocked in gold, with elaborate borders in red and purple and central gilt illustration of a flowering plant; the same decoration is repeated in blind on the back cover. Title is gilt on spine, with added decoration. All edges gilt.
Carl and Marie Dern
Fairfax, CA: Jungle Garden Press, 2005
N7433.4 D444 W5 2005
Carl and Marie Dern were born and raised in Utah, where they met as children. Winter Orchard was their response to the orchards they passed as they drove between Salt Lake City and Provo. Carl and Marie moved to California where Carl, a sculptor, opened a studio and Marie began collaborating with poets and authors and producing fine press books. “Jungle Garden Press” was named after their backyard. Many of its editions, including Winter Orchard, incorporate pieces of metal sculpture by Carl. Designed, printed and bound by Marie, Winter Orchard includes a tree made of steel, brass, and tin. Box designed by Marie Dern. Edition of sixty copies. University of Utah copy is no. 8, signed by Carl and Marie Dern.
Tacoma, WA: Springtide Press: Anagram Press, 2008-2011
Twelve color postcards reproducing a series of feminist broadsides created by O’Leary and Jessica Spring celebrating women such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman, Alice Paul and others.