Books & Broadsides

Out-of-Print Books

The Blue Vein The Blue Vein
Poem by Sandra Alcosser; hand colored etchings by Michele Burgess. Text on Arches watercolor paper, hand dyed by Merilyn Britt. Etchings printed on Kitakata. Bound in custom made Cave paper and housed in a tray case covered with hand dyed linen. 11 1/2" x 7 3/4"Edition of 30. 2004.
The Book of Darkness The Book of Darkness
Eleven poems by Chard deNiord; eleven etchings and paintings by Michele Burgess. Text hand set in Perpetua and printed letterpress on Gampi paper. Etchings printed on Gampi. Paintings in gouache on Twinrocker paper. Housed in a clamshell box covered in hand woven cotton from Guatemala. Edition of 30. 2015.
A Colored Poem A Colored Poem
Six-stanza poem by W. D. Snodgrass; six hand tinted, soft-ground etchings by DeLoss McGraw. Hand set in Caslon 540 and printed letterpress on six folios of Rives Heavyweight paper, with four additional letterpress sheets. Etchings printed on BFK Tan paper. Unbound, housed in a clamshell box covered in cloth printed with an etching by the artist. 6 1/4” x 4 3/8”. Edition of 50. The first book of the Press. 1985.
Device for Survival Device for Survival
Poems by Emilio Adolfo Westphalen; etchings by Fernando de Szyszlo on Alcantara paper. Case binding in paste paper over boards with an etching mounted on the cover. Enclosure made of handmade paper. 10 1/2” x 7 1/4”. Edition of 45. 1992.
The Diener The Diener
Poem by Martha Serpas; etchings and cast bronze sculpture by Michele Burgess. Text set in Gill Sans and printed letterpress on Anna Amalia paper. Binding covered in linen printed with an etching. Walnut slipcase/sculpture stand made by James Renner. Edition of 30. 2011.
Duck Blind Duck Blind
Writings and woodcuts by Bill Kelly. Type set in Kabel and printed letterpress on Sekishu and Twinrocker handmade papers. Case bound in hand painted linen and housed in a chitzu. Edition of 50. 2013.
Etchings of Buried Memory Etchings of Buried Memory
Poems by François Cheng; aquatint etchings by Michele Burgess on Gampi paper. Bound in vellum, chitzu of Moriki paper. 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”. Edition of 30. 2003.
Figures Made Visible in the Sadness of Time Figures Made Visible in the Sadness of Time
Poems by Peter Everwine; etchings by Bill Kelly on Twinrocker paper, with letterpress text handset in Perpetua. Bound in hand dyed linen with pochoir on the cover, housed in a clamshell box. Edition of 40. 2003.
Force=Equal Force=Equal
Six poems, six drypoints, and one pochoir by Bill Kelly. Text hand set in Bulmer type and printed letterpress in two colors on Rives paper. Hand bound concertina in vellum and covered in paste paper made by the artist. 7" x 4 5/8". Edition of 30. 1997.
Ghost Ghost
Poems by Li He; relief sculpture and prints by Ian Tyson on Kozo-shi and Moulin da Gué papers. Unbound and housed in a cloth covered box. 11 1/8" x 11 1/8". Edition of 30. 2005.
Glyphs Glyphs
Essay and poem by Sandra Alcosser; drypoints by Michele Burgess on Twinrocker paper. Case binding covered with a chine collé drypoint on Gampi paper. Silk enclosure with a watercolor by the artist mounted on the inside. 11 3/4" x 11 1/4". Edition of 30. 2001.
Grave Deposits Grave Deposits
Prose poem by Marie Luise Kaschnitz (translation by Lisel Mueller); digital prints by Michele Burgess on film and Gampi paper. Text hand set in Spectrum, printed on Stonehenge paper. Case binding in silk matka. Hand painted slipcase. Edition of 30. 2010.
Hard Traveling Hard Traveling
Ten etchings and four hand painted woodcuts by DeLoss McGraw; selected text by John Steinbeck, Gary Soto, Woody Guthrie, and others. Introduction by Dave Hickey. Unbound in a hand painted tray case. 12 1/4" x 14 3/4". Edition of 40. 1989.
Herbarium Herbarium
Prose poem ("Without Death") by Marie Luise Kaschnitz (translation by Lisel Mueller); twenty-five etchings by Michele Burgess on Rives and Gampi papers. Text hand set in Perpetua. Album binding in English buckram cloth. Tray case covered in Maharam fabric and cloth. Edition of 30. 2010.
Homage to Goya Homage to Goya
Poems by Jerome Rothenberg; relief and intaglio prints by Ian Tyson on custom made Twinrocker and Kozo handmade papers. Text hand set in Bembo. Leporello binding housed in a hand painted, linen covered tray case with a sculpture mounted on the cover. Edition of 40. 2008.
The House the Poet Built The House the Poet Built
Ten-stanza poem by W. D. Snodgrass; ten hand tinted, soft-ground etchings by DeLoss McGraw. Introduction by Constance Glenn. Fourteen letterpress pages handset in Caslon 540 and printed on Rives Tan paper. Unbound, housed in a clamshell box covered in cloth printed with an etching by the artist. 10 3/8" x 16 3/4". Edition of 30. 1985.
How It Is How It Is
Poem by Peter Everwine; twelve-page woodcut by Bill Kelly on Seichosen and Twinrocker papers. Leporello binding. 6 7/8" x 25 3/4". Edition of 35. 2005.
Janet and DeLoss: Poems and Pictures Janet and DeLoss: Poems and Pictures
Five poems and four translations by Janet Lewis; nine hand painted woodcuts by DeLoss McGraw. Text hand set in Garamond and printed in gray ink on Rives Heavyweight paper. Unbound, housed in a clamshell box covered with hand painted linen. 22 1/8" x 7 5/8". Edition of 45. 1990.
Mahler: Poems and Etchings Mahler: Poems and Etchings
Poems by C. G. Hanzlicek; etchings by Olda Prochazka on Rives paper. Case binding in cloth printed with a Curwen pattern. Slipcase. 15 5/8” x 11 3/4”. Edition of 55. 1995.
Midnight Carnival Midnight Carnival
Ten poems by W. D. Snodgrass; ten hand painted etchings by DeLoss McGraw on Arches and Rives papers. Tray case covered with an etching. 11" x 12 1/2". Edition of 50. 1989.
Mimages Mimages
Poems, photographs, drypoints, and prints by Bill Kelly on Arches, Sekishu, and Cave papers. Case binding in paste paper over boards with a photoengraving mounted on the cover. Enclosure made of Cave paper. 9 3/8" x 6 3/4". Edition of 30. 1999/2000.
The Mouse and the Woman The Mouse and the Woman
Short story by Dylan Thomas; seventeen woodcuts by James Renner. Thirty-two letterpress pages set in Monotype Emerson and printed in two colors on Rives Heavyweight paper. Thirty-six chapter numbers designed by the artist. Bound in printed cloth over boards with a wraparound image, hand painted by the artist. Slipcase. 9 7/8" x 6 7/8". Edition of 94. Deluxe edition of 20 includes bound volume and all seventeen woodcuts hand printed on Kitakata rice paper. 1988.
Paper of Live Flesh Paper of Live Flesh
Three poems by Juvenal Acosta; two chine collé etchings and three motif etchings by Derli Romero. Hand set in Goudy Bold and printed letterpress on Johannot paper. Bound concertina style between boards covered with Moriki rice paper and Arches Black. Closed: 9 13/16" x 7 7/8". Open: 48 1/2" x 7 7/8". Edition of 55. 1990.
Pilgrims Pilgrims
A one-act play by Stephen Metcalfe; nine woodcuts by Julia Talcott. Text hand set in Perpetua and printed on Rives Heavyweight buff paper. Yellow Ingres antique endpapers printed with a decorative woodcut by the artist. Quarter bound in paper over boards, printed with a woodcut by the artist; cloth spine. 9 1/4" x 7 1/4". Edition of 30. 1992.
Poem Made of Water Poem Made of Water
Five-stanza poem by Nancy Willard; five chine collé drypoints by Michele Burgess. Text hand set in Perpetua and printed letterpress on seven loose folios of Nideggen laid paper, each hand painted with a blue green water motif. Unbound in a clamshell box made by Jill Jevne. The box is covered with Moriki rice paper printed with a drypoint by the artist. 6 3/4" x 9 15/16". Edition of 25. 1992.
Procrustes Inn Register Procrustes Inn Register
Drypoints, embossing, and holographic text handwritten by Robert Cremean printed on Arches 88 paper. Title and colophon pages hand set in Bembo and printed letterpress. Housed in a linen covered tray case. Edition of 28. 1994. Seven deluxe copies of the book are contained in a handmade wooden slipcase inset with one of the seven scribed copper plates and bas reliefs used in printing the edition.
Repair Repair
Poems by Bill Kelly; paintings and intaglios by Michele Burgess on Gampi paper. Hand printed binding housed in a chitzu covered in Japanese silk. 10" x 7 1/2". Edition of 30. 2006.
The River that Runs Two Ways The River that Runs Two Ways
Ten poems by Nancy Willard and ten panoramic photographs archivally printed by Eric Lindbloom. The text was hand set in Romulus and printed letterpress on Willow Creek paper, custom made for this project by Twinrocker handmade paper. The book was bound by Claudia Cohen, who also created the paste paper for the cover. It is housed in a cloth covered enclosure. 11 1/4" x 24". Edition of 15. 2000.
Seven Passages to a Flight Seven Passages to a Flight
Faith Ringgold's autobiographical text is paired with nine hand painted etchings, each with multicolored pochoir borders printed in linen. The text is set in Perpetua and printed letterpress. It is hand bound and housed in a painted clamshell box with fabric inlays. 9 1/2" x 7 7/8". Edition of 30. A deluxe edition of 15 books includes a hand sewn quilt bearing the nine original prints, which are painted and stenciled by hand. 1995.
She Said She Said
Poems by Mary Julia Klimenko; hand painted etchings by Manuel Neri on Saunders Waterford paper. Unbound in a silk tray case printed with an etching. 21 1/2" x 16 1/2". Edition of 25 includes one artist's proof. 1991.
Skin of Grace Skin of Grace
Poem by Nancy Willard, hand painted collages by Michele Burgess on Gampi papers. Text hand set in Perpetua.Case binding in leather and paper. Tray case covered in hand woven linen. Edition of 15. 2016.
Sleeping Inside the Glacier Sleeping Inside the Glacier
Poems by Sandra Alcosser; etchings and collagraphs by Michele Burgess on Roma, Lana, and Japanese papers. Unbound in a vellum cover. Housed in a slipcase with a cast bronze sculpture mounted on it. 9 5/8" x 7 3/8". Edition of 35. 1997.
Soliloquy Soliloquy
Hand painted wood construction and hand relief prints on Seichosen paper by James Renner. Coptic binding housed in a cloth covered clamshell box with a woodcut mounted on the cover. 6 1/2" x 11 1/4". Edition of 20. 2007.
Sternberg: A Life in Woodcuts Sternberg: A Life in Woodcuts
Forty autobiographical woodcuts by Harry Sternberg on Kitakata and Gutenberg papers. Case binding covered in Richard de Bas paper with silk spine and printed with a woodcut by the artist. 13 1/4" x 10 5/8". Edition of 40. 1991.
Swimming Lessons Swimming Lessons
Poem by Nancy Willard; seven drypoint etchings by Michele Burgess on Whatman and Rives papers. Housed in a painting fragment. Silk enclosure with bone clasps. 10 1/8" x 7 5/8". Edition of 20. 2001.
Territory Territory
Twenty-one poems by Mary Julia Klimenko; one original mixed-media drawing and five photolithographs by Manuel Neri on Arches, Sudare, and Japanese papers. Introduction by Frances Mayes. Case binding in hand tooled leather. Linen tray case. 15 1/2" x 11 3/4". Edition of 55. 1992.
A Torn Web A Torn Web
Poems by Ruth Stone; etchings by Michele Burgess on handmade Twinrocker paper. Text hand set in Spectrum. Woven-strap vellum binding enclosed in a watercolor painting. Housed in a cloth-covered box. Edition of 40. 2012.
Traces Traces
Prose poems by Peter Everwine; chine collé etchings with pochoir by Bill Kelly. Text hand set in Romulus. Case binding in paste paper. Tray case covered in hand woven cotton. 18" x 13". Edition of 30. 2010.
Waves Waves
Poems by Nancy Willard. Etchings by Michele Burgess, woodcuts by Bill Kelly, silverprint photographs by Eric Lindbloom. Type hand set in Centaur and Arrighi and printed on Twinrocker paper. Loose folio triptychs housed in a tray case designed by Lisa Van Pelt. Edition of 30.
When There Were Trees When There Were Trees
Poem by Nancy Willard; drypoint engravings and chine collé etching by Michele Burgess. Paper color and design by Merilyn Britt. Bound by Claudia Cohen in natural dyed silk and Japanese paper. Twenty-seven colors compose the edition palette, derived from tree leaves, needles, twigs, buds, roots, berries, and catkins. Archivally hand dyed, each book is unique in its combination of colors. 11" x 5". Edition of 25. Deluxe copies include a separate suite of the five drypoints and a sample of every paper color. 1999.
The White of Ships The White of Ships
Poem by Marie Luise Kaschnitz (translated by Lisel Mueller); hand painted lithographs by Michele Burgess on Gampi and Twinrocker handmade papers. Text hand set in Bembo. Accordion binding in linen with hand painted print on the cover. Hand painted tray case. Edition of 30. 2009.
A Woman Hit by a Meteor A Woman Hit by a Meteor
Poem by Sandra Alcosser in response to six etchings by Michele Burgess. Text hand set in Romulus printed on Mulberry paper. Etchings printed on Fabriano paper. Japanese stab binding in silk. Cloth enclosure. 44" x 31". Edition of 10. 2001.