'Designed, illustrated & hand bound in a limited edition of 25 ... by Alicia Bailey. [From] Suggestions for improving the heart and its workings, Aubri Aleka Keleman, © 1997."--Colophon.
"This small book is bound in millimeter style with a maroon leather spine and Pamela Smith hand marbled papers on the covers. The title label is gold laserfoil printed on the same marbled paper and inset. Each of the 32 pages is hand painted with inks on Sumi paper. Text is laserprinted. Title page is heat embossed Gocco print with hand painting on Nideggan paper. The wraparound case is of burgundy book cloth and lined with Smith marbled paper with a complementary pattern to book's cover. The case cover is Gocco printed in gold. Illustrations and book design by Alicia Bailey. Ab means, in Aramaic, "the breath of life." The text of this book includes descriptions of the physiological workings of the circulatory system and Aubri Aleka Keleman's poem "Suggestions for Improving the Heart and Its Workings."--Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers website (accessed Feb. 26, 2014).
Continuing in a forty-six year tradition of creating original Valentines, Alice Simpson has created a Victorian style puzzle purse with 17th-Century style alphabet, offset printed in Monadnock Dulcet 100 lb. with 17th Century print and Zapfino fonts. Edition of 100.
Bequeathe love : poetry / by Walt Whitman; in a book made by Cari Ferraro
"Concertina-folded. Reproduced from original watercolor painting and calligraphy. Printed two-sided with archival pigment inks on Arches Text Wove paper. Wrapped in heavyweight handpainted paper. Ribbon closure."--Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers website (accessed Feb. 26, 2014).
"The book is of a size which may be held in the hands and read while turning pages, or displayed out of its wrapper for the full painting. The pages make interesting use of the writing in the landscape, for instance, the fold breaks 'bequeathe love' into 'the love' on one page spread. The landscape writing was made in the wet paper before paint was applied, allowing it to become the land, sky and wind of the earth."--Artist's statement, Vamp & Tramp website (accessed Feb. 26, 2014).
"This is the first printing of 17 copies in an open edition."--Colophon. Baylor's copy is number 14 and is signed by the artist.
Book of Hearts by Marian Crane (2014)
" . . .Book of Hearts is a 'non-verbal Valentine of geometric and botanical hearts.' It is a small, gorgeous one-of-a-kind book made with wooden pages, burned heart designs and vibrant red tassels and beads." (23 Sandy Gallery)
[New York : Persian Poetry Project : 10 Grand Press], c2011.
"Ishqnama/The Book of Love is silkscreen and letterpress printed ... in an edition of 50 copies. Each book is unique, numbered and signed. Type and imagery are inspired by the classic Shahnama/The Book of Kings manuscripts."--Colophon.
Accordion folded with 4 pockets on one side. Each of the the first three pockets contains a poem in English and Persian, printed on 2 leaves, bound together on one side. The 4th pocket contains the colophon printed on one leaf.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama : Honey Tree Press, 2010-2011.
"This book was printed in the autumn of 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; using Centaur and P22 Dearest fonts. There is hand coloring on the images with prisma colored pencils. Fifteen copies are printed on Arches text wove paper with marbled endsheets. The remaining fifteen are printed on handmade cotton rag and linter paper made at the Lost Arch Papermill."--Colophon, [1st] volume.
"This book was printed in the spring of 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; using Centaur and P22 Declaration fonts. Fifteen copies are printed on Rives paper. The remaining fifteen are printed on handmade cotton abaca paper made at the Lost Arch Papermill."--Colophon, [2nd] volume
Each volume contains addressed envelopes and letters, addressed to Duncan Brooke or Imogen Spencer.
By Julie Chen
Berkeley, California: Flying Fish Press, 2006. Edition of 100.
Rotating wheel in a 15" x 15" x 3" silk-covered box.
A spinning wheel — that the reader controls and rotates — suggests a clock, or progressive stations along some journey. The contents of the book are viewed by turning a wheel and pausing whenever text and image are centered in 4 windows. At 3 intervals a drawer lines up with the opening in the front of the box. Pulling a tab reveals a tongue-like 3-dimensional diagram of the mind and heart in relation to each other.
The subject? The clue is on the face of the top of the box: an array of intersecting circles hold phrases like "Things I was told to believe in," "Things I would like to believe in," "Things I used to believe in." Full Circle is about belief, or more pointedly, about cycles of belief.
Mallard- Jesse De Long and Sonja Rossow
Gordo, Alabama: Curly Head Press, 2012. Edition of 22.
link to record in Baylor Libraries catalog: http://bearcat.baylor.edu:80/record=b3800978~S10
4 x 6 "; 8 shaped leaves printed on handmade cotton and abaca paper treated with a watercolor and salt technique. Letterpress printed wtih photopolymer plates. Bound with thread and wood. Slipped in envelope cloth wrapper.
The artist and poet met through the collaboration developed between the University of Alabama's Book Arts and Creative Writing programs and this work marks their third collaboration.
". . . Not parting the water, no, but moving its shape aside the way I would a lover. . . ."
Should cards : package no. 1: dating / Sarah M. Smith.
Beverly, MA : Olfactory Press, 2009
"Images of desirable (?) men on one side; on the reverse, hints for meeting them. Tongue firmly in cheek, but which cheek?"--Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers website (accessed 2-2614). Baylor's copy is number 121 of 125 and is signed by the artist.
Ellen Ziegler had this to say about her work: "The love story of a young ballerina (my mother) from New York's Ballet Theatre, in residence at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. She fell in love with Cantinflas, Mexico's most famous actor and comedian (and a bullfighter.)"
Hard-bound limited edition, hand-stitched, paper with cloth corners, 8" x 11".
Photos hand-tipped in, archival inkjet printed.
Text in Spanish and English.
Overlays hand-typed on vintage onionskin paper in the Portal de Evangelistas, Mexico City.
Click here to for a video of Ellen Ziegler talking about her book El Torero y la Bailarina.