To a Mouse, a Louse And a Mountain Daisy

By: Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Price: $95.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies printed with handset Fairfield, Deepdene and Caslon Antique types and printed on Warren's Olde Style, and Gainsborough Text papers, binding by Pall Bohne "assisted by members of his family." "Some copies are to be issued in paper wrappers and others are to be casebound using a variety of paper and cloth." 12mo. 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. (34) pp. Half-title, title page printed with rules and ornaments, 9 woodcut illustrations by Pall W. Bohne printed in black and slate-blue inks, glossary; text clean, un-marked. Quarter black cloth, patterned paper over boards, gilt spine; binding square and tight, toning to top- and fore-edges of the binding. Vroman's bookseller ticket on front free end-paper. BPL320-001. SCARCE. Very Good. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies printed with handset Fairfield, Deepdene and Caslon Antique types and printed on Warren's Olde Style, and Gainsborough Text papers, binding by Pall Bohne "assisted by members of his family." "Some copies are to be issued in paper wrappers and others are to be casebound using a variety of paper and cloth." This is the first non-miniature book from Bookhaven Press, the personal press of Pall W. Bohne. Pall Bohne was one of the most widely respected private printers in the Los Angeles printer's scene in the 1990s and early 2000's. Bohne?s reputation was built on his production of miniature books beginning with the 1967 "Haiku with Birds." Bohne was largely self-taught as a printer, his professional career spent as a graphic designer in the art department of a print shop. James Lamar Weygand wrote that Bohne "became a printer on his own, learning from other printers, from books, from dropping into various courses on printing and bookmaking, but mainly he learned by tinkering with this own 5 x 8 Craftsman handpress, and the 6 x 9 Sigwalt that shortly replaced it." On the copyright page of To a Mouse, Bohne wrote "Though most of this little volume was printed in 1974, delays with the wood engravings have put off publication until October of 1975." And we are glad that Bohne took his time to make the engravings in this book just so, because they are some of the most elegant wood engravings we have ever handled. This volume contains 3 poems of Robert Burns, the Scottish poet and lyricist, widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and celebrated worldwide. Bohne provides an insightful introduction and a glossary to help the modern American reader penetrate these Burns poems built upon the lives of small and seemingly insignificant creatures.

Title: To a Mouse, a Louse And a Mountain Daisy

Author Name: Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Illustrator: Pall Bohne

Categories: Fine Press,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: Rosemead, CA, Bookhaven Press: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: BPL320-001

Keywords: Robert Burns, Pall Bohne, To a Mouse a Louse And a Mountain Daisy, Fine Press, Bookhaven Press, Limited Edition,