Quantity: 1 available
Condition: Very Good
Rosemead, CA: Bookhaven Press, 1974.
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 slate-blue ink, glossary; text clean, un-marked. Quarter black cloth, patterned paper over boards, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight, toning to the extremities of the boards. Vroman's Pasadena bookseller's 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, 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 was 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 his 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 gain insight into these Burns' poems built upon the lives of small and seemingly insignificant creatures.
8 copies Worldcat.
Title: To a Mouse, a Louse and a Mountain Daisy
Edition: LIMITED FIRST EDITION of 450 copies
Country of Origin: United States
Illustrator: Pall Bohne (1932-2017)
Location Published: Rosemead, CA, Bookhaven Press: 1974
Binding: Quarter black cloth, patterned paper over boards,
Book Condition: Very Good
Size: 12mo. 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches
Categories: Nature, Fine Press
Seller ID: BPL320-001
Keywords: brookhaven press, fine press, limited edition, pall bohne, poetry, robert burns, to a mouse a louse and a mountain daisy, woodcut