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Janus Press.
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Janus Press.
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10,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
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THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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Janus Press.

A significant collection of 108 volumes or broadsides together with an extensive collection of ephemera published by, or relating to, the Janus Press, West Burke / Newark, Vermont: 1955-2008, comprising:

Theobald, J. An Oxford Odyssey. 1955, [one of 100 copies], the first publication of the Janus Press, some browning. — Johnson, W.R. 'A Messenger of Satan'. 1957, [one of 100 copies], presentation inscription from Claire Van Vliet. — Van Vliet, C. Some Trees and Bushes. 1959, number 66 of 125 copies, presentation inscription from Claire Van Vliet
1960-1969
Andrewes, L. The Adoration of the Magi. 1960, number 111 of 150 copies. — Siegl, H. A Little Bestiary. Philadelphia: Print Club, [1961], un-numbered copy without colophon, presentation inscription from Claire Van Vliet. — Van Vliet, C. A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka: Fourteen Relief Etchings. 1962, [one of 20 copies]. — Kafka, F. Parables and Paradoxes. 1963, number 14 of 50 copies. — Lorca, F.G. Romance de la Guardia Civil Espanola. 1963, number 22 of 45 copies. — Siegl, H. A Book of Prayers. 1964, number 274 of 300 copies. — [Rot, D.] Four Letter Words! [1964], no colophon. — Capetanakis, D. The Poetry of Demetrios Capetanakis. 1966, number 21 of 100 copies. — Wilde, O. The Selfish Giant. 1967, number 54 of 200 copies. — Willard, N. A New Herball. 1968, number 341 of 400 copies
1970-1979
Johnson, W.R. Easter. 1970, number 27 of 250 copies. — Johnson, W.R. Anno Domini. 1970, one of 140 copies. — Siegl, H. A Felicity of Carols. 1970, number 577 of 900 copies. — Siegl, H. A Felicity of Carols. 1970, trade edition. — Kafka, F. Conversation with the Supplicant. 1971, number 49 of 100 copies. — Kafka, F. The Bucket Rider. [1972], number 28 of 100 copies. — Siegl, H. Mother Goose. 1972, number 90 of 200 copies. — Leontief, E. Razerol. 1973, number 116 of 150 copies. — Siegl, N. transl. A Fable of Bidpai. 1974, number 208 of 300 copies. — Lorca, F.G. Romance de la Guardia Civil Espanola. 1974, number 169 of 300 copies. — Van Cliet, C. The Tower of Babel. 1975, number 53 of 100 copies. — Franklin, B. The Old Mistresses' Apologue. 1975, unnumbered copy with presentation inscription from Claire Van Vliet. — Franklin, B. The Old Mistresses' Apologue. 1975, number 20 of 100 copies. — Johanknecht, S. Spring Clay. 1975, number 52 of 75 copies. — Johanknecht, S. Birthcords. 1975, number 41 of 50 copies. — Siegl, H. The Guest. 1976, number 28 of 300 copies. — Siegl, H. The Guest. 1976, number 144 of 300 copies. — Carruth, H. Loneliness. 1976, number 10 of 150 copies. — Gunn, T. The Missed Beat. 1976, one of 220 copies. — Johnson, W.R. Flowering Time. 1976, number 110 of 150 copies. — Kronfeld, S. Spaghettiana. 1976, number 59 of 150 copies. — Schuyler, J. The Fireproof Floors of Witley Court. 1976, number 74 of 150 copies. — Carruth, H. Aura. 1977, number 6 of 50 copies. — Hughes, T. Chiasmadon. 1977, one of 175 of copies of which this is number 9 of 55 'hors commerce' copies, marks to upper wrapper. — Johnson, W.R. From Actium. 1977, one of 75 copies. — Reeves, J. The Closed Door. 1977, one of 240 copies. — Schumann, P. White Horse Butcher. 1977, one of 75 copies. — Theobald, J. A Second Light. 1977, one of 75 copies. — Cate, P.D. Claire Van Vliet: Printmaker and Printer. 1978, one of 600 copies. — Nyholm, J. From a Housewife's Diary. 1978, number 73 of 250 copies. — [Schumann, P.] St. Francis Preaches to the Birds. 1978, no colophon. — Schumann, P. St. Francis Preaches to the Birds. 1978, one of 100 copies. — Snodgrass, W.D. Traditional Hungarian Songs. 1978, number 275 of 300 copies. — Siegl, H. Herball. 1979, number 149 of 150 copies. — Cortese, J. What the Owl Said. 1979, number 108 of 150 copies. — Heaney, S. Hedge School. 1979, number 262 of 285 copies. — Jennings, E. Winter Wind. 1979, one of 170 copies. — Kinnell, G. Fergus Falling. 1979, number 108 of 120 copies. — Kinnell, G. Two Poems. 1979, number 161 of 185 copies
1980-1989
Schumann, P. This Is. 1980, one of 3500 copies, original cloth. — Schumann, P. This Is. 1980, one of 3500 copies, original wrappers. — Schumann, E. The Dream of the Dirty Woman. 1980, one of 85 copies. — Johnson, W.R. Snow. 1980, one of 250 copies. — Johnson, W.R. The Town at Dusk. 1980, number 57 of 60 copies. — Lockwood, M. Bare Elegy. 1980, number 138 of 150 copies. — Lohf, K.A. Seasons. 1981, number 138 of 150 copies. — Hayford, J. Four Women. 1982, second printing, number 134 of 175. — [Various]. The Janus Press Silver Anniversary Miscellany, number 64 of 75 copies. — Thorne, S. Of Gravity and Grace. 1982, number 127 of 220 copies. — Schumann, P. St. Francis Preaches to the Birds. 1982, reprint of 1978 edition. — Johnson, W.R. Lilac Wind. 1983, number 83 of 150 copies. — Finney, C.G. The Circus of Doctor Lao. 1984, one of 150 copies. — McPherson, S. Floralia. 1985, one of 550 copies, original cloth. — McPherson, S. Floralia. 1985, one of 550 copies, original wrappers. — Kinnell, G. The Seekonk Woods. 1985, number 94 of 170 copies. — Le Carré, J. The Clandestine Muse. 1986, one of 260 copies. — Burke, C. A Landscape with Cows in it. 1987, one of 150 copies. — Kaufman, M. Aunt Sallie's Lament. 1988, one of 150 copies. — Kaufman, M. Aunt Sallie's Lament. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1993, trade edition. — McPherson, S. Designating Duet. 1989, number 3 of 175 copies. — Tate, N. Dido and Aeneas. 1989, number 25 of 150 copies. — Meynell, K. Eat Book. 1989, number 34 of 150 copies
1990-1999
Johnson, W.R. Narcissus. 1990, one of 120 copies. — Burke, C. Bone Songs. 1992, number 40 of 150 copies. — Luck, B. Night Street. 1993, number 23 of 90 copies. — Fine, R. Summer Day / Winter Night. 1994, number 58 of 150 copies. — Dove, R. Lady Freedom Among Us. 1994, number 47 of 110 copies. — Kaufman, M. A Friendship Quilt for Aunt Sallie. 1995, number 11 of 100 copies. — Levertov, D. Batterers. 1996, number 36 of 100 copies. — [Holden, A.] Tumbling Blocks for Pris and Bruce. 1996, number 1 of 200 copies, collector's case together with original plastic cube housing. — McPherson, S. Beauty in Use. 1997, number 18 of 150 copies. — Dickinson, E. Seven Poems by Emily Dickinson. 1998, number 40 of 120 copies. — Kaufman, M. Deep in the Territory. 1999, number 16 of 120 copies
2000-2008
[Van Vliet, C.] Volumes (of Vulnerability). 2000, one of 200 copies. — Von Bingen, H. Circulus Sapientiae. 2001, number 13 of 120 copies. — Van Vliet, C. and E. Steiner. Woven and Interlocking Book Structures. 2002, number 13 of 200 copies. — Loney, A. Rise Governors Bay Sept / Nov 2000. 2003, number 15 of 150 copies. — Kaufman, M. Aunt Sallie's Lament (Altered). 2004, number 15 of 120 copies. — King, K. transl. The Gospel of Mary. 2006, number 27 of 150 copies. — Johanknecht, S. Waste Incant. 2007, number 22 of 150 copies. — Green, M. Papermaking at Hayle Mill 1808-1987. 2008, number 22 of 200 copies
Broadsides
Theobald, J. ('Grow through us in simmanbulance...') 1980, number 105 of 300 copies. — [Bread and Puppet Theatre]. Circus 1987, 1987 [2 copies]. — [Bread and Puppet Theatre]. Circus 1988, 1988. — Haswell, J. From Finland. 1997, one of 100 copies. — McPherson, S. Handmade Definition of Obscurity. 2005, one of 100 copies. — Johnson, W.R. A Scribe of Kloster Eibingen. 2005, one of 75 copies. — Aristotle ('The tyrant who impoverishes the citizens...') 2006. — Bush, G.W. George W Bush on the Constitution. 2006
Bibliographical and Works on Claire Van Vliet
Lehrer, R. The Janus Press 1955-75. Burlington: University of Vermont, 1975. — Fine, R. Claire Van Vliet: Landscape Paperworks. Philadelphia: Dolan / Maxwell Gallery, 1984. — Fine, R. The Janus Press 1981-1990. Burlington: University of Vermont Libraries, 1992, original wrappers. — Fine, R. The Janus Press 1981-1990. Burlington: University of Vermont Libraries, 1992, one of 100 copies. — McLean, G. In Black and White: Landscape Prints by Claire Van Vliet. Lewiston, Maine: Bates College Museum of Art, 1999, one of 200 copies. — Fine, R. The Janus Press – Fifty Years. Vermont: University of Vermont Libraries, 2006
Together with folding box labeled 'Miscellaneous Items' comprising periodical articles about the press, advertising for publications, invitations, cards, fliers, checklists, etc.
Various sizes, original bindings, mostly signed, occasional bookplates.


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Catalogue Note

The Janus Press was founded by Claire Van Vliet in 1955 and took its name from the double-headed Janus, the Roman god of the rising and setting sun. The double nature of the god is reflected by publications in traditional book arts and also experimental volumes. This range can be seen from the very beginning. Four Letter Words!, published in 1964, is a volume in which the page is cut into six strips and features a range of four letter expletives. Three years later the more traditional Oscar Wilde featured. The Janus Press has also published the work of important modern literary figures and the Janus Press volumes by Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney feature in this significant collection.

THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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New York