Private Press Collection


Private Press Collection
The Private Press Collection is a growing collection of material issued by private presses, particularly in the Midwest. The works held in the collection demonstrate examples of fine printing, fine binding, creative book making, artists' books, or literary works selected for private publication.

Titles located in the Private Press Collection:
*Pride, Prejudice, Passion : Whirlwind Romance. (2011).
Created by Karen Hanmer, book artist, autographer.
Limited edition of 3 copies. { N7433.4.H365 P75 2011a}

*The Sea Around Us. (1980).
Creators Rachel Carson and illustrator Alfred Eisenstaedt.
Limited Editions Club. "Two thousand copies signed by the photographer." Library has no. 1277. {GC21 .C3 1980a}

*Octopus. (1992, c1988).
Creators Elizabeth McDevitt and Julie Chen.
Flying Fish Press. "Published in a limited edition of 100 copies" -- Inside of clamshell. "Box made by Sandy Tilcock" Library has no.: 80. {PS3563.C3585 O38 1992a}

*The ABCs of Baker Street : a guide to the Holmsian habitat. (1983).
Creators Dee Snyder and John Bennett Shaw. Miniature book.
Black Cat Press. "One of 249 copies." {PR4624 .S593 1983a}

*The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. (1953).
Creators William Shakespeare, Ivor J. Brown, and Herbert Farjeon.
Nonesuch Press. {PR2754 .F32 1953a}