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3 edition of Private presses of San Serriffe found in the catalog.

Private presses of San Serriffe

Morris, Henry

Private presses of San Serriffe

by Morris, Henry

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Published by Bird & Bull Press] in [North Hills, Pa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Printing -- Humor.,
  • Private presses -- Humor.,
  • Fictitious imprints.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTheodore Bachaus.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ123 .M67
    The Physical Object
    Pagination40 p. :
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4212090M
    LC Control Number80491552

    Wesley W. Bates, second only in reputation to Mischa Goss, has made the wood engravings for this book." This copy contains the separate air-mail letter, not laid in as issued (see below), from Theodore Bacchus, the Department of State, Republic of San Serriffe, as well as the pane of 4 San Serriffe stamps, and the original prospectus. Forty. San Serriffe readmitted to Commonwealth and OIS, and invited to join NATO. A Guardian feature on the islands prompts $ million of inward investment in just 12 : Berlin Sans.

    Apart from the San Serriffe coin, Mr. Morris delved even further into numismatics with his Trade Tokens of British and American Booksellers & Bookmakers, With Specimens of Eleven Original Tokens Struck Especially for This Book, published in by the Bird & Bull Press. This edition is accompanied by a heavy die-cut board folder containing Search within these results: Go. Select Category Cherokees (1); City Planning (1); 11/27/ (1); Acting (1); Africa (19); African Art (5); African Studies (1 Missing: San Serriffe.

    Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 8vo, original black quarter morocco with printed paper-covered sides. 57, 3 pages certificate for shares of Bird & Bull Press San Serriffe branch bound in as pages 29– Two San Serriffe 25 Corona notes and the original prospectus laid in. With custom-made folder holding a 1 troy ounce, fine silver Coronas piece issued by Morris for the. Seriffean culture reflects its riotous mix of races and cultures. The native people of San Serriffe are the Flong, but they are outnumbered by the European settlers known as the lly, there has been considerable intermarriage between the two groups, and these descendents are known as the past twenty years, many of the nation's younger generation have become Capital: Bodoni.


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Private presses of San Serriffe by Morris, Henry Download PDF EPUB FB2

Morris introduced us to the mythical country of San Serriffe in his THE WORLD'S WORST MARBLED PAPER. He continues his humorous look at the private press movement through the eyes of Dr.

Bachaus in this book. 41 pages. cloth-backed decorated paper-covered boards. 8vo. OCLC Number: Notes: Fictitious imprint on t.p.: San Serriffe Publishing Company, "Three hundred and fifty copies printed by the San Serriffe Publishing Co.

Those of you who were impressed by Dr. Bachaus' earlier book on the Private Presses of San Serriffe will be absolutely shattered by this in-depth survey of the booksellers of San Serriffe. The book has an historical introduction by Dr.

Bachaus, which is followed by chapters on Hobart Flock of Hoki-Nol Books (hmm!), Ki-flongian Booksellers, Ltd., Grandiloquent Bookshop, Cloacina Books, St. Luke's Paper Mill. One of the most celebrated biblio spoofs is the finely printed letterpress book The Private Presses of San Serriffe () written by one Dr.

Theodore Bachaus, who introduces us Author: Pradeep Sebastian. Get this from a library. The booksellers of San Serriffe. [Henry Morris; Wesley W Bates; Bird & Bull Press.; Foolscap Press.] -- Ostensibly a history of fine printing in the imaginary isle of San Serriffe. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - Author: Theodore Bachaus. Henry Morris of the Bird & Bull Press in Pennsylvania printed several fictional fine-press books about the island of San Serriffe and also printed official paper and coin currency in The Private Presses of San Serriffe.

Port Clarendon, San Serriffe: San Serriffe Publishing Company (but actually Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press). Port Clarendon, San Serriffe: San Serriffe Publishing Company (but actually Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press).

The glass-enclosed bargain bookcase seemed to contain, to my astonishment, what looked like antiquarian books in sumptuous bindings — Author: Pradeep Sebastian.

Long unfairly neglected by travelers, the islands of San Serriffe truly offer something for everyone: a rich culture full of fascinating customs, an informative case study for environmentalists and economists, and a treasure trove of unusual tubers for botanists. Now under nominally democratic government, now is the time to discover San Serriffe's distinctive cuisine, tropical climate and Capital: Bodoni.

Others have capitalized on San Serriffe’s quasi-famous status. Computer scientist and professor Donald Knuth offers a reward to anyone finding a mistake in one of his publications. The payment originally went out in the form of a check drawn on the bank of San Serriffe, but since Octoberhe sends out a “certificate of deposit” to the same bank.

Private Presses of San Serriffe. 40p., 8vo, patterned boards with cloth spine. San Serriffe Publishing Co., Limited First Edition.

A spoof by Henry Morris on private presses, printed at the Bird & Bull Press in an edition of copies. Prospectus included. More. Sincethe San Serriffe Publishing Company has been offering a sideways look at the wonders of metal type and the eccentricities of private presses.

It all began in when The Guardian newspaper created the island of San Serriffe as a brilliantly successful April Fool’s joke. Those of you who were impressed by Dr. Bachaus' earlier book on the Private Presses of San Serriffe will be absolutely shattered by this in-depth survey of the booksellers of San Serriffe.

The book has an historical introduction by Dr. Bachaus. READ MORE about THE BOOKSELLERS OF SAN SERRIFFE. Port Clarendon San Serriffe Publishing Company 8vo. quarter leather with green leather spine label, slipcase.

89, (10) pages with various leaves with tipped-in plates. First edition, limited to numbered copies. Those of you who were impressed by Dr.

Bachaus's earlier book on the Private Presses of San Serriffe will be absolutely. Specializing primarily in books about books, Bird & Bull produces beautifully typeset and well-bound volumes, including The Booksellers of San Serriffe, a complement to Bachaus’ Private Presses of San Serriffe, both volumes being certain to interest anyone familiar with that “legendary republic.” copies of this volume.

While many of the Bird & Bull Press publications deal with papermaking and the book arts, Morris also produced several publications on the fictional Republic of San Serriffe.

The Republic of San Serriffe began as an April Fool’s joke printed in by The Guardian. Bachaus, Theodore. Private Presses of San Serriffe. Bird and Bull Press (). Copies on Abebooks Copies on eBay. Weisse, Franz. The Art of Marbling.

Bird and Bull Press (). The Private Press, Printing and Its History, Book Collecting, Numismata Typographica and Much More Copies on. The final three pages of the book are blank. Now for the twist. There is no country of San Serriffe and there is no Theodore Bachaus. This book was actually published by Bird and Bull Press, owned and operated by Henry Morris and one of the oldest private presses in America.

San Serriffe is a fictional island nation created for April Fools' Day,by Britain's Guardian newspaper. [1] An elaborate description of the nation, using puns and plays on words relating to typography (such as "sans serif" and names of common fonts), was reported as legitimate e typographic terminology had not yet spread through widespread use of desktop publishing and word.

This original artwork of the map of the fictional island of San Serriffe was published in The Guardian newspaper on April Fools’ Day The San Serriffe hoax was one of the earliest 1st April (April Fools’ Day) jokes by a British newspaper.

Thought up by the journalist Philip Davies, San.San Serriffe, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 9, likes 53 talking about this were here. We are a small art book shop in the center of Amsterdam/5(42).The Booksellers of San Serriffe.

[newtown, PA]: San Serriffe Publishing Company [i.e., Bird & Bull Press], This book documents the booksellers of Henry Morris' fictitious country of San Serriffe. Morris stated that three of the booksellers are thinly veiled parodies of .