DUODECIMOES — An excerpt from Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. A miniature book printed from photopolymer plates in duodecimo form in 2010. With period illustrations of Melville’s “duodecimo” whales – the dolphins. Published in conjunction with the Miniature Book Society. Paper wrapper, $15.
SONNETS FOR GERONTION — by Boynton Merrill, Jr. Set and printed by hand in 2001. Case bound in paste paper over boards, $50.
OLD EPISCOPAL BURYING GROUND — by Joseph C. Graves. A 2000 reissue of the final Gravesend imprint. Bound in paste papers, $25.
IN KENTUCKY — Judge James Mulligan's famous poem, with an historical note, set and printed by hand on Rives Lightweight paper, and illustrated by a hand-colored Julep cup originally cut in wood by Joseph Graves for the Gravesend press. Sewn into paper covers, $20.
WER IST VICTOR HAMMER? — by Rudolph Koch. A brief tribute to Victor Hammer in German and English with illustrations. Paper bound, $25.
AT CUMAE — A keepsake poem by Jane Gentry [Vance], from a workshop devoted to the Artist's Book in 1996. Multi-leaved decorative printed sheets sewn together as a pamphlet, with decorated paper envelope, $10.
THE HIGH PLACES — Poems by Kentucky poet and scholar Woodridge Spears. Printed by hand on Iyo glazed paper in 1995. Case bound, Japanese style, in paper over boards, $50. Paper bound, $40.
FRIENDS OF THEIR YOUTH — Letters between Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren, with an autographed forward by Brooks, and an introduction by James Grimshaw, Warren's biographer. Set and printed by hand on Iyo glazed paper in 1993. Case bound in paste-paper covers over boards, $50.
ODE TO KENTUCKY — The earliest known poem about Kentucky, written "by an emigrant" in 1795. Printed by hand on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Commonwealth in 1992. Sewn into a paper cover, $15.
NOTECARDS — With the UK logo in blue, $5/set. With hand-colored woodcuts, $10/set.
BROADSIDES & KEEPSAKES
Broadsides printed as keepsakes for various occasions, including the annual spring Library Associates' meeting, and poems by Guy Davenport, James Baker Hall, Seamus Heaney, Richard Taylor, Frank X Walker, and others, some with autograph, various prices from $5 to $200.
Fritz Kredel's Mon Plaisir Dolls — Text and hand-colored illustrations, $150.
Tuska — Quote and two sets of human figures printed from linoleum blocks (two variations - green/blue and red/orange color schemes), 10 ¾" x 17 ¼", Iyo glazed paper, Palatino type, $40.
A Comparison of Hunter Typefaces — Dard Hunter’s & Dard Jr.’s typefaces, 7 ¼" x 10 ¾", printed on Hunter-made paper, 1997, $40.
Christmas Eve — Michael Dirda’s remembrances from The Washington Post. A keepsake for The University of Kentucky Library Associates annual meeting, 7½"x10½", Biblio paper, Caslon type, 2002, $15.
Watching the Mid-Autumn Moon — a poem by Wendell Berry. 10 ¾" x 7 ¾". Set in Victor Hammer’s American Uncial with a calligraphic Chinese character by Clay Lancaster, $25.
General Taylor’s Letter of Condolence to Henry Clay — A keepsake done at the completion of the editing of the Clay papers, 7½" x 13", border printed with wooden type, 1998, $15.
The Greatness of America — Haynes Johnson’s quote from Sleepwalking Through History , a keepsake for The University of Kentucky Library Associates annual meeting. 7½"x11", American Uncial type, 1997, $15.
I Await... — R. W. B. Lewis quote, a keepsake for The University of Kentucky Library Associates annual meeting. 8" x 9 ¾", $15.
Don’t Expect Much — Robert Coles quote, a keepsake for The University of Kentucky Library Associates annual meeting. 6½" x 9 ¾", undated, $20.
Clay Lancaster — A cut of his line drawing of John McMurtry’s The Elms. 7" x 10", autographed by Clay Lancaster, $50.
The Great Bridge — A quote from Daniel McCullough, a keepsake for The University of Kentucky Library Associates annual meeting. 6½" x 10", 1986, $15.
Kikkuli — Stylized Assyrian horsehead, a keepsake for The Humanities Book Endowment Fund. 6½" x 9", $10.
Justice Cardozo — quote from Joseph L. Rauh, a keepsake for The University of Kentucky Library Associates annual meeting. 6¾ " x 7½", $15.
King Library Press Bookmark — American Uncial alphabet with KLP in decorative initials. 2¼"x6½", $3.
William Faulkner — Le Prix Nobel speech, drawing of Faulkner, 13"x20", Caslon type, $35.
37, Avenue Samson... — Autographed poem by Guy Davenport. 13" x 20", set in Canterbury type, $100.
"Love Poem" — From a serigraph by Skip Taylor. 12½" x 17", $20.
Notes for a Manual on Form — Autographed poem by Kentucky Poet Laureate Richard Taylor. 10¼"x15¼", set in American Uncial, $30.
A Garden In Pompeii — Guy Davenport quote from "The Ringdove Sign", Greek figure silhouettes in black and red. 10¼" x 15¼", $25.
Love — a poem by Kentucky Poet Laureate James Baker Hall. 10¼"x15¼", set in American Uncial, $20.
Wind Talker — a poem by Frank X Walker. 10¼"x15¼", set in Caslon, $20.
The Lift — a previously unpublished poem by Seamus Heaney. 10¼"x15¼", set in Caslon, $50.
Son of the Middle Border — A quote from David McCullough from Truman, a keepsake for The University of Kentucky Library Associates annual meeting. 10¼"x13", $20.
The Genius of America — a quote from Arthur Schlesinger from The Disuniting of America, a keepsake for The University of Kentucky Library Associates annual meeting. 9½"x13", $15.
September 11th — A quote from Forrest Sawyer, a keepsake for The University of Kentucky Library Associates annual meeting. 7½" x 10¼", $10.
The Accountability of the Media — a quote from Katherine Graham, a keepsake for The University of Kentucky Library Associates annual meeting. 9½" x 13", $20.
To order, please send a check payable to The King Library Press, King Library, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039.
Selected King Library Press items are available from the Morris Book Shop in Lexington.