Bainbridge, PA: Katydid Press, 1960. A selection of eleven titles from the Katydid Press. Titles include:George Washington, by Thomas Jefferson. 1956. 16mo. (14)pp. From an edition of sixty copies, this is one of forty-eight on Basingwerk parchment. Frontispiece woodcut of Washington. Bound in printed paper over boards. Tanned, with light soiling and wear to cover, else fine.The Expendable Leaf. 1957. 16mo. (16)pp. One of forty-two copies. Illustrations in shades of orange throughout, printed directly from actual leaves. Tipped in manuscript note from John Lehman to Fridolf Johnson of the Mermaid Press. Sample leaf (of the book variety, not the tree variety) laid in. Fine in yellow printed paper over boards.Ten Poems, by Barbara Shaw Lehman. 1957. 16mo. (24)pp. One of forty copies printed on handmade paper. Illustrated with eleven engravings to accompany the poems. Fine in printed paper over boards.Androcles and The Lion. A New Version of an Old Story, by John Lehman. 1957. 16mo. (12)pp. One of forty-five copies. Illustrated with two plates. Bound in printed paper over boards and the original acetate wrapper. Erata, "Grieving grievously for a grievous error," laid in. Short closed tear to acetate, else fine.The Lion and The Mouse. A Fable. (1957). 16mo. (4)pp. One of seventy copies. Illustrated using an "experimental" plate. Fine in printed paper over boards.The Wild Apple Tree: A Sketch in Words and Pictures, by John Lehman. 1958. 16mo. (12)pp. One of sixty copies. Illustrated throughout in green with handmade plates created using various materials, including real leaves. Fine in printed paper over boards.Drawings of the Katydid, by Heather Copley. 1958. 24mo. (16)pp. One of sixty copies. Illustrated with seven silhouettes of katydids, drawn from specimens at the Natural History Museum of London. With a dust wrapper of translucent green handmade paper and original acetate cover. Short closed tear to acetate, else fine.Rex. Homage to a Rooster, by Barbara Shaw Lehman. (1958). Square 16mo. (4)pp. One of forty copies. Illustrated with a full-page portrait of the "Barnyard Boss" in four colors, printed from handmade plates. In green wrappers with a printed title label. Original address label to Fridolf Johnson of the Mermaid Press laid in. Some wear of green paper at corners and spine, else fine. A New Katydid for 1959. (1958). Oblong near-miniature, measuring 3 1/2 by 2 5/8 inches (88x67mm). (4)ff. Two copies from an edition of twenty-four, with a two-color woodblock print of a katydid, drawn by John Ryder of the Miniature Press and cut by John Lehman. Very fine in cream wrappers.Old Things from Country Auctions, by John Lehman. 1959. Octavo. (24)pp. One of seventy-five copies. Black & white illustrations throughout, drawn by Lehman. Bound in paste-paper over boards with a paper title label, showing minor wear to edges and small tear at head of spine. Fine.A Calendar for the Year 1961. (1960). 32mo. (16)pp. One of thirty-three copies, printed in black and red. Fine in printed card wrappers.
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