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[BKARTS] New Oak Knoll Press Publishing History Titles & Others



Dear Friend of Oak Knoll,

Advanced publication notice and new distribution titles listed in this
email are:

THE DOVES PRESS
     by Marianne Tidcombe
A HISTORY OF THE GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS 1920-1960
     by Roderick Cave & Sarah Manson
GREAT NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS AND THEIR CREATORS
     by Ray Desmond
LIVES IN PRINT Biography and the Book Trade from the Middle Ages to the
21st Century
    edited by Robin Myers, Michael Harris and Giles Mandelbrote
INLAND PRINTERS The Fine-Press Movement in Chicago, 1920-45
    edited by Susan F. Rossen
KIPLING & HIS FIRST PUBLISHER Correspondence of Rudyard Kipling with
Thacker, Spink and Co. 1886-1890
     edited by Thomas Pinney and David Alan Richards

New from Oak Knoll Press & The British Library

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THE DOVES PRESS
by Marianne Tidcombe
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"The fullest account to date of the first and one of the most famous
private press of the 20th century."

Marianne Tidcombe reveals the intriguing story of the cutting of the famous
Dove's Type, the printing of "Paradise Lost," "Paradise Regain'd," and "The
English Bible." Also included is the saga of Cobden-Sanderson's short and
stormy partnership with Emery Walker. This work contains eight pages of
color illustrations with over 100 black & white illustrations. A detailed
descriptive bibliography of all the books and papers printed at the Doves
Press along with a list of all ephemeral items is provided. Publication
date is February 2003.

February 2003 , Hardcover, 8" x 11", 272 pages, 8 pages of color illustrations
and over 100 b/w illustrations, ISBN 1584560843 Order No. 72642-EM - Price
$120.00
You can view additional information about this book at
http://www.oakknoll.com/pressrel/dovespress.html

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A HISTORY OF THE GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS 1920-1960
by Roderick Cave & Sarah Manson
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"First extensive study of one of the foremost publishers of illustrated books."

The Golden Cockerel Press was the most important and productive of the
English private presses during the period of 1920-1960. The Press's
literary achievement was as significant as its artistic contribution
through its publication of original manuscripts by writers such as H.E.
Bates, A.E. Coppard and T.E. Lawrence.

This notable work is the first extensive study of the press, based on
interviews and the Press's widely-scattered archives. A bibliography of all
books printed by the Golden Cockerel Press is included. Co-published with
The British Library. Publication date is February 2003.

February 2003 , Hardcover, 8" x 11", 288 pages, 16 pages of color illustrations
and over 150 b/w illustrations, ISBN 1584560932 Order No. 72643-EM - Price
$110.00
You can view additional information about this book at
http://www.oakknoll.com/pressrel/cockerel.html

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GREAT NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS AND THEIR CREATORS
 by Ray Desmond
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 "Behind-the-scene stories of how these rare books were created"

Great Natural History Books and their Creators reveals the incredible
stories behind these exceptional collector's books.  Ray Desmond engagingly
shares with the reader the dramatic behind-the-scene story of how these
rare volumes were created. He conveys the hardships and sacrifices by the
early artists whose works are forever preserved in these beautiful
volumes.  This edition contains over 115 illustrations (69
in full color plates), which were carefully reproduced from the original
plate pages at The British Library and other prominent archives.
Co-published with The British Library. Publication date is March 2003.

March 2002, hardcover, 9" x 12", 176 pages, over 115 illustrations
ISBN 1584560908 Order No. 72765-EM - Price $39.95
You can view additional information about this book at
http://www.oakknoll.com/pressrel/natural.html

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LIVES IN PRINT
Biography and the Book Trade from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century
edited by Robin Myers, Michael Harris
and Giles Mandelbrote
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"22nd title to be printed in the Publishing Pathways Series"

Biography as a genre has a long and interesting history. This collection of
original essays points the reader in two directions. First, it shows how
biography has become one of the staples of the publishing business of
publishing. Second, this work highlights the role of the men and women who
earned their living in the production and distribution of books and serials.

With contributions from 11 leading scholars in the field, this volume
illustrates the development of biography from the early Middle Ages to the
present day starting from the manuscript lives of the saints to the current
revision and production of the new Dictionary of National Biography.
Co-published with The British Library.  Publication date is February 2003.

February 2003, hardcover, 6" x 9", 218 pages, illustrated
ISBN 1584560940 Order No. 71829-EM - Price $39.95
You can view additional information about this book at
http://www.oakknoll.com/pressrel/lives.html

Sales rights for all the aforementioned books is North and South America,
elsewhere, The British Library.

ADVANCED NOTICE OF PUBLISHED BOOKS THAT WE DISTRIBUTE

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 INLAND PRINTERS The Fine-Press Movement in Chicago, 1920-45
edited by Susan F. Rossen
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"An essential study, embodying Chicago's artistic and cultural
contributions to the international
fine-press movement between the two world wars."

 This well-illustrated title examines these presses individually, as well
as relates their interconnections and influence. An introduction by Paul F.
Gehl, custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation at the Newberry Library,
Chicago, situates these initiatives in a broad cultural context, and
considers them as a means to understanding aesthetic and social concerns of
their era. Bringing together a wealth of information on what has been an
under-studied topic, this book is an essential addition to the collection
of anyone interested in the history of the book arts and printing in America.

Inland Printers was written and published by the Caxton Club of Chicago and
distributed by Oak Knoll Press.

2003 , paperback, 8.5" x 11", 40 pages, illustrated ISBN 1-58456-101-7
Order No. 72548-EM - Price $15.00
You can view additional information about this book at
http://www.oakknoll.com/pressrel/inland.html

A NEVER BEFORE ADVERTISED BOOK THAT WE DISTRIBUTE

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KIPLING & HIS FIRST PUBLISHER
Correspondence of Rudyard Kipling with Thacker, Spink and Co. 1886-1890
edited by Thomas Pinney and David Alan Richards
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"First edition showing the actual letters written between Kipling and his
  first publisher regarding his first two books."

 This first edition describes in detail, the letters written by Rudyard
Kipling to his Indian publishers regarding their publication of his first
two books, Departmental Ditties and Plain Tales from the Hills. The
previously unpublished correspondence is accompanied by an informative
introduction, scholarly notes and a bibliography of his books published by
Thacker, Spink and Co. Also included in the book are twelve black and white
illustrations and an index, specifically depicting Kipling's communication
with his first publisher. These letters, bought in 1991 by the late
distinguished Kipling collector, Miss Matilda Tyler, now form a part of the
Tyler collection in the Beinecke Library of Yale University. Published by
Rivendale Press, distributed by Oak Knoll Press.

2001, hardcover, 6 x 9 inches 92 pages, illustrated ISBN 0-953503-39-9;
Order No. 69516 - Price $45.00
You can view additional information about this book at
http://www.oakknoll.com/pressrel/kipling.html

Michael Guessford
Publicity & Marketing Director

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